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    Best Bicycle Shops

    How about a thread where everyone identifies one of their favorite local bike shops. It would be great information for those of us who travel often for work or pleasure - we could check out fine shops in other localities.

    The only thing is there should be no conflicts of interest here, you shouldn't work at or own the shop, just rate them highly due to selection, service and attitude.

    I'll start:

    Tampa, FL

    University Bicycle Center
    1220 E. Fletcher Ave
    Tampa, FL 33612
    813-971-2277 Fax: 813-977-2440 1-800-881-2472
    10:00 to 7:00 Monday - Saturday
    2006 Raleigh Passage 5.0 Hybrid (two - one for wife)
    2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite

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    Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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    Richardson Bike Mart , Dallas, Richardson and Frisco Texas.
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    Century Cycles - Ohio, Cleveland/Akron area
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    bicyclewarehouse - San Diego area

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    Haven's Bikes and Boards in Farmington, NM for service, attitude, and pricing. Selection is improving all the time.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    Pro Pedals - Hammonton, NJ

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    Williamson Bicycle Works, Madison, Wisconsin: http://willybikes.com/index.cfm

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    O'Hagans Peninsula Cycles, 1734 152 St, South Surrey, B.C.
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    very friendly, knowledgable and willing to assist

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    In Los Angeles Area: Glendale Cyclery
    In Oceanside CA Area: Allen's Bike Shop

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    KG BIKES

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    Has anyone in Central Ohio visited this store? It looks huge. Being a Trek owner, I was wondering if it was worth the trip. It's a little ways from my house.

    http://trekstorecolumbus.com/

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    these guys are awesome!

    KG BIKES, Central Ohio Dayton Area!



    Quote Originally Posted by HWS
    KG BIKES

    Xenia, Kettering and Miamisburg OH
    DItto to K&G and Mad props to the Xenia store!!!!

    Twice now the Xenia store has went out of their way to sell me what I wanted. They have been more than helpful not with just buying bikes but with every question I have ever had.

    There is 3 LBS stores closer to me like within 15 miles. And I will drive the 26 to Xenia and the 30+ something to Centerville because these guys are awesome.
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    2005 - Giant Cypress SX cross bred with 2004 parts.
    2006 - C'dale Caad8 R1000 Upgraded with the Ksyrium Elite wheel set

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    Nashbar, Performance, Bikeman. I order they deliver! I don't get attitudes, excuses or lies. I don't even have to speak to them if I don't want to.
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    I wish there was one here in VA I can recommend... still new to the area and unimpressed so far with the shops I visited.

    Koffee

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    Based on one visit and two recommendations on BF, let me add Two Wheel Drive in Albuquerque, NM. Small shop with good selection and positive attitude.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    My two cents worth:

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    I've been cycling for a while and usually I have nothing good to say about LBS's but since moving here to Albuquerque I have to say that the folks at Two Wheel Drive on Central Avenue are a great bunch of people. It is locally owned and whether or not you are there to buy a new bike or just window shop they are always friendly and helpful.

    Two Wheel Drive
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    Albuquerque NM 87106

    http://www.twowheeldrive.com/
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    In Riga I like Velo Bikeri. It's a small shop owned by two guys, Andis who is an ex-racer and Vlads who is a DHer. They have good service, excellent prices, fast special orders, and it's the kind of place where you can stop in for a chat and all the neighborhood boys flock to after school. They also do things like swap out tires on new bike purchases for free. This doesn't often happen here in Riga. All in all it's what an LBS should be.

    Velo Bikeri
    Bikernieku 57
    Riga

    7546 813

    http://www.velobikeri.lv

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