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My friend Nikki works for Cycle Gear, and has transfered here to Chicago, to help them set up the shop. Bad time to try and open a shop, especially here in Chicago, but she just helps manage 'em.

They'll be quietly "soft opening" in a week or two.
 

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The bigger question is whether Chicago Performance is happy that this is a sign that retail sales in the motorcycle world are improving or angry because an online retailer stomped out all the local retailers before putting in their own brick and mortar?

:laughing You had it coming, Ken!
 
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Parts or just gear?
 

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Kinda close to the D-Store too. Questionable move here timing-wise too.
 

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They focus on the cheaper lines of stuff.....cause you know sportbikers are cheap:)

However, they do a ton of research before they ever open a new location. That's why they have over a 100 stores nationwide....they didn't get their being stupid.

I went to the one here in Louisville and wasn't impressed either....however it was exactly what I expected and most don't know the difference.
 

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The bigger question is whether Chicago Performance is happy that this is a sign that retail sales in the motorcycle world are improving or angry because an online retailer stomped out all the local retailers before putting in their own brick and mortar?

:laughing You had it coming, Ken!
This is good news! This definitely means the industry is recovering and people are making so much money now! :lmao: So I guess the business plan that made them grow is now obsolete and they think a brick and mortar store will work? :lmao: OK. Yes I am pissed off now! This will cut my retail apparel sales in half! How will I pay my water bill now? :laughing: However, if somebody takes me out to lunch this month my retail apparel margins are back on track! :lmao: No, I don't give a crap. The only divisions in this industry that are thriving are ones that have a price protection built in. i.e. Ducati, Triumph, possibly Dainese etc. All the jap stuff and anything that can be sold online at a discount will suffer and continue to do so despite people not realizing that is the reason and not intelligence, customer service, capital, etc.
 

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This is good news! This definitely means the industry is recovering and people are making so much money now! :lmao: So I guess the business plan that made them grow is now obsolete and they think a brick and mortar store will work? :lmao: OK. Yes I am pissed off now! This will cut my retail apparel sales in half! How will I pay my water bill now? :laughing: However, if somebody takes me out to lunch this month my retail apparel margins are back on track! :lmao: No, I don't give a crap. The only divisions in this industry that are thriving are ones that have a price protection built in. i.e. Ducati, Triumph, possibly Dainese etc. All the jap stuff and anything that can be sold online at a discount will suffer and continue to do so despite people not realizing that is the reason and not intelligence, customer service, capital, etc.
I buy you some Portillos. lets go in schaumburg and than we go next door gear shopping.:nutkick:
 

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Cycle gear has pretty crappy gear overall. We had a ton of them around back in TX. If you need tires or need tire installation in a pinch they come in real handy. Also they were blowing out the Hero2s a couple weeks back. Might still be doing it.
 
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I'd like a place that sells used OEM stuff .some new parts, high perf. stuff on the shelves.

Fast track in Des plains is along those lines.Yet to far from home for a quick visit.
 

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they sell crap.............

like Dainese, Shoei, Alpinestars, Fox, GoPro...............:lmao:
 
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