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Finally! (606 construction progress)
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I first became aware of the efforts to covert the Bloomingdale Line to the 606 around 2008.  Since then, I've become increasingly excited as it approached being a completed, usable R2T conversion and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt May 5, 2014.

WTB - 54cm single speed (working, complete bike w/ brakes)
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My wife recently got a new gig and will have to head out to Lake Forest via Metra once a week.  She needs a beater-ish bike that she won't sweat leaving locked up at a Metra station on those days…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew May 16, 2013.

Urban Bikers' Tricks & Tips
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This book came up recently in another discussion.  Howard thought it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoetrope Nov 15, 2012.

2 free tickets to TONIGHT'S Lincoln Square Summer Brew
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Details here, but these will take care of admission and your first beer.  We bought tickets months ago, totally forgot…Continue

Tags: beer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Jul 19, 2012.


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Andrew replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chainlink in Memphis!
"Great point, Anne---that is an important distinction.  I was comparing them as tourist traps with limited allure for local citizenry, but that does do BS a slight disservice.  And yep, YMMV! "
Andrew replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chainlink in Memphis!
"Memphis is one of my favorite cities in the US. BBQ is a highly personal affair.  I've eaten at all three establishments mentioned by others and would choose a chopped pork sandwich and fried pie at Payne's over any of them without…"
Andrew replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Requesting tool donations for youth based bicycle workshop in North Lawndale
"Updated. Park Tool                  Description                                  Qty needed SBC-1                      Spoke/Bearing Gauge                          4 FAG-2  …"
Feb 20
Andrew updated their profile
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Andrew and West Town Bikes are now friends
Feb 20
Andrew replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Can somebody please point out to me why I shouldn't outright dismiss/ignore the bike with the integrated cable lock?  Am I missing something? "
Jul 28, 2014
Andrew replied to Matthew Swartwout's discussion Frame Painting/Powdercoating
"Anybody with firsthand experience with this work as done by Heritage?  Was considering "fixing" one of my bikes that suffers from Shitty Surly Stock Color Syndrome. "
Jul 21, 2014
Andrew replied to h' 1.0's discussion 2014 Music Festivals
"I rarely employ this compliment, but I truly believe that Alynda is a Very Special Talent and cannot recommend tonight's Hurray for the Riff Raff performance enough.  Worth getting there early. Possibly of interest to some folks---Alynda…"
Jul 7, 2014
Andrew replied to Some Guy's discussion Heads Up in Logan Square...
"I watched that video and all I see is 3 jerks, a whole lotta Wrong and precious little Right.  "
Jul 2, 2014
Andrew replied to Jerry Lee's discussion question about using the bike carriers on cta bus
"I only do it a handful of times annually, but I've had no problem getting my Surly Pacer w/ standard SKS fenders securely onto CTA bus racks and have had no trouble."
Jun 10, 2014
Andrew replied to Ms. Red [Jessy Doolin]'s discussion May Critical Mass
"It's too late to make a PayPal donation to the Chainlink in the hopes of having "block crazy person" functionality included in the upcoming site revamp, isn't it?"
Jun 2, 2014
Bob Kastigar and Andrew are now friends
May 30, 2014
Andrew replied to Ms. Red [Jessy Doolin]'s discussion May Critical Mass
"Depends on what you're drinking.  If macro lager and/or fairly "basic" spirits is what you're after, there's a convenience store at the NE corner of Kedzie and Franklin. If you like "fancy" beer, I suspect the…"
May 28, 2014
Andrew replied to h' 1.0's discussion 2014 Music Festivals
"Excited about Stagnant Pools at Taste of Randolph in ~1 month!"
May 16, 2014
Andrew replied to h' 1.0's discussion 2014 Music Festivals
"My understanding is they didn't catch any flak for that, but since that evening some bands have been told by organizers to not play specific songs in their ouevre with certain words in them. "
May 16, 2014
Andrew replied to h' 1.0's discussion 2014 Music Festivals
"Nothing that floats my boat at Lollapalooza, but quite excited about many of the Downtown Sound Mondays.  I was concerned that with shrinking budget/changing personnel that this might be a year where the lineup quality took a downward turn, but…"
May 16, 2014

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At 9:10am on July 10, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Feel free to join us at tonight's CCC meeting at Quenchers - presentation by Ben Helphand on the Bloomingdale Trail.

At 9:26am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

If you look for our group along the east side of Longwood near 105th Pl, I know we'll have at least one person who's going back to Logan Square after the race.

At 9:25am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Bike racing, Rainbow Cone and good beer (Sierra Nevada and Argus) - a fine combination!

At 9:03am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Not a problem.  If you want a Top Notch stop, one option is to go up the hill on 91st, hang a left on Winchester, a right on 92nd St and left on Hamilton to 95th, then Top Notch is on your left.  Of course, a little detour to Rainbow Cone is easy from there, too - 92nd Pl west from Leavitt to Western.

At 7:46am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Logan Sq to Beverly? - something like this: California to Chicago to Sacramento to Warren to California to 47th to Damen to 87th.  Cross 87th and follow Major Taylor Trail to 91st.  Choose your route from there (91st St. Metra station) depending on your destination in Beverly.

Pavement conditions on most of the route should be decent.  It's rideable in daytime, but sections of it are VERY dicey at night.

At 11:35am on March 27, 2012, Vanessa B said…

Thanks for HELPING OUT LAST NIGHT!! that is really supporting your sport!!

At 5:25pm on August 25, 2011, John Greenfield said…
Just send it directly to the Creater Chicago Food Depository. Thanks!


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