The Chainlink

prof.gfr
  • Male
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share
  • Blogs From Around The Chainlink
  • Discussions (68)
  • Upcoming Rides & Events
  • Groups (6)
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums

Prof.gfr's Friends

  • Legacy Frameworks
  • Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63
  • Steven Vance
  • Joon Kim
  • mike w.

prof.gfr's Groups

prof.gfr's Discussions

Tour Bus Company pays $6.75 million for death of pedestrian
1 Reply

Continue

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

Hills within 2 hours of Chicago
27 Replies

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
21 Replies

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, 2014.

best LBS to buy spokes for wheelbuilding
16 Replies

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 Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 Feb 22, 2013.

 

prof.gfr's Page

Latest Activity

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…"
Nov 20, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Jaik S. replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"Just ordered the Trackr. There's also a newer version coming out, the Trackr Bravo. I used the link that someone posted above and selected the "Buy additional Trackr for $24.99" option. So, I'll be receiving two for…"
Aug 21, 2014
Mark replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"Who has to wait to get a bike stolen?  Lock it up on Washington st. at the Metra station, with a cable lock. It will be gone by morning."
Jul 19, 2014
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"Has anyone considered creating a privately run/funded bait bike program using one of these systems?"
Jul 18, 2014
KayCee replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"Wallet Trackr and Phone Halo have been available on Amazon for awhile, which is why I said they're farther along.  I assume users will use the same network.  Unfortunately it looks like reviews are very, very mixed."
Jul 18, 2014

Profile Information

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

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of The Chainlink to add comments!

Join The Chainlink

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, Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 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.

 
 
 

Connect

© 2008-2015   The Chainlink Community, L.L.C.

Disclaimer  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service