Chubby’s Bikes is a full-service shop selling cruiser bikes, parts and accessories, and providing repair and maintenance services for bicycles of all kinds. Since we opened over a decade ago, we’ve focused on providing amazing customer service and carrying the types of beach cruisers that people like you want to ride.
People drive past a slew of other cruiser bike shops to get to our Culver City store, and come from across the country to shop with us online. Here’s why:
Customers are often overwhelmed when they first walk into our store. Why? Because we’ve got roughly 500 or so fully assembled cruisers on the floor at all times. If you see it on our website, you’ll probably see it in stock on the floor. But in case those 500 cruisers aren’t enough to meet demand, back in our warehouse we keep about 100 more bikes in boxes, ready for assembly.
Absolutely everything you might want or need to customize or accessorize your cruiser is available here. Tires, baskets, seats, bells, helmets,pumps, tools, locks, bicycle computers. You name it, we’ve got it, in stock and available for you.
If you’re here in Southern California, you can stop by in person to try before you buy. Every cruiser bike in the store is available for a test ride.
Once purchased, each bike undergoes a thorough inspection by one of our experienced bicycle mechanics before it leaves the store. If you’re here in person we’ll also adjust the handle bar angles and seat height to make it just right for you.
If you come in to our store to buy a cruiser, you’ll have a cruiser to ride that day. We offer same day delivery within a 10-mile radius of our store, and even if you arrive just before “closing time,” we’ll stay until your bike is ready for you. Online orders are processed and shipped within two business days of your purchase.
This isn’t one of those “big box stores” where no one knows anything about the merchandise. We’ve got two knowledgeable people dedicated to answering the phones, on-floor sales people who know what they’re doing, and a staff of bicycle mechanics who know all the ins and outs of cruiser bikes. If you’ve got questions about cruisers, someone here will be able to answer it for you.
Want to know how to install your rear rack, drink caddy, basket, bell, headlight or other accessory? Wish someone would show you how to change your bike tube? Check out Chubby’s video tutorials on YouTube, and get the cruiser information you’re looking for.
Learn how to adjust gears and brakes, change a flat, replace a chain, and more. Taught by one of Chubby’s experienced bicycle mechanics, our free bicycle maintenance classes are held at our shop on the third Thursday of each month, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. We even serve refreshments!
Just $84.99 buys you unlimited tune-ups and repairs on your cruiser bike for a full five years! Your cruiser should be tuned up every six months. If you pay for tune-ups one at a time they’re $45 for single-speed bikes and $65 for multi-speed bikes – so this five-year service plan will save you a bundle and pay for itself in year one.
In addition to the 90-day warranty that cruiser manufacturers offer on the frame, Chubby’s also provides an additional warranty on every bike we sell. This includes a limited lifetime warranty on the frame and 180 days on parts, covering defective materials and workmanship. Please note that structural damage due to neglect or abuse, as well as natural wear and tear, are not covered by either warranty.
If you’re a competitive cyclist, Chubby’s may not be the place for you (unless, of course, you’re looking for a nice cruiser to take out for a relaxing ride on the days when you’re not feeling so competitive). But be forewarned that we’re not the “bicycle spandex” type of store. Chubby’s is for regular people. You know who you are. You’re the weekend warriors and casual riders, the people who’d rather wear a “Put the Fun Between Your Legs” Chubby’s t-shirt than one of those neon bicycle shirts with the weird pockets, the “let’s take a family ride on a Saturday morning” folks. We’re the bicycle store for people like you.
Give us a call or walk into our store and you’ll be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of what you look or sound like. This may sound like an obvious aspect of basic customer service. But after years of dealing with sales people who look at her tattoos and hairstyle and immediately make assumptions about her budget and intelligence, it’s been our founder’s experience that at many stores, judgments are definitely being made.
Fully stocked with cruiser parts, accessories and tools, our Service Department is big enough for four mechanics to be working at once. We service and repair all types of bicycles, not just cruiser bikes.
In addition to the full assortment of standard bicycle tools that you would expect us to have, our collection of specialized bicycle tools includes:
Our environmentally-friendly bicycle parts washer comes in very handy for overhauls, drive train cleaning, and various other bicycle part cleanings.
This baby allows us to manually size, cut and place factory-quality thread on a spoke within seconds. Whether you need help building custom wheels or need to fix some spokes that snapped, we have the special machine to do it.
Chubby’s Service Department is open during our normal store hours:
Tuesday-Friday - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday Sunday - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Monday - Closed