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Best, Worst, and Most Arrogant Mechanic of Chicago(2 posts)

Best, Worst, and Most Arrogant Mechanic of ChicagoEagleRider
Jun 18, 2003 6:01 AM
I just want to get some opinions on who is the best, the worst, and most arrogant mechanic in Chicago.

In my opinion, the best goes to Robin at Licktons and Sammer at Spokes Wheaton.

The worst goes to that place in Elmhurst, Stimples. Not much of a place to trust with your road bike.

The most arrogant mechanic in Chicago, a real Mr. I think I know it all, Ben Draus of Chicagoland Bicycles.
Me!!...asphalt assault
Jun 18, 2003 6:41 AM
Well, as far as I'm concerned I'm the best...and saying I'm the best would probably qualify me for being rather arrogant.

I'v been unhappy with the work done for me by local shops so I'v figured out how to do things on my own including building my MTB wheels.

I had Liktons build my road wheels because I was curious to see how wheels built by a "pro" would hold up...pretty sweet actually:)

Chris out at Jano Bicycles and Roger at Bucks, both shops in Valporaiso Indiana do good work...but they're not open 24-7 like me!

The worst has to go to the butchers at Cycle Sports in Dyer Indiana. The owners kid tried to remove a BB for me with a HAMMER IMPACT some years ago...this was one of the big motivators for me becoming a DYSer.