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    Campbell Street Bicycle Shop?

    Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with the new bike shop in Arlington Heights? The guy who I talked seems knowledgeable enough. Definitely more into road bikes then mountain though. I am looking to get a 'cross bike and they had two different models on display. Before I buy though I am looking for a shop that I can trust so anyone with any experiences with them would be welcome.


    Scott

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    Yeah....I think that's the one I was in after the swap meet.

    Nice shop. Small in size, but nice place. They have a little raised area with seats and a TV - their kids are there usually, etc.

    The guy rents out space in the workshop to allow you to work in there. Even teaches you how to do it yourself, etc. Has a real passion for the sport. When I was last in there they had a Fuji cross pro...same as the one I have. I love it so far. Great bike for the money.

    They had another cross bike on the wall, but I forgot....maybe a raleigh?

    I would trust them. They have a passion for the sport and the pricing seemed pretty reasonable for an LBS. You could definitely do worse.

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    He seems like a knowledgeable guy who cares about his customers and bicycling. I've only bought about $5 worth of small parts from him, and was pleased with the amount of time he spent with me on such a small purchase, way more than some of the other shops where the service was much worse. I'll be going to Campbell street for more, and plan on going on one of their group rides when the weather finally warms up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    Yeah....I think that's the one I was in after the swap meet.

    Nice shop. Small in size, but nice place. They have a little raised area with seats and a TV - their kids are there usually, etc.

    The guy rents out space in the workshop to allow you to work in there. Even teaches you how to do it yourself, etc. Has a real passion for the sport. When I was last in there they had a Fuji cross pro...same as the one I have. I love it so far. Great bike for the money.

    They had another cross bike on the wall, but I forgot....maybe a raleigh?

    I would trust them. They have a passion for the sport and the pricing seemed pretty reasonable for an LBS. You could definitely do worse.

    Psimet2001,
    When I was in there last weekend he had a Fuji Cross Pro and Comp on the wall. Talking with him about which he thought was a better value for something getting his first 'cross bike let alone road style bike was an education. I know how Shimano MTB groups are layed out but have no clue when it comes to thier road groups. While I am not 100% on them I know a whole lot more than I did when I walked in. Which is better than most of the LBS in my area where all the kids that work there push are MTBs. And most of that is the lower end $500 stuff that would be a huge step down for me.

    BTW, how do you like your Pro? The guy from Campbell Street said he had ordered himseld a Comp so that makes me think for starting out that might be the route to go until I get more experienced and learn what I like and dislike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    He seems like a knowledgeable guy who cares about his customers and bicycling. I've only bought about $5 worth of small parts from him, and was pleased with the amount of time he spent with me on such a small purchase, way more than some of the other shops where the service was much worse. I'll be going to Campbell street for more, and plan on going on one of their group rides when the weather finally warms up.

    no motor?,
    I got that as well. Not so much about MTB stuff but I know enough to make me all to dangerous there. He gave me an education and it was nice to talk with someone near my own age who is both pasionate and knowledgeable about bikes. As I said in my previous post I got quite the education about road groups and I left much enlightened. When I asked about 'cross bikes on the Southside I got either strange looks or that a 29" MTB would be better for me.

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