March Sale on Bikes and Cold-Weather Gear!


Links to the brands we sell and adore:


  • Bianchi (nice road and street bikes, and comfy hybrid commuters)
  • Jamis ( More nice road bikes and commuters, and kids bikes too!)
  • Soma (frames and hip cool parts)
  • Surly (great track/'cross/and touring bikes and frames, as well as tough parts)
  • New Albion (sister brand to Soma, still great quality and design)
  • Fyxation (simple and rugged singlespeeds from Milwaukee)
  • Pashley (classic British city bikes)
  • Handsome Cycles  (a beautiful homage to the XO 1, and other city bikes)
  • Detroit Bikes (Still some made in US, most from Asia)
  • Simcoe (City bikes from Toronto)
  • Brooklyn Bicycle Co. (City bikes from Brooklyn)
  • De Fietsfabriek (not your average Dutch city bike)
  • Lloyd Cycles
  • Kaminecki Cycles (Matt helped start the shop- now he's a cheesehead )

Bikey websites

  • Freeman Kevenides Law Firm (Best Bike Lawyers in the City, maybe even the country)
  • Bikefancy (Martha Williams' gallery of Chicago cyclists, mostly dressed all fancy
  • GridChicago (John Greenfield and Steven Vance have teamed up to keep us informed of the tranportation issues
  • VotewithYourFeet (now in semi-retirement, this is John Greenfield's travelogue. Ever wonder what it's like to walk all of Western Ave?)
  • Cyclofiend (viewer submitted bike porn)
  • Classicrendezvous (mmm bike porn with history lesson)
  • The Chainlink (facebook for bike nerds in Chicagoland)
  • collection of bike images, from scanned catalogs and articles to broken components, and everything in between
  • Wheel Fanatyk (everthing wheels from the founder of Wheelsmith spokes)

Clothing and Helmets

  • Bern (nice fitting urban helmets, winter-able)
  • Giro (helmets, gloves etc
  • Lazer (Belgian kids helmets)
  • Craft (gloves, baselayers, jackets, my favorite hoody)
  • DeFeet (socks!, arm and leg warmers).
  • Kozie Prery (Logan Square made cycling caps)
  • Endura (raingear and tights)
  • Mt. Borah (tights, shorts and underwear)
  • Pearl Izumi (gloves and earbands)
  • Floyd Boberg (more locally made cycling caps)

Parts and Accesories

  • Kryptonite (register your new u-locks keys here)
  • Abus (German locks and lockie things)
  • Planet Bike (lights and fenders from Madison, Wi)
  • Jandd (awesome racks and panniers from California)
  • Ortlieb (German panniers and bags. Top notch)
  • Brooks (nine out of ten shop employees use Brooks)
  • Topeak (awesome pumps, racks, and baby seats)
  • Thule (known for their car racks, we sell their babyseats)
  • Lezyne (Rhymes with Design. Makers of lights, tools, and pumps)
  • NiteRider (Sweet lights for your bike)
  • Saris (Made-in-Wisconsin car racks and parking racks)
  • SKS (Best known for great commuter fenders, pumps too!)


  • Vittoria (woah, all white tyres? yep, and great street tyres in black red blue celeste and yellow too)
  • Schwalbe (the Marathon has become our favorite tough touring tire. and they have whitewall 27's)
  • Continental (makers of the venerable Gatorskin line of tires)
  • Soma/Panaracer (Soma Everwear is skid-riffic, others in terra cotta!)
  • Kenda (the best bread and butter out there!)
  • Club Roost (awesome semi-knob tyre in 26x1.5, 26x2, 700x37, and 27x1 3/8!) Too Cool for a website!

Shop Supplies

  • Boeshield T-9 (our favorite chain lube)
  • TriFlow (our second favorite lube, good for pivots)
  • Finishline (we use their citrus degreaser like mouthwash)
  • Park Tools (everything)
  • Pedro's (I used to swear by Park's tire levers. I'm a convert to Perdo's now)
  • El Duke (locally made degreaser- can't seem to get a hold of the maker anymore :(  )


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