General Cycling Discussion - which San Francisco bay area LBS?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
I have gone to performance and pacific bikes. I'm looking to find a specialized bike shop that is going to remember me. Where to go? I also want a good deal. Any recommendations?
I live in Sunnyvale.
08-19-03, 06:03 PM
I really like Sun Bikes in Milpitas. Off of 680 and Landess before Park Victoria. Very small shop but has a good selection of stuff. Got me a great deal on my Giant TCR 1 Carbon ;) I would definately go back.
I agree, Sun Bikes is a nice shop. Another small shop is Shaw's Lightweight Cycles (http://www.shawscycles.com/). It's in Santa Clara, near the university. A little hard to find because it's in a strip mall and the entrance is only from the rear. A neat, off-beat kind of shop.
I like Sun Bikes too, they had the cyclosport HAC-4 bike computer in stock!
Also there is Chain Reaction, a very active shop on the peninsula.
They have a great website.
This is their Sonora Pass link.
Do you want a "Specialized" shop or just a "specialized" shop?
If the former, try:
Mike's Bikes (Palo Alto)
Menlo Velo (Menlo Park)
For more, goto the Specialized site and use their dealer locator.
For the latter, I second the recommendation for Chain Reaction (2 shops, Redwood City and Los Altos). Also try The Bicycle Outfitter (Los Altos). One good way to find shops is to pick out a few brands you're interested in and use their dealer locator.
I like Mike's, Palo Alto Bicycles, and Bicycle Outfitters in Los Altos. They're pricey, but very knowledgeable, especially @ Outfitters.
08-20-03, 11:01 PM
And there's the Cupertino Bike Shop on De Anza Blvd. I've found them friendly and knowledgeable, although because of my location I do most of my stuff with Chain Reaction in Redwood City and Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.