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Greg Valent
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  • Chicago, IL
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Is Oxford a British Bike ???
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Picked up an Oxford Headtube badge in an antique shop in Sturgeon Bay WI. Been doing some Googling and not able to come up with much. Attached photo from the web is almost exact same condition as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Apr 20.

Who loves skunks, if skunks love mountain bikes ?

It's a older post, but, here's a clip of a momma skunk and her kits, who apparently love mountain bikes and the shoes of those who ride them: …Continue

Started Aug 20, 2016

Road Cycling near Ely Nevada

Here's the story. I'll be spending a week in Ely Nevada, (on US 50, the loneliest road in the world). There seem to be lots of mountain biking opportunities, which I will take advantage of, but,…Continue

Started Jul 9, 2016

 

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Chicago Bicycle Company (North)

Logo for CBC, taken at Opening Barbecue, June 2 2017
Jun 3
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Chicago Bicycle Company (North)

Logo for CBC, taken at Opening Barbecue, June 2 2017
Jun 3
Greg Valent commented on The Chainlink's event Beers! Bikes! BBQ! Launch Party for Chicago Bicycle Company North
"No, I don't believe so either. I just thought it was an interesting bit of spokelore."
May 28
Greg Valent commented on The Chainlink's event Beers! Bikes! BBQ! Launch Party for Chicago Bicycle Company North
"Found this about a former Chicago Bicycle Company, based in Vermont !?! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Bicycle_Company"
May 28
Greg Valent might attend The Chainlink's event
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Beers! Bikes! BBQ! Launch Party for Chicago Bicycle Company North at Chicago Bicycle Company North

June 2, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Chicago Bicycle Company North Launch Party!Join Us For...Beers &  BBQ on the back porch of Chicago Bicycle CompanySee More
May 27
Greg Valent replied to Anne Alt's discussion bike route questions - Joliet to Loop and Loop to Schaumburg
"Mike w. Thank you VERY MUCH for the update. It's longer ago than I realized. Keep on Pedalin'."
May 4
Greg Valent replied to Anne Alt's discussion bike route questions - Joliet to Loop and Loop to Schaumburg
"I've actually done that, back in 1997, as part of a Route 66 ride from Springfield, totally on road, on a Friday. I followed the Historic Route 66 signs as well as I could, starting straight north along IL 53 past Stateville prison. Then I…"
May 4
Rick replied to Greg Valent's discussion Is Oxford a British Bike ???
"Those thin aluminum badges were more common on USA bikes in the 1960s. The 1960s/1970s bicycle boom caused countless retailers to sell bikes.  All kinds of department stores, gas stations, hardware stores, tire companies, etc sold bikes with…"
Apr 20
Rick replied to Greg Valent's discussion Is Oxford a British Bike ???
"I used to sell Drakes in the 1970s. They were made in India. Rick"
Apr 20
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Apr 16
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Yep, an abandoned bike, 21 March 2017

"This bike was recently tagged for removal by the city. Tag was missing next day."
Apr 13
Greg Valent replied to Marty A.'s discussion St. Louis
"Try here:  http://trailnet.org/"
Apr 13
Greg Valent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Damen Avenue North of Montrose: Potholes, Gravel, & Bumpy Bike Lanes
"Try the 4600 block of North Monticello, or as I call it, the Ho Chi Minh Trail !"
Apr 13
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion Is Oxford a British Bike ???
"Thank you. I found those in my Googling also. Nothing showing this head tube badge, though. I should have mentioned that it's pressed from very thin aluminum, so, not too 'vintage' apparently."
Apr 8
Mike Schwab replied to Greg Valent's discussion Is Oxford a British Bike ???
"Found this website for a bicycle manufacturer: http://www.oxfordbikeworks.co.uk/  Found this website for a bicycle accessory manufacturer: http://www.oxfordproducts.com/bicycle  Found this website far a bicycle shop in Oxford,…"
Apr 7

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Been here. Done that.

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