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Surly Long Haul Trucker--Advice
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Hi, I am thinking about buying a used LHT that I would not be able to see or try before buying it. It seems to be a decent deal but I have some questions. I've heard for years that they are great…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nançois on Saturday.

Where to rent a kid’s bike?
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Does anyone know a good place (preferably in the city but anywhere in Chicagoland is ok) to rent a bike for a smallish 12-year-old for a week? My nephew is coming to visit me the first week of April…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne McSweeney Mar 16.

For Sale: Trek 7200 FX
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For Sale: Trek 7200 FX hybrid/commuter bike. Brakes, cassette, and tires replaced in last 3 years; recent tune-up. Bike has suspension seat-post with Serfas anatomical seat for comfort, ergonomic…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nançois Mar 2.

For Sale: 1976 Ladies Raleigh Superbe
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Commute in style or join a Tweed Ride!I am selling my gently-ridden vintage 1976 Raleigh Superbe. This bike is in near-mint condition, with many attractive features and upgrades.Bike has locking…Continue

Tags: Tweed, Commuter, Dyno-Hub, Raleigh, Vintage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nançois Feb 27.

 

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Nançois replied to Nançois's discussion Surly Long Haul Trucker--Advice
"Thanks for the advice, you guys! I decided not to purchase that particular bike (or any bike I can’t try myself) but will look at the LHT when I do go to my local bike shop!"
Saturday
Brendan Kevenides replied to Nançois's discussion Surly Long Haul Trucker--Advice
"I've been riding mine for years.  I love it!  Everyone I know who has one loves it!  It's heavy and it's not fast but if you want to ride far and/or carry lots of stuff comfortably, it is great."
Apr 13
George Schick replied to Nançois's discussion Surly Long Haul Trucker--Advice
"Don't feel embarrassed about the PBH - it's a common measurement among cyclists and is referred to frequently when discussing frame sizes.  Meanwhile, I agree with what tricolor says - go to a shop and see what it's like to…"
Apr 12
Tricolor replied to Nançois's discussion Surly Long Haul Trucker--Advice
"What year is it? The components and colors other than black change every now and then. They're heavy, have a long wheelbase and don't have lightning handling. It can hustle if you have the energy and gearing - I've seen one of the…"
Apr 12
Nançois replied to Nançois's discussion Surly Long Haul Trucker--Advice
"Thanks, George. I appreciate your response and I had already checked the Surly website regarding the specs on wheels. I just felt like it might be a little personal to ask people to share their pubic bone height in a public forum. :)"
Apr 12
George Schick replied to Nançois's discussion Surly Long Haul Trucker--Advice
"I personally don't own an LHT, but I've always heard favorable comments about them from people who do own one.  But on the issue of the 52cm frame and "how tall one is" issue:  Height alone doesn't always tell the…"
Apr 12
Nançois posted a discussion

Surly Long Haul Trucker--Advice

Hi, I am thinking about buying a used LHT that I would not be able to see or try before buying it. It seems to be a decent deal but I have some questions. I've heard for years that they are great bikes but have not ridden one myself. I am looking for a good quality road bike that will be comfortable for distance touring. So if you ride a Surly Long Haul Trucker, could you please mention what you like about it? Do you find it heavy? And if you ride the 52cm size, how tall are you?See More
Apr 12
Joanne McSweeney replied to Nançois's discussion Where to rent a kid’s bike?
"On the route bicycles either location. Text me joanne 7735197682 i am the owner"
Mar 16
Jared replied to Nançois's discussion Where to rent a kid’s bike?
"Maybe try something like Play it Again Sports?"
Mar 10
Nançois replied to Nançois's discussion Where to rent a kid’s bike?
"Thanks! I know you’re both right about buying and reselling but it’s just a little more effort than I wanted to put into Spring Break With The Nephew. Thanks for the rental links! :-)"
Mar 10
Tom A.K. replied to Nançois's discussion Where to rent a kid’s bike?
Mar 10
Jared replied to Nançois's discussion Where to rent a kid’s bike?
"If you want it for a full week you might be better off just buying something and then reselling it."
Mar 10
Nançois posted a discussion

Where to rent a kid’s bike?

Does anyone know a good place (preferably in the city but anywhere in Chicagoland is ok) to rent a bike for a smallish 12-year-old for a week? My nephew is coming to visit me the first week of April and I want to ride with him! I would say he’s 4’9” tops and could do bmx-size or something like that. See More
Mar 10
Nançois replied to Nançois's discussion For Sale: Trek 7200 FX
"Yup."
Mar 2
Nançois replied to Nançois's discussion For Sale: Trek 7200 FX
"I won't argue with you about that, you're probably right, but I will say it sounds smaller than it is. I am 5'6". I think it would fit best for folks in the 5'2" - 5'10" range."
Mar 2
Nançois replied to Nançois's discussion For Sale: Trek 7200 FX
"Yes, it is a 2001. Frame size is 17.5""
Mar 2

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What I ride:
Vintage, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Enjoyment of biking
About me:
North-side Zen biker looking to trade tips on safety, commuting, good deals, fun!

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At 11:19am on October 25, 2011, globalguy said…
Welcome aboard the BBC! Do fee free to share photos of your noble, steel steed(s)!
 
 
 

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