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Been meaning to drop off some parts at The Recyclery for awhile, and recently acquired a bike which needed wheels. I finally ran over there today. They were appreciative of the parts donation, and I couldn't have been more pleased with the help I got finding wheels. No less than three people helped me at various times. On top of it all, the price for the wheels was terrific.

If you need used parts, a used bike, or access to open shop to keep  from wrecking your kitchen with greasy hands and bikes, I highly recommend The Recyclery.

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Thanks Skip and Bob for bringing The Recyclery to our attention.   Are they relatively new?   Sounds like Working Bikes with some classes thrown in.  Great neighborhood for it too, half a block north of the Howard L station.  I'm going to have to check it out.  As Chicago charities go, for us cyclists, this one sounds very deserving.

I don't think of them as "new" but don't know their history.

Add to the list:

https://www.bikesnroses.org/

Bike 'N Rose just closed one of their two shops in Albany Park to focus on the one in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.  Bad for me, they did a lot of good work for me.  Trained a lot of kids from the 'hood, Von Steubin and Roosevelt schools.

Recyclery has been around for a while, though they may be off the radar for a lot of people. Thanks for giving this worthy organization a mention, as well as Bikes N Roses and Working Bikes.

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