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Jeff Markus
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  • Chicago, IL
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Peoples Climate March in New York City
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It may be off topic but should be on our minds.Next month the United Nations is having another round of discussions on the climate. Previous groups have met with limited sucess because the world does…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Markus Oct 4, 2014.

Politics-Peoples Climate March-

If you can find someplace to get out and make a statement come September 21st, 2014. That Sunday we must make a showing to demonstrate our concerns about the CLIMATE to assure the UN attempts to…Continue

Started Aug 10, 2014

April 10 Meeting Regarding Foster Safety Improvements
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 Howdy folks,I just recieved this announcement on a meeting about Foster Ave upgrades. Involvement in the process is one way to be heard and show the community that bikers are a functioning part of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Aberhoch Apr 4, 2013.


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Jeff Markus replied to Erica Carli's discussion Looking for volunteer to lead my 9 yr old Cub Scout troop in diy bike maintenance session
"Altho I'm out in Oak Park I could easily make a pilgrimage down to the 'city'. I am a self trained wrench but could get a crew thru a nut tightening, lube and inspection tour of the usual variations of bikes that children ride. If you…"
Aug 27, 2016
Jeff Markus replied to Kelly Goldthorpe's discussion What's your bike storage set-up?!
"The swivel wall hanging system is wonderful. I have used a leaning 2 bike rack but if I needed to fit a spot that could take some joustling I would consider doing a custom floor to ceiling rack that would use a 'jacking' screw to lock the…"
Jul 19, 2016
Jeff Markus replied to Steve Mac's discussion Messenger bag / front rack / rear pannier ?
"I am a rear rack with 'trunk' bag kinda guy. I have used several brands and only get problems when I overstuff 'em. I have busted a couple of zippers by the ol'5# of shit in a 3# sack move. I have gone to 'townie'…"
Apr 14, 2016
Jeff Markus shared The Chainlink's event on Facebook
Apr 14, 2016
Jeff Markus replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"I realize I am an exception to most bike rider rules but here is my bike evolutionary tail... I am a hoarder and only let an old Huffy mountain bike go after moving into digs that wouldn't fit the whole I hadn't ridden it in…"
Apr 10, 2016
Jeff Markus replied to Yasmeen's discussion eBikes - What's All the Fuss About?
"I have been riding an e-bike for a couple of years and for city commuting it is a great option. I find for my original 9mile one way ride the e-assist was great to allow arriving at work without tiring and then the ride home was errand possible and…"
Jan 8, 2016
Jeff Markus replied to Ben R.'s discussion car starts to weave into your lane, you knock/bang to get their attention... they are a cop...
"The unfortunate situation is it is possible to be up on assault charges for charging at a person on foot or in their vehicle. If the cyclist were charged with that it is a matter of defending oneself in court. Chances tho neither the original Driver…"
Oct 18, 2015
Jeff Markus replied to CityMom's discussion Help me learn to bike in the city. Where do I start?
"I can offer no advise about child seats...single life has big gaps in trhe learning curve, but as far as routes, well as a younger rider (ahh those were the days) my technique was to look at the most direct and work from there with an eye towards…"
Aug 3, 2015
Jeff Markus replied to CityMom's discussion Help me learn to bike in the city. Where do I start?
"I have few ideas I have formed during years of city riding, trail riding and commuting. For someone to start but feels strongly that the first bike will be THE bike for years of riding and needs to be a solid and versitle platform. In todays market…"
Aug 1, 2015
Jeff Markus commented on Brett Ratner's page Should We Set Up an L.A. Bike Trains-style Program in Chicago?
"As an avid vehicular cyclist I applaud the concept of 'bike trains'. I will be commuting a new route this year but am still on a mfg schedule (at the shop at 6AM outta there at 3:30P). I would be glad to do the train twixt Harlem and 15th…"
Apr 12, 2015
Jeff Markus replied to Haddon's discussion Yarn Bombed Bikes.
"Ya know it's getting cold when bikes start getting knit cozies... Jeff"
Jan 5, 2015
Jeff Markus left a comment for Yasmeen
"Yo Yasmeen, Welcome to the 'management' of da' 'Link. AQs a complete re4creational and commuter cyclist allow me to say it is nice that you bring a broad based expereiance of pedalling to the reins of our humble net home... I…"
Jan 5, 2015
Jeff Markus replied to Jeff Markus's discussion Peoples Climate March in New York City
"What an amazing gathering. The New York press put the crowd at 311,000 people and it was great to see and talk to such a massive group[ all concerned about our degrading climate picture. This is sea change for social movements. over a quarter of a…"
Oct 4, 2014
Jeff Markus replied to Ryan Stahlman's discussion Pannier mounting hardware upgrade?
"While I have never used real front panniers it would seem that a 'stop' to prevenjt the bag from rising is all ya need. I had an old set of bags that actually had a swing arm that trapped the rack into the hooks preventing loss. My current…"
Oct 4, 2014
Jeff Markus replied to Madeline's discussion Electric Bikes?
"I ride a Prodeco Storm. It has been a lithany of problems and difficulties from basic engineering thru customer service. I have a 3rd battery system in it due to its fragile mounting method and lack of weather resistance. The motor was poorly…"
Sep 14, 2014
Jeff Markus replied to Madeline's discussion Electric Bikes?
"As an old fart that still wanted to commute by bike I bought a e-bike for my 9mile each way commute and if I'd just wauited a couple of years more for the technology to mature a bit I'd be a real happy camper. As it is my bike (one of…"
Sep 14, 2014

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
I am an environmentally concious rider that enjoys being outside. With interests from woodworking to home hobby projects, electricity to photography I try to stay busy.

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