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    shot pulling robot ThaRiddla's Avatar
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    Chicago Bike Show?

    I know it's no NAHBS, but is anyone going?

    Chicago Bike Show:
    March 25 - 26
    Fun and Fitness for the entire family! The Chicago Bike Show, now the largest bicycle show in the country, will feature over numerous exhibitors lining 90,000 square feet with the latest and greatest the bicycle industry has to offer! For more information visit the event website at www.chicagobikeshow.com.

    Admission: Adults $10; Children under 12 $4; Children under 6 FREE.
    Hours: Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Location: Festival Hall, Navy Pier

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    I don't think I have a choice.

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    I'll be there. I'll be taking photos probably.

    It's mostly the larger mass-produced brands but a few gems and such can be found.

    Forum member calculator scored a brand new Langster complete for $250 and bought just for kicks and rain duty.

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    There is some sweet stuff. This is the sort of place you can find an entire lance armstrong outfit and matching bike too.

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    Anyone want to meet up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by absntr
    I'll be there. I'll be taking photos probably.

    It's mostly the larger mass-produced brands but a few gems and such can be found.

    Forum member calculator scored a brand new Langster complete for $250 and bought just for kicks and rain duty.
    what ever happened to calculator? met him at the track that one day and he's been scarce since.

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    it looks like you can fill this out and get $3 off admission
    http://www.chicagobikeshow.com/COUPON.html

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    ooh, I'm there
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

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    My 6 month sabbatical from spending money on bikes will be ending in a few weeks. Its been hard, I don't know if I can talk myself into this show. I think I'm going to do early registration for Bike the Drive instead

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    I'm down for Saturday if people want to meet up.

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    hmm, not sure which day i work, I'll let you know
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by efarrar
    There is some sweet stuff. This is the sort of place you can find an entire lance armstrong outfit and matching bike too.
    Don't you mean schwinn armstrong? I'll be there. Looking forward to it.
    Foco for life.

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    guhhh i have to go back down to school on the 23rd or 24th

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    hooray for the schwinn bmx team. but i wish it were someone cooler. ahh...they days of my bmx past....
    [holy ****ing **** balls and a half that is a gigantic ****ing rediculously huge what in gods name in hell were you thinking big chain ring.......your legs must be the size of a mother ****ing killer whale

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    Looks good. Let's definitely meet up and go. Either day works for me.

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    I might be working. I don't THINK RT is exhibiting this year, but if we are, I'll definitely be there.
    Philosophy and feelings don't change the laws of physics

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    *BUMP*

    Anyone want to meet up and go to this?

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    Gorn,

    I'm going to be there with some friends Sat AM - they want to go early. We'll probably go to Fox and Obel for coffee first. LMK if you want to meet up.

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    Roll Call?
    Let's set a time to meet - 10am? Bike Racks out front?

    1.) ThaRiddla

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    Quote Originally Posted by schloe mo
    what ever happened to calculator? met him at the track that one day and he's been scarce since.
    Hiding out in an attempt to catch up on work debt. I plan on getting my velo love on very soon.

    By the by, I flipped that Langster and made $300 on it. Crazy ebay kids.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by calculator
    By the by, I flipped that Langster and made $300 on it. Crazy ebay kids.

    Dave
    Did you pick that up in the closeout center? What is the selection like at the show, are there a lot of good deals?

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanR6
    Did you pick that up in the closeout center? What is the selection like at the show, are there a lot of good deals?

    Ryan
    Affirmative on the closeout center. The selection was okay; the Langster was the only fixed related item there. Plenty of cheap neon jerseys and bulbous Bell helmets.

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    I'm there. Probably Saturday afternoon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calculator
    Affirmative on the closeout center. The selection was okay; the Langster was the only fixed related item there. Plenty of cheap neon jerseys and bulbous Bell helmets.
    Thanks. I figured the selection wasn't the greatest, but maybe it's worth checking out. I don't have any bike at the moment, so something under $300, fixed or geared, would be something I'd be interested in, as long as it was my size.
    Ryan

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    Just got back from the show. Never been to a bike show, so i don't have reference on size/turnout. It was decent. Kenda was there selling tires for around dealer cost, so I got some Kriterium Pros for $18.

    Closeout center was slim pickings, they had some roadies for $1000 and up, lame-o shoes and clothing and lots of cush-cush saddles.

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