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James BlackHeron
  • Chicago, IL
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Bike Swap
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Dies anyone know If the swap at UIC is going to happen this winter? The one out at Harper College is in a couple of weeks but I was wondering if the UIC one was still on. Nothing is happening on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deet 4.5mi Feb 17.

Throw in ALL the cars!
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Sinkhole swallows cars whole on South Side on the 9600 block…Continue

Tags: sinkhole

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 Apr 19, 2013.

Anyone playing Google's new game Ingress?

Yes, this is indeed a bike-related post.If ever there was a game that was made for playing while riding your bicycle this is it.   While this game is a MMORPG online -it also takes place OUTSIDE.…Continue

Tags: ingress

Started Dec 10, 2012

The Internal Combustion Engine is making a comeback!
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Yes, Virginia -even watches will someday be powered by ICE's in the future.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James BlackHeron Oct 22, 2012.

 

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James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"My AXA Luxx 70 (70lux) is pretty darn bright for a bike light powered by the hub dynamo. "
1 hour ago
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I'm leveraging this post to effectuate even more exposure to BikeSnob's continued lambasting of the Vanmoofy designer douche chariots. "
2 hours ago
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I've found that GM doesn't have an answer to anything worthwhile.  I've owned my share of them, as well as Fords and Chryslers over the years.  Never Again. These days, if I'm going to buy any car, it's going to…"
6 hours ago
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I had a Fiero and the headlights were the least of the issues with that car.   I found it was not very hard to keep the headlights working correctly.  Then again, I'm an electrician, and a mechanic.   No big deal.  The parts…"
7 hours ago
James BlackHeron replied to Haddon's discussion Cleaning the Dirt Jump by the Aquarium.
"What you are describing is a fluvial deposit denuded onto the pavement after hydraulic erosion has occurred within the soil at the higher elevations to the sides of the path. I thought this was about dirt jumps. "
17 hours ago
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Bikesnob doesn't disappoint. "
19 hours ago
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Because the "perfect city bike" wouldn't' look at all like the bikes that are ridden by the majority of people who live and ride in bike-friendly cities like Amsterdam.   Because those silly people don't have a clue…"
yesterday
James BlackHeron replied to yellow jello's discussion Year-end bonus of 23 months' salary for Giant in Taiwan
"Ah, Mary Burke.  If that's the best that Democrats in Wisconsin can come up with to Challenge Walker then I'm afeared that our neighbors to the North are going to be in for another long haul dynasty like Tommy Thompson.  I often…"
Saturday
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Lane Would Have Three-Foot Wide Curbs on Clybourn in Old Town
"If it isn't 3-feet tall as well it still isn't a "physical barrier" in my mind. Cars can jump curbs like nobody's business.   It would slow drivers a little from wandering into the segregated space, but a gross error…"
Saturday
James BlackHeron replied to cutifly's discussion Celebs on bikes
"It's not a cottered crank.  It is a square-taper that is styled and shaped like a cottered crank for that "look." If you zoom up on the photo you can see that while it looks like a cottered crank there is, in fact, no cotter pin…"
Saturday
James BlackHeron replied to cutifly's discussion Celebs on bikes
"I am amazed that there are people out there in this day and age that never learned to ride a bike.   I do run into people, occasionally, who never learned to swim though.  "
Saturday
James BlackHeron replied to cutifly's discussion Celebs on bikes
"That's the Surly Votingblock he's riding, equipped with the newest model of pandering brakes.  "
Friday
James BlackHeron replied to crista lopez's discussion Anyone else get their chains stolen off their bikes last night in Logan Square?
"Ah, the blonde hair! I couldn't see his ink with his cut on.  "
Jul 23
James BlackHeron replied to Matthew Swartwout's discussion Frame Painting/Powdercoating
"That would be a pretty cool paint job for a Huffy. "
Jul 22
James BlackHeron replied to crista lopez's discussion Anyone else get their chains stolen off their bikes last night in Logan Square?
"Which one is Jax Teller? "
Jul 22
James BlackHeron replied to crista lopez's discussion Anyone else get their chains stolen off their bikes last night in Logan Square?
"Maybe bike chains are the new cool hand-to-hand weapon of choice for bangers?   Next we'll see chain-wielding flashmobs terrorizing hipsters for their skinny jeans while they ride their new chainless push-bikes up and down Milwaukee street"
Jul 22

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Around Town, My job involves biking, My business involves biking, Other
About me:
Have EggBeaters -will travel.

Now available on Google+ & EndoMondo.com (James BlackHeron)

Latest obsession is a road bike -namely a rando-type bike as well as building a cyclocross weapon to compete this upcoming fall/winter.

I am living practically right under the shadow of The Logan Theater sign. Milwaukee Street is my own personal Route-66!

Check out Black Heron Restorations and the Vintage Raleigh rebuilds I turn out every few months.

I'm also on Google+ (James doesn't do faceybook) under James BlackHeron too.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://blackheronbikes.com

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At 11:09am on August 5, 2013, Thien Van said…
I recently lost all my keys at Lolla this weekend and do not have a spare anymore. I was going through the posts and saw that you have an angle grinder. My bike is right by my car in the river east parking garage and was wondering if you could help me out. If you can message me so I can give you my number that would be amazing. Thanks.
At 11:24am on July 22, 2012, Matt M. 18.5KM said…

I wish I knew how heavy.  Soma would have a better number anyway.

http://store.somafab.com/sohiristad.html

At 8:53pm on March 21, 2012, Bill P said…
Got it! This thing works and I'm getting the hang of it.

Bill
At 8:41pm on March 21, 2012, Bill P said…
While parking my 1967 RSW folder at the train station this morning, a non-biking contemporary struck up a conversation. Turns out he still has two 60's English Raleighs in his basement that "no one wants". He lives near the Metra Ravinia Station in Highland Park. If you get this message (not sure about Chainlink messaging) and are the least bit interested, I'll be happy to pass on your name and email address. Let me know.

Bill Pomerantz
Red Bromton
 
 
 

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