I'm fairly new to cycling but I have already spent plenty of time (and money) in local bike shops. Which are the great local bike shops and why (prices, experience, advice, inventory, vintage parts, etc)
I have had mixed results at various places. So far price wise the seem to be fairly even. Ernie's in Massillon has a ton of vintage parts including whitworth bolts and SA hub parts. Dell's has removed freewheels and other things for free while Gemini wanted $10.00.
So far Ernies has been better for me, and I have gotten great deals (I got a Campy NR crank set for $15.00)