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Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
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Started this discussion. Last reply by notoriousDUG Jul 19, 2013.

 

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Mathew DeGutes commented on Andronymous's event Wicker Park Critical Mass
"I just was #25 to like the page Andrew!"
Nov 15, 2013
Mathew DeGutes might attend Andronymous's event
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Wicker Park Critical Mass at Wicker Park Fountain

November 15, 2013 from 7pm to 11pm
Wicker Park has intermittently had an official unofficial critical mass for many years, historically from Polish Triangle on first Fridays.  To the best of my knowledge though, this hasn't gelled in sizeable form in many months.Now living for foreseeable months in Bucktown, I'd like to reboot WPCM immediately. With years of experience creating the magical north side critical mass on Second Fridays from Senn Park, I've got reason to believe we can make something great happen in hipsterville.I've…See More
Nov 15, 2013
Mathew DeGutes commented on DanaW's group FBC Chicago
"FBC tonight or tomorrow?"
Aug 20, 2013
notoriousDUG replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"Comparing that piece of crap to a decent used bike for 200-250 is like apples to oranges.  Only a sucker buys one of those chunks of feces and tries to ride it as transportation; it'll implode in no time. "
Jul 19, 2013
Haddon replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"A single 30 day bus pass is now $100.  Back and forth on the train 40 times is $200.  A couple hundred bucks on a bike pays for itself pretty quick.  Agreed: "
Jul 19, 2013
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"No, Chicago is fortunate to have a strong enough demand for used bikes that it's worthwhile to fix and sell them. The reason that there are good working condition bikes is because there's money to made from selling them. If a used bike…"
Jul 19, 2013
notoriousDUG replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"And those people are cheap and usually end up spending more to fix the pile of parts they got a 'deal' on then just buying a decent bike. "
Jul 19, 2013
grayn8 (5.3 - 36) replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"Yes! Working Bikes, Blackstone, Recyclery, West Town Bikes shop... I have never bought from there, but I have heard decent things about Nearly New. Also, really depends on what your looking for...cruiser, mixte, load bearing work horse, 10 speed…"
Jul 18, 2013
igz replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"cost of doing business... "
Jul 18, 2013
peter moormann replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"Maybe Blackstone or Working bikes would be a good place for you to look? Wait til winter if you want a deal. Most folks dont ride if it's below 75degrees, so the demand goes down as the temperature drops. "
Jul 18, 2013
Michael A replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"wait, $200 for a WHOLE bike?  huh?"
Jul 18, 2013
notoriousDUG replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"$200 for a nice working bike in good shape is a good price, you're just cheap."
Jul 18, 2013
Julia 3.5/7.5 mi replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"I've actually never bought a bike in the summer - only fall and winter. My singlespeed Miyata that I'm currently riding was originally purchased for $100 a few days before Christmas in 2009. The guy even threw in a new kryptonite ulock,…"
Jul 18, 2013
Lanterne Rouge replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"Yep. Supply and demand. Plus, Chicago is a huge city with an ever expanding bike culture.  If you have a car, you may want to check out Milwaukee's craigslist. I routinely see some pretty good deals pop up now and again. They've got…"
Jul 18, 2013
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Mathew DeGutes's discussion Are used bikes too expensive around Chicago
"Plus you have to consider the cost of putting most used bikes on the market.  A portable grinder costs something.  The grinding wheels have to be replaced.   The cost of the van and the gas to drive around looking for…"
Jul 18, 2013
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Full Moon Fiasco at Gannon's Pub

July 22, 2013 all day
Not to be confused with an athletic endeavor, we meet up at Gannon's Pub for a couple of drinks and ride to another dive somewhere.  Meet up at 8, ride at 9.  Destination is always TBA.  See you there.See More
Jul 18, 2013

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
Currently bikeless and feeling despondent. Need a bike, and figured this might help

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