Before Leonardo da Vinci invented the bicycle, his less popular ventures in self-transport included the breath-powered hot air balloon and the briefcase catapult. Pilot modern man-powered vehicles with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of bicycle supplies and services at Kozy's Cyclery, valid at four locations in Chicago.
Kozy's Cyclery's trained mechanics display more than 300 bikes, carry a myriad of accessories, and utilize their more than 60 years of experience to keep cyclists safely freewheeling the streets of Chicago. Safety precautions protect cycles and their riders with a noodle guarding Bell Radar helmet ($29.99) or a Giant SureLock ($26.99), which uses its tough, U-lock construction to foil thieves and bankrupt Wheel of Fortune contestant. Knog Colored Frogs lights ($18.99) make their nighttime presence known, as a combo of Continental tubes ($7.99) and a Cannondale Airspeed Nitro mini pump ($24.99) get deflated riders back on a roll. Ailing bikes may forego accessorial upgrades in lieu of services from trained technicians, such as wheel trueing ($18–$22), brake adjustments ($16), tune-ups ($40–$199.99), and counseling for wheels with traumatic pothole pasts.
Originating as a bicycle-repair shop on Chicago's South Side in 1944; with the addition of their new South Side Mega Store, Kozy's Cyclery now consists of five store locations across Chicago, helping make it the city's premier bike store for the past 70-plus years. Along with a complete stock of bicycle clothing, accessories, parts—and, of course, bikes—the four-generation, family-owned store cares for its bicycle-riding customers by offering professional bike fittings, test rides, and two free tune-ups with every new bicycle purchase. Kozy's sells more than 385 bikes for each rider's unique needs, from mountain bikes, cruisers, and road bikes to fixed gears and multispeed commuter bikes to electric bikes.