The off season is upon us. This year we have decided to close a few days in the middle of the week, in order to take care of some house keeping and work on some projects for next season. We may even get some late season rides in!

We hope it’s not too much of an inconvenience and that you will look for us on the days when we’re at the shop. If you really need us, you can shoot us a message on Facebook and we might be able to meet you at the shop. But keep that to yourself.

 

 

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Tune It Up!

March 16th, 2015

Before we get to what’s included in our tune-up’s, let’s talk about our service department.

Our service department is the heart and soul of our bike shop. The service area at our shop has always been front and center, open for anyone to see.

Our mechanics have been around a long time and know every trick in the book to make your bike perform at its best. Come by and meet them for yourself.

We offer a few different levels of tune-up’s, here they are.

Basic Tune: $40

  • Adjust front and rear derailleurs
  • Adjust front and rear brake
  • Inflate tires to proper pressure
  • Lubricate chain
  • Safety inspection
  • Light wipe down

This is a service that is usually meant for a newer bike or a bike that was ridden a few times and put in storage. Most bikes we see need a little more than this and this is where the full tune comes into play.

Full Tune Up: $69

  • Adjust front and rear derailleurs
  • Align derailleur hanger (if necessary)
  • Adjust front and rear brakes
  • Lubricate all cables
  • True front and rear wheels (does not include broken spokes)
  • Adjust front and rear hub bearings
  • Adjust headset and bottom bracket (if applicable)
  • Inflate tires to proper pressure
  • Lubricate chain
  • Safety inspection
  • Thorough wipe down of frame and wheels

 

Overhaul: $199

We strip the bike down to the frame and perform all the services above. We also de-grease your drive-train, overhaul your headset and bottom bracket (if applicable), provide new housing and cables and we polish your frame. This does not include additional parts, and you’ll probably need a few little things like brake pads or a cartridge bearing, bar tape or grips. We can talk you through it!

 

Please note:

  • Hydraulic brake bleeds are not included in the price of a tune up, a bleed is $20 per brake w/tune-up.
  • Tubeless tire refills are an additional $15 per tire, includes Stan’s fluid.
  • Muddy bikes will be charged an extra $5 to $10 for a hose down, only fair, right?

 

 

Did you hear about us on the Steve Dahl Show? Cool, we’re off to great start.

If you don’t know what we’re talking about, check out Steve’s

Facebook Page, Website or Twitter.

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Welcome to 2 Bici!

March 16th, 2011

Thanks for visiting our site. Are you looking for a shop that can get your bike ready for the new season? Well, you found us!

So, what do you want to know? Let’s start with the basics.

Do you fix bikes?

Come on, that’s too easy, of course we do!

How much is a tune-up?

69 buck-a-roos, and with that we adjust your gears and brakes, true (straighten) your wheels, adjust your wheel bearings, headset bearings, bottom bracket bearings, lube your cables, tighten all your bolts and screws, wipe down the bike and air your tires, we’ll also air your your suspension front and back if applicable. It’s pretty thorough, like a spa day for your bike!

But my bike is pretty new…

OK, well we have an answer for that, it’s our quick tune.

Adjust brakes, derailleurs, oil chain, air tires, safety inspection, out the door. $35

Do you sell bikes?

Yeah, we sell bikes. We’re not a big shop, we don’t have hundreds in stock. Instead we stock a few models that we consider to be perfect bikes for our local paths, trails and roads. Don’t get us wrong, we have access to hundreds of models through our partners, Cannondale, KHS, BMC, Niner, Surly and many more. But we can only keep so many on our sales floor.

Blah, blah, blah, I have an old steel Pinarello and I can’t get my fixed cup out, what can you do for me?

Can you say VAR? Yeah, we know our way around that vintage steel stuff, we’re just about vintage, ourselves!

Fox F29 RL, need seals and wipers changed, can you do it?

Does your grandmother have a mustache? Next!

I need a bell for my son Billy?

Well, congratulations on giving your son a proper name. Bill’s, Tom’s, Joe’s, Dave’s, those are real names. Of course we have a bell for you, ma’am.

You sell helmets?

Yep.

What about tubes?

C’mon, now you’re just playing with me.


Well, you get the picture, we’re small shop but we’re continuously growing. We can fix your bike, no matter what it is, we’re not a giant shop, but we keep all the basic stuff on-hand and we can get anything and almost everything, very quickly. We add to our inventory every day and we’re always picking up new brands that have cool stuff to offer.

If we didn’t answer your question here, please give us a call at 708-330-5234 or e-mail us at bici@2bici.com.

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Where To Ride

November 15th, 2010

Some of the best riding in the Chicagoland area is located right outside our front door. Our shop sits at the footsteps of the Palos Forest Preserve and just a few turns of the pedals from both the I&M and Centennial Bike Trails.

Riders In Front of 2 Bici

The Palos Forest Preserve is the premier mountain biking venue in Northern Illinois, while the I&M and Centennial Trails provide riders with 17 miles of paved paths that run along the I&M Canal and Des Plaines River.

We’re not kidding when we say that all you have to do is go behind our shop to hit the mountain bike trails or cross the street to hit the paved trails! Both are seconds away for you at 2 Bici!

I&M Canal Trail Map 2 Bici

Here are a few links where you can learn more about the trails and what you can expect. And as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to phone us at 708-330-5234 or email us by Clicking Here!

Centennial and I&M Trail


Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail

Palos Forest Preserve

Palos Trail Maps & Information

Check out this great blog, it features a great story about Palos and its nuclear history.

Nuclear Marker Palos


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CAMBR

May 5th, 2010

Doing good things for mountain bikers. We strongly support the efforts of CAMBr and all the hard work they do to maintain and build new mountain bike trails in the Chicagoland area, especially Palos, our home base.

cambr.org

CAMBR Group Shot

Where To Ride

Where To Ride

Some of the best riding in the Chicagoland area is located right outside our front door.

As Heard On The Steve Dahl Show

As Heard On The Steve Dahl Show

Did you hear about us on the Steve Dahl Show? Cool, we’re off to great start.

CAMBR

CAMBR

Doing good things for mountain bikers. CAMBr does  great job of maintaining and creating local mountain bike trails.