Carl's/Dan's Bike Shop history
Our business was started in 1940 by my grandfather, Carl Schwanderlik, renting bicycles for a nickel an hour from his garage. When my grandmother Eleanor demanded he do something with all the bikes and parts accumulating everywhere, they opened our first shop, Carl's Bike Shop, at Central Park and Armitage in the city of Chicago. They, at one time, had three different locations througout the Northwest side of the city. These shops thrived until the 1980's by always providing service with a smile :) When my father Dan took over the business, we moved to Berwyn and have had our location there on Roosevelt Road since then. Everyone knows us by Woody the pedaling mannequin in the front window. He pedals nonstop 24/7/365!! We have always strived to satisfy EVERY customer that chooses to patronize our business, as we realize successful small businesses are becoming more and more uncommon these days. We offer a wide selection of bicycles for every member of the family and will hopefully have something for everyone. We currently stock bikes from Retrospec and Marin bikes. We offer a lifetime warranty on the frame and two years of free service on all new bikes we sell. We also have an extensive service department fixing everything from small kids bikes to adult bikes of all types. Unfortunately, we do NOT sell or service any electric or motorized bicycles as we believe you have to pedal everything we sell or service. Stop in for all your cycling needs, I'm sure you will be satisfied.
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