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    Chicago fixed gear scene

    So I am stuck in Chicago for a couple weeks or so due to work. But I have my bike with me. What is it like here? Any good good fixed gear shops? Any group rides going on? Any good bars where the cycling culture likes to hang out at? Give me something fun to do.

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    Bring yer bike to the Daly Plaza this coming July 25 at about 6:00 pm for da biggest party.

    Don't thank me, just show up.

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    yeah, i just realized they have their critical mass this friday. i may have to check it out. should be quite different from my smaller columbus oh rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelsplan View Post
    So I am stuck in Chicago for a couple weeks or so due to work. But I have my bike with me. What is it like here? Any good good fixed gear shops? Any group rides going on? Any good bars where the cycling culture likes to hang out at? Give me something fun to do.

    Try Yojimbo's Garage(Bike Shop) on the south side. Say hi to his cats while you are there.

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    This is my fav fixie vid on youtube, apparently its in Chicago... check it out...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buC48XpWlF4

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    As far as cycling culture bars go, you can't beat the Handlebar.

    Critical Mass is always fun in Chicago too. Last time we all got on the Lakefront Trail. Nothing quite like mashing through a trail with 5,000 other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelsucker View Post
    Try Yojimbo's Garage(Bike Shop) on the south side. Say hi to his cats while you are there.
    South Side?

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    Thanks a lot guys. I will definitely be riding in the critical mass on friday. i cant wait. i may check out the handlebar tomorrow evening if i have some time. kinda hard, i am working some weird hours while i am here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joetotale View Post
    South Side?
    Yeah. Def NOT the South Side. A few blocks north of Division on Clybourne.

    Also check out this race on the 27th. Somebody told me about it over the weekend while I was out. I thought it was Critical Mass-like in nature, but its a race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate golf View Post
    Right. But you have to submit an app before you can browse the forums.
    I am neither prime nor composite.

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    yojimbo's is great. there's also a velodrome just outside the city if you're into that.

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    Just cruise up and down Milwaukee Ave., from Diversey to downtown, and you'll be in the heart of it all. And, at some point, do an early morning lakefront ride. South Side's less crowded but it's all beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joetotale View Post
    South Side?

    It was funny, absolutely. I find the area that Yojimbo's shop is located as bad as the south side of Chicago, period. I grew up in that area when the notorious Cabrini Green housing projects were up and running,hence, my reference to the south side. I have heard that the area is much better since the projects were demolished, and the hipster yuppie crowd has moved in. Regardless, Yojimbo's(1310 N. Clybourn) is the shop to visit when in town, pet Gracie and Gary the cats when you get there, bring Marcus a sixer too!

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