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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 04-05-04, 04:27 PM   #1
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Speaking of favorite bars...

What your favorite, bike oriented/friendly bar?

I like McSorleys in NYC on a Sunday afternoon after a ride because of the atmosphere, ease of keeping my eye on my bike right outside, and the fact that I never get weird looks because of my bike outfit.
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Old 04-05-04, 04:29 PM   #2
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What your favorite, bike oriented/friendly bar?

I like McSorleys in NYC on a Sunday afternoon after a ride because of the atmosphere, ease of keeping my eye on my bike right outside, and the fact that I never get weird looks because of my bike outfit.
RAGBRAI bars!!! There are a bunch of 'em!!
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Old 04-05-04, 04:35 PM   #3
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http://www.handlebarchicago.com/

best bar in Chicago that is totally biker friendly!
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Old 04-05-04, 09:10 PM   #4
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Hell yeah the Handlebar!
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For me The Triple Rock Social Club, on the west bank here in Minneapolis.

http://www.triplerocksocialclub.com/

Not only do they encourage alternative forms of transportation (look at the bottom of their homepage), but they also have a burger/pint for 5$. Not just burgers, but veggie burgers for all of you vegans out there. Not to mention tuesdays are 2 for 1's much drunkeness has occured within those brick walls.

Of course any bar which you can succesfully navigate home from after a couple of beers is good in my book.
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Old 04-06-04, 10:19 AM   #6
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I am with you goatmeal. The whole navigating home after a long evening is the key part!

mmmmmmm beer.....(insert Homer Simpson sounds as appropriate)
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the Zeitgeist, in San Francisco.
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Hell yeah the Handlebar!
Weren't we going to have a Chicago SS/fixie meet there last year? ...hey, did everyone go without me?
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Weren't we going to have a Chicago SS/fixie meet there last year? ...hey, did everyone go without me?
I don't think it ever happened. Weather is getting nicer, and we should make this for a weekend. The weekdays will suck for me.
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Ride first, then eat?
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one of everybody's favorite philly bar: McGlinchey's

come on philly people back me up!!!

personally i prefer McKenna's Irish Pub, but thats bc its on the corner of my block!! a mug of yuengling lager for $1....mmmm
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Old 04-09-04, 08:30 AM   #12
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I don't think it ever happened. Weather is getting nicer, and we should make this for a weekend. The weekdays will suck for me.
In one of those rare moments in life, I concur with 165 about meeting on a weekend.

Also: the handlebar is cool and all... but once in a while a guy needs some meat. (165, I don't want to hear some gay bar joke out of you. I do in fact mean beef, as in hamburger.) How's about getting them to but some black angus on the menu? Then, the bar would be awesome!... Not that I wouldn't commit to hanging with you guys there anyways.

Nevertheless, Quenchers is my new favorite bar in Chicago.

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but once in a while a guy needs some meat.
i know what you mean.. wait.. nevermind

seitan makes you ride faster - i thought everyone knew that.. geez.
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i know what you mean.. wait.. nevermind

seitan makes you ride faster - i thought everyone knew that.. geez.
it may, but all the salt dehydrates you faster than an SUV sucks up gas... down with veggie cuisine! down with veggie cuisine! give us meat! give us meat!

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it may, but all the salt dehydrates you faster than an SUV sucks up gas... down with veggie cuisine! down with veggie cuisine! give us meat! give us meat!

A great little pub/bar is Jury's. Neighborhood atmosphere (not a 'biker' bar but nice), great burgers, good beer selection and a rear deck. Lincoln Ave and Pensacola Ave.
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A great little pub/bar is Jury's. Neighborhood atmosphere (not a 'biker' bar but nice), great burgers, good beer selection and a rear deck. Lincoln Ave and Pensacola Ave.
Is that in Lincoln Square?
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it may, but all the salt dehydrates you faster than an SUV sucks up gas...
true - however, quite frequently i get that extra vegan-powered tailwind, everything helps.. especially heading north on the lakepath.
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true - however, quite frequently i get that extra vegan-powered tailwind, everything helps.. especially heading north on the lakepath.
touché
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mmm, zeitgeist. a few pitchers and the tamale lady, who could ask for anything more?
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one of everybody's favorite philly bar: McGlinchey's

come on philly people back me up!!!

personally i prefer McKenna's Irish Pub, but thats bc its on the corner of my block!! a mug of yuengling lager for $1....mmmm

McGlinchys....awesome! I go there a lot... Cheap beer and lots of fixed gear bikes chained up outside to look at. If you see the "nocoins" bike with a raingutter as a makeshift fender outside, you will know I am inside.... and probably drunk. I live a few blocks down from that bar.

I dont know McKenna's.... where is that? ...$1 pints...and its not PBR...sign me up.
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yeah mcglincheys!! $2.35 pints of guinness and a ms pacman machine. soo good!!
Bob & Babaras on 16th and South. Dag Queen Thursdays and PBR and a shot for a 3 dollars, very fun and lots of bikes
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