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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Pimp your LBS here!!

    Do you love your LBS? Do they have a website? Share with us.

    I do....ABC Bicycles is great. Rick (owner) is about the most honest business guy I've EVER met...he's honest even compared to bike shops in general. Good selection, always done great service work (Lloyd rocks!). Superb store all around.

    They finally have a website.

    http://www.abcbicycles.com/index.htm


    How about you? Pimp your LBS here!!
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    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Know Your Onion! badkarma's Avatar
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    When I lived in State College, the guys up at B&E were great (www.becycles.com).

    Now that I'm down in VA, the guys at the Bike Stop (www.rideva.com) are also good.
    We Are Penn State

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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    This is where I bought my 2nd bike...and if I lived on the Tampa side of the bay, this would probably be my bike shop.

    Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium
    http://www.cbebikes.com/
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    www.competitivegear.com Erie, Pennsylvania. Great shop!! Peter and his staff really know their stuff!!

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    Stop it. 56/12 and 22/28's Avatar
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    Roy Dillenback at A-1 Cycle Repair.

    Dude is awesome.

    No website yet.

    Any designers out there?
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    just another biker SouthTJ's Avatar
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    Great service and the website is full of information and faqs.

    http://midtownbikeco.com/

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    http://www.eastcoasters.com

    Awesome staff. Good buddy of mine has been a mech for several years now. Tons of support for all the local teams. They helped fund many of the trail/path networkin the area. Regular trail maintenance events.

    And they have been a huge help w/ all my crazy fixie/ss rides and nutty tallbike projects as well as w' my conventional road and mt. bikes.

    Craig

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    @#$% cars
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    Rapid Transit in Chicago. Just awesome. Products, service & employees. Wish it was closer to my house!

    http://www.rapidtransitcycles.com/

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    Carbondale Cyle, Carbondale Illinios! No website, but great people.
    Carbondale is about 20 miles from me but I needed a tube. Since I was driving through in my Wonder/Hostess truck I whipped on in. I grabbed a box of Twinkies to give them like I had in the past when I stopped in my work truck. As I handed them the cakes I jokingly said "Trade you these for a tube!"
    He pushed 2 tubes towards me and said "Two tubes for a box of Twinkies."
    I wonder if I can build a new bike on the barter system?
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    MAplewood Bicycles or Big Shark Bicycles in St. Louis - both good and knowledgable

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    Huachuca Rider webist's Avatar
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    Regretably, my local bike shops have adopted an exploitative philosophy. My patronage is out of desperation only. Loyalty has switched to Chapel Hill NC web site, metropolitan shops 100 miles distant and what I can do for myself in my garage.

    Pricing is outrageous and inconsistent. Inventory seems set to satisfy anything except my needs. It's as though they have decided to save on labor by reducing the customer load. I'm not talking about small town/small shop competition with the internet or large chains either. I am talking exploitation.
    Just Peddlin' Around

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    Crawlin' up, flyin' down bikingshearer's Avatar
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    Two good shops for folks in the Bay Area east of the hills (i.e., other side of the Bay from SF, other side of the hills from Oakland). Your money is well spent at either place, and the repairs are reliable at both.

    1) Sharp Bicycle, Lafayette. They have a good stock of road, mountain, comfort and tandem bikes on hand, plus a good selection of parts and clothes. Owner Matt Sharp is honest and reliable. They are walking distance from the Lafayette BART station, too. www.sharpbicycle.com.

    2) Livermore Cyclery, Livermore & Dublin. Further out on the fringes of the Bay Area, but even better than Sharp's. (This is not a slam at Matt Sharp: Sharp's gets and A or A-, Livermore Cyclery an A+). Huge selection of just about any kind of machine you could possibly be interested in, excellent selection of parts and clothes. For us Classic & Vintage types, a goodly number of eye-candy old bikes on the walls. Steve Howard, the owner, is one of nicest guys you will ever meet, honest as the day is long and knows his stuff to a fare-thee-well. Steve is also the guy to take the really unusual, special repairs or upgrades to - he tends to take them as a challenge. Like spreading the rear of a Burley tandem, which he did for me. This place is simply awesome and worth going out of your way for. www.livermorecyclery.com.

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    I really like Fat Tire Farm, a primarily mountain biking store in Portland. I bought a brand new Kona Dawg Primo there about 2 weeks ago (so fun!). They're prices are pretty much straight up MSRP, but they have a great selection, are reasonably knowledgible, and friendly.

    River City Bicycles also has a wide selection of both road and mountain bikes. They have something of a faint yuppie vibe that turns me away a little bit, but I honestly can't say anything negative about them from the shopping I've done there.

    Plus there's several Performance Bike stores in the Portland area for the price-minded. They have better deals and usually very high stock, but not as much choice for higher end rides.
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    http://www.velocebicycles.com/

    Apart from being the only LBS I went into that didn't try to talk me out of buying what I wanted (internal gear), I understand Demetri is a great fitter.

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    Mine is Scotts cycle and sports in Hermiston Ore.No web sight but they will work hard to make you a good deal.Unfortunatly the salesman I like keeps comming and going so I never know if he's working or not.(Is the owners son)
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    When I'm living at school, my LBS is Pure Bicycle Center in Salem, MA. No website unfortunately. They've done great repairs on my bike, and being generally very friendly and helpful in answering my questions and concerns. Just get a good sort of vibe from them.

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    Acme in KC

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    Christi and Sarah run a most unusual shop. They can build a frame for you, but I think they'd just as soon build up an older frame with used parts into a sturdy commuter for you, or encourage and enable you to do it yourself. In the whole shop there might be two or three new bikes displayed for sale. In the shop area customers borrow tools and advice. The second time I was there I was offered the use of their truing stand. Their goal is to put people on bikes as their means of transportation in the city. Saturday afternoons they close at 3 pm and sponsor a ride through downtown.

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    Aaron's Bike Repair

    My LBS is a small family owned shop. These guys live bikes. Aaron and his crew are some of the very few people that I will let touch a tool to any bike of mine.

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    Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset. Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    You're just a fat kid Moistfly's Avatar
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    Bicycle World and Fitness

    In Houston on the far west side of town. They just bought West U Cycles also.
    Great staff!!

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    Gregg's Cycles in Bellevue and two Seattle locations. Family-owned since the 1930s. Pricey on some things, but staffed with very professional and knowledgeable people. They also give me LOTS of help with my non-profit Bikes For Tykes program.

    http://www.greggscycles.com
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    Silver Cycles in Silver Spring, MD. A great attitude and always willing to help out. I've never had a complaints with service or repair. Very nice if you're just starting out or a commuter who's not interested in spending a fortune.

    http://silvercycles.com/
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    www.thehubprovidence.com

    Jesse and Jack are excellant! both worked for Pro-Flex years ago. Jesse used to race road and mtn bike. Jack is a civil engineer and cycling advocate. they will hook you up w/a new ride or fix up your old one. attracts all sorts of riders from the messengers, to the bike path crowd, commuters, roadies....


    when I am in Western Mass, I go to Laughing Dog Cyclery in Amherst. No website yet. Dave has been a great help this past Spring. Good guys.

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