Link Page

Links to the brands we sell and adore:

Bikes-

  • Bianchi (nice road and street bikes, and comfy hybrid commuters)
  • Fyxation (simple and rugged singlespeeds from Milwaukee)
  • KHS (A new commuter line that is the bomb)
  • Surly (great track/'cross/and touring bikes and frames, as well as tough parts)
  • Pashley (classic British city bikes)
  • Handsome Cycles  (a beautiful homage to the XO 1, and other city bikes)
  • De Fietsfabriek (not your average Dutch city bike)
  • Torker (Commuters, kids' bikes and tandems)
  • Soma (frames and hip cool parts)
  • Lloyd Cycles
  • Kaminecki Cycles (Matt helped start the shop- now he's a cheesehead )

Bikey websites-

  • 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 smei-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)
  • a 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-

Parts and Accesories-

  • Kryptonite (register your new u-locks keys here)
  • Planet Bike (lights and fenders from Madison, Wi)
  • Jandd (awesome racks and panniers from California)
  • Basil (panniers and baskets from Holland)
  • Brooks (nine out of ten shop employees use Brooks)
  • Topeak (awesome pumps and baby seats)
  • Kettler (all my friends use this babyseat, myself included)

Tires-

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Ramco Soylent Gold (degreaser)
  • 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 :(  )

 Trailers

 

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