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cta train
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  FYI..... notice sign on the bus today that no bikes on EL train July 4th 12:00am to July 5th 4am, due to fireworks show.  at least got a early warning. Probably looks like the weekend of the air…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. on Thursday.

Another bike shop bites the dust
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  today I pass by the Boris Western bike shop in Franklin Park, at 9777 w Grand, and it was empty, store was for rent. I beleive he is an old timer from the fifties, taking over from his father.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Curcio 6.2mi Jan 23.

Winter commuting
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  It is getting close to that time with the white stuff. I plan to bike commute this winter, rather than using a taxi every night. I am thinking about getting studded snow tire, got it narrowed down…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tandemonium Oct 20, 2014.

parking in a bike lane
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  It has been only about three weeks, that Broadway got it's bike lane markings. Well at the southwest corner of Foster and Broadway(where the Marathon gas station is at), cars are parking in the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Talbert Jul 8, 2014.

 

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Tom A.K. replied to Jerry Lee's discussion cta train
"When the 'who' wins the 'what' series ?! I must be dreaming, I'm going back to sleep. Z ZZ ZZZ !"
Thursday
Shawn Evans replied to Jerry Lee's discussion cta train
"Navy Pier has fireworks every Wednesday & Saturday night during the summer, so I guess bikes are banned on all those days. If we were to follow the CTA's illogic, that is. (Bikes aren't really banned on all those days. I'm just…"
Thursday
Jerry Lee replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Was Your First Bike?
"   an early 50's Schwinn,bought for $3 in 1958,  that I still have, frame only."
Wednesday
Jerry Lee posted a discussion

cta train

  FYI..... notice sign on the bus today that no bikes on EL train July 4th 12:00am to July 5th 4am, due to fireworks show.  at least got a early warning. Probably looks like the weekend of the air show will be banned too.   and definitely there will be a banned on trains when the Cubs win the world series.See More
Wednesday
Jerry Lee replied to Brian's discussion Police escort bike ride on west side today??
"On Fathers day, I was on the Father's day ride at the Cheese cake factory, where there was a police escort thru the entire route. There at least 2 police SUV's blocking the main streets as we passed by. There was no politician on the ride,…"
Jun 28
Jerry Lee replied to Shawn Evans's discussion CTA bans bikes from all trains - why?
"They also banned bikes when the Hawks parade was happening. No warning, like the pride parade, where there bulletins on the buses all week. I was at Jefferson Park taking the Blue line toward Rosemont, and told bikes are banned today. Lucky I knew…"
Jun 28
Jerry Lee replied to Duppie's discussion Metra bicycle blackout announced for Thursday, June 18
"I couldn't get on the CTA blue line at Jefferson Park today either."
Jun 18
Jerry Lee replied to Cyril's discussion French bicycle fan visiting the city Saturday morning looking for bike tour
"too bad it is this Saturday.  next week 4/25 I believe Lee Diamond will have his neigbhood tour of the Austin district. Learn about the historic aspect of these areas, also, don't have a bike, let him know early and he will provide…"
Apr 16
Jerry Lee left a comment for John Porterfield
"I am still sorting out google drive, so for now, this is how I can communicate. I believe you are in Oak Park, there is a guy name Don that is an electric bike fan in Oak Park, around Ridgeland and Division, he has I believe several ebikes,…"
Feb 11
John Porterfield left a comment for Jerry Lee
"Thx for response (and . . . wow!).I have set up a Google Drive spot to document process of electrifying my bike, and plan to work with Christopher Wallace beginning Thursday.  I believe it's a full time job to sort through the myriad…"
Feb 10
Jerry Lee left a comment for John Porterfield
"Hi John;    I understand you want to electrify your Bianchi Forte. Are you very familar with the subject, I believe your website does things with electricity. Just trying to find out how much background you have on electric bikes. I…"
Feb 3
Lisa Curcio 6.2mi replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Another bike shop bites the dust
"It counts.   "
Jan 23
Jim Reho replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Another bike shop bites the dust
"Always sad to hear about a bike shop going down.  But -- I think more are going up."
Jan 22
Haddon replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Another bike shop bites the dust
"Not sure if it counts but half of Rapid Transit (wicker park) got clipped recently."
Jan 22
Jerry Lee posted a discussion

Another bike shop bites the dust

  today I pass by the Boris Western bike shop in Franklin Park, at 9777 w Grand, and it was empty, store was for rent. I beleive he is an old timer from the fifties, taking over from his father. Maybe he just retire. Was pleasant to go there, had a lot of odds and ends, not exactly a high end shop, but decent.See More
Jan 22
Jerry Lee replied to h' 1.0's discussion Anyone know a place in Chicago to try and buy scooters?
"I do not know much about these scooters, here is a version of the scooter you seek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5wI4XAQjpk&feature=youtu.be I don't know how much it cost, I don't think it it is cheap. It looks well built. Only…"
Dec 22, 2014

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
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At 2:26pm on February 10, 2015, John Porterfield said…

Thx for response (and . . . wow!).
I have set up a Google Drive spot to document process of electrifying my bike, and plan to work with Christopher Wallace beginning Thursday.  I believe it's a full time job to sort through the myriad products and possibilities for the fastest growing world mobility option.  And local bike shops are not up to this at present. 

I'd like to photo / video document the process to further advance the adoption of this transit mode.  My wife Cheryl and I will be relocating to mountainous Cuenca, Ecuador in about a year, and I want to bike into nearby Cajas national parkSo I want to fully master electric bike and hopefully haul the beast south of equator (ole!).

Hope you might click on Google Drive folder and observe my process or chip in your THREE cents & participate.  This collaboration is Public. 

 
 
 

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