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For Sale: Classic Eddy Merxkx, 58cm
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Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. 6 hours ago.

Rider down at Harmon 100?

Started Sep 12



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mike w. replied to mike w.'s discussion For Sale: Classic Eddy Merxkx, 58cm
"Frame size correction: 58cm Center-to-center."
6 hours ago
Chris Hainey replied to mike w.'s discussion For Sale: Classic Eddy Merxkx, 58cm
"Indeed! Someone needs to be riding this through Chicago right now! "
7 hours ago
Jim Kline replied to mike w.'s discussion For Sale: Classic Eddy Merxkx, 58cm
"It's a thing of beauty. Thanks for sharing. "
8 hours ago
mike w. posted a discussion

For Sale: Classic Eddy Merxkx, 58cm

Early 80's Merckx Corsa. 58cm C-C, Campagnolo Super & Nuovo Record, Cinelli bar & stem, Mavic GP4 tubulars, recent respray & new decals.$700.Questions? PM me. Thanks for looking!…See More
8 hours ago
mike w. replied to Matt M. 18.5KM's discussion On the road, which wheel gives you the most flats, front or rear?
"The rear tyre carries most of the weight. Also, it's easier to dodge road hazards with the front and to easier see anything stuck in the front tread in time to deal with it."
mike w. replied to Irvin Steinert's discussion Shoaling...can someone explain the sociology?
"It's been said before and i'll repeat: the biggest problem cyclists seem to have is other cyclists."
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mike w. replied to Irvin Steinert's discussion Shoaling...can someone explain the sociology?
"A First World Problem, indeed."
mike w. replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"Part of the problem with the busses is that a driver is penalized if they get off schedule (yeah, i know, 'what schedule?') -this causes them to cowboy quite a bit en route. Although the major problem is that many just don't give a…"
Oct 4
mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Dave Moulton on Helmets
"i can't say that added automobile safety features cause drivers to go faster, but what i can say is that lack of enforcement of speed limits (and of reckless driving in general) pretty much invites motorists to ignore the posted speed limit. i…"
Oct 4
mike w. replied to John Greenfield's discussion Info on the hit-and-run driver who killed cyclist Francisco Cruz?
Sep 28
mike w. replied to Sarah D.'s discussion CBS's Dave Savini looks into hazards for cyclists on the news...
"And when was the last time you saw a post office vehicle get a ticket? Just sayin'..."
Sep 28
mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Thanks, Skip. Done."
Sep 27
mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Read the article, but since it's behind a paywall i was unable to comment on  the authors' use of the word "accident" several times through the story. These were crashes, not accidents."
Sep 27
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion A Thanks To Chainlink Members
"Glad you had a good time! See you there next year."
Sep 27
mike w. replied to Bob T's discussion Northwestern student bicyclist killed this afternoon on Sheridan Road
"IIRC, Commercial traffic, specifically heavy trucks, are barred from Sheridan rd., although i don't know if the city granted a temporary variance for NU's construction frenzy. The stretch of Sheridan along the campus has always been a…"
Sep 26
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"Enforce bike lane usage?? What does THAT mean???"
Sep 19
mike w. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Wow. So much for my theory that people don't drive around with angle cutters to steal bikes.
"Not nearly as rare as you may think. Cordless angle grinders are relatively cheap (and fairly easy to steal,) easily concealed, and very fast given a fresh cutting disc and skilled handler. There's a video somewhere on YouTube demonstrating…"
Sep 14
mike w. commented on Yasmeen's photo
Sep 12
mike w. posted a discussion

Rider down at Harmon 100?

At about 65 mile into the ride, a rider was seen receiving CPR by passing motorists and fellow riders. Ambulances and county police were in route. Does anyone have info or know the condition of this rider?See More
Sep 12

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Track, Fixed Gear, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
About me:
Old retro-grouch... steel is real! Campag, 531, SP, Clips'n'straps, 36H, SunTour, not Shimano... fixies since '72. Hero: Joop Zoetemelk, Rainbow Jersey @ 38!
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The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug -- that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes. -George Orwell, novelist (1903-1950)

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At 1:58pm on March 11, 2013, Christine W. said…

Thanks, Love!

At 10:47am on December 22, 2011, mike w. said…

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

At 3:45pm on March 18, 2011, globalguy said…
Terrestria quando Mortales animas vivunt sortita, neque ulla est Aut parvo aut magno lethi fuga.
At 1:13pm on December 6, 2010, globalguy said…
Hey, she's just another Raleigh fan %-{0>
At 2:40pm on August 27, 2010, Digital Dario said…
Sure did. I'm going to try the Northshore Century Sept 12. I'll be missing my sisters half marathon but I'm totally fine with that.
At 2:21pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
unsavory? how unsavory? the unsavory things I know are what make me like him so much
At 12:56pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
Ha. Cause I love him and I don't have a good picture of myself or a bike. I am a current wizard! I'm the promo director actually!
At 12:40pm on April 8, 2010, Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said…
Yo, no freakin' problem. I'll see you at Palast this friday?
At 11:06pm on January 17, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm actually loving this winter riding. It makes me feel tough :)
At 11:59am on January 12, 2010, h' Zerocats said…
Thanks for the offer re: the swap.
Metra adds 90 minutes to my journey I am not too excited about, as I'd have to travel downtown to pick it up-- still trying to find other options.
At 1:10pm on January 11, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm riding as much as I can... I figure if I can get through winter on a bicycle (I just moved here from Texas) I can get through anything.
At 11:32am on November 3, 2009, Sam Schild said…
hey mike, I just went through my photos and added captions and general locations to all of them. they're all from my recent Lake Michigan circle tour, so sometimes I had to just put general locations when I didn't know specifics
At 12:36pm on September 3, 2009, mike w. said…
Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. -Douglas Adams, writer, dramatist, and musician (1952-2001)
At 12:27am on June 4, 2009, Jeff Roth said…
Ya. I kept looking over my shoulder and waiting fr the other shoe to drop.


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