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Irv’s Bike Shop: A Local Mainstay for Bicycle Parts and Repairs

Irv’s Bike Shop in Pilsen is the real deal. Since 1972, this family-owned and -operated local institution has been serving the Chicago bicycle community and sharing the love of everything on two (or even three) wheels. Henry Ortiz, Irv’s long time owner, heads up a team of expert bike mechanics who can do anything from advising you on a new bicycle purchase, to rebuilding an antique touring bike, to recommending just the right bike accessories for your unique needs.

Labor rates for repair services are published online, so you’re never surprised by an estimate, and because Irv’s has been in business so long, the store has a huge inventory of parts on hand, making turnaround times shorter than most other bike shops. In terms of customer service, consider the shop’s overwhelmingly positive reviews online–experienced riders and newbies alike have loads of positive things to say about their experiences at Irv’s.