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    shot pulling robot ThaRiddla's Avatar
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    Chicagoans - Maxwell Street Market?

    Anyone gone to this?
    I've heard that there are bikes there to be bought?

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    I kept hearing this, too: that this was the place to find your recently stolen bike. I've only been there once, but I didn't see anything beyond a pile of rear wheels.
    Quote Originally Posted by monkey
    You could be doing blow off a dead hooker with a needle sticking out of your arm and you wouldn't get kicked out of Humboldt.

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    A pile of rear wheels??

    haha nice

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    if i go, it's for food (mmm, spicy dried mango slices) and/or any random thing i may need. get there early, as in sunrise early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    I saw that link, but it doesn't mention anything about bikes. I'm guessing random vendors have stuff. Maybe i'll head down there next sunday.

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    its in the blues brothers!

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    Really they sell stolen bikes there?

    (and not just the bicycles of cyclists killed by people parking in roosevelt road bike lane to go to the maxwell market?)

    Sorry, I ride by that clusterfeck every week. The cars suck, but the produce is great.

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    I go for the food , cheap bandanas, and the Mexican wrestling masks. I did find a nice,complete, Japanese track bike there two years back, but couldn't find a way to easily transport it back to MKE. Plus, there is that stolen bike probability to contend with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsan
    Mexican wrestling masks.

    Oh man, SR - I can't wait for May.

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    I have been pretty regularly for the past few months and haven't seen anything that can't be had at working bikes. The guys working their tables can be kinda fickle on pricing as well. One week it might be like 10 bucks and the next 50. Some of them are really set on their price, but most will be able to be haggled down if you are persistant. On the other hand I dont know of anywhere else that you can get three packages of socks for ten dollars any more readily.

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    I furnished my first apartment entirely from Maxwell Street.
    Ghetto fabulousness. I've seen a few nice bikes there every once in
    a while, but just can't justify buying someone's stolen bike.

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