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    Quote Originally Posted by tcs View Post
    My local REI has a short ribbon rack. It's cemented into place so close to the building it can't actually be used by more than one bike placed flat against it. It's been that way for ~ten years; apparently REI and their customers are cool with that.
    The local REI is absolutely okay if I wheel the bike around inside the store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
    The local REI is absolutely okay if I wheel the bike around inside the store.
    True. I've taken mine inside the Seattle flagship store numerous times with no issue...
    It doesn't get any easier, you just get faster. - Greg LeMond

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    Senior Member bloomrae's Avatar
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    Walmart- No rack...I don't go there often, but usually drive for a cheaper load of groceries (no bike trailer yet).
    2 local grocery stores- 1 has a rack, 1 doesn't. I prefer the one without a rack for selection, but end up at the one with a rack usually.
    Pitiful nearby mall- 2 small racks...seldom used. Last time my son and I went there one of the store owners walked past and said it was nice to see the racks being used.
    Downtown small businesses- No racks (except the bike shop).

    I don't usually mind winging it and chaining up to any solid structure. At work there is no rack. I chained up to a light pole for awhile until my frame got scratched up by the concrete base. Now I chain to a heavy picnic table....other locations of the company I work for have racks, but not the off-campus office buildings...wth?

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    Must have LBS lineage at best; department store bikes are an automatic ticket for the not-real cyclist club as an unworthy lowlife.
    Hey man I heard that

    The Bearded Fred: Only known cyclist left in the world to be 100% natural and completely free from performance enhancing drugs. Also known for self reliance, amazing talent for satisfying the women and great guitar riffs. Honestly, a full racing kit is absolutely the most ridiculous looking stuff you can wear short of a clown suit."

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    Senior Member irwin7638's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
    I can't believe some cyclist will refuse to shop at a store that doesn't have a bike rack...It's ironic but none of our "high end" bike stores have proper bike racks, since most cyclist drive when they go shopping for bike parts.
    It seems perfectly natural to patronize businesses which provide safe parking for bikes and not if they don't. That's what a free market is all about, if they don't provide the service you need, spend your money at the competition that does. Fortunately most businesses where I live are "bike friendly" and provide bike racks of some kind, the malls and city do also. I can't even imagine why a bike shop would not.

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