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James BlackHeron
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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 JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"I was very glad that I had opted for a "Cadillac" health insurance plan at the time.  Not only was everything fully covered under the plan with a max yearly out-of-pocket cap of something like $3k but it also included income…"
Apr 9
James BlackHeron replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Sticker bombing your bike
"I think that the cosplay Japanese schoolgirl sticker-bombed look suits you and your bike ;) Just don't go overboard and get an emoj cat tattoo on your lip and you should be fine."
Apr 9
James BlackHeron replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"Without surgery or a hospital stay I think that sounds about right. In my case the implants alone ran about this much.  They are not cheap -especially the inner-bone titanium ones.  The simple plates and screws are a lot cheaper.…"
Apr 9
James BlackHeron replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Help...Bike Security
"IOWA is an acronym..."
Apr 8
James BlackHeron replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Help...Bike Security
"You don't need a bolt cutter or even a cable cutter to cut a cable.  A cheap garden sheers from a dollar store will do the trick.   Just squeeze, wiggle, squeeze, wiggle, and strand after strand will break until it's no longer an…"
Apr 7
James BlackHeron replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Help...Bike Security
"If they can sell it for $5 in an alley 3 minutes later that is five bucks they didn't have before and the both the risk and the effort is nearly zero for them. So why not take it if they have the chance? These people do not think like you or…"
Apr 6
James BlackHeron replied to dan brown's discussion REI Garage Sale
"Yeah, they were always happy to let anyone into the sale.  If you weren't a member they would sign you up at the register if you wanted to buy anything!"
Apr 5
James BlackHeron replied to dan brown's discussion REI Garage Sale
"What is with the "add to waitlist - Class Full" on the listing for the garage sale?  They used to be members-only but you didn't need to sign up in advance."
Apr 5
James BlackHeron replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Help...Bike Security
"Welcome to Chicago.   Forget to lock up your doors here and you'll come home one day to all your stuff gone and a bunch of street rats have turned it into a flophouse, a crack den, and/or a meth lab.  "
Apr 5
James BlackHeron replied to dan brown's discussion REI Garage Sale
"I thought REI was not having the garage sales any more, instead having a shelf in the store to sell "garage sale items" every day to anyone, not just members. If they are bringing them back, or if I was mistaken, it would make me mucho…"
Apr 5
James BlackHeron replied to Mike Keating's discussion Failure of Carbon Fiber Frame?
"Lulz"
Apr 2
James BlackHeron replied to Dave D's discussion Recommended Bike Mechanics in Chicago
"I'm shy about wrenching on carbon without a torque wrench too, and I work on a lot of bikes, motorcycles, and cars. The toque keys are pretty cheap and foolproof these days. If you accidentally bust one thing you could have paid for the key ten…"
Apr 2
James BlackHeron replied to Dave D's discussion Recommended Bike Mechanics in Chicago
"If you own a carbon bike, or even just a carbon fork, seatpost, stem, and/or bars you really should have a simple torque wrench unless you never ever want to make any minor adjustments yourself.  Going to your LBS is great but there are just…"
Apr 1
James BlackHeron replied to Duppie's discussion Updated: Help me win $250 in Road Holland gear
"You mean we aren't?    "
Mar 31
James BlackHeron replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"I shattered my tib/fib in '99.  The bones were pretty much gravel from the ankle joint up about 5 inches. The Tibia needed to have a titanium rod inserted the entire length from the knee to the ankle (they had to open the kneecap like a…"
Mar 31
James BlackHeron replied to Adam C's discussion Tour de Shore question
"You should be fine Adam.  I'm not much of a winter rider myself and let myself go every year until around this time when it warms up.  I really can't take the cold air much. Today is the first time I've really been out this…"
Mar 31

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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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