I live in the west metro around Minneapolis, which is pretty suburban. Most of the bike shops around me are very sporty - lots of Treks, Cannondales, and Specialized and lots of tri equipment. They're good shops, but I feel like I get looked at a little funny when I bring in my bike or mention I have an old steel road bike. It's like I have to prove I'm a real cyclist too, even though I don't ride modern aluminum or carbon. I've found a small shop or two that carries NOS parts and appreciates some vintage beauty, but the majority are only into new stuff. I know that shops have to make money, which they do by selling new bikes and new parts. But just wondering if I'd be able to find a shop that understands my love for vintage bikes. Can anybody else relate? Or do you have good shops that support the C & V bike hobby?