Wheel Building Special

Wheel build special is on! We can help you drop some weight off your race bike, bomb-proofify the wheel set you work on, or set up a dynamo lighting wheel for your commuter. We’ve got the knowledge base and the experience to help you up your wheel game.

Buy your spokes, rim, and hub from us and get $60 off a single wheel build or $100 off a set. Call or stop by for pricing regarding rebuilding to existing parts. The special is on until March 1st.

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Quality of life! (shorter hours starting July 1st!)

Here at Comrade Cycles we find ourselves in a unique position. We spent the past 28 months since opening the shop (and many more leading up to it) working long hours and eschewing rest & relaxation in favor of our dream of self-employment within a bicycle shop that empowers its workers through shared equity in the business and empowers its customers to go further on two wheels than they ever imagined. Be it cross country bicycle touring, cross town commuting, or getting on the podium in the Chi Cross Cup, we’ve been here to keep you rolling. In this time we’ve learned quite a bit about what it takes to make this ideal possible and sustainable for ourselves, our customers, and the cycling community. One of the most important things we’ve learned is that you can only burn the candle at both ends for so long. In order to ensure that we maintain the same quality of work and customer service, maintain our passion for bicycles by getting saddle time ourselves, and (most importantly) maintain relationships with our friends and loved ones, we will be cutting back our hours. Beginning tomorrow, July 1st, we will be open the following hours:

10am-8pm Monday
10am-7pm Tuesday through Thursday
10am-6pm Friday and Saturday
11-5 on Sunday

We will also continue to close as necessary for bike races and general quality of life time, though not without sufficient notice to you, our wonderful customers, whom we are eternally grateful towards for allowing us the ability to live a dream of ours. This coming holiday weekend we will be closed Friday and Saturday, the 4th and 5th. Additionally we will be closing the following weekend on Saturday and Sunday, the 12 and 13th, during West Fest on Chicago Ave. Once again, to anyone who this may reach, we thank you for your love and support over the past two years. We certainly would not be here today if it were not for each and every one of you.

New staff and Rusty’s departure

Who says you can't braze while wearing a purple cast?

Who says you can’t braze while wearing a purple cast?

With Rusty moving on to mountain biking country in New Mexico, we’ve added Rosanna to the staff at the shop. Not only is she an accomplished bicycle mechanic with nearly a decade of shop experience, she is also a licensed race mechanic and a studied frame builder. So basically, you want her to work on your bike as soon as possible. She has been a great friend of the Comrades for many a year and we’re excited to have her helping out.

Repair Schedule

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Spring is here and we’re swimming in repairs, but we’ve been able to keep the turnaround time to a minimum. We always have time for a same-day quick repair on simpler jobs to get you back on your bike. On bigger jobs like a tune-up or wheel rebuild, we’re never more than a week away from having your bike back to you. You can also schedule a drop off time if you can’t be without your bike for more than a day. Come by for a free assessment and we’ll figure out what you need and get you scheduled for a time.

As always, airing your tires, lubing your chain, and assessing what repairs your bike needs are free services. If you’re not sure if you need a tune up or not, we’re happy to sort out what you need and go over it with you.

Winter Tune Up $175 (unlimited use now through March 1st, 2013 plus free coffee!)

Keep your bike riding smoothly this winter and ensure your parts will last their longest by maintaining your bike regularly with our winter tune up.

If you’re a seasoned winter rider or this will be your first winter in the saddle, this is the maintenance plan for you.

The winter tune up includes:

 

  • 10% off all parts purchased this winter
  • Adjustment of braking and shifting systems, headset, hubs, bottom bracket
  • Full truing and tensioning of both wheels in a truing stand
  • Chain lubrication
  • Tire inflation
  • Safety check
  • Overhaul headset, bottom bracket, hub (sealed cartridge bearings replaced when necessary*)
  • Installation of parts purchased in store (plus 10% off parts)
  • Full drive train and bike cleanings all season
  • Unlimited use of all these services from time of purchase until March 1st, 2013
  • One free bag of Comrade Cycles/Robots Powered by Love Cyclocroast coffee
  • Tips and tricks for safe and comfortable riding all season long

*Prices are labor only and do not include parts. If your bike requires replacement parts, we will consult you before we proceed with the repair.