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Old 07-12-11, 10:56 AM   #1
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NYC Bike stores

Hi, I was wondering if anyone of you have any bike store that you recommend that sells bikes below MSRP or with no tax?
I live in Queens so Manhattan or Queens would work.
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Old 07-12-11, 11:10 AM   #2
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sure, there's one shop. Owner's name is Craig. here's their site: www.craigslist.org

just kidding.

honestly, try BicyclesNYC, Larry & Jeff's, Conrad's.
NYC Velo has really nice stuff, and they're honest, but crappy attitude.

avoid Metro Bicycles.
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I was planning on metro bicycles cause they're basically all over manhattan
and thank you for your recommendations
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I was planning on metro bicycles cause they're basically all over manhattan
and thank you for your recommendations
they sell trek and giant. nothing really interesting.
they have damaged my bikes twice.
when i was very newby, they tried to sell me the oldest bike in the shop, and told me that i needed a shoe 2 sizes too big because that's what "everybody wears."
when i go in there with my current to buy tubes/CO2, their ignorant employees talk down about my equipment because they think they know more about it than i do. "BUY SOME ZIPPS DURR"
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Good to know about Metro Bicycles. Yes they have the most locations in the city. Once I was in the shop and a guy came with a bike needing to true the front wheel. After the job done, they asked for $20, and the guy was unhappy. Was $20 reasonable for truing a wheel? Just curious.
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Old 07-12-11, 03:26 PM   #6
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they sell trek and giant. nothing really interesting.
they have damaged my bikes twice.
when i was very newby, they tried to sell me the oldest bike in the shop, and told me that i needed a shoe 2 sizes too big because that's what "everybody wears."
when i go in there with my current to buy tubes/CO2, their ignorant employees talk down about my equipment because they think they know more about it than i do. "BUY SOME ZIPPS DURR"
Why do you even bother with a store that treats you like that when there are so many bike shops in Manhattan to choose from? I went into the Metro Bikes on Sixth Avenue ready to spend money on a bike but they completely ignored me.

So I went to Bicycle Habitat where they answered my questions, let me take a bike for a test ride, and offered me a deal on that year's model.
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Good to know about Metro Bicycles. Yes they have the most locations in the city. Once I was in the shop and a guy came with a bike needing to true the front wheel. After the job done, they asked for $20, and the guy was unhappy. Was $20 reasonable for truing a wheel? Just curious.
Well, truing wheels are the one thing I don't do myself, so I appreciate the skill, so I'd pay that.
I recommend Larry & Jeffs on 2nd. Their mechanic, manny, is amazing.

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Why do you even bother with a store that treats you like that when there are so many bike shops in Manhattan to choose from? I went into the Metro Bikes on Sixth Avenue ready to spend money on a bike but they completely ignored me.

So I went to Bicycle Habitat where they answered my questions, let me take a bike for a test ride, and offered me a deal on that year's model.
I go there for tubes, screws, and rim tape only, and only because there's one literally right outside my apartment.
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If you're interested in dealing with the Richard Speck of bike shops, head out to R&A in Brooklyn.
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