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Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
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I just noticed this weekend that the storefront on Montrose is for rent. From what I can gather online, it sounds like they got fed up with break-ins. I'm very sad as this was only about a block and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donny Dec 27, 2013.

NYTimes article on cycling accidents
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Tries to answer the question "How safe is cycling?"…Continue

Tags: injuries, crashes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Oct 23, 2013.

 

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Heather replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Harrasment As A Female...........
"I don't think she's that worried about her safety--she's wondering if there's anything she can do about the verbal harassment. Ignoring it isn't really possible since now she's anticipating it as well as having to…"
18 hours ago
John LaVere left a comment for Heather
"Hi Heather, Once I have a few people lined up, I'm going to try to find a time and place for us to shoot a few things. Please add me to your list and I will keep you updated. Thanks! John"
18 hours ago
Heather replied to John LaVere's discussion Commuter Fashion Statements!
"Yes, exactly. if I'm going to a long ride, I will definitely dress for it. But if I'm just hopping on for a few miles, or if I am going to a social event, I will wear my regular clothes, which are usually some kind of "fashion…"
19 hours ago
Heather replied to John LaVere's discussion Commuter Fashion Statements!
"I am happy to help too--I often wear heels etc while running errands on my bike."
19 hours ago
Heather replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Harrasment As A Female...........
"I wish there were a good way to deal with it besides flipping the bird, which doesn't seem to help. On foot at least you can try to shame or humiliate them, but on a bike, it's not like you want to stop."
19 hours ago
Heather replied to Brian's discussion I was ambushed
"This is horrible! Please take care of yourself and try to follow up with the police. It seems ridiculous that they can't find the car. I would be completely furious."
Jan 12
Heather replied to h' 1.0's discussion Unofficial Chainlink Poll-- where do you participate from?
"Mostly 2, occasionally 1."
Jan 3
Heather replied to Thunder Snow's discussion Divvy Temporarily Closed for Snow
"I don't get the outrage. They have indeed always said they might suspend service in extreme weather. If you are so committed to riding in snow and ice, I salute you--but then it's worth investing in a bike with the gear to handle it."
Jan 3
Donny replied to Heather's discussion Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
""...but I thought it was important to share this." Ok, but why does this matter to anyone other than those directly affected by this?  You say YOU were "always treated well".  So really, why does your post really…"
Dec 27, 2013
Michael A replied to Heather's discussion Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
"There are always two sides to every story, but kinda a coincidence that you ran into an ex employee, the landlord, and joined the chainlink just in time to post this...... Running a bike shop is about the best way to get into debt, they are not…"
Dec 26, 2013
Albany Park Al replied to Heather's discussion Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
"Very nice note to explain things, and very classy of Brandon to recommend other shops in the area.  That is typical of my experience with Iron Cycles, and one of the reasons I'm sorry they are not my neighborhood shop anymore.I might have…"
Dec 23, 2013
dan brown replied to Heather's discussion Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
"ditto from DHB "
Dec 23, 2013
Brandon Elliott replied to Heather's discussion Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
"And as others have said, there are a few shops not too far away.  I strongly recommend Turin, and I've heard great things about Green Machine Cycles as well."
Dec 22, 2013
Brandon Elliott replied to Heather's discussion Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
"Hey everyone!  Thought I would chime in here, just found out about this thread tonight. There was a bunch of stuff going on at the Montrose store, most of which doesn't need be aired out, but moving solely to Wicker Park came down…"
Dec 22, 2013
Pedal To The People replied to Heather's discussion Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
"Kevin, I'm unfamiliar with this shop. "
Dec 10, 2013
Liz W. Durham replied to Heather's discussion Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
"Jon Londres is a really stellar mechanic; they have an interesting selection of bikes. Can't say as I have been in simply as a customer...I usually just stop in to say hi and see if any new stuff is there. "
Dec 6, 2013

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At 11:11am on April 17, 2014, John LaVere said…

Hi Heather, Once I have a few people lined up, I'm going to try to find a time and place for us to shoot a few things. Please add me to your list and I will keep you updated. Thanks!

John

At 12:37pm on February 22, 2010, Julie Hochstadter said…
awesome to see you yesterday. see you at lee's ride saturday?
At 9:46pm on February 21, 2010, KatieP said…
Just now reading passiveaggressivenotes.com...am in sarcasm bliss!
 
 
 

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