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On 6/26/2019 at 9:51 PM, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

1000 is running brand new I’m on it right now as I type on the 78 Montrose and everything inside and outside looks brand new nothing is wrong with this bus you guys might be talking about the 1000 Series retiring because you either see them out of 77th or 74th which those 2 garages don’t take any good care of their flyers and novas for cr*p.....C, K, FG, NP, 103rd take really good care of their buses 

Being in 77th's and 74th's territory I beg to differ on that one, every garage has a bad batch of buses with a multitude of issues if they didn't take good care of them then you would see a lot of short term loans coming down to the south side to help out. If anything the only bad bunch of buses that I can recall is the 8000's. Some are literally falling apart from the interior while the rest have terrible A/Cs and always seem to break down. Hell i've seen more 8000's broken down than the new flyers this past year alone. The only Novas that run well out of 74th are the 8200's which is shocking to me. Minus the gear ratios set on most of 74th's D40LFs they run pretty smooth, 77th is a different story but most of the D40LF's  and LFS's run just fine in my opinion, don't mistake the bad routes some of these buses run on which then turns into these buses are being poorly managed by there home garage crap. Sometimes the routes make the buses feel worse than what they already are. Unless you're driving out of those garages what can you really say......

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4 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

Being in 77th's and 74th's territory I beg to differ on that one, every garage has a bad batch of buses with a multitude of issues if they didn't take good care of them then you would see a lot of short term loans coming down to the south side to help out. If anything the only bad bunch of buses that I can recall is the 8000's. Some are literally falling apart from the interior while the rest have terrible A/Cs and always seem to break down. Hell i've seen more 8000's broken down than the new flyers this past year alone. The only Novas that run well out of 74th are the 8200's which is shocking to me. Minus the gear ratios set on most of 74th's D40LFs they run pretty smooth, 77th is a different story but most of the D40LF's  and LFS's run just fine in my opinion, don't mistake the bad routes some of these buses run on which then turns into these buses are being poorly managed by there home garage crap. Sometimes the routes make the buses feel worse than what they already are. Unless you're driving out of those garages what can you really say......

I agree. For instance, about 2-3 years ago, every bus on State St from 95th to 69th was a bad bus, the quality of the road was in such terrible condition (although the 29 is a 103rd route, most people aren't going to know that). Same thing on 75th from at least South Chicago to Eberhart, good lord, I remember being young and knowing the Flxibles on that route was hell.

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22 minutes ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

I agree. For instance, about 2-3 years ago, every bus on State St from 95th to 69th was a bad bus, the quality of the road was in such terrible condition (although the 29 is a 103rd route, most people aren't going to know that). Same thing on 75th from at least South Chicago to Eberhart, good lord, I remember being young and knowing the Flxibles on that route was hell.

Exactly, I've been on nearly all of the southside routes and throughout the years I haven't seen much of a repave on most of the major streets unless there in small 1 to 2 miles sections. Living right around Ashland near 95th is a nightmare, from 95th all the way down to maybe Belmont is nothing but rough roads and untreated pothole cities, there's a one mile stretch that did get a recent repave a few years back from 71st  to 63rd and that is nearly back to the same old rough terrain that it once was, the 8000's take one hell of a beating on Ashland but that's just one of many routes where buses take a beating. I remember riding #6877 on route 54A a few months ago and the ride felt as if the bus was brand new based on the roads itself along with the moderate condition of the bus, riding along Skokie blvd felt like I was riding on cloud 9 vs riding on Route 9. xDxDxD

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On 6/26/2019 at 6:46 PM, chicagocubs6323 said:

@ajay this thread already exists

So You telling me...I wasted my time... making the other D40LF topics and this one already exist? Smh. Ok I really need to start making more sense. If I knew this thread already exist...i would have never made those topics.

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28 minutes ago, ajay said:

So You telling me...I wasted my time... making the other D40LF topics and this one already exist? Smh. Ok I really need to start making more sense. If I knew this thread already exist...i would have never made those topics.

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39 minutes ago, ajay said:

So You telling me...I wasted my time... making the other D40LF topics and this one already exist? Smh. Ok I really need to start making more sense. If I knew this thread already exist...i would have never made those topics.

🤣🤣😭😭 you got me dying of laughter “so you telling me...I wasted my time...making the other D40LF topics and this one already exists?”

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14 hours ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

🤣🤣😭😭 you got me dying of laughter “so you telling me...I wasted my time...making the other D40LF topics and this one already exists?”

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Are the 1000 series not good in the heat? All of the busses I’ve heard from 103,77 and 74 all sound line their engines are over heating and it is very loud. 

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3 hours ago, ajm522 said:

Are the 1000 series not good in the heat? All of the busses I’ve heard from 103,77 and 74 all sound line their engines are over heating and it is very loud. 

HVAC is probably what you're hearing, some of the #7900's HVACs make that same loud noise when in motion but the noise goes away once the bus comes to a stop and idles.  I didn't hear much of that before the rehabs on the #1000's but afterwards i've heard it a lot during the spring and summer months. 

Here's a better sense of what you might be hearing though. Right around 19:39 you'll hear the loud roar of what appears to be the A/C.

 

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2 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

HVAC is probably what you're hearing, some of the #7900's HVACs make that same loud noise when in motion but the noise goes away once the bus comes to a stop and idles.  I didn't hear much of that before the rehabs on the #1000's but afterwards i've heard it a lot during the spring and summer months. 

Here's a better sense of what you might be hearing though. Right around 19:39 you'll hear the loud roar of what appears to be the A/C.

 

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Thank you! that is the exact sound. I thought all of the engines or transmissions were bad but every single 1000 I encountered today had that sound.

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CTA has had issues with maintenance from time to time since time immemorial. For instance in 1981 things at 77th got so bad that almost their entire 5307 fleet was swapped out. 1000's with FG, 9600's with NP, 7400's with 69 (I think). Over 100 buses involved. The receiving garages were not pleased. In fact NP refused to send 9600-9692 back after fixing them up. At the same time any Flx's or 300's at S Shop awaiting work were simply retired.

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On 7/5/2019 at 9:30 PM, ajm522 said:

Thank you! that is the exact sound. I thought all of the engines or transmissions were bad but every single 1000 I encountered today had that sound.

What you guys are hearing are the cooling fans located on the drivers side rear for the engine. It has nothing to do with the a/c. 

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1 hour ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

I saw 1007 on Sunday and there is no number inside where the number usually is under the next-stop sign.

That’s been like that for a few months now

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4 hours ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

Very interesting 

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Forgive the dumb question from the expat-Chicagoan, but what is so interesting about this picture?

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1 hour ago, rvwnsd said:

Forgive the dumb question from the expat-Chicagoan, but what is so interesting about this picture?

Well if you see it correctly flyers don’t have 3 wheel chair seats it’s only 2 (sideways) this specific one (1046) has it and only that flyer 

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