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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.

I don't want to hit you
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Please use lights. Front and back.Driving home from Waukegan and taking the backroads. It's eventually dark about halfway down. I see a ton of cyclists and a fraction (not including Divvy's) that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Filka Bean Oct 5, 2018.

Bicyclist hit by car - hit and run
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Came across this via Facebookanyone hear more about it?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Aug 13, 2018.

 

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Meg replied to Yasmeen's discussion Moving, Job Hunting - How Much Is Bike Riding a Factor In Your Choices?
"It is a huge factor for me/us. I actually ask to see the bike storage room as I have lived in apartments with too few stalls for bikes to be locked. I have also not accepted jobs because I couldn't lock my bike inside. I'm not going to be…"
Jan 20
Meg replied to Yasmeen's discussion Moving, Job Hunting - How Much Is Bike Riding a Factor In Your Choices?
"Ha! I used to commute from Uptown to Oak Park and, when we moved to the South Loop, my commute via bike was cut in half; however, I actually felt safer on the longer commute."
Jan 20
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Meg's discussion Where to buy used bike
"I'm surprised something like The Pro's Closet doesn't exist in Chicago (or other major cities).  I see lots of local racers around here on brand new gear every season. I know some of last year's stuff gets handed down to…"
Dec 27, 2018
SamK replied to Meg's discussion Where to buy used bike
"I second the Recyclery. Awesome non-profit educational shop with a great mission and reasonable prices. Maybe I'm biased--I volunteer there."
Dec 26, 2018
Jim Reho replied to Meg's discussion Where to buy used bike
"I've had good success on Craigslist as well.  It's remarkable how many nice bikes end up hanging in someone's garage for years until they go on there."
Dec 25, 2018
Doug Haynes replied to Meg's discussion Bike Fitting
"Just looking at your profile picture you definitely have some sizing and fit issues."
Dec 25, 2018
Yasmeen replied to Meg's discussion Bike Fitting
"Another you'll want to add to the list is Steven from Tailwind Cycles. I also found him very helpful in talking through my questions."
Dec 24, 2018
Meg replied to Meg's discussion Bike Fitting
"I do not disagree with you re: cost. But I am on a tight budget due to some renewed financial goals and I am trying to make the best of all scenarios. I currently ride an All City Mr Pink (52). It's either not the proper size or the geometry…"
Dec 24, 2018
Doug Haynes replied to Meg's discussion Bike Fitting
"Element is where I would recommend. You're not going to get a truly good bike fit under 200 in my opinion. Also be aware if you are getting fit on a fit machine or your bike and if it is static measurement or a 3D motion capture. There is a…"
Dec 24, 2018
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Dec 23, 2018
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Meg's discussion Where to buy used bike
"Check out The Recyclery on Paulina in Rogers Park. Buchephalus Bikes in Evanston also sells used (and new) bikes."
Dec 23, 2018
clp replied to Meg's discussion Where to buy used bike
"Craig's List.   I need extra-tall 27" frames.  And I've always been successful buying off Craig's List for Chicago and the suburbs.  Prices are always negotiable, particularly if you can go out to pick up the…"
Dec 23, 2018
Filka Bean replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"You can see a lot of different versions of these on the Critical Mass rides, and i agree with Nora that they’re more festive than anything else, but they also shine out to the sides and make a pool of light that’s visible from all…"
Oct 5, 2018
David Henri replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"You know it's a sure sign of fall when we start reading about the bike ninjas again."
Oct 2, 2018
Tom A.K. replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"Self-preservation: The absolute best reason for having a good front light. Now that autumn is here, so is the early evening darkness when everyone is heading home from work. The danger is the unseen hazards in the street surface (potholes, cracks,…"
Oct 1, 2018
John Greenfield replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"I'm not condoning this behavior, but if you want to get inside the head of a bike ninja to find out why on earth someone would choose to ride without lights, read…"
Oct 1, 2018

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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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