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Lee Diamond
  • 44, Male
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Lee Diamond's Discussions

Tour of Evanston cancelled
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ifi Susana Sep 22, 2014.

Evanston Website for Community Remarks Regarding Bicycle Infrastructre
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Nov 26, 2013.

 

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Tour of Evanston 2015 at Noyes Cultural Arts Center

July 25, 2015 from 11am to 3pm
12 miles north of Chicago’s Loop sits our northern neighbor, Evanston, IL. Like much of the north side of Chicago, the area was once the land of the Pottawatomie Nation and before them, other indigenous people that used the area mainly as a portage and to traverse to steadier, harder, dryer ground than the marshy wetlands,…See More
Monday
Lee Diamond and Andrew St. Paul are now friends
Monday
David S. Kato replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"this was posted on my FB page:"
Jun 29
Maria Mastalerz might attend Lee Diamond's event
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Night Tour of the Near South Side at Buckingham Fountain

June 19, 2015 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Often referred to as the South Loop, the Near South Side, Community Area #33 contains much of the neighborhood known as the South Loop and additional areas including Central Station, the Prairie Avenue Historic District and Motor Row District.  Together, these neighborhoods offer up amongst the greatest collection of…See More
Jun 18
Lee Diamond commented on Lee Diamond's event Free Mini-Tour of the Near South Side
"Hey gang! Ride is cancelled! Thunder storms and flash floods have forced the city to pull the plug on our free ride tonight. If you were registered through the city's registration, we can honor a free ride for you at the Night Tour of the…"
Jun 15
Bret L might attend Lee Diamond's event
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Night Tour of the Near South Side at Buckingham Fountain

June 19, 2015 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Often referred to as the South Loop, the Near South Side, Community Area #33 contains much of the neighborhood known as the South Loop and additional areas including Central Station, the Prairie Avenue Historic District and Motor Row District.  Together, these neighborhoods offer up amongst the greatest collection of…See More
Jun 14
Bruce du Mire might attend Lee Diamond's event
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Free Mini-Tour of the Near South Side at Buckingham Fountain

June 15, 2015 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Hey gang! Ride is cancelled! Thunder storms and flash floods have forced the city to pull the plug on our free ride tonight. If you were registered through the city's registration, we can honor a free ride for you at the Night Tour of the Near South Side. We are meeting at Buckingham Fountain at 8:00 PM this Friday, June 19. Check the weather!See More
Jun 14
morebanjo replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"DID YOU LOSE A BIKE IN WICKER PARK/NOBLE SQUARE AREA? SAT 5/16/2015 This morning there was an unlocked bike leaning against a pole on the corner of Blackhawk and Greenview.  10 hours later I noticed it was still there. I took a look and…"
May 17
Lisa Curcio 6.2mi is attending Lee Diamond's event
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Tour of Bridgeport and Armour Square 2015 at McGuane Park

May 9, 2015 from 11am to 3pm
Tour of Bridgeport and Armour Square 2010 PosterThe history of the Bridgeport and Armour Square area is as old as Chicago itself. Native Americans used the area as a portage,…See More
May 7
Jaik S. replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Me & the lady are going south this weekend. We'll see what we can come up with."
Apr 30
S replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Didn't know that about the colnago, but the zipp/hed/spinergy wheels are probably not worth too much especially if they can't accept 11 speed cassettes, the specialized transition looks like it's worth about 700-1000 which is still…"
Apr 29
Michael A replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Naa, that M10 (blue frame) ,just the frameset is still worth about $2000 and the other EPS frame is worth at least 3000, with no parts "
Apr 29
S replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Those look like some pretty old inventory.   Depending on the pricing, it might be legit.  It is a bit unusual but selling 4-6 year old race bikes at lowish prices isn't too crazy.  I can't imagine the market is all that…"
Apr 29
Michael A replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Both of those Colnago's are several years old. Both are sold as framesets with components to be picked by the end user"
Apr 29
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Normally, I wouldn't post a Craigslist ad here, but in this case it mentions Swap-o-rama: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/bik/5001164953.html Maybe it's all legit, but Colnago bikes, Zipp, Spinergy, and Hed wheels? I'm a bit…"
Apr 29
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Bike Floss.  When will people learn that cables are worthless?  Might as well write up a nice little tag to hang on with the cable that says, "To: Bike Thief, From: Santa""
Apr 16
frederick7 is attending Lee Diamond's event
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Tour of Bridgeport and Armour Square 2015 at McGuane Park

May 9, 2015 from 11am to 3pm
Tour of Bridgeport and Armour Square 2010 PosterThe history of the Bridgeport and Armour Square area is as old as Chicago itself. Native Americans used the area as a portage,…See More
Apr 16
Jaik S. replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Just a friendly reminder: Here's the list of things to do after your bike is stolen. For a slightly better chance of getting it back, I'd also recommend taking photos and writing up a full description/profile of your bike on Bike…"
Apr 16
Fatimah Mustafaa replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"I agree all necessary things were done. Also each situation may not be as different But the equipment may. I understand there is a great deal of crime. Also if we continue to be pa Passive and ignore it it will never stop either."
Apr 16
J. W. 6.3mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Just an example of how NOT to lock up a bike. I bet the two cables werre easier to cut than the one padlock.  This morning, there's a bike in that spot with the same blue cable and a U-lock."
Apr 16

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, My job involves biking, My business involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
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About me:
I am a 40 year-old cyclist that has been bicycling since I can remember. I am a transplant to the Chicago area and have been in the city since 1995 when I moved here with my wife to open a record store. I have been hosting monthly bike tours of different Chicago neighborhoods since March of 2008. You can see more about them here:

http://www.bigshouldersrealty.com/things/tours.php

I co-own Big Shoulders Realty and do the bike tours. I play drums, am a husband to Chaney and a father to Zoe and Jackson.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.chicagovelo.com

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At 1:35pm on June 17, 2010, mike tomas said…
At 11:44pm on May 6, 2010, Julie Hochstadter said…
Happy Birthday! You share this special day with my sister and one of my best friends.
At 12:44am on March 12, 2010, Vilda said…
No worries Papa! ;-) Had a great time! ;-)
At 4:07pm on March 11, 2010, Ron said…
Hi Lee, that message disappeared when I accepted the friend request. Sounds like perhaps you saw the Schwinn on CL? With the long Shimano brake. That thing worked really well. I'd give up a lot to be able to get more of them.
At 7:22pm on February 27, 2010, Vilda said…
Great Ride and thanks for the after party at Janiks! ;-) Great stuff! ;-)
At 6:09pm on December 16, 2009, Ian said…
Lee, things are good. I hope to make it out this Sat., and may be driving (time constraints on the evening) from Bucktown?WP nbrhd. If anyone needs a ride (with or without their bike) please put him/her/them in touch with me.
At 8:44am on December 3, 2009, notoriousDUG said…
I figured that group was a good place for it...

Something about that guy annoys me.
At 12:07am on November 29, 2009, Andronymous said…
Lee, you set the bar. Your preparedness is perfect and your tours worth paying for.
At 3:38pm on November 25, 2009, Michael M said…
All of the homes (except 1 or 2) S. Millard between Ogden and 16th have Romanesque pillars on their porches and almost all have extensive carved and/or molded decorations on their greystone fronts. I've seen similar homes here and there in Lawndale and other parts of the South side, but I haven't noticed so many very similar homes in a two block stretch anywhere else on the south side.
At 4:54pm on September 7, 2009, Natalie said…
Hi, Lee! I didn't even see your wall post till now. Thanks for saying hey. Jerry has been limiting his cycling distances since he was hobbled by chronic tendinitis in his hamstring, and I've been racing this summer, so we haven't had time to get to any of the neighborhood tours. Ironically enough, once the weather gets crappy we'll probably start getting out more on organized rides.
 
 
 

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