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Is there a linear view setting?

I find it extraordinarily difficult to come back to a busy thread which I've not followed closely. The most recent posts may well not be anywhere near the last page. I'd like to be able to view a…Continue

Started yesterday

Shout Out to The Recyclery
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Been meaning to drop off some parts at The Recyclery for awhile, and recently acquired a bike which needed wheels. I finally ran over there today. They were appreciative of the parts donation, and I…Continue

Tags: Recyclery, shop, bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Feb 25.

Is DIVVY busted?
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I know it's been cold, but DIVVY is still the best way (for me, at least) to hop across the Loop between Ogilvie and my office (Dearborn & Adams). Yesterday, I was unable to check out a bike at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer on the lake Feb 2.

Most dangerous cities for cyclists
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Just stumbled on this:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Dec 19, 2017.

 

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Is there a linear view setting?

I find it extraordinarily difficult to come back to a busy thread which I've not followed closely. The most recent posts may well not be anywhere near the last page. I'd like to be able to view a thread in chronological order, not threaded by post/reply relationships. I poked around my settings, but saw nothing. I don't see anything in the thread either. Surely I've missed something.See More
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Or you're a cager and do the Idaho stop like the rest of the cagers. :)"
Mar 9
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Juan 2-3 or more mi.'s discussion How do you mount your pony?
"OK, I watched the video. I was thinking in terms of always mounting with a foot already on a pedal. So for me, since I mount from the non-drive side, my left foot goes on the pedal, I push off with my right foot, then swing my right leg over the…"
Feb 28
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Juan 2-3 or more mi.'s discussion How do you mount your pony?
"I'm telling you, the prediction/correction "feature" of my Pixel phone is getting worse. Sorry, Arte."
Feb 28
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Juan 2-3 or more mi.'s discussion How do you mount your pony?
"Oh yeah, right you are. Ate always managed to get on. Just couldn't stay on. :-)"
Feb 28
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Juan 2-3 or more mi.'s discussion How do you mount your pony?
"Thanks. I think I understand what you're suggesting. The follow-up image in my head is of me on the ground with my bike intertwined with my limbs, the wheels spinning, and a swirl of whatever spinning around my head. Sort of like the aftermath…"
Feb 28
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Juan 2-3 or more mi.'s discussion How do you mount your pony?
"I'm probably just being thick-headed but it's not clear to me how that would work. Let's see, hands on the bars, left foot on left pedal. How do I get my right leg past my arms?"
Feb 28
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Juan 2-3 or more mi.'s discussion How do you mount your pony?
"I am so far still able to lift my leg over from the left side. I've tried a right side mount a couple times, but quickly circled back to the left. I think learning to ride fixed might be easier."
Feb 27
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"You could always fly back and go for a ride. ;-)"
Feb 26
Anne Alt replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Shout Out to The Recyclery
"Recyclery has been around for a while, though they may be off the radar for a lot of people. Thanks for giving this worthy organization a mention, as well as Bikes N Roses and Working Bikes."
Feb 25
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi and clp are now friends
Feb 24
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Shout Out to The Recyclery
"I don't think of them as "new" but don't know their history."
Feb 24
Bob Kastigar replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Shout Out to The Recyclery
"Add to the list: https://www.bikesnroses.org/ Bike 'N Rose just closed one of their two shops in Albany Park to focus on the one in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.  Bad for me, they did a lot of good work for me.  Trained a lot of…"
Feb 24
clp replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Shout Out to The Recyclery
"Thanks Skip and Bob for bringing The Recyclery to our attention.   Are they relatively new?   Sounds like Working Bikes with some classes thrown in.  Great neighborhood for it too.  I'm going to have to check it…"
Feb 24
Bob Kastigar replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Shout Out to The Recyclery
Feb 23
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi posted a discussion

Shout Out to The Recyclery

Been meaning to drop off some parts at The Recyclery for awhile, and recently acquired a bike which needed wheels. I finally ran over there today. They were appreciative of the parts donation, and I couldn't have been more pleased with the help I got finding wheels. No less than three people helped me at various times. On top of it all, the price for the wheels was terrific.If you need used parts, a used bike, or access to open shop to keep  from wrecking your kitchen with greasy hands and…See More
Feb 23

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike in the Chicago area

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, Alex said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, Alex said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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