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Old 03-03-14, 07:54 PM   #1
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LBS recommendations in. Conroe/Houston?

My daughter who recently moved to Conroe TX is looking for a bike. Apparently some LBS in the area aren't open to allow test rides. From advice here and personal experience, I strongly recommend she test ride before she buys. What say you?
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They should offer test rides. Which shops have you tried? There is one south of SR242 on I45: Bike Lane. I saw someone test ride bike when I was there a year ago or so. You can see a list of bike shops at this link:
http://www.texbiker.net/blog/texas-bike-shop-lisiting/
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My daughter who recently moved to Conroe TX is looking for a bike. Apparently some LBS in the area aren't open to allow test rides. From advice here and personal experience, I strongly recommend she test ride before she buys. What say you?
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test rides are not needed if she knows her size.

Bought my last four bikes with no test ride.
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I suggest going to Bicycle World of Houston. They have about three or four locations mostly on the west side of Houston. But these guys want to sell you a bike and will work with whatever budget you have and test ride any bike they have in store. They also do supported rides and offer support to many t-shirt rides (charity rides) each month.

I just bought a Felt F5 from the Memorial location. They stayed after closing to allow me to ride four different models of bikes.
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I suggest going to Bicycle World of Houston. They have about three or four locations mostly on the west side of Houston.
Thanks. She will be heading there this week.
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