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Don’t Rely on a Cable Lock For Your Bike

Don’t Rely on a Cable Lock For Your Bike

I’ve written before on bike security and can’t emphasize enough the importance of spending a little extra money on a solid bike lock, especially in metro areas like Chicago.

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Bad News: Dutch Bike Thefts in Chicago! Good News: Julie’s Bike is Recovered

Bad News: Dutch Bike Thefts in Chicago! Good News: Julie’s Bike is Recovered

Gloomy gloomy news was to be found on Twitter yesterday afternoon, when I heard that Vince, the manger of The Dutch Bike Co., here in Chicago, had his beloved Dutch bike stolen off his deck.  Evil bike thieves.  May karma do its thing. Sometime on Sunday night someone came to my apartment building sawed off […]

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Bike-Friendly Finds at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago

Bike-Friendly Finds at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago

If you saw my post yesterday, you know that after we finished up the food part of the December installation of the “Women Who Ride” brunch, we all rode our bikes over to Pulaski Park Fieldhouse for the holiday version of the Renegade Craft fair . The fair started as a summer fair (I believe?) […]

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A New Bike Lock for My Omafiets

A New Bike Lock for My Omafiets

When I bought my new bike I planned on getting a new lock too – wanted to keep my U-lock for my mountain bike.  I did a little research and wrote about my findings in this post. Since I knew the Dutch Bike Company carried the ABUS brand locks that I decided I would purchase, […]

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Stolen Bike Alert and a Reminder That Cable Locks are Useless

Stolen Bike Alert and a Reminder That Cable Locks are Useless

Sad news sad news.. my friend Mary reports that her Electra Townie was stolen while parked in front of the Century movie theater at Clark & Diversey last week. She was w/o her usual lock so she and her friend locked their bikes together with a cable lock. 90 minutes later, and they were shy […]

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Family Biking Essential – A Bike Carrier

Family Biking Essential – A Bike Carrier

Once Little Ding got his own bike we outgrew our 2-bike car rack. Not such a bad thing since Mr. Ding has never enjoyed long trips with the strap-based bike rack. It’s never caused us any problems , always been great. The fact that it was hooked to our car with straps and hooks though, […]

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Bike Locks- How to Protect Your Ride

Bike Locks- How to Protect Your Ride

Biking in Chicago, New York, LA, London, etc. means going the extra mile when it comes to securing your bike.  Cable locks and cheap U-locks won’t last a day in one of these cities.  Just check the numbers on the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry and you’ll see that cable locks represent the largest percentage of […]

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