Working Bikes Cooperative

★★★★☆
  • 1125 S Western Ave

    Chicago, IL 60612

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  • 312-421-5048

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I 100% support what this organization/business does. They take used bikes and used bike parts, fix them up, and resell them locally and internationally. I was able to find a road bike for $60, which I thought at the time was surprisingly cheap and I have a theory as to why. I had some vearing problems so I took it to a local bike shop and they said my bike had been in a head on accident. Either working bikes didn't know when they sold it to me or they did know, but i guess I'll never know. They point is the place is staffed by volunteers, so that may affect the level of work that has been done on your bike [this is what I've been told by many people]. When the time comes I will for sure come back here, but I will bring one of my nerdy bike friends to help me out.

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★★★★☆

I 100% support what this organization/business does. They take used bikes and used bike parts, fix them up, and resell them locally and internationally. I was able to find a road bike for $60, which I thought at the time was surprisingly cheap and I have a theory as to why. I had some vearing problems so I took it to a local bike shop and they said my bike had been in a head on accident. Either working bikes didn't know when they sold it to me or they did know, but i guess I'll never know. They point is the place is staffed by volunteers, so that may affect the level of work that has been done on your bike [this is what I've been told by many people]. When the time comes I will for sure come back here, but I will bring one of my nerdy bike friends to help me out.

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I found my bike here for about 50 bucks. The selection is pretty uneven but they do basic repairs on all the bikes to make sure they actually work, and they often have cute old bikes, if you're ok with a little rust. I got a flat tire a couple weeks after I got my bike and they replaced it for free, which was rad. It's a good cause too--the proceeds go to support bike drives in developing countries. The people who work there are also really nice and have a minimal amount of attitude. They also have really cheap bike accessories if you need a basic helmet, lock or bike light.

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★★★★☆

I found my bike here for about 50 bucks. The selection is pretty uneven but they do basic repairs on all the bikes to make sure they actually work, and they often have cute old bikes, if you're ok with a little rust. I got a flat tire a couple weeks after I got my bike and they replaced it for free, which was rad. It's a good cause too--the proceeds go to support bike drives in developing countries. The people who work there are also really nice and have a minimal amount of attitude. They also have really cheap bike accessories if you need a basic helmet, lock or bike light.

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This is a great concept, collecting used bikes and fixing them up and reselling them. However, my stop at this organization was pretty disappointing. The selection was pretty minimal, and what was there were very old bikes. I would guess most bikes looked about 30 years old and were about $50, a lot in my opinion. I was hoping for a few more modern bikes. But I'm sure the collection changes all of the time.

PROS: Great concept
CONS: Really old bikes

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★★★☆☆

This is a great concept, collecting used bikes and fixing them up and reselling them. However, my stop at this organization was pretty disappointing. The selection was pretty minimal, and what was there were very old bikes. I would guess most bikes looked about 30 years old and were about $50, a lot in my opinion. I was hoping for a few more modern bikes. But I'm sure the collection changes all of the time.

PROS: Great concept
CONS: Really old bikes

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