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 05-19-14, 08:04 AM   #1
brooklyncyclist
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Take a wild guess (it's near the water)
Bikes:
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looking for a good bike shop in the Chicago area

I have a friend in a Chicago suburb (Oakbrook Terrace) who is shopping for her first bicycle. She's looking for a shop with good service. This is very important. Any recommendations?
brooklyncyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-14, 10:17 AM   #2
brooklyncyclist
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Take a wild guess (it's near the water)
Bikes:
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looking for a good bike shop in the Chicago area

Nobody? Are there no good bike shops in Chicago?
brooklyncyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-14, 06:41 PM   #3
lowbike
Senior Member
 
lowbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Bikes: Recumbent
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2 BICI in Willow Springs,IL
lowbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-14, 07:28 PM   #4
Bent Bill
Senior Member
 
Bent Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lake County IL
Bikes: Trek Domane 5.2 Giant Frankenbike Trek Utopia Canondale 3.0 Sun Easy Racer Tadpole Schwinn Tandem Cheap Unicycle
Posts: 297
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Way north but a real good shop
Zion Cyclery - Zion IL. - Trek - Felt - Surly - Santa Cruz - Kink - We the People - DK - Haro - Stolen - United - Fit Bike Co.
about a 1 hour drive
Bent Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-14, 07:04 AM   #5
brooklyncyclist
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Take a wild guess (it's near the water)
Bikes:
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the tips! I was hoping 2 Bici would be a good one, and I don't think she'd mind driving an hour to Zion. I'll pass on the info. Thanks, again.
brooklyncyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-14, 07:06 AM   #6
Wanderer
aka Phil Jungels
 
Wanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Aurora, IL
Bikes: 08 Specialized Crosstrail Sport, 05 Sirrus Comp
Posts: 7,573
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Way west, Pedal & Spoke, North Aurora. The good news is that it's 20' off the Fox River Trail system.
Wanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-14, 09:22 PM   #7
WDH74
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes: Diamondback Wildwood Classic, Trek FX 7.3
Posts: 89
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you're going to go out to Pedal and Spoke in N. Aurora, you should make a day of it and check out Mill Race Cyclery in Geneva, The Bike Rack in St. Charles, and Prairie Path Cycles and All Spoked Up in Batavia . of them have websites, and all seem to get good reviews, though I've only ever bought at Prairie Path (I got my Trek there, and have gotten another bike serviced there). There is also Bicycle Heaven in Geneva, which seems to carry a high end selection of bikes and stuff. But, I went in there exactly one time (to buy a helmet, I was going to ask if they could order one for me) and I was, quite frankly, treated like garbage there and can't in good conscience give them a recommendation. But they are there.

Anyway, I think these shops would cover a bunch of the major brands in a relatively small area. You could certainly hit all of them in a day (Mill Race and Bicycle Heaven are literally a fifteen minute walk from each other, as are Prairie Path and All Spoked Up in Batavia).
WDH74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-14, 03:16 PM   #8
KC8QVO
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Bikes: Surly Disk Trucker, 2014 w/Brooks Flyer Special saddle
Posts: 268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Old thread, I know, but North Central Cyclery in Dekalb is a top notch full-service bike shop too. Straight West on 88. The shop is on a main road, but there is a lane behind with parking.

If you like coffee see if they have any of their special coffee in stock. They have their own roast and sell it, but it is hard to get - doesn't last long when they have it.
KC8QVO 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 10:36 PM.