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North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
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as a new resident of lincoln square, i've been utilizing the North Branch/North shore Channel trail to commute up to my job in Evanston and had 2 questions. i've tried utilizing my google machine…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Kastigar yesterday.

Anyone looking for a folder project (Dahon Mu frameset)?
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For two years now i've had a brand new/never ridden black Dahon Mu frameset (20" wheels), along with a Dahon seatpost, sitting in my storage closet. I thought i would one day get around to building…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Villaceran Aug 11, 2015.

I'm looking for chicago's most experienced EBB specialist
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i have a Scott SUB 10.; it's an IGH/disc brake hybrid that uses an eccentric bottom bracket (EBB) for chain tension. it's an external clamp style EBB w/ two pinch bolts.the EBB on my bike…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Allison May 23, 2014.

New member intro + an IGH question
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Hello all, I'm a daily bike commuter here in Chicago, from my home in the West Loop up to my job in downtown Evanston (woo-hoo reverse commuter!).  My dedicated foul-weather/winter bike (Scott SUB…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Bullis 5.5-6.5 miles Dec 17, 2012.

 

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Bob Kastigar replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"From Deb Mell's 33rd ward newsletter: UPDATE: Tree Removal at River Park This week, USACE contractors began placing stone on the west bank of the river and grading and removing the standing trees on the east bank for placement into the slope…"
yesterday
Brian S replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"They may plant some though it usually would happen in the spring."
yesterday
Brian S replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"The park district has been eliminating overly dense sections of trees. They've done other sections in the past years (eg near Eugene Field) It helps the river I believe to have the sun hit it and not be too shaded .they can also serve as…"
yesterday
Bob Kastigar replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"A reply to a similar question on NextDoor: Tree Removals at River Park Tree removals began November 19 along the North Branch Chicago River's east shoreline of through River Park from Argyle St to Foster Ave. This is part of the larger River…"
Friday
Dan Allison replied to Yasmeen's discussion Moving, Job Hunting - How Much Is Bike Riding a Factor In Your Choices?
"holy crap! your one way commute is 25 miles and you live and work in the city? do you live in rogers park and work in hegewisch or vice versa? so that's 50 miles round-trip, do you do that ride everyday? i thought my 30 mile round-trippers…"
Thursday
Dan Allison replied to Yasmeen's discussion Moving, Job Hunting - How Much Is Bike Riding a Factor In Your Choices?
"bike commuting is absolutely one of my top priorities for considering where to live/work. we moved from edgewater to lincoln square last year because we found a bigger home for our growing family that we just loved, but it added about 3 miles (from…"
Wednesday
Dan Allison replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"^ yeah, i'm familiar with the tree removal the city did down at horner park a couple years ago. this new tree removal up at river park just happened last week, and it's seems even more wholesale than what they did down at horner. i mean…"
Tuesday
Bob Kastigar replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"A lot more tree removal was done along the river actually, south of Montrose.  They were invasive trees (ie, weeds) that have been taken over.  This was some time ago.  The NIMBY's on the east side of the river objected they…"
Tuesday
Dan Allison replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"another north branch/north shore channel question: does anyone know why all of the trees along the river banks between argyle and foster have been chopped down? i mean it's nice that we finally have a view of the confluence now that…"
Tuesday
Bob Kastigar replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"Are you talking about the pedestrian barrier in the middle of Lawrence?  That's on the WEST side of the river, isn't it?  I've crossed there to get into Ronan Park, and stopping and walking is safer  Cars actually…"
Jan 11
Brian S replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"If you have to cross Lawrence, the new crosswalk on the East Side of the River at Lawrence Ave is really really great. I get off my bike to cross so cars can see me, but it's 100x safer than the old crossing."
Jan 11
Dan Allison replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"i just ride up the sidewalk on the east side of francisco to get from lawrence up to the start of the trail. when i'm on it at 8:00am every morning there usually isn't anyone walking on it, except for an occasional jogger/dog walker."
Jan 11
Bob Kastigar replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"If you're describing northbound, this route has you going north on Francisco - which is a one-way southbound! Go north on Lawrence into Ronan Park up to Argyle on the west side of the river, then east on Argyle over the bridge then north on the…"
Jan 11
Dan Allison replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"it starts in river park, just north of lawrence on the east bank of the river. (along francisco jsut south of ainslee). from there it runs north along the north shore channel until you get just past the lincoln bridge (the trail has under passes…"
Jan 11
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"Would you please advise where the channel trail is? I may want to try and ride it."
Jan 10
Dan Allison replied to Dan Allison's discussion North Branch/North Shore Channel trail questions
"we're right near the rockwell brown line stop. i've done the california/dodge route many times, but i much prefer the channel trail. it gives me 6 miles of car-free cruising, the first 2 miles of which are devoid of even cross streets…"
Jan 10

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Road, Cyclocross, Hybrid, Folding Bike
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Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
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