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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Bike Share Surplus in China
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Here is a link to an unbelievable set of pictures of bike sharing in China.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Mar 24, 2018.

Free 30lb plywood bike shipping box
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Free; 30 pound plywood bike shipping box. I went on TOSRV twice and another tour where I shipped my bike ahead, toured, and shipped it back. I am offering the crate free to anyone who contacts me by…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elwood Gruschow Nov 7, 2017.

Bicycles on South Shore Line, Last Call
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There are two weekends: October 29/30 and November 5/6 left in 2016 to ride South Shore Line…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jared Oct 26, 2016.

Bike bags on parked bikes
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Hassled again by bike bagLast week, near zero, I went to buy stamps at Loop Station post office at Adams and Dearborn. I locked my bike to the inverted- U rack near the Divvy corral. I pulled my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin C Dormant Mar 6, 2014.

 

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SixtyTwoPercent and Elwood Gruschow are now friends
Feb 1
Elwood Gruschow replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
" These replies have good important information.  I checked today, Bob Kastigar  and others are correct. You can buy a ticket from Union Station to Wisconsin Dells and you buy a bike reservation to allow your bike in the baggage car of…"
Feb 1
Elwood Gruschow replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
"I like the idea of an Amtrak/bike trail/Amtrak trip. No cars, buses, planes or shipping bike ahead. The planning trick is finding bike trails that are close to Amtrak stations that will allow bikes.  Wisconsin. A map of Amtrak stops in…"
Jan 31
Elwood Gruschow replied to David's discussion Biking on interstate shoulders?
"I do not know of a source comparing all the US interstate length to all of it that is bike able.   I used to bike on the interstate in Utah from South Ogden to Morgan through Weber Canyon.  It was a nice ride compared to trying to stay…"
Aug 6, 2018
Elwood Gruschow replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"I basically agree with Tricolor. Notice in his reply he does not even mention dedicated GPS units. It is all cell phones and possible paper back-up. I use the word iPhone to specify my experience with specific models. You could probably substitute…"
Jul 11, 2018
Elwood Gruschow replied to James's discussion Trek 830 as BIG Man Bike
"You don't need bigger tires or special shifters.  My tandem carries well over 300 the few times it gets out.  It does have special wheels, 40 spoke and tandem rims.  It has a "normal" shifters and tires.   As far…"
May 26, 2018
Elwood Gruschow replied to mike w.'s discussion Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
"Just like there is no perfect for everyone bike saddle there is no perfect for everyone cycling solo shelter.   My killer criteria for a cycling tent is to be free standing.  If not free standing, then look for another style or model.…"
Apr 9, 2018
Jim Reho replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Bike Share Surplus in China
"This is a PR nightmare for the whole cause of cycling.   "
Mar 24, 2018
Tom A.K. replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Bike Share Surplus in China
"It's real, and it's a really overly ambitious, poorly planned, over saturated, product/service dumping business killing style tactic."
Mar 23, 2018
Elwood Gruschow posted a discussion

Bike Share Surplus in China

Here is a link to an unbelievable set of pictures of bike sharing in China.https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/photo/556268/Some of the pictures are so beyond my expectations, I wonder if I am looking at some sort of Photoshop images.See More
Mar 23, 2018
Elwood Gruschow replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Free 30lb plywood bike shipping box
"I have shipped 27 inch wheel size 24.5 inch (62cm) frame size Mercian road bike.  Also a XLarge frame size Klein mountain bike.  The box got built after UPS dented my Klein packed and shipped in cardboard from a bike shop in Denver. The…"
Nov 7, 2017
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Free 30lb plywood bike shipping box
"Interesting (but I have no room for it). What size bike do you/can you squeeze into the box? That might help other people figure out if it would be a workable solution for their needs."
Nov 7, 2017
Elwood Gruschow posted a discussion

Free 30lb plywood bike shipping box

Free; 30 pound plywood bike shipping box. I went on TOSRV twice and another tour where I shipped my bike ahead, toured, and shipped it back. I am offering the crate free to anyone who contacts me by midnight November 13th. If there are no takers, I will discard it. The crate was made with compromises between Fedex dimensional weight, maximum size USPS will accept Parcel Select, structural strength , cost of materials and contain a 24.5 inch (frame size) bike.The exterior dimensions are 55.0 x…See More
Nov 6, 2017

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town
About me:
We do not own a car. I rent one for trips, but everything else is by bike, walk or CTA

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