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Dangerous Bike-Riding Gangs, in London UK
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Time magazine dated 23 April 2018. Spotted in the headlined article, London’s Murder Rate Soars as Police Struggle to Fight Spike in Violent Crime, under the sub-heading, Shifting the Blame: Central…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Argonne69 on Tuesday.

Strange Bicycle Movies
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Has anyone seen this obscure British bicycling flick from 1949 ? A Boy, a Girl and a Bike…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. on Thursday.

Is Oxford a British Bike ???
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Picked up an Oxford Headtube badge in an antique shop in Sturgeon Bay WI. Been doing some Googling and not able to come up with much. Attached photo from the web is almost exact same condition as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Apr 20, 2017.

Who loves skunks, if skunks love mountain bikes ?

It's a older post, but, here's a clip of a momma skunk and her kits, who apparently love mountain bikes and the shoes of those who ride them: …Continue

Started Aug 20, 2016

 

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Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion Strange Bicycle Movies
"For those that don't get my chimpanzees riding bicycles jab, here's the film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQgAMkMmsfg"
Thursday
Argonne69 replied to Greg Valent's discussion Dangerous Bike-Riding Gangs, in London UK
"The suicide rate in South Korea and Japan are 91 and 22 percent higher than the U.S., and there are practically no legal guns in civilian hands. Hmmmm, it ain't the guns. Sadly, if someone wants to take their own life, there are plenty of…"
Tuesday
mike w. replied to Greg Valent's discussion Dangerous Bike-Riding Gangs, in London UK
"As a rider  in London (and almost anywhere else) i'd be more worried about being murdered by a motorist."
Apr 15
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion Dangerous Bike-Riding Gangs, in London UK
"Jim, thank you for the thoughtful reply. Yours is pretty much what I hoped to provoke by posting.  London is worried about knife attacks by 'bicycle gangs' ? Unlike the US, England has very strict gun control. Is this their version…"
Apr 15
Jim Reho replied to Greg Valent's discussion Dangerous Bike-Riding Gangs, in London UK
"London had 22 homicides in March and is on a pace to have 180, which is incredibly high for London. London's population is about 8.5 million. Chicago had 31 homicides in March and is on a pace to have well over 600 homicides. …"
Apr 14
Greg Valent commented on chiearthrider's event History of Cycling in Chicago by Chris McAuliffe
"I'm up for a HARDCOVER copy, if they will be available."
Apr 14
Greg Valent might attend chiearthrider's event
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History of Cycling in Chicago by Chris McAuliffe at Evanston Ecology Center

April 17, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Chris McAuliffe is the author of the book “Cycling in Chicago” which chronicles cycling starting in the late 19th century, when Chicago was the center of bicycle manufacturing in the United States.  As an early industrial and transportation center, two-thirds of all bicycles manufactured in the United States were from Chicago—it was the Detroit of bike manufacturing.  For decades, Chicago was also a center for cycling track and road racing. Chris will talk about Chicago’s rich cycling heritage…See More
Apr 14
Greg Valent posted a discussion

Dangerous Bike-Riding Gangs, in London UK

Time magazine dated 23 April 2018. Spotted in the headlined article, London’s Murder Rate Soars as Police Struggle to Fight Spike in Violent Crime, under the sub-heading, Shifting the Blame: Central London was brought to a standstill on April 7 as thousands of young Brits gathered to protest the epidemic of violence. As the hashtags #BikeStormz and #BikesUpKnivesDown trended on Twitter, the demonstrators made a stand against knife crime while fighting the stereotype of “dangerous bike-riding…See More
Apr 14
Tom A.K. replied to Greg Valent's discussion Strange Bicycle Movies
"Great Topic Greg! https://youtu.be/jd77fHyD-BM Tour De Pharmacy Trailer (2017) Full (short) movie about 30 minutes. Yes, very strange indeed! I'm sure there's even more strange bike ones out there. I'll be looking again later on."
Mar 30
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion Strange Bicycle Movies
"Thanks Tom. Another bicycle 'safety' film that I've been trying to find I can only describe. I saw it in grade school, probably 6th grade which would be 1961 or so. A color film about bike safety done entirely with marionettes. No…"
Mar 30
Greg Valent posted a discussion

Strange Bicycle Movies

Has anyone seen this obscure British bicycling flick from 1949 ? A Boy, a Girl and a Bikehttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041203/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_56Synopsis: When a local cycle club, invites a couple of new members to join them, little does the club realize, that they will soon be involved in a couple of illegal bookmakers putting the squeeze on the son of one of the Members, a stolen bike, a deserting soldier on the run from…See More
Mar 30
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Feb 15
Greg Valent joined spencewine's group
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Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions

Your one stop shop for trail news and conditions in the Chicagoland area. User generated, so please add a report if you're on any of the region's bike trails.See More
Dec 17, 2017
Greg Valent and Jordan M S are now friends
Nov 11, 2017
Greg Valent commented on Yasmeen's blog post Bike Safety: Get Lit!
"I just picked up a similar headlight, the NiteRider Swift 350. (It's apparently an older model as their website lists newer, longer lasting ones.) Anyway, 3 brightness modes, plus blink. Charge life 1:30 for brightest to 6:30 for lowest, USB…"
Nov 5, 2017
Greg Valent commented on kevin womac's event Boulevard Bikes' Opening Party
"Me, my cousin and his son, looking to check out the new wheelworks :^)"
Oct 21, 2017

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Been here. Done that.

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