Guide to bicycle shops
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A few hardy Milwaukeeans ride their bikes all year 'round -- and helmets off to those hardcore cyclists -- but most of us wait until spring to bust out the bike.
If you're looking for a shop to tune your bike, or want to invest in a new ride, here's a list of Milwaukee bike stores that can set you up. Happy riding.
Cory The Bike Fixer
2410 N. Murray Ave., (414) 967-9446
This East Side independent bike shop sells new and used bikes, and services all types of rides. It also sells clothing and provide paint services.
Crank Daddy's Bicycle Works
2108 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 347-5511
Crank Daddy's sells and maintains new and older bicycles. Its service area is more than 4,000 square feet.
Ben's Cycle & Fitness / Milwaukee Bicycle Company
1018 W. Lincoln Ave., (414) 384-2236
Ben's offers bicycle sales and services. The business specializes in hard-to-find bicycle parts and accessories.
2865 N. Murray Ave., (414) 332-1330
This full-service bike shop has been open since 1981. It recently expanded its hours and are open on Sunday.
9929 W. Lisbon Ave., (414) 463-2453
N88 W15036 Main St., Menomonee Falls, (262) 250-3481
Emery's sells bicycles and fitness equipment and offers indoor fitness classes, including indoor bike training with a coach.
4604 N. Wilson Dr., (414) 961-1110
A locally-owned bike shop is a local staple that's been around for three decades. The shop sells and maintains a variety of brands of bikes.
Truly Spoken Cycles
833 E. Center St., (414) 263-2453
This new, independently-owned bike shop in the Riverwest neighborhood, offers bike maintenence and a small selection of used bikes.
Wheel & Sprocket
Wheel & Sprocket was founded in 1973, and has provided local riders with new bikes and close-outs ever since. It also maintains bikes and sells bicycle accessories from bells to helmets.
BIKEMILWAUKEE.ORG 3470 N. OAKLAND AV. MILWAUKEE WI. 53211 414-332-3479 http://bikemilwaukee.org/ FULL SERVICE SHOP AND RESTORATIONS OF VINTAGE ROAD BIKES, ALSO SALES OF CUSTOM BUILT BIKES ***CHECKOUT THE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS*** http://bikemilwaukee.org/
I've been having a good time getting to know Aytan at Truly Spoken Cycles. He's been both helpful and knowledgeable, plus I'd say with the bike heavy demographic in Riverwest it's about time we got a shop a bit closer (though I can't truly complain with Cory's, Bikesmiths, and Crank Daddy's just across the river). I just wonder how much longer that tiny shop will be able to hold him.
Wares is no longer in business... but Allis Bike (which has been in business for over 50 years) gets no mention?
There are many fine shops in the city, but for me, the sun rises and sets at Ben's. A super friendly staff, great selection of bikes and a willingness to work within my budget without trying to browbeat me into an upsale. They are also really active in the community. It has been a treat to watch them grow and revitalize a neighborhood that was in drastic need of some new blood. There's a reason that Ben's Cycles has been a Milwaukee staple for 3 generations. They just get it right.
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