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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-08-05, 06:57 PM   #1
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Hey Chicago people!

I was thinking about organizing a little FIXED GEAR FORUM get together on the 23rd of Aug for the showing of Star Wars in Grant Park.

Anyone in for meeting up?

It starts around 8:30 but I'm going to scout out a spot around 6:15.

We can trade Chewy figurines, read our soiled Star Wars comix & comsume copious amounts of booze.

Talking TO the screen will be totally permitted as will reciting line by line.

Let me know...
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Old 08-08-05, 07:01 PM   #2
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I'm, of course, there.

i'm bringin' some box wine / mad dog... bring your solo cups and i'll share!
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I'll bring my unopened limited edition Boba Fett digital watch (which I should actually eBay).
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Count me in. Can we make a pre-show ride out of this?
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Old 08-08-05, 09:20 PM   #5
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i gotta work 'till about 5. same goes for RG, i think.
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Count me in. Can we make a pre-show ride out of this?
Go riding after you see the movie and get liquored up. It's more fun that way
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Old 08-08-05, 11:24 PM   #7
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I'm down for a ride and view. I am also going to go see The Hustler on the 16th.
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Yeah, I was thinking maybe afterwards we can do a ride to Chinatown for bubble tea.
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Ya, we can go to a bar afterwards and reenact the Cantina scene.
If I ever get a place with a basement, I'm going to find the Star Wars arcade game.
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Night of the hunter is tonight. Thinking about going dressed as Rev. Powell to snarl at children with reckless abandon and bourbon breath.
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Ya, we can go to a bar afterwards and reenact the Cantina scene.
If I ever get a place with a basement, I'm going to find the Star Wars arcade game.
They used to have that one at the Rainbow Roller Rink.

It was the one where you were in the X-Wing trying to blow up the Death Star. Great game. I need to buy one.
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It was the one where you were in the X-Wing trying to blow up the Death Star.
Ya, I want the sit down version. That game was sweet!
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I just saw one on eBay for $3k.

Then another sold BIN for $1600.

That thing must be heavy....

All I need is a bungalo in the belt and a basement full of old arcade games...
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All I need is a bungalo in the belt and a basement full of old arcade games...
That would be sweet! Star Wars, Track & Field, USA vs. Russia bubble hockey.....
but you'd better upgrade the electricity in the bungalow. My brother-in-law had to get rid
of his Tron game. Couldn't play it without blowing a fuse .
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Right now I'm a few steps away from sleeping on a couch...in an alley!

So a bungalo on the Northwest Side...ah, dreamy!

A yard, a basement...PARKING!!!

One day!
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"For your comfort, cyclists can beat the traffic by biking and the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events provides FREE Bike Valet Parking at all films. The valet is located on the northwest corner of Lake Shore Drive and Monroe Streets."

http://chicago.about.com/od/attracti...905_movies.htm

For arcade games I knew some people that bought from these guys:
http://www.joystixamusements.com

They have a ton of games and they even have original Pong uprights:
http://www.joystixamusements.com/vidgame.asp?IDA=132

I saw a nice Playboy pinball machine there I wish I could get someday. . .
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