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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 V W 18 hours ago.

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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V W replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"The props are much appreciated!"
18 hours ago
Dirke replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"I want to give props to the OP and say that I appreciate respectful rack etiquette in high density parking areas, especially when there is very low probability of theft, like right in front of the lifeguard office at Osterman beach.  I managed…"
Friday
Serge Lubomudrov replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"One rides to a place and finds that the rack next to it is so horrible one can't lock one's bike to it. Instead of looking around for a better rack, one locks one's bike to the rack, anyway, in a manner that prevents others from…"
Sep 11
ad replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
""Whether the design of this rack is horrible or not is not a question here, I think." We'll have to agree to disagree, as I thing the horrible design is pretty relevant.  Cool that you can get your bike with fenders to work on…"
Sep 11
Serge Lubomudrov replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"If you look closely at the picture I posted, you'll notice that both bicycles have not fenders and would be easily fit over the top bar of the rack, even without "bending the wheel." My bike has fenders, but I usually have no problem…"
Sep 11
ad replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"As others note, these are horrible racks.  I try to do what the bike at the end did, which is lock perpendicular to the end bar if I can.  Otherwise, the two bikes I ride and lock on the street have fenders, and I literally couldn't…"
Sep 11
ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"I put mine over the top bar when possible with the wheel still coming in backwards into the lower gap but if is at least a little safer, but I don't like these either. "
Sep 10
Bob Kastigar replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"That type of rack is called a "wheel bender."  I wouldn't want to lock up my bike by putting the wheen into the dividers intended for the wheel."
Sep 9
Serge Lubomudrov replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Two hogs."
Sep 8
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Now THAT's a rack hog."
Sep 4
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"...as well as an invitation to wheel theft"
Sep 3
V W replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
Sep 3
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Common - yes. Acceptable? Not really. Being a rack hog is rude."
Aug 6
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Thank you John. I get frustrated with rack hogs who make it impossible for 2 bikes to use one rack."
Aug 6
Ernesto Lube replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Is this what everyone wants? "
Aug 5
Ethan N-G replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"I don't understand how this is considered etiquette. Bicycle advocacy groups and rack companies frequently educate users of the undeniable benefits in stability and the ability to double tether in situations you will be locked up for long…"
Aug 3

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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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