Amlings Cycle

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Average rating: 4.9/5 from 8 comments.   - Comment-on/Rate this shop.

8140 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL  60714-2804
(Cook County)
(8140N/7605W)
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Contacts:
phone:847-692-4240
email:
http://www.amlingscycle.com/
hours:
Summer:
Mon-Fri: 11a - 7p
Sat: 10a - 5p
Sun: 12p - 4p

Winter: (November 1st - March 15th)
Mon-Fri: 11a - 7p
Sat: 10a - 5p
Sun: By Appointment

sells used bikes?: no
sells used parts?: no
offers Active Transportation Alliance discount?: yes
offers rentals?: no

description:
Amlings Cycle, Joe Reichert proprietor, supports the League of Illinois Bicyclists and other community groups.

Brands sold: Giant
Recumbants: Bacchetta, Easy Racer, Rans, Wiz Wheelz, Hase, Challenge, Cycle Genius, HP Velotechnik, Catrike, and Carbent
Dahon folders.

Full line of accessories including many recumbent-specific items.

Offers Park Tool School, sponsors annual Cycle Holiday Toy Ride.

This shop was last sent an information update request on November 28, 2009, to which they responded.

 


 

One great LBS - from: '' - Rating: 5/5 - 16-Nov-12
This past spring I bought a recumbent trike from them, and they are doing just about everything well:

-- friendly, no pressure service
-- knowledgeable staff
-- good at keeping in contact
-- prices are fair
-- stock a wide variety of brands
-- they encourage test rides
-- show genuine concern that customers have a good experience at their shop
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very satisfied - from: '' - Rating: 5/5 - 16-Aug-11
Very pleased when visited. The owner (I think) saw my old bike that I brought in to fix and said its not worth it even tho he didn't get any business which i would give him.

I was also looking for a road bike which they don't have which disappointed me but with out a problem he recommended a different shop.

I will choose this this shop for any fixes or maintenance on my bike first before any other.
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Recumbent Bicycles - from: '' - Rating: 5/5 - 29-Apr-11
The is the biggest and best shop in the Chicago metro area for recumbent bicycles and tricycles. The Bike Rack in St. Charles is larger and Wheel and Sprocket in Milwaukee is the largest in the Midwest, if you're looking for a particular brand and/or model.
Joe Reichert, the owner of Amlings, rides a recumbent and is extremely knowledgeable about them. Owning a bicycle shop was a life-long dream of Joe and it shows.

After visiting all the recumbent bicycle shops, including the ones mentioned above, I bought my recumbent from Amlings. I am very satisfied with the purchase and the after-purchase service.

I recommend this shop highly. You can't do better.
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Best Shop - from: '' - Rating: 5/5 - 16-Jul-10
Patient, knowledgeable, no pressure, willing to answer many questions, good prices, excellent service.


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Good Bike Shop - from: '' - Rating: 5/5 - 04-Jan-09
I have been here several times over the last couple of years. I have always been treated very well. The last time I came in it was for an unusual project and the owner and staff were quite responsive and helpful. This is a shop that sells high end recumbents and trikes, and walking in you might expect to feel uneasy and unfamiliar... Not so at all. They let me test ride the best trike in the world (HPVelotechnik Scorpion) and I felt no pressure. As far as service, my experience was great. I live just south of the city and it is a trek to go all the way up there, what does that tell you? No hipster staff, no sales pressure, no condescending attitude... just good old fashioned neighborhood service. Thanks
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Review - from: '' - Rating: 4/5 - 14-Oct-08
This place treated me very well although they did dump on Schwinn when I went in there a few years ago to buy a bike for my kid. It just hit me wrong. However their prices were good and I bought a Giant brand 16" bike which was very good.
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nice shop - from: 'Bryan' - Rating: 5/5 - 24-Mar-07
I really liked this shop. I rode about 25 miles out of my way to get there just to pick up some Schwalbe Marathon's. The main fellow running the shop, I assume to be the owner from the way he acted, was very friendly. They have a great selection (recumbents, tools, winter stuff, awesome tires) and give great service. Too far out of the way for me, but if you live close it's much better than any other shop I've been to in Chicago, except for maybe Uptown.
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General - from: '' - Rating: 5/5 - 27-Mar-06
This is a neighborhood bike shop that's grown out into good coverage of recumbents and other specialties.

Recumbents are a particular strength, which makes it a nice place to see unusual stuff. There also excellent coverage of commuter and winter rider needs -- sort of like Rapid Transit, but out in Niles.

The maintenance work I don't do myself I have them do, and it's done well.
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Record create date: 2005-06-01