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Mike Zumwalt
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A Kryptonite full size that fell off the bike? The wimpy rubber strap on the holder that attach to your frame was torn No key In Oz park Continue

Started Aug 20

Winter clothng
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I'm looking for zipperless or minimal zippered Winter clothing. Nearly all mine have stripped or gone off center rendering it useless. If I could find snaps or Velcro that'd be great. Also I can't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Oct 31, 2017.

Speaking of sidewalk riding...
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What's the law,rule or Etiquette on entering exiting the 606?I've had a couple people get very angry or block my way to point out that there's a bike lane for me to ride in. Since I'm usually working…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Oct 8, 2017.

 

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Mike Zumwalt replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"I rode and followed the signs but you cant even ride to the under pass South of Belmont after the detour along the golf course service road. The thing is these trails and sidewalks have been in place for years, decades even and not maintained. Now…"
Aug 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Request for Help (for Sun-Times)
"I would if I had a GoPro or the time to take a pic of every single gravel filled water pipe upgrade every bike lane infraction every stupid Uber driver that can't signal... Yesterday there were 11 cars parked on Montrose beach one guy…"
Aug 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to berner fone's discussion manshoaling
"Was walking my bike last eve on Clark in Andersonville and 2 guys in a big hurry kept trying to get in front but those other people that live in Chicago and the outdoor seating plus me walking next to my bike taking up more space!!! Finally one guy…"
Aug 21
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Found U lock

A Kryptonite full size that fell off the bike? The wimpy rubber strap on the holder that attach to your frame was torn No key In Oz park See More
Aug 20
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Silly, Illogical Bike Rules
"The 24 hr ban special event ban on the CTA. It's 12:30 am on July 4th no bikes allowed because the Fireworks in 18 hours 9:30 pm Sunday night no bikes allowed because of the parade that happened 7 hours ago etc..."
Jun 25
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion When The Commute Brings Something Special
"When I am on a ride or a delivery and find money. The best find so far has been a $20. A Balaclava  A License, which I went to the house to return. A set of Allen wrenches."
Jun 21
Mike Zumwalt replied to Alex Z's discussion Good ways to listen to the radio?
"I have an older waterproof speaker I got at CVS or Walgreens for $15( I think) It has the plug in for a 3.5 mm cable I use an older phone that has an FM radio app. A 3 foot cable works as the antenna. It doesn't work well downtown or in East…"
Jun 18
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Local Bike Shops: Share Your Favorites
"Open shop Tuesday nights and all day Saturday really are the best. "
Mar 5
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
Feb 18
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion How to fix a frozen rear derailleur?
"Wax and or baby oil. I spose in a quick hack I could use chap stick. Thanks guys."
Feb 8
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion How to fix a frozen rear derailleur?
"Speaking of Frozen... The Zipper(s) on my bag,jacket were freezing during the recent snow,I go in and out of warmth and cold so the freeze and thaw is the problem but I don't want to put Oil or WD 40 on my clothes or bag. Suggestions?"
Feb 7
Mike Zumwalt replied to dav's discussion 4 Flats in 4 Months. Facebook group advice is useless. I want your advice.
"When I was getting flats I ended up re taping the rim along with better quality tires. Also riding through deep water or rain will let water inside and the tube slips and I had a couple tears near the valve due to slippage.  And I keep mime…"
Feb 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Detroit Has an Indoor Velodrome, Why Not Chicago?
"That'd be a big cost too. I mean if you just want to cruise around town a bike like Citi or Divvy works just adjust the seat. How would they have bikes for all types of body shapes,sizes? The only spot large enough for a Velodrome in Chicago…"
Jan 30
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Detroit Has an Indoor Velodrome, Why Not Chicago?
"The irony being you have to load your bike in or on your car to get to it park in a garage... The "inner city youth"? live no where near this college town in the city, getting there would mean taking one or 2 buses if the bike racks work…"
Jan 29
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"People still turn they just go wide instead of using the blocked turn lane like before or they sit and look confused not knowing what to do resulting in everyone honking. Others are using the Jewel/Lowes parking lot as a cut through "
Jan 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"A stretch? You mean like the Division ave bike lane by Clybourn or the Broadway Uptown lane. 4,6,8 blocks of bike lane only make it worse before or after they're gone. Augusta is 1/4 mile North or Fulton to the South for East/West travel. Why…"
Jan 13

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What I ride:
Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, My job involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike.
About me:
10 years without owning a car.

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At 7:23pm on August 10, 2013, Fran Kondorf said…

Hi Mike-

 Those are pretty much my stompin' grounds as well.

Be glad to pick it up at your convenience.

 -FK

At 9:09am on July 28, 2011, Katie Jo Schuler said…
Oh yeah how's your toe?
 
 
 

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