Located on Armitage Avenue, west of Humboldt Blvd, Smart Bike Parts is the perfect go-to bike shop in Logan Square. Over the past few years, Eric and his helpful team have done everything from change my tire to sell me a new bike. The staff is extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. The shop itself is fairly small, which means their in house stock is limited. Don’t let this deter you. Smart Bikes will order whatever you are in need of. The prices are beyond reasonable (and negotiable).
When I was in the market for a new bike, because my previous one was stolen (oh, the shame!), Eric asked me what I was looking for and what was my budget. Since I’m on the shorter size, there was not a frame small enough for me. I gave Eric my phone number and asked him to give me a call if anything came up. A few days later, I get a phone call from Eric. A new, single-speed, neon green bike arrived to the shop that day. Typical cost for the bike was well outside my budget, but the frame was dented in transit and Eric offered to sell it to me within my budget limits. Score! There are not many establishments (bike or other) that offer such personalized service. It is evident that Eric and his staff are passionate about cycling and the bike business.
Whether you are a novice biker or competitive rider, male or female, Smart Bike Parks is the place for you. Check them out at 3031 W Armitage Ave, between Whipple St and Humboldt Blvd.