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Old 03-29-08, 03:52 PM   #1
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Chicago Used Bikes

Hello all, this is for people familiar with the city of Chicago. Do you know of any bike stores in the city that deal with used bikes that would be worth checking out? I went to Uptown Bikes today but didnt find much. Thanks.
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Old 03-29-08, 05:02 PM   #2
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Old 03-29-08, 06:08 PM   #3
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You should check out Working Bikes. Google 'em and check out their website
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Old 03-29-08, 08:30 PM   #4
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Try 'A Nearly New Shop" on Broadway. They sell only used bikes
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Old 03-29-08, 10:48 PM   #5
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Try 'A Nearly New Shop" on Broadway. They sell only used bikes
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I actually went there today, and am probably going back on monday to buy one if its still there for 150. That store seems very trustable to me.
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Old 03-30-08, 09:25 AM   #6
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If you ar worried about trust, query it on http://www.chicagobikeshops.info/. It comes with independent user reviews.
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Old 03-30-08, 02:21 PM   #7
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The Recyclery has monthly sales.
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Old 03-30-08, 04:45 PM   #8
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Yeah I was going to check out the Recyclery, but their sale was yesterday and I coudnt make it out there in time. I think Nearly New is definitely the best bet for me right now.
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Old 03-30-08, 07:34 PM   #9
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This may not be of help to you right now, but check out the Chicago police bike auction. They have montly sales of over 100 bikes, most of them reasonably priced
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I just stopped by a bike sale on Saturday near Belmont and Western. The guy's name is Kevin and he really seemed like a knowledgeable, trustworthy guy. He has about 150 bikes, from road bikes to three speeds. He definitely knows his old English three speeds, and he seems several levels above some of the guys around here who are an assembly line of overpriced fixie-conversions for Craiglist. I'm picking up a bike from him tomorrow.

Depending on what you're looking for, he may be an option. Feel free to pm me for his number. I never met him prior to Saturday and have no connection to him.

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have you checked out Bobby's Bikes... they have a sale now

http://www.bobbysbikehike.com/BikeSale.aspx
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Old 04-01-08, 12:54 PM   #12
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PM received and replied to.

It most definitely depends on what kind of bike you're looking for and what your budget is. If you let us know, I'm certain that someone on BF could point you in the right direction or help you out directly.
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Old 04-07-08, 04:06 PM   #13
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Here is a nice listing which is plotted on a map of chicago: http://indylist.org/browse?keyword=bike

I can personally recommend working bikes although if you want a road bike they sell out rather quickly. Keep in mind they get in new stuff daily so you have to check a lot...I would assume the same to be true for Uptown Bikes.
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Old 04-09-08, 01:36 PM   #14
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Don't forget Blackstone Bicycle Works in the Hyde Park area.

http://www.experimentalstation.org/blackstone

They do good work similar to and in cooperation with Working Bikes.
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I just got a very nice Trek 750 Multitrack for $120 from Craigs list..... Good bike at a good price (not great, but good).... I see lots of good prices on craigs list
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Arlington Heights Bike Swap is coming up, April 26th.
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