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Jaik S.
  • 38, Male
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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A non-bicyclists guide to commuting gear
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Haynes Aug 9.

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Jaik S. replied to Brian's discussion Will Elston Protected Lanes Be Repaved?
"I would just be happy with them cleaning the bike lane on Elston once in a while."
Sep 12
Jaik S. replied to Lisa's discussion Hit by car, minor injury, but seeking advice how to handle better next time
"HERE's a copy of the Illinois Bicycle laws to read over. Not sure if it's up to date. Bicycles are considered vehicles, and drivers should be giving you the right-of-way according to House Bill 5912. If you were hit, you should have went…"
Sep 12
Jaik S. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Will Scooters Win?
"Edit buttons are back, here's the photo. Edit buttons are back, here's the photo."
Sep 7
Jaik S. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Will Scooters Win?
"I saw a Bird Scooter for the first time yesterday. It was in my parking garage. I checked their website and couldn't find any information about them being distributed here, or even available as a service. I've heard mention in the past…"
Sep 7
Jaik S. replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion WTB Waterproof/weatherproof pannier(s) for commuting
"I've seen it done before: ask the community if someone would like to split the cost of a set of Ortlieb panniers. That way you both get a single pannier. If you're just looking for small, the Ortlieb Front Roller panniers work great on a…"
Aug 31
Jaik S. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Request for Help (for Sun-Times)
"This was taken on my commute when I worked for the Sun-Times. I was also in an accident just past this intersection(didn't get it on video). The restaurant at the bottom of this hill used to love to block the bike lane with stuff."
Aug 22
Jaik S. replied to Jim Maciukenas's discussion For Sale: 1964-65 Sears Spaceliner Deluxe
"If I had the money/space, I would definitely jump on this. Currently I have 5 bicycles and too many projects. "
Aug 22
Jaik S. replied to Pete P's discussion Century Rides from the City
"Also, Indiana Dunes is a little over a century(out and back) for me. Similar to the Kenosha ride, you can take the South Shore line back to the City if needed."
Aug 14
Jaik S. replied to Pete P's discussion Century Rides from the City
"I've rode up to Kenosha plenty of times. That's 50 miles from Logan Square, then another 50 back. If the weather changes or you get tired, you can find a metra station that will return you to the City."
Aug 14
Doug Haynes replied to Jaik S.'s discussion A non-bicyclists guide to commuting gear
"You realize they are just basing that list on stuff they have received for free, right?"
Aug 9
Jaik S. posted a discussion

A non-bicyclists guide to commuting gear

Link first, then opinions: to Outfit Your Bike to Be a Pro Commuter1. Wald 582 Folding Rear Bicycle Basket2. Fabric USB 300 Light3. Quad Lock Bike Kit(phone mount)4. Blackburn Local Front Basket5. Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Bluetooth Workout Headphones6. Biologic Joule 3 Dynamo Hub | Reecharge Dynamo Kit7. Garmin…See More
Aug 9
Jaik S. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chainlink Bar Nights
"Maplewood Brewery(Amazing food, nice bar) Ludlow Liquor(Formerly Orbit room, plenty of open space) Parsons Chicken & Fish(No need for description) Moonlighter(Excellent Patio, great food)"
Aug 7
Jaik S. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sneak Preview: The Chainlink's Tenth Anniversary Jersey Design
"Awesome! Club Fit or Race Fit?"
Jul 27
Gene B and Jaik S. are now friends
Jul 20
Jaik S. replied to Gene B's discussion Bike frame boxes (pick up in Bucktown/Logan Square)
"Hey Gene! I could use some of that bike box cardboard...I can pick up one or two tomorrow. It makes for good padding on the Bromptons in Ikea bags."
Jul 20
Jaik S. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bicycle Helmet Ratings. How Did Your Helmet Do?
"Last year when I was getting my new summer helmet, I went with the one without MIPS, because after searching for a few days, I couldn't find an explanation of what it was and why it was an extra $30 for that version of the helmet. Styrofoam and…"
Jun 27

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Uniting with the cycling community around Chicago and finding out more about upcoming events, what's happening around the City and in the news.
About me:
I drink a bit, and love life. I'm always looking for fun, and a nice bike ride.

I've got bikes from the ceiling to the floor.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):

You can find me:

Reading in random places...sometimes I fall asleep reading.

Attempting to make something that will create a smile.

Writing code...HTML, Javascript or Java. 

In the kitchen.

Wondering how I can help.

Building something fun.

Learning something new.

Trying to minimize.

Your local beergarden.

Also on Google+

And on Twitter

You can also find me on my bicycle.

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At 10:29am on April 3, 2013, allison said…

I'm that person who lives in the closet in your apartment.  I emerge from time to time and grumble a bit.  oh, and I ride bikes


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