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Bike parking etiquette
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Can we agree that it's bad etiquette to take up both posts of the typical upside down U racks that we have here in Chicago? I always park my bike at a 45 degree angle, which keeps the other post…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago yesterday.

Anti biking tax law change that we might've missed
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Amongst the tax law changes that the Trump administration foisted on us, this one escaped my notice until now:"Bicycle commuting reimbursements. P.L. 115-97 suspends the exclusion of qualified…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tooscrapps Apr 9.

Chainlink forum here vs Chainlink fb "forum" (posts/comments to fb page)
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After some time perusing the facebook page for the Chainlink, vs the time I've spent here, I have to say I like the personalities here a lot better. Some of the people posting on the facebook page…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene B Jul 20, 2018.

Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
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Is it just me or do you find yourself breathing in a lot of second hand smoke when locking up your bike? It seems like a lot of smokers like to lean up against the bike racks when taking "smoke…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maurice Feb 20, 2018.

 

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ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"I appreciate it too VW.  While folks may not agree on something or vary in tone, this was a pretty informative thread in all.  Among other things, we learned that:  -Parallel to the rack with two lockable contact points, was intended…"
yesterday
Patricia Unsinn replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"I want to thank you VW for being thoughtful and considerate of others in your attempt to share what is often limited or scarce bike parking space. I for one (and apparently the only one) appreciate your effort. I'm sorry your well-intentioned…"
yesterday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"I would argue that the bike racks in my second photo are installed incorrectly and should have been installed perpendicular to the curb, parallel to each other, so that bikes could park parallel to them.  Installing U-racks parallel to each…"
Thursday
Doug Haynes replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Holt crap this whole thread is brilliant... OP, the way you lock a bike is wrong and, in the long run, more likely to cause you to end up with a damaged bike than parking in the proper way.Do you know WHY the parallel against the rack? It is for 2…"
Wednesday
Doug Haynes replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"If you don't want your bike touched you probably shouldn't be locking up in public anyway... How long have you been an active cyclist?"
Wednesday
V W replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"I do agree that the position of the rack and the number of racks is a relevant consideration."
Wednesday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"This thread is pretty funny. I love the passion.  In front of my office building, the preference seems to depend on the position of the rack. There are a few racks that are parallel to each other/perpendicular to the street, and everyone parks…"
Wednesday
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"You're just coming up with new ways to nitpick and you keep changing your argument. You even complained that mere seconds locking up your bike "adds up". You're being deliberately obtuse.  How does barely touching their bike…"
Wednesday
V W replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Why do you feel the need to resort to name calling? I could easily do the same and call you a liar. You did touch the bike multiple times. Look at the saddle move at the 6 second mark and you knock into the basket at the 7 second mark. You're…"
Wednesday
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Dude, how thick are you? - I could have gone from the other side if I didn't want to reach over, and again, this took me under 20 seconds from my dismount. - Having a front basket wouldn't have mattered since my bike was facing the…"
Wednesday
V W replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Dang, that's a lot of effort to secure your stuff. And I'm assuming you had at least one post of that U rack free and unencumbered to allow you to lock that contraption without having to lift it all into an awkward position."
Wednesday
Ernesto Lube replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Yes, I use the same axles on most my bikes.  Last year I went to see Avengers: Infinity War after work at Block 37. I was riding a bike with thru axles and all I had was my Kryptonite U-Lock - locked it to a U-rack. Removed front wheel. Kept…"
Wednesday
V W replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Put another way- I would concede that some people can lock up to a rack parallel with 2 U locks, and it's still possible for a second biker to squeeze onto that same rack. But a substantial of "second bikers" in that scenario…"
Wednesday
V W replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"It helped that you dont have a front basket and the other bike didnt have a lock on the post you locked to. Still looked awkward getting around their front basket, and required you to budge their bike to make space for your u lock. Could you get it…"
Wednesday
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"This took 20 seconds and I didn't have to move the bike already there. Locked as you described. Hell it could have had two locks and it wouldn't have mattered. https://youtu.be/2gcdkaQgRZI"
Wednesday
Ernesto Lube replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Yes, that's what I meant. "
Tuesday

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Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I love biking

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