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Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 Aug 30, 2013.

Hills within 2 hours of Chicago
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I need suggestions for hilly areas within a 1-2 hr drive or (preferably) train ride of Chicago.  I'm training for Dairyland Dare and short of driving 3 hrs up to Dodgeville before the August 10 race,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drewbacca Aug 1, 2013.

RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
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Wasn't there a company promoting a similar product for bikes recently on chainlink? This application and hardware combo may solve the problem of size (needs to be small and discrete) and battery…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter Aug 28.

best LBS to buy spokes for wheelbuilding
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What are your favorite local shops for buying spokes for wheel building? I'm planning on building some wheels using some vintage hubs I have laying around and will lace them to modern rims (I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Self-sealing Stembolt Feb 22, 2013.

 

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prof.gfr replied to John Greenfield's discussion Epic Rap Battle: John Forester vs. Mikael Colville-Andersen
"This is hilarious and terrific.  I love both their philosophies in different ways and under the different circumstances provided throughout Chicago.  There's a happy medium between their positions and most importantly, I respect their…"
Thursday
prof.gfr replied to Alex James's discussion FS: 62cm Surly LHT with full fenders and racks
"I do not see this bike on craiglist. Is there a reason why you won't be offering it there, where there is a much larger group of potential buyers than the community on chainlink? Just a thought because like others have said, it seems a shame…"
Nov 12
prof.gfr replied to Matt M. 18.5KM's discussion Solutions for 700C conversion - this is different, I promise.
"I have done a 27-700c conversion using MTB cantos that I salvaged from an early 1990s beater bike that someone left at my house.  They have a lot of adjustment and seemed to work just fine. I can double check on the brakes, which were Shimano…"
Nov 4
prof.gfr replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion If bikes took up much space as cars.
"German conceptual artist Wolf Vostell made a piece about this issue in Chicago as early as 1970, Concrete Traffic. A maquette for the piece is viewable in the exhibition The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago and Los…"
Oct 28
prof.gfr replied to sarah's discussion Quick release locks
"bummer that they won't work on older or vintage-style internal cam skewers.  I also wonder if they would rattle while riding.  But a very ingenious idea.  "
Oct 8
prof.gfr replied to peter moormann's discussion Moving a bike while riding a bike.
"I have a Yuba Mundo with the same bike attachment system as KayCee (see the posting above).  I would imagine that without having to invest in a cargo bike or a trailer you could do something similar with a rack attached to the rear of a regular…"
Sep 22
Julie Hochstadter replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"Looking forward to seeing if it works, would be great to have a tool like this.  "
Aug 28
Jaik S. replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"I should be receiving my TrackR any day. Just found their server data map, and they have over 100,000 of these shipping to everyone. That will create the largest crowd sourced GPS network, assuming everyone uses the app to track things like they…"
Aug 27
Davis Moore replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
""not believing in how effective the technology of the future is sounds like someone stuck in an archaic age of wanting things to remain exactly the same as they are." Woah, don't get your undies in a bunch there guy. Just because…"
Aug 21
Davis Moore replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"Was it lost or stolen. I.E. was it sitting in one spot not moving, or did she have to track someone down and retrieve it? "
Aug 21
Jaik S. replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"I didn't spend two years obsessing about it. About a month total. Within the first week I found the person that stole it. He didn't have it anymore. Since I followed the proper "snake oil" tactics, it was discovered when someone…"
Aug 21
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"If my bike is stolen, that's bad for me, and presumably good (at least temporarily) for the thief. If I was the only bike owner that thief took advantage of, then sure, I understand your admonition to get over it and move on. However, San…"
Aug 21
Davis Moore replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"I never said I didn't understand "why people want their things back after they are stolen", I said I "do not understand this obsession with theft recovery, and stopping crime, and catching bad guys etc." A want and an…"
Aug 21
Julie Hochstadter replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"My friend did get her iphone back actually. She was back in Chicago and drove all the way back to the Wisconsin Dells.   "
Aug 21
Jaik S. replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"Find my iPhone works on GPS. GPS is only accurate to about 10 Meters. iPhones are also easily turned off or restored to another image. Specifically, someone looking to steal a phone would also be likely to turn it off to disable these tracking…"
Aug 21
Davis Moore replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
""Find My iPhone" works about as well as anything proposed here ever possibly could. Anyone here know anyone who has ever gotten their iPhone back using it? Anyone? These gadgets are just gimmicks that play on people's fantasies of…"
Aug 21

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Commuting, Around Town

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At 8:21am on November 11, 2012, mike w. said…

Not as much as i need to know... still learning.

At 2:34pm on July 27, 2011, Self-sealing Stembolt said…

I was previously producing about 1 restored bike a month but I'm taking a break right now and just helping some folks find and fix up bikes into ridable condition. 

 

If you have any specific questions I'd love to answer them.

 
 
 

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