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    Best bike shop in Montreal

    I would like to know what is the best bike shop in Montreal, regarding ordering ANY components
    best mecanos,honest labor,etc?
    Can any bike shop order ANY components,that they don't have in stock?
    I'm going to buy a used bike, & i'm going to change (buy) some components... I need to know where's the best bike shop in Montreal to order any components & honest mecanos labor...
    I was thinking to go to MEC store ....what do you think?
    Thanx a bunch in advance

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    After one week of seeing 147 hits and no reply action upon this thread, am I to conclude that there is no "Best bike shop in Montreal."?

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    It's a bit more about the people behind the counter than the bike shop itself. I wouldn't try to pick the "best", but if there's a shop near my house that understands what I'm saying and is able to help, they get my business.

    The parts they can get depends on the distributors they deal with. If you have something specific in mind, show a few shops your shopping list.

    Haven't run into a dishonest mechanic, but there have been times where I've had misunderstandings. Even then, I've been offered solutions to improve the situation.

    Good luck with your bike project.

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    I would say C&L Cycles is the one I prefer.

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    I think you will find that MEC will only order parts that they usually stock. The largest bike shop in Montreal is ABC Cycles on Park Ave. They have a large shop and carry a very large inventory of parts. I use Martin Swiss in Westmount as it is close to home.

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    I like Velo JR on rue Rachel. It's run by Jaime, a Bolivian transplant who has serviced bikes for me and my kids for over 20 years. His prices are not the lowest in town, but they are reasonable and he keeps a wide price range of components in stock. It's on the bike path heading towards Mt-Royal on Rachel and he has a compressor outside the shop for when your tires are low.....

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