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Specialized Tarmac S-Works - Frameset only, size 54

As the title suggests. I was going to build this up but found a different frame that had a color scheme I liked better. The chainstay was repaired by Calfree: …Continue

Started Mar 28

Performance Bike parent company declares bankruptcy
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The parent company of Performance Bike and Nashbar, ASI has filed for chapter 11:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson Nov 21, 2018.

I've had it with the right hook
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In each of my last 2 rides I have been right hooked by a car. I don't know if it counts if I don't get hit, but they were too close to call. Whether it counts or not, it's an incredibly dangerous and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. Oct 28, 2018.

Shimano 105 Shifters and Derailleurs

Used for 2.5 seasons, Shimano 105 5800 (11 speed) parts. Shifters and both derailleurs. A few cosmetic issues but they still have lots of life. $120Continue

Started Jul 17, 2018

 

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Matt Talbert replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Why must you drive like this, Red Jeep IL Plate Z91 6185? https://youtu.be/nsRTeu8U9zw"
Apr 1
Matt Talbert replied to Jim Reho's discussion Let it go...
"Or just plain and simple empathy. "
Mar 31
Matt Talbert replied to Jim Reho's discussion Let it go...
"I agree people can be more civil. Communication matters. I often see comments on this forum that can be communicated in a much friendlier and diplomatic way but send the message you are intending. However, such behavior is not unique to this forum.…"
Mar 29
Matt Talbert posted a discussion

Specialized Tarmac S-Works - Frameset only, size 54

As the title suggests. I was going to build this up but found a different frame that had a color scheme I liked better. The chainstay was repaired by Calfree: https://calfeedesign.com/carbon-repair/Asking $350See More
Mar 28
Peter Gibson and Matt Talbert are now friends
Mar 5
Matt Talbert replied to Peter Gibson's discussion Looking for a route, Northbrook to the lakefront trail
"Grew up in Northbrook and ride through there quite often to get to various routes. I imagine you are also of the mindset that you'd be willing to go slightly out of the way to take a safer route. It's a lot of complicated steps. I will…"
Mar 5
Matt Talbert replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Rail Biking, anyone?
"I haven't done THAT but my wife and I did do the Oregon Coast Railriders. It's like a four-person recumbent. We did go over some bridges and it was pretty safe. They weren't quite that high or intense though."
Mar 5
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Performance Bike parent company declares bankruptcy
"I'm surprised to hear this news. I have ordered lots of stuff online from Performance over the years and occasionally shopped in the Lincoln Park store. They've always been a great source for cheap sale-rack items. Sad to hear that people…"
Nov 21, 2018
Sean Newby replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Performance Bike parent company declares bankruptcy
"i believe the Lombard location will still be open, if you have a car and either live in the 'burbs or are inclined to drive out there. not really an option for me. i don't know about running out of shops...i have a couple that i really…"
Nov 19, 2018
George Schick replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Performance Bike parent company declares bankruptcy
"Sad as news like this is (the shrinking number of LBS's) it should not come as a surprise - especially those with chains of stores nationally. Brick-And-Mortar retail is facing stiff competition from Internet-based sources and has been for some…"
Nov 19, 2018
Matt Talbert replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Performance Bike parent company declares bankruptcy
"This is helpful information, thanks. It's a bummer that the Chicagoland area is losing all its stores. We are running out of shops."
Nov 19, 2018
Sean Newby replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Performance Bike parent company declares bankruptcy
"according to the store manager at Lincoln Park, they are scheduled for closing. according to Performance's website, redemption of points is suspended at these stores, which likely are the same as those scheduled for…"
Nov 19, 2018
Matt Talbert posted a discussion

Performance Bike parent company declares bankruptcy

The parent company of Performance Bike and Nashbar, ASI has filed for chapter 11: https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2018/11/15/ase-owner-performance-bicycle-and-asi-file-chapter-11#.W_MgB5NKigQTLDR version of the article: They plan to close some stores, but not all. Not sure if anyone has any insight on the Lincoln…See More
Nov 19, 2018
Matt Talbert replied to John Dow's discussion hitch or rack?
"You'll get many correct opinions on this. My preference is the hitch rack. Less worry about clearance and a roof rack can impact your gas mileage. A roof rack also costs more if you are on a budget. I purchased a Curt hitch on Amazon and had my…"
Nov 12, 2018
Matt Talbert replied to Yasmeen's discussion Fall Weather Riding... The Best? The Worst? Or Meh?
"I rode on Saturday and it was what I would consider, a beautiful fall day. The colors were amazing. The temperature was just good enough where I only needed a few extra layers, some of which were removed later in the ride."
Oct 30, 2018
mike w. replied to Matt Talbert's discussion I've had it with the right hook
"i'm not entirely sure that the rider ever saw the turn signal. Sometimes while riding at speed, one tends to have tunnel vision. He was probably only aware that the car was overtaking him, depending on his peripheral vision while keeping this…"
Oct 28, 2018

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Competition / Racing
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Participating in Chicagoland cycling community

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At 5:22pm on June 8, 2015, Donald P Kingston said…

Matt

Would you take $75. as is ?

I will pick up. I have a 14 yr old nephew starting to grow and I might be able to fix it up for him

Don Kingston

 
 
 

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