The Pony Shop

★★★★☆
  • 1224 Chicago Ave # 103

    Evanston, IL 60202

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  • 847-864-5775

About The Pony Shop

Hours
Mon - Thu, 11am - 8pm; Fri, 11am - 6pm; Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun, noon - 5pm

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation
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Lots of selection of bikes and supplies the hardcore biker needs. From camelbaks to clothing. They also have a selection of used bikes. The staff is very helpful in finding the right bike and accessories for you.

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Lots of selection of bikes and supplies the hardcore biker needs. From camelbaks to clothing. They also have a selection of used bikes. The staff is very helpful in finding the right bike and accessories for you.

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I'm writing to warn people about the Pony Shop. ??A salesman sold my wife an ill-fitting men's bike under the assurance that it would be properly fitted to her after she purchased it. It was the end of the season, and it was very obvious to me that the salesman was looking to unload any of last season's bikes.??So we bought the bike, my wife rode it a couple of times and as you can imagine, she was experiencing considerable discomfort. We brought back the bike to the same salesman who sold us a new bike seat and let us know he actually didn't know how to fit people. He told us to come back in a couple weeks so that Lou, the owner could help us. ? ?I called Lou a couple weeks later to schedule a fitting - he was very uninterested to say the least. Lou's fitting consisted of a thirty second look at my wife on the bike and a free change of the handlebars to a heaver (ie cheaper) set. As you can imagine, that didn't work and when we called to let him know, he proceeded to diagnose my wife with "severe hand nerve damage." Funny, my sister, who is an ER doc happened to be in town, and debunked said diagnosis. ??I forced my wife to bring it back one last time (at this point, she was thoroughly turned off by the Pony Shop and wanted nothing to do with it.) An again uninterested Lou promised to make some other adjustment. ??I went today to pick up the bike (my wife refuses to go). No interest on the part of the Pony Shop to see my wife on the bike for a test run or anything. The owner and the staff present this morning could have cared less. ??What a disappointment. ??PS- The bike still hurts my wife's hands and she plans on selling it on craigslist for peanuts. Next spring we'll just go to the lame Village Cycle and buy a bike at a place were there is no pretense that the store might actually care about the customer.

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I'm writing to warn people about the Pony Shop. ??A salesman sold my wife an ill-fitting men's bike under the assurance that it would be properly fitted to her after she purchased it. It was the end of the season, and it was very obvious to me that the salesman was looking to unload any of last season's bikes.??So we bought the bike, my wife rode it a couple of times and as you can imagine, she was experiencing considerable discomfort. We brought back the bike to the same salesman who sold us a new bike seat and let us know he actually didn't know how to fit people. He told us to come back in a couple weeks so that Lou, the owner could help us. ? ?I called Lou a couple weeks later to schedule a fitting - he was very uninterested to say the least. Lou's fitting consisted of a thirty second look at my wife on the bike and a free change of the handlebars to a heaver (ie cheaper) set. As you can imagine, that didn't work and when we called to let him know, he proceeded to diagnose my wife with "severe hand nerve damage." Funny, my sister, who is an ER doc happened to be in town, and debunked said diagnosis. ??I forced my wife to bring it back one last time (at this point, she was thoroughly turned off by the Pony Shop and wanted nothing to do with it.) An again uninterested Lou promised to make some other adjustment. ??I went today to pick up the bike (my wife refuses to go). No interest on the part of the Pony Shop to see my wife on the bike for a test run or anything. The owner and the staff present this morning could have cared less. ??What a disappointment. ??PS- The bike still hurts my wife's hands and she plans on selling it on craigslist for peanuts. Next spring we'll just go to the lame Village Cycle and buy a bike at a place were there is no pretense that the store might actually care about the customer.

Cons: Customer service ends when they swipe your credit card

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The Pony Shop is by far my favorite shop in Evanston. They are knowledgeable, helpful and have none of the high-pressure sales tactics that you find elsewhere. Best of all, when they say your bike's tune up will be done on Friday, it is done on Friday!

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The Pony Shop is by far my favorite shop in Evanston. They are knowledgeable, helpful and have none of the high-pressure sales tactics that you find elsewhere. Best of all, when they say your bike's tune up will be done on Friday, it is done on Friday!

Pros: Best service in town!

Cons: Small shop = fewer choices (but they will order anything!)

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You will find great bikes and even greater service at the Pony Shop. I brought in a vintage bike and the repairman went out of his way to give it a full and thorough safety check. If you're looking for service, enter through the side door. Otherwise, start your browsing through the front.

PROS: excellent service, good prices
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★★★★☆

You will find great bikes and even greater service at the Pony Shop. I brought in a vintage bike and the repairman went out of his way to give it a full and thorough safety check. If you're looking for service, enter through the side door. Otherwise, start your browsing through the front.

PROS: excellent service, good prices
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