It’s been a busy year for Dave Schuhlein and the Idealbikes crew. Schuhlein suggests that business has gone up 150 percent, not surprising considering that they do on-the-spot repairs or next-day fixer-uppers. And they keep up with all the latest components and products. Plus, there’s that warm and fuzzy feeling you get from supporting a shop founded on ethical principles---Idealbikes distributes bikes to kids who can’t afford them. The only thing they can’t do for you is put more bike lanes through the city or find you a bike rack on Barrington.
1st runner-up Jack Nauss Bicycle Shop Ltd., 2533 Agricola, 429-0024
2nd runner-up Bikes by Dave, 2828 Windsor, 455-1677