Opened by three guys who collectively worked everywhere from Johnny Sprockets and Blackstone Bikes to Rapid Transit and Recyclery, this Ukrainian Village shop is all about building community: Every employee has the option to buy into ownership after two years. The equal-opportunity ethos extends to the selection of custom-made steel bikes (starting at $700) and, eschewing the stereotypical bike-shop snobbery, these guys will just as happiy build a bike from scratch as they will fix up your $5 thrift-store find. As for repairs, Comrade offers the hard-to-find service of handling cracked steel frames. A limited clothing and accessories selection is available, too.
|Venue name:||Comrade Cycles||Contact:|
1908 W Chicago Ave
|Cross street:||between Wolcott Ave and Winchester Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 10am-8pm; Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm|
|Transport:||El: Blue to Chicago. Bus: 9, 56, 66.|