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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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Winter Hours

November 14th, 2010

Whoa. It’s been a while since we’ve updated the website, we apologize if

you’ve been waiting.

Many of you have asked if we plan to be opened for the Winter and our

answer is, yes! We are, however, tweaking our hours. We haven’t made

any final decisions, but here is a tentative schedule, feel free to send us

your feedback by Clicking Here!

 

Effective November 26th, 2010 thru March 31st, 2011.


Monday 11-6

Tuesday 11-6

Wednesday  Closed

Thursday 11-6

Friday 11-6

Saturday 10-5

Sunday 10-4

 

















Is it just me, or is anyone else out there suffering a Tour hangover? After a month of early morning strolls through France, it’s always tough to readjust to my normal routine.

I would like to thank everyone involved with bringing me the Tour de France experience, from the riders to the organization that produces the race and all the broadcasters and media outlets around the World.

But who I would really like to acknowledge are the women of the Tour. Women form part of the legend of the Tour, it is said that their smiles refresh a rider’s heart after a day of suffering on the bike. So let’s  hear it for the girls, for their smiles and the joy they bring to the riders and the spectators!

Thanks to pezcyclingnews.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merci to pezcyclingnews.com !



Chicas del Tour

 

 

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Campeones!

July 11th, 2010

Congratulations to Spain! World Cup Winners for the first time in their history. Our shop has deep ties to Spain and today we celebrate along with our friends and family in España.

The Tour de France is the race that drew me to the sport of cycling and ultimately led to the existence of this bike shop. There are a lot of great races during the cycling season, but nothing compares to “La Grande Boucle”.

Le Tour is the World Series or Super Bowl of cycling . But instead of one game or a seven game series, this drama plays out over 3 weeks on the roads of an entire country and in this year’s case, 3 countries.

If you notice a few more cyclists out there on Willow Springs, Bluff or Frontage Roads this month, it’s probably because of the motivational force of the Tour. If you would like some motivation of your own, check out the following links, they’re a great way to get your Tour De France fix.


The Official Tour De France website. Often overlooked, I like to go there for stage info and behind the scenes coverage.


If you  have cable, Versus is the place for you. HD coverage and a panel of cycling experts to break it down for you. Check your listings, the race is broadcast LIVE and replayed several times throughout.

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World Naked Bike Ride

June 13th, 2010

Chicago’s annual Naked Bike Ride took place on Saturday night. This ride is always a blast and 2 Bici was there to cover it for you. Well, maybe not ourselves, but plenty of our friends. We’ll make sure to bring you a full report in the following days!


Photo by: Ronald Leon Hale IV


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Niner Bikes

June 6th, 2010


Yep, we have the hottest 2-niners around, Niner Bikes. Stop by the shop and get the scoop on the bikes that everyone is talking about. 29 inch wheeled bikes are quickly taking over the off-road scene. Look around the next time you visit Palos, the amount of 29er’s out there is growing by the week. Stop by and we’ll show you why.

We just received our first Air 9 and EMD framesets, stop by the shop and check them out for yourselves.

Click here for Niner Bikes awesome website!

Sorry, we’ve been pretty distraught over the loss of our childhood hero, Gary Coleman. For many of us in the bicycle industry, Gary Coleman was more than just a TV funnyman, he was an inspiration and the reason why we fell in love with cycling. Gary was best known for his role in Different Strokes, but what many of you don’t know, is that his diminutive size made him one of the greatest climbers in Tour De France history. Who will ever forget the way he sheperded  Greg LeMond up the Ventoux in 1986? Or his epic battle with Colombian’s Lucho Herrera and Fabio Parra in the 1987 Giro d’Italia?

Gary Coleman may be a punchline for today’s generation, but for those of us who witnessed the “Goat of the Ghetto” (coined by the French press) ascend the mountains of Europe, we will never forget.



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What a race!

May 24th, 2010

Giro logo

There’s an amazing bike race going on in Italy right now. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the sport, the race is the Giro d’Italia, or the Tour of Italy. It’s basically the Italian version of the Tour de France and it’s turning out to be a real classic.

Uphill at Giro

Forget all the talk you heard about doping in the sport of cycling. This year’s Giro is a real reminder of the greatness of the sport. If you’ve never watched a bike race on television, I suggest you give it a try. This week will be an explosive week in the mountains of Italy, if you watch the race, you’ll be treated to some incredible action.

The Giro is being televised on Universal Sports Network, it’s free on most cable networks. Check your local listings, it’s usually on in the evenings in the Chicago area at 8′ish. I usually catch the late broadcast at midnight.

CLOSING SOON!

Centennial Trail Map


2 Bici has just learned that the Centennial Trail Bike Path will be closed this summer, due to the Asian Carp invasion. We’re in the process of gathering all the details, but so far we know that there is a project in the works to put a series of nets along the DesPlaines River in an attempt to halt the Asian Carp from entering Lake Michigan. Asian Carp are known for being voracious eaters and incredibly anti-bicycle.

The project is scheduled to last throughout the Summer and is expected to cause considerable damage to the trail and the adjacent land. A source close to the project tells us that the path will be repaired at some point, but no further information was available.

Keep checking our site for your Asian Carp updates, we’ll have more information as it becomes available.

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.