Armitage Bike Shop

★★★★★
  • 3601 W Armitage Ave

    Chicago, IL 60647

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  • 773-489-2175

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This bike shop is a gift-sent above for me. As a bike lover, it's hard to find a shop that sells items that are priced at your budget.

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This bike shop is a gift-sent above for me. As a bike lover, it's hard to find a shop that sells items that are priced at your budget.

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I have been wanting to write a review about this shop for some time.

This is a really good shop to do business with. Fair pricing (not the cheapest or the highest), great customer service, and a great line of products. The mechanics

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I have been wanting to write a review about this shop for some time.

This is a really good shop to do business with. Fair pricing (not the cheapest or the highest), great customer service, and a great line of products. The mechanics

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This place is the BEST! I walked into Armitage Bikes after all the reviews on YELP. I have to be honest, I was a bit skeptical after reading all those negative reviews. As soon as I entered I was greeted with a smile and a hello. After about a couple minutes, SAM came over and asked me what I was in the market for. I told him that my bike had just gotten stolen and that I would be looking to replace it. Sam was the best. He told me that I could ask as many questions that I wanted, and that I could ride as may bikes as I wanted, and their would be absolutely no pressure to buy anything. And I did exactly that. After going to a couple of other bike shops in the area (Bike Lane, Smart Bike Parts-worst, and Boulevard Bikes) I came to the conclusion that Armitage Bikes was the best for my needs. They sold me a great single speed, at the best price, with awesome customer service. They had everything in stock and matched internet pricing. You couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks Armitage, and Sam.. you guys are the best.

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★★★★★

This place is the BEST! I walked into Armitage Bikes after all the reviews on YELP. I have to be honest, I was a bit skeptical after reading all those negative reviews. As soon as I entered I was greeted with a smile and a hello. After about a couple minutes, SAM came over and asked me what I was in the market for. I told him that my bike had just gotten stolen and that I would be looking to replace it. Sam was the best. He told me that I could ask as many questions that I wanted, and that I could ride as may bikes as I wanted, and their would be absolutely no pressure to buy anything. And I did exactly that. After going to a couple of other bike shops in the area (Bike Lane, Smart Bike Parts-worst, and Boulevard Bikes) I came to the conclusion that Armitage Bikes was the best for my needs. They sold me a great single speed, at the best price, with awesome customer service. They had everything in stock and matched internet pricing. You couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks Armitage, and Sam.. you guys are the best.

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This place is the BEST! I walked into Armitage Bikes after all the reviews on YELP. I have to be honest, I was a bit skeptical after reading all those negative reviews. As soon as I entered I was greeted with a smile and a hello. After

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This place is the BEST! I walked into Armitage Bikes after all the reviews on YELP. I have to be honest, I was a bit skeptical after reading all those negative reviews. As soon as I entered I was greeted with a smile and a hello. After

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Service - 3 STARS
KNOWLEDGE - 5 STARS Prices - 4 STARS
CONVENIENCE - 4 STARS
Staff - 5 STARS
CLEANLINESS - 5 STARS

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Service - 3 STARS
KNOWLEDGE - 5 STARS Prices - 4 STARS
CONVENIENCE - 4 STARS
Staff - 5 STARS
CLEANLINESS - 5 STARS

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Finally, a business that knows how to treat people. I was cordially greeted at the door, all of my questions were answered in a professional manor, they provided me with multiple options, they had everything in stock, and I got a good price (not a great price, like buying on the net, but for the service, and getting the accessories that I needed, ??now, now?.. well worth it.) I bike year around and I finally found a shop that has proper mechanics and all types bicycle accessories on hand. This is family run business and it shows that they really care about customer service. I needed to get a tune up done as well and they told me my bike would be ready the next day at 4pm. (real fast , compared to other shops) Now here??s the best part, they even gave me a loner bike to use while my bike was getting fixed.. how cool is that!!! Luv the shop , luv the service?

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Finally, a business that knows how to treat people. I was cordially greeted at the door, all of my questions were answered in a professional manor, they provided me with multiple options, they had everything in stock, and I got a good price (not a great price, like buying on the net, but for the service, and getting the accessories that I needed, ??now, now?.. well worth it.) I bike year around and I finally found a shop that has proper mechanics and all types bicycle accessories on hand. This is family run business and it shows that they really care about customer service. I needed to get a tune up done as well and they told me my bike would be ready the next day at 4pm. (real fast , compared to other shops) Now here??s the best part, they even gave me a loner bike to use while my bike was getting fixed.. how cool is that!!! Luv the shop , luv the service?

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I discovered this shop by accident 9 months ago while taking a different route home and just needed an extra lock for my beater bike. The owner Sam was from the neighborhood,super friendly and I immediately knew this was my kind of shop. It wasn't long before I stopped in for a couple of more accessories and I was even more impressed. Then : my road racing bike needed a major repair (the derauiller sheared off) and I brought it in and was immediately assured that these guys could handle it. George is now my owbn personal mechanic !

He has worked in my single-speed as well giving impeccable service and attention to detail.

Recently - I needed a new bike and these guys came through again. I went in on a Friday morning and less than 2 hours later I had a great SE Lager complete with a cool rack installed
and rode it home.

These guys are all extremely knowledgeable, friendly, down-to-earth and approachable.

I consider them all my friends and this shop is my second home.

I highly recommend this shop to any and all cyclists and challenge anyone to find one better.

Keep up the good work Sam and company !

Dan

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★★★★★

I discovered this shop by accident 9 months ago while taking a different route home and just needed an extra lock for my beater bike. The owner Sam was from the neighborhood,super friendly and I immediately knew this was my kind of shop. It wasn't long before I stopped in for a couple of more accessories and I was even more impressed. Then : my road racing bike needed a major repair (the derauiller sheared off) and I brought it in and was immediately assured that these guys could handle it. George is now my owbn personal mechanic !

He has worked in my single-speed as well giving impeccable service and attention to detail.

Recently - I needed a new bike and these guys came through again. I went in on a Friday morning and less than 2 hours later I had a great SE Lager complete with a cool rack installed
and rode it home.

These guys are all extremely knowledgeable, friendly, down-to-earth and approachable.

I consider them all my friends and this shop is my second home.

I highly recommend this shop to any and all cyclists and challenge anyone to find one better.

Keep up the good work Sam and company !

Dan

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This is my favorite shop to go to. I ride from Wicker Park to come here.
Clark and the staff, are top notch. They always answer all of my questions pertaining to my bikes overall performance. They recently got a new bike tech, George. He is one of the friendliest mechanics that I have ever met. He has loads of bike info from the 80??s and on. They do great repair work here at real bargain prices. But the best part is that they are always willing to accommodate me with scheduling, on my bike repairs & tune- ups. They even have loner bikes to use if you need one while your bike is in the shop. You can??t beat that kind of service. They have some of the best custom single speed / fixi selection that I have seen in the city. When it comes to accessorizing my bike, they have it all. I love my bike and I love Armitage Bike Shop.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite shop to go to. I ride from Wicker Park to come here.
Clark and the staff, are top notch. They always answer all of my questions pertaining to my bikes overall performance. They recently got a new bike tech, George. He is one of the friendliest mechanics that I have ever met. He has loads of bike info from the 80??s and on. They do great repair work here at real bargain prices. But the best part is that they are always willing to accommodate me with scheduling, on my bike repairs & tune- ups. They even have loner bikes to use if you need one while your bike is in the shop. You can??t beat that kind of service. They have some of the best custom single speed / fixi selection that I have seen in the city. When it comes to accessorizing my bike, they have it all. I love my bike and I love Armitage Bike Shop.

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I read all these great reviews about Smart Bikes, so I thought I would go over to them to see if they could help me with mine. First of all its like walking in to my girlfriends closet, which by the way is bigger. Second, the guy on the phone said that someone would help me and I waited for about 15 minutes before I asked someone if there was another bike shop around. The girl in the shop was complaining about the tube that she got that was out of the box and was trying to get another one, due to the fact that the one she got was defected. She told me to go to either Blvd Bikes or Armitage Bikes. Since, I live off of Spaulding I decided to give Armitage Bikes a try. As soon as I walked in I was greeted. This shop is huge on the inside. I met a sales guy, Clark who was quite knowledgeable about bike parts. I needed quite a few parts to get my bike going and they have a ??shitload? to choose from. Then another sales guy by the name of Moss came by and said that I would be spending a lot more on buying parts, and maybe I should consider getting a new bike. What he said made sense. Just in buying a couple of tires, tubes, brake pads, a front true, and a tune up, was running me about $130. I had previously talked about getting a Jamis Sputnick from Smart (Dumb) Bikes on the phone, but that fell threw, due to the lack of attention. Moss, told me that he had and SE Lugar in my size, from last year that he could make me a deal on, and he did. He not only gave me a great deal, he gave me $75 for my old bike, as a trade in. He also said that he could upgrade any part that was on the bike and give me credit for the stock part. He also said that any and all the labor/install for whatever I wanted to do to the bike would be taken care of on him. I looked at him like he was crazy. He said that was all about the ??Armitage Experience? wow! These guys really took care. After setting up my bike up with my upgraded tires and handlebar tape, they let me take a test ride to make sure every thing felt good. And finally right before I left and mind you after I paid them, they even offered me free vitamin water and a bike map for the road. I can honestly say this is probably one of the best sales experiences that I have ever had. I would recommend this shop to every one, for bikes? and parts. Good for Armitage Bikes, bad for Smart Bikes.

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★★★★★

I read all these great reviews about Smart Bikes, so I thought I would go over to them to see if they could help me with mine. First of all its like walking in to my girlfriends closet, which by the way is bigger. Second, the guy on the phone said that someone would help me and I waited for about 15 minutes before I asked someone if there was another bike shop around. The girl in the shop was complaining about the tube that she got that was out of the box and was trying to get another one, due to the fact that the one she got was defected. She told me to go to either Blvd Bikes or Armitage Bikes. Since, I live off of Spaulding I decided to give Armitage Bikes a try. As soon as I walked in I was greeted. This shop is huge on the inside. I met a sales guy, Clark who was quite knowledgeable about bike parts. I needed quite a few parts to get my bike going and they have a ??shitload? to choose from. Then another sales guy by the name of Moss came by and said that I would be spending a lot more on buying parts, and maybe I should consider getting a new bike. What he said made sense. Just in buying a couple of tires, tubes, brake pads, a front true, and a tune up, was running me about $130. I had previously talked about getting a Jamis Sputnick from Smart (Dumb) Bikes on the phone, but that fell threw, due to the lack of attention. Moss, told me that he had and SE Lugar in my size, from last year that he could make me a deal on, and he did. He not only gave me a great deal, he gave me $75 for my old bike, as a trade in. He also said that he could upgrade any part that was on the bike and give me credit for the stock part. He also said that any and all the labor/install for whatever I wanted to do to the bike would be taken care of on him. I looked at him like he was crazy. He said that was all about the ??Armitage Experience? wow! These guys really took care. After setting up my bike up with my upgraded tires and handlebar tape, they let me take a test ride to make sure every thing felt good. And finally right before I left and mind you after I paid them, they even offered me free vitamin water and a bike map for the road. I can honestly say this is probably one of the best sales experiences that I have ever had. I would recommend this shop to every one, for bikes? and parts. Good for Armitage Bikes, bad for Smart Bikes.

Pros: Great Customer Service, Fully stocked bike shop

Cons: None

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I got a flat getting off the Logan blue line at about 8:10 pm. I googled numerous neighborhood shops and most of them were all closed except for one, Armitage Bikes.

A guy by the name of Sam answered. He said he was closed but, doing some after hour repairs for some of his customers. I told him that I had a flat and that my tire was coming off. He said how fast can you get here and I said in about 20 min., he said he would wait till I got there. He was the nicest guy, and took care of me even though the shop was closed. I got a tire, a tube, and the service for about $25.00. He even gave me bottled water on the house. How cool!!! Thanks Sam for being there.

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I got a flat getting off the Logan blue line at about 8:10 pm. I googled numerous neighborhood shops and most of them were all closed except for one, Armitage Bikes.

A guy by the name of Sam answered. He said he was closed but, doing some after hour repairs for some of his customers. I told him that I had a flat and that my tire was coming off. He said how fast can you get here and I said in about 20 min., he said he would wait till I got there. He was the nicest guy, and took care of me even though the shop was closed. I got a tire, a tube, and the service for about $25.00. He even gave me bottled water on the house. How cool!!! Thanks Sam for being there.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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What a lucky find!! This shop is way overdue for a proper review, and let me tell ya all that I have been in this shop over 5 times this season and every time I go there it gets better and better. These guys keep a real clean place and keep it well stocked, with lots of cool stuff.

The first time I went in to this place is when I got a flat in the early spring. I walked in and got my flat done in 15 min. I was really impressed I even offered to give them an extra $10.00 for the speedy service, and one of the techs there just said ?? Its all good, we??re just here to service you? and didn??t even take my tip. I was amazed.

The second time I went in was with a friend who needed a back aluminum rim. We checked 2 other shops in the hood, and there prices were about $15.00 higher. We even told the guy who??s name is MAS, that his the best price, and you know he said that? he thinks the prices were pretty good at the other shops, and his price would probably be the same but, he just happen to get that particular rim at a good price, so he wanted to past the savings on to us. Cool!!

The 3rd time I went in was to get a tune-up. What an incredible job. My bike rides like it was almost new. He quoted me a price and actually stuck to it. This was the first time I have ever been quoted at a bike shop and the price remained the same. Although, I do have to mention, that they told me that I would need some other parts replaced to get optimum performance, but they totally left the decision to me.

Finally, I just went in last week to get my chain replaced, and my wheel true. I need my bike like I need food to survive. These guys know me by, now and they offered me a loaner bike to use while my bike was in for repair. That was the last straw. I don??t know about anyone else, but I can honestly, say these guys are some serious professionals that actually care about there customers. I will never go anyplace else, this is my shop for life

Thank You ? ARMITAGE BIKE SHOP? I??m glad you??re finally here.

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What a lucky find!! This shop is way overdue for a proper review, and let me tell ya all that I have been in this shop over 5 times this season and every time I go there it gets better and better. These guys keep a real clean place and keep it well stocked, with lots of cool stuff.

The first time I went in to this place is when I got a flat in the early spring. I walked in and got my flat done in 15 min. I was really impressed I even offered to give them an extra $10.00 for the speedy service, and one of the techs there just said ?? Its all good, we??re just here to service you? and didn??t even take my tip. I was amazed.

The second time I went in was with a friend who needed a back aluminum rim. We checked 2 other shops in the hood, and there prices were about $15.00 higher. We even told the guy who??s name is MAS, that his the best price, and you know he said that? he thinks the prices were pretty good at the other shops, and his price would probably be the same but, he just happen to get that particular rim at a good price, so he wanted to past the savings on to us. Cool!!

The 3rd time I went in was to get a tune-up. What an incredible job. My bike rides like it was almost new. He quoted me a price and actually stuck to it. This was the first time I have ever been quoted at a bike shop and the price remained the same. Although, I do have to mention, that they told me that I would need some other parts replaced to get optimum performance, but they totally left the decision to me.

Finally, I just went in last week to get my chain replaced, and my wheel true. I need my bike like I need food to survive. These guys know me by, now and they offered me a loaner bike to use while my bike was in for repair. That was the last straw. I don??t know about anyone else, but I can honestly, say these guys are some serious professionals that actually care about there customers. I will never go anyplace else, this is my shop for life

Thank You ? ARMITAGE BIKE SHOP? I??m glad you??re finally here.

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I was looking for colored rims and they not only had the right color but they also had wheel sets with the rims i wanted. It was convenient because they put everything together for me quickly and it was cheap too.

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I was looking for colored rims and they not only had the right color but they also had wheel sets with the rims i wanted. It was convenient because they put everything together for me quickly and it was cheap too.

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it's rare anymore in this society that you get the service you deserve. i knew something was different about this shop when i called the number and the gentleman on the line sounded sincere. i asked him a million questions about bikes and he fielded every single one without sounding impatient. he made me feel comfortable by telling me, "we'll take care of you . . . just stop in." a quick drive from bucktown and i was at the shop looking around at brands i had never heard of before . . . like fuji. i tried a couple out and made the decision to go with a se draft. i couldn't be happier. the staff was surprisingly helpful and knowledgeable--something you seldom find anymore. they tuned up my bike and i was even served a complimentary vitaminwater while i waited! i'll probably upgrade in a year or so, and when i do, i'll come back to armitage.

cheers

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it's rare anymore in this society that you get the service you deserve. i knew something was different about this shop when i called the number and the gentleman on the line sounded sincere. i asked him a million questions about bikes and he fielded every single one without sounding impatient. he made me feel comfortable by telling me, "we'll take care of you . . . just stop in." a quick drive from bucktown and i was at the shop looking around at brands i had never heard of before . . . like fuji. i tried a couple out and made the decision to go with a se draft. i couldn't be happier. the staff was surprisingly helpful and knowledgeable--something you seldom find anymore. they tuned up my bike and i was even served a complimentary vitaminwater while i waited! i'll probably upgrade in a year or so, and when i do, i'll come back to armitage.

cheers

Pros: down to earth, friendly and knowledgeable staff

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I had ABS fix up an old thrift store Schwinn for me and did a trade-in too with a Trek that I've always disliked riding. The customer service at the store is fantastic and Mas and his staff want to make sure you go home happy. If you're not happy, you can go back and they'll try again. If you're looking for bargain basement prices, shop online or at Craig's List, because shopping at ABS means you are supporting a small neighborhood business and its employees. Great store, great staff.

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★★★★★

I had ABS fix up an old thrift store Schwinn for me and did a trade-in too with a Trek that I've always disliked riding. The customer service at the store is fantastic and Mas and his staff want to make sure you go home happy. If you're not happy, you can go back and they'll try again. If you're looking for bargain basement prices, shop online or at Craig's List, because shopping at ABS means you are supporting a small neighborhood business and its employees. Great store, great staff.

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This shop has really changed in the last year. I thought all they sold where these really "off the wall flashy(low riders) bikes". They recently changed their window display so I thought I would stop in. The best move I made. They have all kinds of custom parts that I can use for my fixed gear. There prices are reasonable, but there one on one service is great! I think this place has changed for the best. I was able to pick up an areospoke front rim that has been on back order on the web for over 3 weeks. Up and coming, I think so.

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★★★★☆

This shop has really changed in the last year. I thought all they sold where these really "off the wall flashy(low riders) bikes". They recently changed their window display so I thought I would stop in. The best move I made. They have all kinds of custom parts that I can use for my fixed gear. There prices are reasonable, but there one on one service is great! I think this place has changed for the best. I was able to pick up an areospoke front rim that has been on back order on the web for over 3 weeks. Up and coming, I think so.

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Just had a car accident. Pulled out my bike. Chain broken. Have three different places to go and the bus isn't anywhere near them. Cab will be $65 and I'll still have to wait. Dut da da duh! Call Armitage Bike after seeing the review about opening the store and they do the same for me. Actually they came and got me from down the street. Picked me and the bike up. Fixed it and away I go. They're my hero.

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★★★★★

Just had a car accident. Pulled out my bike. Chain broken. Have three different places to go and the bus isn't anywhere near them. Cab will be $65 and I'll still have to wait. Dut da da duh! Call Armitage Bike after seeing the review about opening the store and they do the same for me. Actually they came and got me from down the street. Picked me and the bike up. Fixed it and away I go. They're my hero.

Pros: Miracles, miracles, miracles!

Cons: ???

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This shop is it!! I got a flat at 8:30 am going to work down on Armitage Ave. As a fluke, I called the number written on the door even though the gates were closed. They opened the shop up for me and fixed my flat. New tube + bike liner + labor = $15.00 ? I was in and out in 15 min. ?.how cool is that.!!

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★★★★★

This shop is it!! I got a flat at 8:30 am going to work down on Armitage Ave. As a fluke, I called the number written on the door even though the gates were closed. They opened the shop up for me and fixed my flat. New tube + bike liner + labor = $15.00 ? I was in and out in 15 min. ?.how cool is that.!!

Pros: efficient and great prices

Cons: how could there be, they opened the store for me!

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Great service and able to deal with a tricky repair to a lo-rider trike. The work to be done was not able to be done by several other north side bike shops we tried, but these guys did exactly what we needed, Way to Go!

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★★★★★

Great service and able to deal with a tricky repair to a lo-rider trike. The work to be done was not able to be done by several other north side bike shops we tried, but these guys did exactly what we needed, Way to Go!

Pros: Affordable, competent, timely, friendly

Cons: Parking iffy but not too bad

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