Bicycles and automobiles are locked in endless confrontation, each vying for open-road domination and sole possession of naturally occurring tire deposits. Keep your cycle competitive with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a bike tune-up at Johnny Sprockets on North Broadway or West Bryn Mawr (a $75 value).
The staff at Johnny Sprockets sells and services bikes and dispenses advice with a commanding knowledge of cycling, helping customers find the perfect ride or maintain the machine they love. Keep two-wheeled skimmers in top shape with Johnny's tune-up service, during which knowledgeable staff members grease joints, tighten cables, adjust brakes, and clean gears, ensuring that cyclists can speed down city streets and outpace van-sized bullfrogs in a safe, mechanically-sound fashion. Each member of Johnny's staff is an avid cyclist, sharing cycling passion and expertise with anyone who steps inside the store, much like the bird flu.
- They genuinely care about their customers, and bicycles, and they know what they're doing. – Kenny T., Yelp, Broadway location
- My bike was in storage for a few years, and I took it in for a tune-up. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I got my bike back and it's honestly like a new bike. – Lyle B., Yelp, Bryn Mawr location
Even at the peak of Chicago’s hottest summers and meanest winters, the Johnny Sprockets team can be seen riding on the lakefront path or dodging cabs in the bike lanes. Owner Manuel Tenorio makes it clear that the staff members are cyclists and not just salespeople. They learn about their inventory first-hand, and they outfit their customers with equipment that they themselves endorse.
The team also services and repairs all types of cycles. With each visit, they perform a free, no-obligation estimate to assess cycle health and suss out any potential troubles. They can perform minor repairs on the spot, and they also accept appointments for tune-ups, overhauls, or a bike’s first haircut.