Go Back  Bike Forums > Community Connections > Regional Discussions > Great Lakes
Reload this Page >

Best Bike Fitters Near Elgin Illinois

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

Best Bike Fitters Near Elgin Illinois

Old 01-21-13, 02:32 PM
  #1  
atallen223
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Best Bike Fitters Near Elgin Illinois

I am looking for people's experiences with bike fitters around Elgin Illinois. I am looking for a mid level bike fitt to try and make riding more comfortable because I have had some problems with my knees from riding, and I would like to squeeze a little more power from my legs as well. I would be willing to drive about an hour to a shop.
atallen223 is offline  
Old 01-21-13, 03:39 PM
  #2  
Wanderer
aka Phil Jungels
 
Wanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Aurora, IL
Posts: 7,989

Bikes: 08 Specialized Crosstrail Sport, 05 Sirrus Comp

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pedal & Spoke, North Aurora, across from the Police Station, on Rt31.
Wanderer is offline  
Old 01-22-13, 08:48 AM
  #3  
atallen223
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've heard of them, have you been fitted there?
atallen223 is offline  
Old 01-22-13, 12:40 PM
  #4  
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lucky Brake in Crystal Lake.
CyLowe97 is offline  
Old 01-22-13, 03:54 PM
  #5  
atallen223
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
Lucky Brake in Crystal Lake.
Have you been fitted there?
atallen223 is offline  
Old 01-22-13, 06:23 PM
  #6  
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by atallen223 View Post
Have you been fitted there?
I've got one scheduled later this week. Several folks in the area have, though, and highly recommend Lucky Brake. The owner, Karrie, is a certified Specialized fit specialist (or whatever the title is they give out).
CyLowe97 is offline  
Old 01-23-13, 07:07 AM
  #7  
atallen223
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
I've got one scheduled later this week. Several folks in the area have, though, and highly recommend Lucky Brake. The owner, Karrie, is a certified Specialized fit specialist (or whatever the title is they give out).
Did she used to work at the village pedaler in south Elgin or am I making that up? I might be haha. I'd appreciate it if you could let me know how it goes. Which package did you get?
atallen223 is offline  
Old 01-24-13, 04:21 PM
  #8  
black_box 
Fax Transport Specialist
 
black_box's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: chicago burbs
Posts: 971

Bikes: '17 giant propel, '07 fuji cross pro, '10 gary fisher x-caliber

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have read good things about this place, but have not been there.
http://www.wheelwerksbikes.com/
black_box is offline  
Old 01-25-13, 09:18 AM
  #9  
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by atallen223 View Post
Did she used to work at the village pedaler in south Elgin or am I making that up? I might be haha. I'd appreciate it if you could let me know how it goes. Which package did you get?
Yes, that's the same Karrie. The Village Pedaler in Crystal Lake is now called Lucky Brake. Karrie's the owner and very cool to work with.

I did the BG Fit last night. Very thorough fitting session that took about 2 hours. I can tell that the adjustments made will make long rides more comfortable. Man, has my position been off for the last 7 years. Cleat placement, saddle height, saddle fore/aft position, and handlebars all got shifted around in fairly considerable ways.

I gotta thank Psimet for encouraging me to finally get the fit done.
CyLowe97 is offline  
Old 01-25-13, 02:18 PM
  #10  
hodag
Senior Member
 
hodag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St Charles, Illinois
Posts: 80

Bikes: Madone 5.2, Cannondale F400 & CAADX, Salsa El Mariachi 3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wheel Werks, with out a doubt.
My experience around here has been (certified) people just take measurements of you and then set up the bike to fit a formula.
Guy up there actually watches you spin, for a while. He'll have you leaving there pedaling strong and comfy.
hodag is offline  
Old 01-25-13, 03:50 PM
  #11  
atallen223
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
Yes, that's the same Karrie. The Village Pedaler in Crystal Lake is now called Lucky Brake. Karrie's the owner and very cool to work with.

I did the BG Fit last night. Very thorough fitting session that took about 2 hours. I can tell that the adjustments made will make long rides more comfortable. Man, has my position been off for the last 7 years. Cleat placement, saddle height, saddle fore/aft position, and handlebars all got shifted around in fairly considerable ways.

I gotta thank Psimet for encouraging me to finally get the fit done.
Yeah I have an appointment at Lucky Brake for Feb 5th for a fitting. I hope she'll make some major changes.
atallen223 is offline  
Old 01-26-13, 07:24 AM
  #12  
Psimet2001 
I eat carbide.
 
Psimet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Posts: 20,593

Bikes: Lots. Van Dessel and Squid Dealer

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 599 Post(s)
Liked 23 Times in 18 Posts
Karrie is the best. Been working with her on projects for years now.

Even then it took me years to finally get around to getting a fit done. She's attained the highest level of accreditation through Specialized. I have been riding and racing since 1988 and while I was already VERY close I was still off. Her changes have made it completely night and day perfect.

I have heard great things about Bob over at wheelwerks as well. I have also heard some mixed reviews. Cyclepsycho on here has had a fit from him and then one from Karrie so he might be a good reference if you're interested.
__________________
PSIMET Wheels, PSIMET Racing, PSIMET Neutral Race Support, and 11 Jackson Coffee
Podcast - YouTube Channel
Video about PSIMET Wheels

Psimet2001 is offline  
Old 01-26-13, 07:25 AM
  #13  
Psimet2001 
I eat carbide.
 
Psimet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Posts: 20,593

Bikes: Lots. Van Dessel and Squid Dealer

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 599 Post(s)
Liked 23 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by atallen223 View Post
Yeah I have an appointment at Lucky Brake for Feb 5th for a fitting. I hope she'll make some major changes.
Tell her Rob and Tim told you that you should go to her.
__________________
PSIMET Wheels, PSIMET Racing, PSIMET Neutral Race Support, and 11 Jackson Coffee
Podcast - YouTube Channel
Video about PSIMET Wheels

Psimet2001 is offline  
Old 01-26-13, 07:49 AM
  #14  
WMcCready
Senior Member
 
WMcCready's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Greater Chicago Area
Posts: 79

Bikes: Surly-LHT,KM, Schwinn World,Tempo,High Sierra,Trek820,Raleigh Sports

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
North Central Cyclery, DecKalb
WMcCready is offline  
Old 01-26-13, 04:06 PM
  #15  
atallen223
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Tell her Rob and Tim told you that you should go to her.
Haha I actually did tell her I found her on your blog/website.
atallen223 is offline  
Old 02-06-13, 01:10 PM
  #16  
atallen223
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I did the bike fitting at Lucky Brake in Crystal Lake, and it was very interesting. It was quick, easy, and I can already tell it made a huge difference. Carrie made changes that I would have never thought to make, but seemed to have helped. I did not feel rushed and she listened to everything I was saying and considered my goals and past problems. I highly recommend it.
atallen223 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
350htrr
Electric Bikes
29
02-13-17 12:24 PM
GMJ
Mountain - Plains
1
04-09-12 09:22 PM
Antranik
Electric Bikes
8
08-11-08 04:42 AM
Ronocerous
Commuting
6
09-02-07 09:08 PM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.