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Easy repair for out-of-sync shift???
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Okay, this is weird...I had trouble shifting into 3rd gear from two, but I could shift into 4th and then back down to 3rd.Later on, I found that I couldn't shift into 7th at all.Upon closer…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Aug 18, 2017.

A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
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1) What's up with those bikes with that extra set of handlebars perpendicular to the regular handlebars, the ones that make the cyclist practically lie down in order to grab? Usually used by people…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Jun 9, 2017.

Some unsolicited advice...VIDEO!!

Okay, now more than ever, I strongly believe in this (especially after reading Juan 2-8 Mi's post):If you don't already have one, GET A VIDEO CAMERA AND MOUNT IT TO YOUR HANDLEBARS OR HELMET WHENEVER…Continue

Tags: camera, video

Started May 22, 2017

Into and out of Evanston...
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Anybody know of a safe way to cross between Chicago and Evanston? Only ways I know of are Sheridan and Clark Street/Chicago Ave.Sheridan is pretty dangerous on a bike where that big curve is. Sure, I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gordon Feb 16, 2017.

 

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BikeScnhook replied to Anonymous Male's discussion Danger on LFT curve at Oak
"It was rough-ish yesterday. I didn't notice any wind, but the lake was VERY wavy, and my feet got splashed. Surprised at how cold the water was NOT. :)"
8 hours ago
BikeScnhook replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES24m7VJX-QMy big question is: WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS???! PERIOD - regardless of whether there's a bike lane! PULL OVER - THERE'S MORE THAN ENOUGH SPACE!!!!"
Apr 12
BikeScnhook replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Nicer weather & Pedestrians along LFT
"Something to keep in mind -- going northbound on the LFT near North Avenue where the trails split, there's a misleading direction on the ground as to who's supposed to go where, so that could explain why you see a few stray pedestrians in…"
Apr 12
BikeScnhook replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"AND AGAIN!!! Almost the exact same spot!!!!<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QY_PX1IBakg" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"…"
Mar 30
BikeScnhook replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Ahh, our friend the cab driver.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwQm8FVlr6M"
Mar 28
BikeScnhook replied to Anonymous Male's discussion Danger on LFT curve at Oak
"Same thing happened to me a little over a year ago. Except I didn't feel like I was sliding into the lake. (Hell, I know how to swim; unless hypothermia kills that fast, I think I'd survive. :)  ) But man, it's SO TRUE that…"
Mar 16
BikeScnhook replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2017
"I too am a Red Line avoider. :) I use MapMyRide, which is owned by UnderArmor. It's a decent app, although on at least two occasions it decided to not actually start timing me until my ride was about halfway over. But you can have it give you…"
Dec 6, 2017
BikeScnhook replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Ugghgh....I'm still suffering a bit from the wipeout I had there for that exact reason back in February."
Nov 10, 2017
BikeScnhook replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Following your suggestion, I stopped at a police station on my way home last night. Unsurprisingly, I got kind of a "nothing we can do" response. The guy said, "It was probably just some jackass who made a stupid turn, you know how…"
Nov 1, 2017
BikeScnhook replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"That's very likely what happened. If the submissions get added to a database, they probably actually just store them in a temporary cache, and then bulk-add them to the database after a certain amount of time or a certain number builds up.…"
Oct 30, 2017
BikeScnhook replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I don't think the driver was actually on a trip, but the pink mustache was lit, telling me the guy was on call. On duty, but not necessarily in transit with a passenger. I just e-mailed WGN. I'll let CPD know as well...unfortunately, my…"
Oct 29, 2017
BikeScnhook and Cw are now friends
Oct 29, 2017
BikeScnhook replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2017
"I'm about 50 miles shy of 1400 miles this year. My goal is to reach at least 1500. Last year I think I went slightly over 1000."
Oct 29, 2017
BikeScnhook replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Okay, everybody, I think I win this thread with what I saw on my LFT commute home last night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK3EhKTuhHI Yes, that's an on-duty Lyft driver."
Oct 28, 2017
BikeScnhook replied to Shalini's discussion Action camera recos?
"I'm a cheapskate. I use an Ion Air Pro that I got for about $25. It does the trick. Only problem is once it's dusk you can't get a clear reading on license plates."
Oct 28, 2017
BikeScnhook replied to J Miller's discussion Walker hit by cyclist on Lakefront path at Fullerton 10/20/17
"One big issue is that if you're heading north on the trail, at North Avenue there's a turn that's actually labeled as a *bike* lane even though it actually takes you to the *pedestrian* lanes; they need to re-paint that. (And last…"
Oct 28, 2017

Profile Information

What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Sign at Village Cycle Center
About me:
I'm a lifelong Libra. Been cycling in Chicago since 2014; before then, I hadn't touched a bike since, oh....about 1987.

Oh, and I also obey traffic laws on my bike (including stop signs); DESPISE Critical Mass (although I'd be all for it if they did Critical Manners here in Chicago); sometimes drive a gas-powered car; and believe the Lakefront Trail is a PATH, not the Tour de freakin' France...can you deal?

My bike is a 2014 Trek Shift 2 hybrid; got a hybrid because I had read that a hybrid is a good choice for people who haven't been on a bike in a while. My bike's name is Syd. And if you understand why I named my bike Syd, then...well, you and I should probably go out and grab a Guinness; I'd invite my wife to join us but she doesn't like Guinness.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.piefactorypodcast.com
My first bike:
Some cheap-o kid's hand-me-down from K mart courtesy of my ten-years-older brother

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