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Old 11-22-08, 12:20 PM   #1
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Denver bike shops

Hey, moving to Denver from Longmont on Wednesday, and need a wheel rebuilt. I am looking for a cool new bike shop to toss my money. Looking for an old school type shop, or a place specializing in track/fixies. I live near high, and colfax so a place somewhat close would be cool.
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Old 11-22-08, 02:35 PM   #2
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My favorite shop is Cycle Analyst on the 700 block of South Pearl st. Awesome little shop.

Definitely worth checking out!
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You will be pretty close to Salvagetti. They do a lot of fixie stuff there. There are too many shops to name. I generally choose a shop by what I need, because they all have different brands and specialties. For my last build, a fixed-gear, I went with a Torelli frame, so I went to Schwab Cycles out in Lakewood because they sold Torelli. They built some real nice wheels on Dimension hubs for me. $20 labor per wheel.
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You will be pretty close to Salvagetti. They do a lot of fixie stuff there. There are too many shops to name. I generally choose a shop by what I need, because they all have different brands and specialties. For my last build, a fixed-gear, I went with a Torelli frame, so I went to Schwab Cycles out in Lakewood because they sold Torelli. They built some real nice wheels on Dimension hubs for me. $20 labor per wheel.
I don't like Schwab... they advertise as 'supporting cycling for transportation' but don't have a single bike suitable for utility riding... mostly high end road bikes and when I went in looking for parts they tried to sell me VERY high-dollar parts, while recommending that I just buy a new bike.

Cycle analyst has good prices, a great selection of parts and knowledgeable staff. They were the only shop I talked to that knew that I could use a 9 or 10 speed derailleur on my 7 speed road bike.... everyone else wanted to custom order one (or said that they weren't available and that I should just buy a new bike)
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I get a weird vibe from Salvagetti's... If you're gonna get a wheel rebuilt, definitely go with Cycle Analyst. The guys there can be kind of crazy but they definitely know what they're doing.
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I don't like Schwab... they advertise as 'supporting cycling for transportation' but don't have a single bike suitable for utility riding... mostly high end road bikes and when I went in looking for parts they tried to sell me VERY high-dollar parts, while recommending that I just buy a new bike.
Well, I went there looking for a high-end frame, so I guess they met my needs. As I said, I bought one frame and one set of wheels. I let them know that most of the build was coming from ebay parts and they still treated me well.
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