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Old 11-24-21, 12:32 AM
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Your thoughts? Chicago bike show and Party?

Hey guys,

Some of you may know that the Winter Chicago Bike swap is being held at the Kane County fairgrounds in St. Charles IL. on February 13th 2022.
I know that is Super Bowl Sunday. I'll be busy that night so I was thinking about having a get together Saturday, the day/evening before at the Bike Garage where people can bring their favorite vintage road bike to show.

The idea is to get to know other forum members and have a little bike show as well.

I would provide a great meal and the venue in Naperville IL, Approx 25 minutes from the Bike swap location.

I'll have 37 or more choice bikes displayed plus whatever you guys bring.

I know some are just looking to get out and get their vintage bike "fix" before spring.

I know that many of you have a long drive to get here and of course many are way too far away.

Would you be willing to come? Please let know.

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https://www.chicagowinterbikeswap.com/
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Old 11-25-21, 01:13 PM
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Nothing? LOL

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Originally Posted by jjhabbs View Post
Nothing? LOL

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Everyone is busy with Thanksgiving madness. Iím have a terrible time getting my Turkey in the oven. I order a farm fresh heritage bird and it looks a bit too fresh! Sounds fun is there Hearse parking at either venue? I need at least two spaces but it it sticks out 4 is better.
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I will be out of town.
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You know I already told you I was in for it. I think it's a great plan.
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If I left right now and started riding, I might be able to get there in time.

Or you could send a car for me, one that can haul at least a dozen bikes.

Hope it turns out well, plenty of time and local enough folks, you should be golden by the time it gets here.
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Old 11-25-21, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Everyone is busy with Thanksgiving madness. Iím have a terrible time getting my Turkey in the oven. I order a farm fresh heritage bird and it looks a bit too fresh! Sounds fun is there Hearse parking at either venue? I need at least two spaces but it it sticks out 4 is better.
Hi, Yeah. I can imagine people are out traveling. etc. Yes. there is plenty of parking for oversized vehicles! LOL

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Old 11-27-21, 02:15 PM
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I like that idea, I have a couple I could bring .... that is, if I'm not in Florida escaping the Central Illinois winter.
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I like the sound of this. I'm inclined to ride to the thing from Lincoln Park, so weather is a factor. Pencil me in as a yes and I'll confirm when I got a better idea of that day's weather.
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Originally Posted by motogeek View Post
I like that idea, I have a couple I could bring .... that is, if I'm not in Florida escaping the Central Illinois winter.
I hear ya! Even though there isn't a ride attached to this event I'm figuring out that time of year people would be sick of being inside and want to geek out on some bikes. LOL

Hopefully we can pull a few members together!

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I like the sound of this. I'm inclined to ride to the thing from Lincoln Park, so weather is a factor. Pencil me in as a yes and I'll confirm when I got a better idea of that day's weather.
You probably already know that the location of my place is directly on the Illinois prairie path. Right were Route 59 hits I88. so if you pick up the trail in Berkley or Hillside or even further East you have an easy way here. Weather dependent obviously.

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Originally Posted by jjhabbs View Post
Hey guys,

Some of you may know that the Winter Chicago Bike swap is being held at the Kane County fairgrounds in St. Charles IL. on February 13th 2022.
I know that is Super Bowl Sunday. I'll be busy that night so I was thinking about having a get together Saturday, the day/evening before at the Bike Garage where people can bring their favorite vintage road bike to show.

The idea is to get to know other forum members and have a little bike show as well.

I would provide a great meal and the venue in Naperville IL, Approx 25 minutes from the Bike swap location.

I'll have 37 or more choice bikes displayed plus whatever you guys bring.

I know some are just looking to get out and get their vintage bike "fix" before spring.

I know that many of you have a long drive to get here and of course many are way too far away.

Would you be willing to come? Please let know.

JJ.
https://www.chicagowinterbikeswap.com/
Native Chicagoan here, I'm very interested! What and where is The Bike Garage? I may need to come due to a possible meeting of a vintage motorcycle club I used to ride with, same weekend!
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I'd be willing, JJ. You are a splendid host.
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Native Chicagoan here, I'm very interested! What and where is The Bike Garage? I may need to come due to a possible meeting of a vintage motorcycle club I used to ride with, same weekend!
Hi. Its at Irongate motor condos in Naperville. You can see samples of it on my Youtube channel, John's vintage road bike garage. Its at 59 and I88.

Thanks! Hope you can make it

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Hey guys. If I dont get response to this post here I am going to make a new post.

We are ON!

Who: US! Bike forum members
What: Bike show and party. Showing our favorite bikes, Interesting items you wanna bring
Where: My Bike Garage in Naperville IL.
why: Because we can. It will be a lot of fun! Then go to the bike swap in St. Charles the next day.
When: Saturday Feb 12th at 2pm til ??
When: Bike swap is Feb 13th in St charles IL.

I will provide food and beverages. If you have a favorite drink to share bring it along.
I will have to limit this to 35 guests.
Please RSVP via Private message here.
Cost... ZERO
Masks, Not required. I wont be wearing one. If you'll feel unsafe please dont RSVP.
Please message me with new and interesting Ideas.

There is plenty of parking. Bring a bicycle if you choose however not required. Have a method of standing your bicycle up as well if you can.
If you want to sell something there you may. However NOT a primary reason for the gathering. IF you bring too much you'll be selling out of your trunk.
If you been trolling me here or on YouTube your especially invited.

Any questions, let me know

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Outside

I hope its all done outside?
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I hope its all done outside?
Inside the garage.

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We have 5 signed up including myself!

Love to see you there.

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I'll have to see if the Packers are in the Super bowl
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I'll have to see if the Packers are in the Super bowl
Hey, even if they are you can come on Saturday! Then go home and watch them on Sunday! GO PACK!

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We have 5 signed up including myself!

Love to see you there.

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I'm signed up vicariously and assume you will have video of the festivities.
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Everyone,
I do plan on making a video of the event. However if you do not consent, I will make sure you don't appear in the video.

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I'm in.

The covids postponed work travel. woohoo covids!
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Hey Hey,
If its ok with the mods, I may repost this. Its an old post so many people may not think the event is happening..

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