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Forum: Recumbent
12-28-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,308
Posted By Bobby Boy

Consider a LWB

As a bent newbie concerned about traffic, you might want to consider a Long Wheelbase (LWB) model. With your feet relatively close to the ground, there will be fewer issues with frequent stop /...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,544
Posted By Bobby Boy

Haha. Caught by the old stale thread bug. Hope...

Haha. Caught by the old stale thread bug. Hope he's been enjoying a Travoy trailer for the last 4 years. :)
Forum: Commuting
03-06-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,544
Posted By Bobby Boy

Cheaper Bag Alternative

Mark Stone -

I have been using a Burley Travoy for a couple of years now - mainly for around town errands and shopping. It is a great little trailer. You barely know it is behind you when riding...
Forum: Recumbent
01-30-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,693
Posted By Bobby Boy

Gibby1976 - I was the person searching for a...

Gibby1976 -

I was the person searching for a Burley Koosah on Bentrideronline last Fall. I was able to buy a used Koosah from a fellow rider here in the Chicago area.

The Koosah is a great...
Forum: Recumbent
01-03-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,454
Posted By Bobby Boy

jbeuoy - Craigslist is your friend. You...

jbeuoy -

Craigslist is your friend. You don't say where you live, but with your $1000 top budget, you will need to start your recumbent adventure with a used bike.

You mention that your wife...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By Bobby Boy

I travel quite a bit with my Giant Expressway and...

I travel quite a bit with my Giant Expressway and have never had any issues with the hotel staff. I just check in with a large suitcase, head to my room, and then, about 30 minutes later, come back...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bobby Boy

I've used an old soft side Samsonite suitcase to...

I've used an old soft side Samsonite suitcase to transport my 20" Giant Expressway on the plane. It's failry large, but within the dimension limits for Southwest Airlines luggage. I line the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,900
Posted By Bobby Boy

Plainsman - I bought a Giant Expressway 2 to...

Plainsman -
I bought a Giant Expressway 2 to take with me on my frequent business trips. I am 6-0, 215#, with a 32 inch inseam. You may be able to find a longer seat post, but you also should...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-25-10, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bobby Boy

Some advice from someone who rides the South Side

Freefallkev-

I live in Chicago's south suburbs and regularly ride through the South Side. For now, I'll skip over the rather crude references to how "they" might react to you and tell you about...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-29-09, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bobby Boy

So I'm going to try this trail tomorrow. Hope to...

So I'm going to try this trail tomorrow. Hope to go from Willow Springs and head towards Joliet. Was going to try and get in around 30 - 40 miles total. But I'm a little confused about which trail...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-20-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bobby Boy

Here's an earlier discussion on that route

I had a similar question before. Had some nice route descriptions and a map in this thread.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=545866

(It's my first time posting a thread link. If it...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-06-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Bobby Boy

Start your ride in Frankfort

DramaMama

I ride the Old Plank Trail on most weekends. It really has a little of everything out there - slow walkers, roller bladers, road bikes, kids with training wheels, etc. You and your...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-20-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,243
Posted By Bobby Boy

jccaclimber Just went on the Purdue website...

jccaclimber

Just went on the Purdue website and found out that they have a Sustainability Council. Maybe work with them to arrange for some secure parking areas on campus?? They might be able to...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-31-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,233
Posted By Bobby Boy

Thanks for the Gmap. I've been riding from...

Thanks for the Gmap. I've been riding from Homewood to Frankfort most weekends - but that gets old. Looking forward to using your directions over to Indiana and exploring the trails on the C4 Site.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-28-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,233
Posted By Bobby Boy

Torgrot Would you be able to describe the...

Torgrot

Would you be able to describe the route you took? I live in Homewood and am looking for a safe way to get over towards the Indiana trails (e.g. Erie Lackawanna). I have a good route to...
03-27-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,847
Posted By Bobby Boy

Thanks for the info. The diameter of the threads...

Thanks for the info. The diameter of the threads is actually too small - so the 22 won't even screw in. I'll go back and double check the threads to see if the starting threads on the crank need to...
03-26-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,847
Posted By Bobby Boy

Different Size Threads on Crank Pullers?

Searched the forum and didn't see this question. I just bought a basic tool kit from Performance Bike to begin doing some of my own maintenance. Tried to use the crank puller to remove my SR...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Bobby Boy

Calhoun Cycle, a 'bent oriented shop in Mpls,...

Calhoun Cycle, a 'bent oriented shop in Mpls, shows details for their various levels of tune ups here:

http://www.calhouncycle.com/tunes.asp
Forum: Commuting
07-14-05, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Bobby Boy

Welcome to Chicago. Not sure if you're really...

Welcome to Chicago. Not sure if you're really asking about safe neighborhoods or safe bike routes.
I'll leave it to others to discuss neighborhoods with you.
You might be interested in a map put...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-05, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Bobby Boy

Greetings from Chicago. I do quite a bit of...

Greetings from Chicago.

I do quite a bit of road and trail riding in and around Chicago, its suburbs, and forest preserves. There is quite an extensive network of safe trails and bike lanes.
...
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