Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Great Lakes Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Michigan | Minnesota | Ohio | Wisconsin

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-08, 04:19 PM   #1
Zaskar24
Parrot Heads unite!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oak Lawn, IL or as close as you can get to the Southside and not live under King Richard's rule.
Bikes: 1985 Raleigh Elkhorn converted to single speed
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
Zaskar24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-08, 09:00 PM   #2
Psimet2001 
I eat carbide.
 
Psimet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Bikes: Lots. Van Dessel and Squid Dealer
Posts: 19,705
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-08, 06:16 AM   #3
no motor?
Senior Member
 
no motor?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 4,948
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
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? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-08, 06:31 AM   #4
Zaskar24
Parrot Heads unite!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oak Lawn, IL or as close as you can get to the Southside and not live under King Richard's rule.
Bikes: 1985 Raleigh Elkhorn converted to single speed
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Scott
Zaskar24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-08, 06:34 AM   #5
Zaskar24
Parrot Heads unite!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oak Lawn, IL or as close as you can get to the Southside and not live under King Richard's rule.
Bikes: 1985 Raleigh Elkhorn converted to single speed
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Scott
Zaskar24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:24 PM.