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Bicycle Buying And Repair reviews in Chicago

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I stopped in the service department to have a gear cable fixed (on a bike I bought there.) 3 guys in plain sight were working on bikes. We could all see each other & there weren't any other customers in the service area : Just me standing there with my bike.1 minute went by and nothing happened. 2 minutes went by. Still, none of the 3 acknowledged my presence, didn't say "we'll be with you in a minute" or anything like that. Then one of the 3 disappeared into the rear of the service area. Still nothing. So I left.I don't know if these guys had just gotten into a fight with each other before I got there, or maybe their boss just yelled at them or something else which might cause such odd/weird behavior. It's a problem though for the business.
I'm sorry I wasted my time by going in to
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today. I will go to another bike repair place to have my bike fixed. And why would I want to go to
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when it's time to get a new bike? I'll go somewhere else for that too.
- Robert S.
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I called on Monday and they told me I could just bring the bike's in that afternoon. We dropped the bike's off and talked to the repair person about what needed to be done. They said they would call if extra work needed to be done and that we could pick-up our bike's on Wednesday. We came back on Wednesday and the bike's were ready and wiped clean.
- Andrew K.
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This seems, on the outside, like a bike shop for the serious bicyclist, and surely it is to the Lycra set. But as ordinary commuter/older/get-around-town bike riders, we have been repeatedly delighted wtih their care, and lack of any if that elitist vibe found in some similar bike shops around town. Last year I had my ten-year old Specialzed partly "rebuilt" and new tires put on, and it has been like new ($258 with some serious rehab). We'd never consider going elsewhere. Thye don't try to sell you on anything, but have practical suggestions and a very customer-oriented way of going about their business.
- TOM L.
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We brought our tandem recumbent in on Monday 8/3 to replace a broken chain and get a tune up. We were told that the chain was a special order and that it would take about a week to come in and they would call us when it came in and the bike was ready to be picked up. We left the bike at the shop and waited for the call to come. On 8/13, more than a week later, we called to check on progress and the mechanic who answered the phone told us that nothing had been done to the bike, although he had noticed it hanging on the ceiling. He said the chain that needed to be replaced was not a special order, just 2 or 3 regular length chains linked together. He said that there was a note on the paperwork for our bike that said "call with quote for work." He also asked US what the mechanic who took in our bike looked like so he could find out what was going on because it was not clear on their documents or in their computer and there was no way to tell who had taken the order for the repair. We spoke with this mechanic for almost 10 minutes, again going over our request for a chain replacement AND a tune up, i.e., check the brakes, etc. When we came to pick up the bike today, the chain had been replaced, but another mechanic claimed no knowledge of our repeated requests for a full tune up. As long time
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customers, we had bought several bikes from this shop and steered people in their direction. However with their very poor customer service, arrogant behavior and almost total lack of follow through, we are now looking for a reliable bike shop that is able to communicate clearly with their own staff and their customers AND do the work!
- Joanne L.
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We dropped off two bikes for new tires and tubes and a tune-up on May 9, 2009. We also wanted to purchase a
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Cycle Rack for our Saturn SL2 but wanted to get one that would fit on a 2009/2010 Honda CRV, which we planned to buy in the Fall, 2009. We picked up both bikes on May 16, 2009 and the repairs were completed, averaging $120 for parts and labor, total $240. We also purchased the
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801 Bones model cycle rack for three bikes for $160.
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personally installed the
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801 Bones on our Saturn. (He had recommended a less expensive rack, primarily because it cost less.) When we left his shop we didn't know for sure whether the
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would fit on a Honda CRV. That issue was resolved on Monday, May 18, 2009 when
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personally called our home and left a message that the
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wouldn't work on the CRV. He had called Honda directly to get the information.
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's effort after he had already made the sale impressed us. His service was excellent and his staff were youthful friendly. We rode into the sunrise on Sunday May 17. The bikes worked very well. The repairs and tires were great.
- BRIAN M.
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I took my Trek 4300 mountain bike in for some repairs after putting about 600 miles on my bicycle over the past 9 months. Talk about wear and tear! My brakes didn't work anymore and my gear shifters were all messed up. So, I found this shop on Lincoln Avenue and walked in to explain what was going on. A friendly face greeted me; apparently this shop has been around for 20+ years in Lincoln Square. I asked for my bicycle back in 3 business days, and they happily obliged. I also asked for some new grips and a rear mud splash fender. They had those items in stock. In fact,
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, the owner, offered me $5 off the cost of the mud splash fender because I was having my tuneup there. I came back in 3 business days and everything worked great. They even cleaned my chain, gears and replaced a brake cable. $65 for all the work, and they "threw in" the new grips. The shop is a bit dapper and seems really discombobulated, but the service here is outstanding.
- greg T.
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I LOVE
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. They kept my 15 year old
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bike up and running and never ever tried to sell me a new one. In fact a couple of different employees talked about what a great bike it was. When it got stolen, and I took a new bike there to get some accessories added (Uptown doesn't have a large selection of new bikes for sale) the guy that helped me remembered me and my red
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. They are knowledgeable, thorough, tell you what you need to do, what you could do, and what not to worry about which I find to be really helpful. Their prices are very reasonable, and they are so friendly and helpful I feel like I'm related---although I don't know many of their names. The bike shop is very invested in the neighborhood, and last I knew hired kids so they could learn the trade. You will not be disappointed.
- Amy B.
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We researched several brands and models of folding bike, and compared prices at several shops before going into
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for a test ride. We tried out a few models, and settled on one based on price and weight. We saw the same bike at other places, but
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had the best price we could find ($50 - $100 less than a couple of shops.) The people at
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were friendly, helpful and efficient, and appeared to enjoy what they do. The bike has been fantastic. It's incredibly easy to fold and take on the train. It's fun to ride, and will pay for itself in the gas money saved.
- SARAH S.
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Sales people were very unhelpful. There was even a sales woman who had her dog at work. She was too busy paying attention to her dog to help me. This was very lame. I ended up getting a pair of Perlzumi's that cost over $100 that I found myself. The only reason that I did not walk out was because I was going for a 30 mile bike ride the next day and needed them. I did not buy a helmet from them since no one could help me find a ladies helmet that fit. I ended up getting one that I saw at Kozies at Sportmart for a lot less. I will definitely not go back there when I get a new bike.
- Hope B.
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I went to Licktons to have a set of wheels built. After some consultation we'd decided to have
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Wood hubs with Mavic rims built for my road bike. It's been over 15 years now and I still ride the same set of wheels. The wheels have lasted well over 4500 miles, four sets of tires and three different bikes. Simply some of the best wheels on the road and money well spent.
- WILLIAM W.
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All Bicycle Repair in Chicago, IL

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A & Js' Bike Locks

14445 S John Humphrey Dr
Orland Park, IL
A & js' bike locks sells major brand bike locks, such as kryptonite and onguard. in addition,...

A&J handyman services

2032 s ingleside
Chicago, IL
When it comes to getting thoses jobs done at affordable rates then you need a&j handyman...

All Star Coatings

12653 Doty
Chicago, IL
Media blasting and powder coating professionals

Amazon.com

PO Box 81226
Seattle, WA
Additional dba names: endless.com, amazon.com books inc, and amazon.com inc. additional...

American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue
East Alton, IL
American virtual associates, over the last five years, has expanded into one of the leading...

AMLINGS CYCLE & FITNESS

8140 N MILWAUKEE AVE
Niles, IL
Family owned & operated.

ART'S CYCLING & FITNESS

6212 W CERMAK RD
Berwyn, IL

B & G Cyclery, Inc.

131 E. Rollins Road
Round Lake, IL
Family oriented bicycle shop. bicycles for 2-100 year olds. full service department for all...

Barnard’s Schwinn Cycling and Fitness Center

6109 W North Ave
Oak Park, IL
Family owned & operated. additional contact greg hajduk. additional dbas - barnard's oak park...

Beverly Bike & Ski

9121 South Western
Chicago, IL

Bicycles Etc

536 S Rte 59
Naperville, IL
Family owned. cost is determined by the job. additional winter hours - sun 12:00 pm-4:00 pm;...

BICYCLES ETC.

6460 COLLEGE ROAD
Lisle, IL
Family owned bicycle business since 1984. we carry wide selection of bicycles from trek, gary...

BIKE CONNECTION

1226 N ROSELLE RD
Schaumburg, IL
Our bike shop offers a variety of bicycles at a price your family will love. whether you're...

Bike House Call

4 Arthur ave
Addison, IL
Bike house call was formed in 2004 helping friends and neighbors and the demand grew. now with...

BIKE PLUS

203 NW HIGHWAY
Barrington, IL

BIKES & XTREMES

11411 W 183RD ST
Orland Park, IL
Additional hours sun 12:00 pm-4:00 pm.

Bloomingdale Auto Repair

724 Morse Ave
Schaumburg, IL
We do body work and work with your insurance compney. we will provide you a substitute vehicle...

Chicago Bicycle Rentals

310 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Chicago bicycle provides the best bike tours and rentals in chicago il. we rent mountain,...

CHRIS CYCLE CENTER

130 PETERSON RD
Libertyville, IL

CYCLESMITHY

2468 1/2 NORTH CLARK ST
Chicago, IL

DAN'S BIKE SHOP

6715 W ROOSEVELT
Berwyn, IL
We are a 4th generation family business. we will fix anything with 2 wheels, or 3 for trikes....

DJ's Bike Doctor

1500 E. 55th St.
Chicago, IL
Sell new bikes and accessarys,

Element Multisport

2754 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL
Triathlon specific bicycle shop sales and service di2 certified mechanics certified bike...

Endure It! Sports Willowbrook

20 W 75th St
Willowbrook, IL
Cost is determined by the job.

Garys Cycle Shop

6317 N Clark St
Chicago, IL

Gay-Cierge

Chicago, IL
Gay-cierge is chicago's luxury concierge service catering exclusively to chicago's lgbt...

GEORGE GARNER CYCLERY

1111 WAUKEGAN RD
Northbrook, IL
Cost is determined by the job.

GEORGE GARNER CYCLERY

740 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL

GET A GRIP CYCLES

4359 W IRVING PARK RD
Chicago, IL
Professional bicycle sales, service, fitting and design since 2000. we have six dedicated,...

GLENVIEW SCHWINN CYCLERY

910 WAUKEGAN RD
Glenview, IL

GROVEHILL HARDWARE

3455 W 59TH ST
Chicago, IL

Hillcrafters LLC. Antique Restoration

Mchenry, IL
Hillcrafters llc has been in business since 1997 providing antique and household restoration...

Hillcrafters LLC. Antique Restoration

3113 Christopher Ct
Mchenry, IL
Hillcrafters llc has been in business since 1997 providing services antique and household...

HUCKLEBERRYFINNREPAIR SERVICE

308 E South St
Peotone, IL
Huckleberryfinn repair is a full function home and business repair and maintenance...

iOS Genius

2417 N. Francisco Ave
Chicago, iL

Iron Cycles

3136 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL

J & R CYCLE & SKI

716 S MAIN ST
Lombard, IL

JOHNNY SPROCKET'S NORTH

1052 W BRYN MAWR AVE
Chicago, IL

KOSLOW CYCLE INC

21w415 NORTH AVE
Lombard, IL

KOZY'S CYCLERY

3255 N MILWAUKEE AVE
Chicago, IL
Four chicago locations. authorized dealer of specialized, cannondale, giant, schwinn, haro,...

KOZY'S CYCLERY

811 S. Desplaines
Chicago, IL
Four chicago locations. authorized dealer of specialized, cannondale, giant, schwinn, haro,...

Kozy's Cyclery

3712 N Halsted
Chicago, IL
As chicagoland's largest bike dealer, kozy's cyclery has everything a serious cyclist needs!...

LICKTON SUPPLY CO

310 LAKE ST
Oak Park, IL
No sales tax on out of state orders.

Mikes Bike Shop

155 N Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL
Mikes bike shop, located in palatine, il since 1959, is a full service bicycle shop. we...

MILL RACE CYCLERY

11 E STATE ST
Geneva, IL

MORELLO'S BIKE VILLAGE

8827 OGDEN AVE
Brookfield, IL

Newman Household Repair

3900 W Lyons St
Evanston, IL
Dave newman is a "small jobs specialist". he is a problem solver and loves"honey do" and...

Northwest Enterprises

Crystal Lake, IL

ON THE FLY BICYCLE REPAIR

Lincolnwood, IL
Bicycle repair at your home or office. no need to cram your bike into your car or leave it at...

OTTO'S CYCLERY

8835 S RIDGELAND
Oak Lawn, IL

Pagoda Studios Inc

4444 W Haddon
Chicago, IL
Pagoda studios is an all purpose creative services firm located in chicago. we provide high...

Pedal to the People

1048 W. 37th St
Chicago, IL
Mobile bicycle service, repair and sales shop. specializing in on-site cycle repair. we...

Performance Bicycle Shop

155 W Golf Rd
Schaumburg, IL

PERFORMANCE INC

283 SKOKIE BLVD
Northbrook, IL

PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS

3939 N ASHLAND AVE
Chicago, IL
Owner operated. 5 employees.

PRAIRIE PATH CYCLES

27W 181 GENEVA RD
Winfield, IL

PRO-ASSEMBLY LLC

8164 S 28TH ST
Franklin, WI
Professional retail assembly services

PROSPECT BIKES & TRAINS

506 E NORTHWEST HWY
Mount Prospect, IL

RAPID TRANSIT CYCLESHOP

1900 W NORTH AVE
Chicago, IL
A family-owned bicycles store established in wicker park in 1994. in 2010 opened a second...

Ray's Bike and Mower, Inc.

612 E. Hawley St
Mundelein, IL
Family owned. everyday is customer appreciation day. sales, parts and service of small...

Ronald Weiss MD

7120 Cermak Rd
Berwyn, IL
There are 3 doctors at this site. surgery is not performed at this site. average patient...

RUDYS CYCLE & FITNESS

5711 W IRVING PK RD
Chicago, IL
Rudy's cycle and fitness is a family owned business on the northwest side of chicago. the...

Sears

2 Fox Valley Ctr Drive
Aurora, IL
Fox valley mall - 0001660.

SPOKES

223 RICE LAKE SQ
Wheaton, IL

SPORTMART

4304 E NEW YORK ST
Aurora, IL

Sports USA Enterprises, Inc.

2135 City Gate Lane, Suite 300
Naperville, Il

Squeaky Wheel Bike Repair

Downers Grove, IL

Stay In Touch Mobile

1770 S Randall Road
Genava, IL

T L FRITTS SPORTING GOODS

560 CHESTNUT ST
Winnetka, IL

TERRY'S BIKE HAUS

9828 W 55TH ST
La Grange, IL

The Bicycle Stop

312 Northwest Hwy
Fox River Grove, IL
Additional e-mail - bikeptbs@gmail.com.

The Bike Lane

2130 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL

THE BIKE SHOP GLEN ELLYN

495 N Main St
Glen Ellyn, IL
Additional email: thebikeshopge@aol.com.

THE PONY SHOP

743 CHICAGO AVE
Evanston, IL
Also doing business as: pony shop bicycles.

TOYS R US

1111 E GOLF RD
Schaumburg, IL

TOYS R US

3300 N WESTERN AVE
Chicago, IL

Trader Jon's

1514 N Cedar Lake Rd
Round Lake Beach, IL
Trader jon’s is a family owned/family run business. we proudly present one of the most...

TREK OF DOWNERS GROVE

639 OGDEN AVENUE
Downers Grove, IL

TURIN BICYCLE

1027 DAVIS ST
Evanston, IL
Retail sales of bicycles and related parts and accessories. we pride ourselves on fitting the...

UPTOWN BIKES

4653 N BROADWAY ST
Chicago, IL

VILLAGE CYCLE CENTER

1337 N WELLS ST
Chicago, IL
Village cycle center is the single largest bike store in the country. we are a trek family...

VILLAGE CYCLESPORT

1326 N Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL

Village CycleSport

203 W. Northwest Hwy
Barrington, IL
Our bike shop has been dedicated to the sport of cycling since 1976. we sell bicycles,...

VILLAGE PEDALER CYCLING & FITNESS

1954 GYORR AVE
South Elgin, IL

Walk4Life Inc

1981 Wiesbrook Rd
Oswego, IL
In 1999, walk4life began with its mission to inspire america to move. we founded our company...

WE FIX BIKES

1524 DEMPSTER
Chicago, IL

WELDING BY K & K

54 LE BARON ST
Waukegan, IL

WHEEL WERKS

115 N MAIN ST
Crystal Lake, IL
Bike fitting by appointment.

WILMETTE BICYCLE & SPORT SHOP INC

605 GREEN BAY RD
Wilmette, IL
Full line sporting goods sales & service team outfitter screening service ice rink supplies...

Zion Cyclery

2750 Sheridan Rd
Zion, IL
A full service bicycle shop serving lake, cook and kenosha counties since 1964. we sell road,...
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