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Old 02-23-20, 09:23 PM
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Check out this Chicago bike shop with Tons of vintage!

I was told about a shop in chicago that had tons of vintage for sale and display. I did a tour. Check out the video

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Old 02-23-20, 11:46 PM
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Awesome, every frame looks like 57-58 cm.
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Amazing.
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Nice! I got my first road bike there around 2009. Glad to see they're still open! They didn't have anything anywhere near that nice back then. I want that Gios hiding in the back!
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Wow, never heard of this place. Must be really flying under the radar. I'll check them out. Thanks for the visit video, jjhabbs .
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They avoid radar by operating in a time warp, evidently. No web site.
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^^^^^ The only way to "FLY".
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Nearly New Bike Shop; I'll have to check it out the next time I'm in Chicago.
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I'm close enough for this place to be dangerous. Curious to their pricing? Reasonable or "high"?

Also, anyone else having video playback issues with this clip? I can view other stuff on YouTube, but not this.
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I'm close enough for this place to be dangerous. Curious to their pricing? Reasonable or "high"?

Also, anyone else having video playback issues with this clip? I can view other stuff on YouTube, but not this.
Honestly his pricing is good and bad. On some things he is very reasonable. On others he is not. I think it stems from the fact that many of these are from his personal collection and he is not motivated to sell all of them. His daily business is mostly Midrange to low end used bikes. He does a great business and he isn't desperate to sell anything from his own collection. Great owner! Nice guy. He was patient with me as I went through his store. He said he isn't in the mood to sit and answer tons of questions on each of the bikes, he has a business to run.
He went out of his way to show me everything he had that he was willing to sell. I didnt ask pricing on everything nor did I try to bargain on the things that I did show interest because I wasnt prepared to purchase that day. I dont wheel and deal just to say no if he agrees on a price. I am however going back to purchase a frameset that I will reveal once I get it.

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Awesome, every frame looks like 57-58 cm.
his range was mostly 56 to 62. Many were my size 58-60. That is what makes it tough.

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I bought a nitto stem there in 2012. reasonable prices. Owner was Ron iirc. good guy

JJ, did they have many framesets for sale? I'm looking to replace an 81 trek 610 with a cracked dropout. 24in/60cm size



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his range was mostly 56 to 62. Many were my size 58-60. That is what makes it tough.

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Old 02-25-20, 09:38 PM
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I bought a nitto stem there in 2012. reasonable prices. Owner was Ron iirc. good guy

JJ, did they have many framesets for sale? I'm looking to replace an 81 trek 610 with a cracked dropout. 24in/60cm size
Not sure if they had a specific replacement. I cant remember everything he had. You can call him. He knows everything he has and will let you know.

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Ron the owner has responded to many of my craigslist ads and gives me my asking price. But I have to deliver to his store. He's a nice guy. But the bikes in the video are his collection. Don't expect to walk in and buy that Mercian. For the most part the shop is an on the spot repair shop for neighborhood people who depend on their bikes for transportation.
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