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Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society


Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society

Every member of the Society (CBES) should aspire to have a beer at every brewery or brewpub located in a day or two bicycle ride distance from Chicago (and, of course, within the city limits).

Naturally, preferable way of getting to is by bike, as for riding back . . . whatever is available, train, bus, horse and buggy, depending on amount of beverages consumed at the destination.

Routes on Ride with GPS, here.

On Facebook, here.

On Twitter, here.

Lists of breweries and brewpubs (and other beer things): on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Up-to-date map (with a list, postal- and web-addresses and phone numbers, where available). Five hundred thirty (530!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 199
Latest Activity: May 2

Discussion Forum

Future rides 71 Replies

Please post suggestions, ideas and discuss 'em here.Continue

Tags: beer rides, brewery rides, future rides, CBES

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Brett Miller Apr 28.

Post your favorite local beers here! 14 Replies

Did you just try a local beer that you thought was exceptional?  Post it here!  Continue

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Allan Oct 3, 2017.

Bikes, Bites and Brews - North Mayfair Festival 1 Reply

North Mayfair Improvement Association (NMIA) is pleased to announce “Bikes, Bites & Brews”, a neighborhood festival scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 1 – 3, 2017.  Fest-goers can look…Continue

Started by Matthew J. Robertson. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Jul 30, 2017.

Beer-, but non necessarily bike-related events 43 Replies

Post here a beer-related event you'd like to attend and invite others.Continue

Tags: beer events, events, beer

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Dec 11, 2014.

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Comment by bobweiser on February 21, 2021 at 5:51pm

that was exactly the problem. that bead jack looks like it's for pulling the bead over the rim. which was already done this time, but which i could use help with sometimes, is it heavy / bulky? the grabber was more like a Tire Seating Tool.

Comment by djm on February 21, 2021 at 5:29pm

Sounds like the tire bead wasnt properly seated in one area.  This can be a particular problem with certain tire/rim combinations.  Sometimes one needs to grab the tire and flex it back and forth while inflating it to seat the bead on the rim shelf.  Building up the rim with additional layers of rim tape or using lubrication when mounting the tire can address this.  Was the "grabber" tool a bead jack?

Comment by bobweiser on February 21, 2021 at 5:13pm

it turned out it wasn't a bump, but the opposite, a less round / more flat area. the tube hadn't pushed the tire all the way out to "set" it properly against the rim. they had a primitive looking "grabber" tool, but couldn't pull the tire up the rest of the way with that, either. the *solution* was "mounting fluid". which i'd never even heard of.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on February 20, 2021 at 5:46pm

Twisted in a bunch ;)

Comment by Alina M on February 20, 2021 at 5:42pm

Hmm. Tube was twisted?

Comment by bobweiser on February 20, 2021 at 5:17pm

just when you think you've seen it all...

changed a flat and got a weird bump in my tire. thump thump thumped when ridden. deflated it, squeezed the tire in, reinflated it, no change.

the thumping wasn't a big deal, but i'm tired of falling and didn't want it to explode or come off the rim or something. so when i was out yesterday i went by turin. can any of you guess the problem, and the solution (hint hint)?

Comment by bobweiser on February 17, 2021 at 8:33pm

'tis the season

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on February 17, 2021 at 7:21pm


Comment by bobweiser on February 17, 2021 at 7:16pm

Comment by Christopher Newman on February 16, 2021 at 6:36am

Yup, in front of the Adler. The Lakefront Trail was actually pretty well maintained, everything else was a slog.


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