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Do you ride with a camera?
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I don't need to know the reasons why... I think it's pretty clear. I've been hit and doored, so I'm flirting with the idea of getting a camera.Curious if you do and what works well for you.And if you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Kowalczyk Jun 18.

Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting - Update!
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Alderman Sophia King is having a meeting to specifically address the needs of bike lanes in the 4th ward. The 4th ward includes Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard, Douglas, The Gap, Bronzeville, South Loop,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson May 9.

Bike Fitting
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It's been awhile since this was asked. Where would you go for a bike fitting?So far I've got...Trek: $130-$260BFF: $150Element: $200VeloSmith: $325Get a Grip: $325I am more financially comfortable at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Haynes Dec 25, 2018.

Where to buy used bike
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Hi! Looking for a used bike. I know of Working Bikes but to expand my options, is there anywhere else in Chicagoland?I was thinking something similar to Pros Closet in Boulder.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson Dec 27, 2018.

 

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Rob Kowalczyk replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"I use a Contour Roam 2 mounted on my front handlebars with the Contour flex strap (the Contour bike mount is obtrusive and broke after like a year). The video quality is good (except at night, of course). I'm hoping to acquire a Cycliq Fly 6…"
Jun 18
huxo replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"I use a very basic amazon camera but the battery life isn't great.....I got better batteries but I can still only get about 90 mins before I have to swap . I've done helmet and on-bike. "
Jun 17
Cheryl replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"Always on commutes. Rear mounted Fly6 and GoPro Hero5 Session."
Jun 14
ketoguychicago replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"I like that report the driver idea Matt.  That's what I usually do with illegal parkers, and find that the company can react more readily than 3-1-1 because they take the report at face value and don't have (and perhaps shouldn't…"
May 28
Matt Talbert replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"Yes, I always do. The I have both the front and rear Cycliq camera/light combos. They are an investment but great little things. They both can last about 7 hours each on one full charge. I used them one time to catch a commercial vehicle that passed…"
May 28
Nora FW replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"Always run one on my commute, sometimes on non-commute rides depending on whether I have a place to put it at my destination. Use a really old GoPro HD Hero 960, it only supports a 32G memory card and the quality isn't stellar but it was a free…"
May 28
ketoguychicago replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"Yes.  Helmet mount is best.  GoPro type.  I don't like the weight on my head but you get used to it.  Bike-mounted is better for that although it picks up a little more mud because it's closer to the road but the real…"
May 24
Ernesto Lube replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"Always. GoPro 4. "
May 24
TonyP replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"A rear mount under the saddle. Another bike has a forward mount on the bars. An older GoPro with a second battery on a saddle mount to extend the time. Deleted when I get home, unless."
May 23
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"I do not use a camera. I've been doored a few times. Not sure it would help there. On the near misses where it might help, most of the time I simply don't care to let the incident continue to gnaw at me, which I think collating the video…"
May 23
Argonne69 replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"I use a body mounted video camera. I ride a Divvy, so a permanent mount on the bike is a no-go. The camera is too big to be mounted on a helmet."
May 23
Tooscrapps replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"I ride with a helmet mount as it doesn't limit you to a fixed field of view. However, a seat mounted rear camera would be a great addition. "
May 23
Meg posted a discussion

Do you ride with a camera?

I don't need to know the reasons why... I think it's pretty clear. I've been hit and doored, so I'm flirting with the idea of getting a camera.Curious if you do and what works well for you.And if you helmet mount or bike mount.Thanks!See More
May 23
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting - Update!
"Unfortunately the Harrison curb does not seem to include the WB portion just East of Clark, where daycare/preschool parents frequently park cars in the bike lane during rush hour to pick up kids.  "
May 9
Yasmeen replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting - Update!
"Thanks for the background. "
May 9
Argonne69 replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting - Update!
"I guess that makes sense. Northbound riders on Plymouth have to cross Polk, which can be quite congested. Allowing them to ride westbound on the south side of Polk will be much easier.  Hopefully the concrete curb will be high. "
May 8

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Learning more about biking in Chicago
About me:
I'm a social worker by day

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