The Working Bikes storefront features all styles of bicycles for adults and kids, along with new and used accessories. We also stock a large selection of used, vintage, and hard-to-find parts, and Working Bikes gear! Currently, we are open for instore shopping of used parts, accessories, and browsing and test riding small selection of adult and kiddie bikes. The Working Bikes webstore continues to offer the widest selection of bicycles and be the best option for getting a new ride through Working Bikes.
All bicycles have been refurbished by our team of talented, experienced mechanics, and are sold with a limited 30-day warranty. We provide affordable options for all types of riders, with the average price for refurbished adult bikes ranging from $200-$300. Our stock is constantly changing! We recommend you visit the webstore to see what we currently have available. Please note, test rides are not available for bicycles on our webstore – they are removed from storage in our warehouse racks only after they are purchased.
The secret to a long-lasting, functional bike? Routine maintenance! The Service Department is open during all business hours for on-spot repairs. Our mechanics offer free estimates and same-day services for most quick fixes. Below is a list of basic services. The Service Department works with the community by providing affordable repairs, so the prices listed are initial estimates. The condition of the bicycle and the price and availability of replacement parts may affect the final cost of service. If you have a specific question about a repair or a part, send us an email at [email protected].
- Flat-fix $10 (includes new tube)
- Wheel Truing $15 single, $25 both
- Install New Rear Rack $20
- Install New Front Rack $25
- Install New Fenders $20
- Brake Adjustment $10 each
- Bottom Bracket Adjustment $10
- Hub Adjustment $5 each
- Headset Adjustment $10
- Shifter/Derailleur Adjustment $10 single, $20 both
*Listed prices do not include tax
Working Bikes fills a specific niche in the Chicago bike shop scene, and encourages folks to check out the other great community bike shops in their neighborhood – like Wheel and Sprocket in Evanston, The Recyclery Collective in Rogers Park, Green Machine in Ravenswood, Uptown Bikes in Uptown, The Bike Lane in Logan Square, Bikes N’ Roses in Belmont Cragin, BFF Bikes in Bucktown, Comrade Cycles and Ciclo Urbano in West Town, Wheel and Sprocket in Oak Park and Evanston, Sanchez Bike Shop in Little Village, Small Shop in Bronzeville, Blue City Cycles in Bridgeport, and Irv’s Bicycle Shop in Pilsen.
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ABOUT THE WORKING BIKES WAREHOUSE
Working Bikes has occupied various locations in our 20 year history. We were in the basement of a six flat in Pilsen, above a muffler shop in University Village, in a warehouse in Garfield Park, in a field on Goose Island, in a warehouse on Goose Island and finally at our present location. We moved into the brick warehouse at 2434 S Western in 2007, and have owned the property since 2019. With origins dating back to the late 1800s, the Working Bikes warehouse has been home to the Speed Changing Pulley Company, the Murphy Chair Company, the Thorkildsen-Mather Borax and Boric Acid Company, and even a Mexican imports/piñata store.
We are proud to call the warehouse home, and want to make sure it will be around for another 20 years of Working Bikes! Make a contribution to the Founder’s Facilities Fund to help support capital projects around the Working Bikes warehouse. Thanks to the amazing support to the FFF, in 2020 Working Bikes was able to tuck-point the brick facade of the warehouse, make some needed updates to the roof, and install solar panels!
The Working Bikes building in 1956 – on the right hand side between the two trolleys! Back then, the WB warehouse was the “Sleep Makers” mattress factory. Photo courtesy of The Trolley Dodger.