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WTB Waterproof/weatherproof pannier(s) for commuting
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Looking for a single or pair of panniers. Can be weather/water proof or have a sleeve/cover for rain or snow.  Want to get the lunch and such off my back and on the bike for my commute.Need something…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chitown_Mike Aug 31, 2018.

Yes another best route question
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Looking to go from from North/Harlem to Kedzie/I290?And to throw another wrench in there, this would be a ride from early rush hour, around 1 to 2, to a return trip around midnight to early morning…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ad Jan 5, 2017.

Stolen Bike - Parlee Altum-R
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This is a gent I've ridden with before, he JUST got this bike a couple of months ago if even that.  It is a rare gem and will standout.  [quote]STOLEN BIKE ALERT. My bike was stolen this morning from…Continue

Tags: red, di2, atrium-r, atrium, parlee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan A Stein Aug 28, 2015.

North Branch Trail new curve at Oakton/Caldwell
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Anyone taken the NBT and rode the new curve?  They basically made the turn radius not as aggressive (guessing people went flying into the trees) but it is frickin' sloppy as hell.  Bumpy and looks…Continue

Tags: bad, form, NBT, trail, branch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Z Mar 16, 2015.

 

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Chitown_Mike replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Drivers park on the bike lane because ___________.
"Riding lake street can be exceedingly annoying with either buses and CTA vehicle parked in the bike lane, or getting tailgated by a car beeping at me because I'm not moving out of their way. Most have those pesky Oak Park street parking…"
Sep 1, 2018
Chitown_Mike replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion WTB Waterproof/weatherproof pannier(s) for commuting
"Might try this, but I'm working this entire weekend which means I have to sneak out. Maybe grab a kid or 2 to take with and give the wife some time with one of them. "
Aug 31, 2018
Chitown_Mike replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion WTB Waterproof/weatherproof pannier(s) for commuting
"I currently use a large Sealline backpack, which I love but would like to get the weight off my back, so probably something of a decent proportion.  I might do that though."
Aug 31, 2018
Tricolor replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion WTB Waterproof/weatherproof pannier(s) for commuting
"Go to REI this weekend and get some basic Ortleibs. They're on sale. Get the pair and you can do the shopping, too."
Aug 31, 2018
Jaik S. replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion WTB Waterproof/weatherproof pannier(s) for commuting
"I've seen it done before: ask the community if someone would like to split the cost of a set of Ortlieb panniers. That way you both get a single pannier. If you're just looking for small, the Ortlieb Front Roller panniers work great on a…"
Aug 31, 2018
Chitown_Mike posted a discussion

WTB Waterproof/weatherproof pannier(s) for commuting

Looking for a single or pair of panniers. Can be weather/water proof or have a sleeve/cover for rain or snow.  Want to get the lunch and such off my back and on the bike for my commute.Need something that is either a universal fit or adjustable, or with a rack.Color isn't important, neither is age or worn condition just so as long as there isn't tears.Message, reply, or email (mrenkosiak@gmail.com)Thanks!See More
Aug 30, 2018
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Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Wanted to get more informed about cycling specifically in Chicago as well as meet other local riders who are passionate about riding in this wonderful city.
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Miles Talty
About me:
Bred and born Chicagoan. I use cycling to lose the spare car tire that has formed around my mid-section.

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At 7:44pm on August 27, 2014, Tandemonium said…

...still owe you winter cycling tips.

At 4:53pm on August 22, 2013, OLB 0.1 said…
Welcome!
At 1:37pm on August 22, 2013, Lisa Curcio said…

Hope you enjoy the Chainlink!  Welcome.

At 1:33pm on August 22, 2013, Serge Lubomudrov said…

Welcome, Mike!

 
 
 

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