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You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
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I'm stunned that you would twist my bike (parked perpendicular to the rack) around in such a manner as to damage it, in order to park yours parallel. If you did not want to also park yours…Continue

Tags: rack, financial, district, bike, Street

Started this discussion. Last reply by Filka Bean Oct 6.

Bike thief on camera!
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I guess if someone really wants your bike, you don't have a chance.  Take a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ansaTSw3nbs

Tags: stolen, theft, bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' Zerocats Aug 30, 2011.

Madison Street bike in the loop--have you ridden it and what do you think?
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A portion of Madison Street in the loop was restriped and had a bike lane added.  It's a westbound lane and goes from Michigan Ave. to Wells.  The lane setup is similar to the Roosevelt bike lane in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel G Aug 29, 2011.

 

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Filka Bean replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"Uh, yes it’s totally up to each of us to park however we want, and we all have the right to complain when somebody damages our bike. It’s the Internet! And especially based on the range of opinions here, how can you think you have the…"
Oct 6
David Henri replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"Oh for crying out loud!  I lock parallel to the racks all the time, with another bike on the other  side. also locked parallel.  No problem.  Been doing this for years.  That's how they were designed to be use."
Oct 6
Gage B. replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"It’s not up to you to decide how you want to park your bike and then complain when someone else decides they want to park it their own way too. I’m just going to start parking my bike however the eff I want. But when I do that, I sure as…"
Oct 6
Bob A. replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"I have parked both parallel and perpendicular on these individual, inverted U racks. On this section of LaSalle Street, between Adams and Monroe, the racks are aligned parallel to the street, and the sidewalk is wide enough for perpendicular…"
Oct 5
Filka Bean replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"You said it Jim! There are other threads here where folks have gotten into the same argument about parking ettiquette, only i don’t recall those discussions involving somebody’s bike being damaged. I mean, everybody’s got a right…"
Oct 5
ad replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
""But who locks their bike like that? I challenge you to find any that are." Seriously? Have you ever taken a walk in the loop?  What a ridiculous statement.  "
Oct 5
Doug Haynes replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"What does it matter what people ride to you?"
Oct 5
Doug Haynes replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"I lock like that, parallel but with one lock with EVERY bike I own. I do it because it makes it less likely your bike will fall if disturbed because it has at least one additional point of contact with the rack. It is also how the rack is intended…"
Oct 5
Matt Talbert replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"As someone who owns an expensive road bike, I resent the condescending tone. No need to marginalize other kinds of cyclists or paint general pictures of them. On that, I would never use my nice road bike on an outdoor rack. I have a clunker for…"
Oct 5
Shawn Evans replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
""Use the racks as intended". That's rich. Those inverted U racks were designed for 2 Ulocks, 1 securing the front wheel & frame to the rack, and the other Ulock securing the back wheel and frame to the rack. See attached. But who…"
Oct 5
Matt Talbert replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"Well, now I am confused. He said he parked perpendicular, which if I understand correctly, would allow space for others. Can the OP clarify?"
Oct 5
clp replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"Tough luck Jim.   I agree with you...all kinds of bike racks around town. It is up to all of us to show some respect for other bicycles when locking up.  And try to leave space for others to lock up too.  However locking…"
Oct 5
Jim Reho replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"Wow, I didn't realize that there are rack etiquette police patrolling the Chainlink.  I just try to park my bike leaving as much space to others as possible, regardless of the type of rack and its location.  Can't we all just get…"
Oct 4
Doug Haynes replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"It's also entirely possible the bike just fell because it wasn't as stable locked at the end of the rack like that.It sucks that your bike got messed up and it really sucks if that happened because somebody moved it but it also kinda sucks…"
Oct 4
Gage B. replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"Regardless of your preference, it’s not how it was intended to be used. If Bob locked it parallel to the rack, this post never would have been written. Also how do we know that the cyclist that you think damaged your bike actually was the…"
Oct 4
JeffB replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"I prefer perpendicular on the inverted-U racks. It prevents interference between handlebars/cables or between handlebars and seats/back-rack-crates.  Plus it allows for the possibility of a third bike to straddle the top bar. And if its a…"
Oct 3

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