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Old 06-21-06, 03:51 PM   #1
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Minneapolis/Chicago

I will be in Minneapolis from the 22nd to the 28th and Chicago from the 29th to the 3rd. I plan on doing some digging for a rad set of cranks and a new stem while I'm in cities that actually stock track/fixed gear parts. What shops should I check out? Are there any big events going on during those days that I should check out? It's too bad I can't bring my bike with me.
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Old 06-21-06, 04:05 PM   #2
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i'm a big fan of one on one and cars-r-coffins in minneapolis.
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Old 06-21-06, 04:08 PM   #3
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Yojimbo's is all you need in Chicago.

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Old 06-21-06, 04:09 PM   #4
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Those are on the list. I'm going to try to hit Yojimbo's in chicago too, but I'll have to play it by ear.
I'm also down for Rock or Hip Hop shows in either city. By rock I mean people who can actually play not some crappy noise show in someone's basement.
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You don't have to travel across the country to find bike parts.

You can find "IT" on eBay.

Take it from me I've been a member / shareholder for over 7 years. No shop can compete. Haha!

Now this whole Skype thing is silly, don't get me started!
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Old 06-21-06, 04:30 PM   #6
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**** Ebay.
It just happens that I'll be in those cities for some weddings and to see family.
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wow, me too! i'm going to be in minneapolis on the 29th... then touring through WI to hit chicago on July 4.
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I'm going to do some digging at my folk's place to see if i can cobble together something to ride. We've got an allecat right after I get back, and I don't want to go into it with 2 weeks of no riding.
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If you do get a bike together:



Something to do on a Sat, if you don't mind getting sh!tfaced and lost...
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wow, me too! i'm going to be in minneapolis on the 29th... then touring through WI to hit chicago on July 4.

hey lady. what are your plans on the 29th?
any time to meet up for some orange gatorade before you leave?
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I too will be in the city of lakes from the 6/27-7/10 and I'm looking to catch the tour. Does anyone know of any places in MPLS showing it?
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Bicycle Film Festival Mpls ... first time ever ... 7/6 - 7/8

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I too will be in the city of lakes from the 6/27-7/10 and I'm looking to catch the tour. Does anyone know of any places in MPLS showing it?
When you're in mpls, you might want to check this out (July 6-8):
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EXCELLENT! I completely forgot, thanks for the reminder ben there is only so much time you can spend with the fam
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hey lady. what are your plans on the 29th?
any time to meet up for some orange gatorade before you leave?
i'm calling for a chimblysweep drinking celebration at the t-rock (or elsewhere) that night. i insist.
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**** yaaeah. i'm game! bring it! i only have to make 90 mi loaded the next day... bonuds!
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I will be in Minneapolis from the 22nd to the 28th and Chicago from the 29th to the 3rd. I plan on doing some digging for a rad set of cranks and a new stem while I'm in cities that actually stock track/fixed gear parts. What shops should I check out?
I know the Hub on Minnehaha has a Sugino 75 crankset with 49tooth chainring just hanging out-of-box behind the counter. - they've also got a sweet "junk" room where there are serious treasures to be found.

also - if you're into the junk room idea - hit the basement of the One on One in downtown Minneapolis. um, ...everybody that's been down there knows why.
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i'm calling for a chimblysweep drinking celebration at the t-rock (or elsewhere) that night. i insist.
since you insist...
i work at the t-rock that night til 9 so that would be a fabulous place to celebrate.
or at least a start.
bridge club anyone?
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since you insist...
i work at the t-rock that night til 9 so that would be a fabulous place to celebrate.
or at least a start.
bridge club anyone?
let's start there and move on as necessary. i don't get out of school until about 9:30 that night anyway...but it's pretty tempting to skip out, esp. since chimbs is gonna be here.

good an excuse as any, right?
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wow, me too! i'm going to be in minneapolis on the 29th... then touring through WI to hit chicago on July 4.
Wow, someone from outta town BF! Uh, that sounds kinda silly. Anyway, I'll head over to the t-rock if you guys r gonna be hanging out that night. when is it again?
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I will be in Minneapolis from the 22nd to the 28th and Chicago from the 29th to the 3rd. I plan on doing some digging for a rad set of cranks and a new stem while I'm in cities that actually stock track/fixed gear parts. What shops should I check out? Are there any big events going on during those days that I should check out? It's too bad I can't bring my bike with me.
Hey, PM me if you wanna go ride or sumptin'
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Old 06-23-06, 03:11 PM   #21
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I made it. That was a lot of travel time yesterday. Checked out CRCoffee today, doing the family thing all weekend. Still bikeless.
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Minneapolis leg is coming to a close. Been a busy week. I'm ready to be home with my stuff and my bike.
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you still here tonight?

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ats/174463387.html
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I am, but I'm not going to be able to make it. Dinner with famdamily, I'm beat down and I'm getting up early as possible to get on the road in the morning. Too bad it looks like it could be fun.
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