Illinois Cycle and Fitness was founded in 1873 when the Voss Bros. purchased the bicycle division of the Duryea Automobile Corp. In the early days the Voss Bros. manufactured their own bikes in their shop on SW Adams Street. We carry major bike brands Specialized, Surly, Felt. We carry fitness equipment from Landice, Schwinn, and Spirit Fitness. We also have motor scooters.
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Why Cycling's The Best Exercise
Cycling gets you outside! When you're on your bicycle, you're out in the great outdoors. Stop sweating under those dull gym lights and feel the breeze, enjoy the sun and smell the trees and flowers as you explore the countryside!
Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day
stiff link –
A chain link that binds and stops flexing as it should. Stiff links are usually caused by corrosion due to insufficient lubrication. Repair stiff links immediately because they compromise shifting, pedaling and can cause a nasty accident if they slip, jam or break when you're pedaling hard. To fix, pedal backwards to spot the bad link (it'll hang up as it passes over the rear derailleur pulleys), then grab the chain at the stiff link and flex it laterally to free it. If that doesn't work, replace the chain and make the old one into bicycle jewelry.