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citylove 03-10-14 08:23 PM

Chicago People! Road conditions?
Hey Chicagoans, are you out there?

I moved to a new neighborhood and will be riding for the first time in a while so I am unfamiliar with my new route. I am wondering what bike conditions are like on Elston these days? Last time I rode (January) the debris was so bad that I got a flat (through my gator skins!). Wondering if there's a chance it is better? Thinking of taking Lincoln Ave south instead.

lowbike 03-11-14 10:52 AM

Lincoln Ave is terrible all sizes of potholes in both directions and with most of the streets messed up at this point I would only use a mountain bike with fatter tires

Barrettscv 03-11-14 11:34 AM

Chicago roads are highly pot-holed during a normal spring, this year is epic. I'd put 700x35 touring tires like these on your Cross Check; | Schwalbe Marathon Supreme Folding Road City Tire | Hybrid & Touring Tires

citylove 03-11-14 07:01 PM

Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it!! Didn't think of potholes for some reason!

Wanderer 03-12-14 08:28 AM

Right now, today, you would have say they all suck!

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