In-Shop Chicago Bike Repairs & Assemblies

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3rd Coast Cycles always provides you with the highest quality of care and customer service for all your bike needs. Whether you need a bike tuned-up or assembled, we are always here in our downtown lakefront shop happy to fix your bike with our fast and efficient service from our friendly and professional staff.

Shop Hours May 31-Sept 6:
Weekdays 8am – 7pm
Saturdays: 8am – 7pm
Sundays: 10am – 6pm

Downtown Location
Fast Tune-ups
Expert Assemblies
Professional & Friendly Service

Bring your bike to our lakefront bike shop in downtown Chicago and our friendly and efficient staff will expertly fix your bike. Check out our rates and options below and select the one that best fits your needs. All our tune-ups come with a season-long warranty!

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Expert Adrenaline

Rate: Expert Adrenaline Special (1 Bike): $119 (normally $149)

Our fastest, most convenient, multi-geared tune-up by appointment for people on the go. You choose the day and time you want your tune-up and we will get your bike done at that time. It’s that simple. You can take a walk by the lake, sit and relax or do a quick auto drop off from our loading zone. In 60 minutes, our technicians will have your bike tuned to perfection. No waiting in line!

What This Service Offers:

  • Flash shop tune-up by appointment
  • Derailleur (gear) adjustment (front and rear)
  • Brake inspection and adjustment
  • A personalized one-on-one tune-up experience with your mechanic, including maintenance consultation​ and tune-up tutoring
  • Expert wheel truing (straightening)
  • Adjustment of all bearings to proper tolerances
  • Complete clean, lubricate chain and sprocket
  • PSI check to properly check and inflate your tires
  • Free seat adjustment and pro-fit consultation
  • Thorough safety check!

“The Expert” Comprehensive Shop Tune-Up

Standard Rate (1 Bike): $99, Multiple Bike Rate: Discounts apply.

Need your bike fixed today? Bring it to our lakefront bike shop in downtown Chicago and our friendly and efficient staff will expertly fix your bike. This is our most affordable “walk-in” multi-geared tune-up, done while you wait, at our shop. These tune-ups are fast, convenient, and offer our clients unlimited adjustments at our lakefront shop which is open 7 days a week. No appointment is needed, all work is generally done the same day.

What This Service Offers:

  • Immediate trailside bike path service including free season-long adjustments
  • Derailleur (gear) adjustment (front and rear)
  • Brake inspection and adjustment
  • A personalized one-on-one tune-up experience with your mechanic, including maintenance consultation​ and tune-up tutoring
  • Expert wheel truing (straightening)
  • Adjustment of all bearings to proper tolerances
  • Complete clean, lubricate chain and sprocket
  • PSI check to properly inspect and inflate your tires
  • Free seat adjustment and pro-fit consultation
  • Thorough safety check!

The ​3rd Coast Performance Bike Shop Tune-Up

Standard Rate: $159 (1 Bike): Multiple Bike Rate: Discounts apply.

This is the most comprehensive tune-up we have. We highly recommend this tune-up for bikes that are starting to have shifting (or other) issues as they age and wear, usually around the time they’re about 4-6 years old. This tune-up includes a deep cleaning, replacement shift/brake cables, and new grips/grip tape. The expected turnaround time is generally on the same day!

What This Service Offers:

  • Immediate trailside service and support on our most comprehensive tune-up
  • Ongoing free adjustments all-season-long
  • A personalized one-on-one tune-up experience with your mechanic,
    including maintenance consultation​ and tune-up tutoring
  • Derailleur(gear) adjustment (front and rear)
  • Brake inspection, filing, toe-ing, and adjustment
  • Expert wheel truing (straightening)
  • Adjustment of all bearings to proper tolerances
  • Complete clean, lubricate chain and sprocket
  • PSI check to properly inspect and inflate your tires
  • Free seat adjustment and pro-fit consultation
  • Thorough safety inspection
  • NEW Jagwire (or your choice) premium stainless steel shift gear cables
  • NEW Jagwire (or your choice) premium stainless brake cables
  • NEW premium cork tape or rubber grips

“The Beatnik” Shop Tune-Up

Standard Rate: $79 (1 Bike): Multiple Bike Rate: Discounts apply

Our ever-popular tune-up specifically catered to single speeds and fixies. We’ll get your bike back to peak condition so you can get back on the road with confidence. Free adjustments make sure you keep that confidence for the rest of the season.

What This Service Offers:

  • Immediate service at our convenient lakefront bike path
  • Season-long trailside support with free adjustment
  • Brake inspection and adjustment
  • Wheel truing
  • Adjustment of all bearings to proper tolerances
  • Lube and super cleaning
  • PSI check
  • Free seat adjustment and fit consultation
  • Thorough safety check

Avoid the hassle and worry of putting together a bicycle yourself and bring your new bike to our lakefront shop where our expert staff will efficiently and expertly put it together for you on the spot fresh from the box! You want more than a bike assembly. You want to know your bike arrived undamaged, is assembled correctly, is tuned to perfection, and stays in tune all season. We will ensure all of these needs. Bike fitting in Chicago has never been easier.

 

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The 10-Step Process

Inspecting wheels on bikeWe’ll inspect your new bike for any damage that may have occurred during shipping, as well as for manufacturer defects. This includes checking for any scratches, cracks, or dents and checking the alignment of the frame.

preparing the bike frame for assemblyDuring this step, we get your frame ready to have parts attached. This includes applying grease and other compounds to various parts of the frame to ensure everything is running as intended.

Installing bike partsThis is the step where we install the pedals, the seat, and the front wheel, as well as any additional accessories your bike came with. Incorrectly installed pedals can lead to major damage to your bike down the line, and a front wheel installed incorrectly could fall off during a ride.

Inflating bike tiresEvery tire has a pressure range that it should stay within to be safe. We inflate your tires to the correct pressure for the size of the tires and the rider. We’ll also make sure your tubes didn’t go flat during shipping.

Adjusting bearingsBall bearings take more force than any other part of the bike. If they’re not properly compressed they will be subject to increased wear and a much shorter lifespan. We make sure your bearings are properly compressed for a smooth ride.

wheel truingWheels are not always true (straight/flat) when they leave the factory. Out of true wheels will rub the brake pads making it very hard to pedal, unless the brakes are loosened which decreases braking power. We use a truing stand to adjust your wheel and make sure it is completely straight, allowing full braking power without causing excessive resistance.

Calibrate DerailleursDerailleurs are responsible for shifting your chain from one gear to the next. We dial in the limits of the derailleur to prevent your chain from falling off and adjust the cable tension so that each step of your derailleur is properly aligned with the corresponding gear.

Calibrate brakesBrakes are one of the most important parts of the bike to get right. We make sure your brakes are adjusted to the correct tension and center themselves properly. We also adjust the brake pads to ensure maximum stopping power.

Check bolt torqueVarious bolts on every bike are responsible for holding parts in place firmly. If these bolts are loose, parts can shift on you while riding, causing a crash or preventing your bike from functioning properly. If the bolts are too tight, they can cause irreparable damage to your bike. We have the equipment to make sure each bolt is tightened to the exact specification.

Ensure proper fitRiding a bike that doesn’t fit you well can cause knee, back, and shoulder pain. When you pick up your bike, we’ll check your riding position to ensure your seat and handlebars are positioned well for you.

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