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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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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 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

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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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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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