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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 4.1mi 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.

Route from Prospect Heights to Rosemont Convention center
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  A newbie friend, who lives in Prospect Heights, around Wheeling rd and east Camp Mcdonald rd, would like to ride to Rosemont Convention center area ocassionally. He would like to omit the Des…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael A Jun 27, 2014.

 

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Lisa Curcio 4.1mi 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
Tandemonium replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
Oct 20, 2014
Nançois 8.5 replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I don't know, as I have never owned a mountain bike. But I will say that my 700c handles the snow and ice much better than my vintage three-speed, which goes over with very little provocation. I think it's just something about the way the…"
Oct 20, 2014
Joe Studer 8.0 mi replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I've ridden 700c bikes through the last 6 winters, and have not had any problem with 700c tires.  On those days where the drifting is so bad that I am having to bunny hop my bike through parts of my ride, I don't think that I would be…"
Oct 18, 2014
Josh L. replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I have 700c and with Marathons its' been fine. As others have written, the ice is the enemy.  Riding  on the plowed streets - given the aggressive salting - for me at least has made slipping a non issue.   My bigger worries in…"
Oct 16, 2014
Jerry Lee replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"Richard Steirs & Nancois8.5;       Maybe I use one bike for studs and the other for better condition riding. I too, will probably give the Schwalbe marathon winter a tried. Are you going with a 700c or 26" size? I…"
Oct 16, 2014
Nançois 8.5 replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"Last year's weather was so bad it really felt unsafe to me to bike most days, and I had biked happily through the previous three winters. I had been thinking about getting studded tires for one of my bikes this year and this string inspired me…"
Oct 16, 2014
Richard Stiers replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I bike commute (5 miles each way) on country roads 6 days a week and I have two bikes I use for winter - one with studded tires (front and rear) and one without. Studded tires DO make riding on snowy/ice covered streets more assured in…"
Oct 16, 2014
Jerry Lee replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"Well, everyone, thanks for replying, since my main concerns is my 3 mile ride to the Belmont bus at Cumberland and then 3 miles from Belmont/Ashland to clark/foster or if I take the L, 6 mile ride to Rosemont L stop, at midnight, with the western…"
Oct 15, 2014
Joe Studer 8.0 mi replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I have a set of Schwalbe Marathon Winter that I have used the last two seasons.  As many above have noted, and as has been discussed in prior postings, studded tires really only help on ice.  They are completely unnecessary to deal with…"
Oct 15, 2014
Len Krietz replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"Good review of benefits & cons of studded tires on Peter White Cycles site: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp "
Oct 15, 2014
Peter replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I have a set of Kenda Klondikes for winter riding, which were much cheaper than the offerings from Nokian or Schwalbe. To be honest, I only used it a handful of times last year, and only on the front wheel."
Oct 15, 2014

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
an fat old man

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