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Old 08-21-10, 12:51 AM   #1
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Anyone know of a used bike store in the Bay Area?

Been looking on Craigslist for a while now... nothing caught my eye yet...

Looking for a cheap old/used road bike to ride around on Campus... something I can leave locked up and not really worry about... About a 5 mile commute.

So any kind of store around the Bay Area that fits this?

Thanks!
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Old 08-21-10, 01:46 AM   #2
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What part of the Bay Area?

And which "campus"? Stanford? Berkeley? Google? VA Medical Center?
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Old 08-21-10, 02:00 AM   #3
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UC Davis, the preying zones of bike thief.

Pref somewhere near Walnut Creek, but I'm willing to travel to find a cheap bike... I just want something that I won't exactly beat myself about getting stolen if I'm unlucky enough for it to happen to.

I really only know of Performance, a few local shops in Danville/Alamo, but not much else around. The place I used to go to in Martinez closed =\.
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Old 08-21-10, 08:47 AM   #4
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I don't know how cheap you mean, but Cycles of Change in Alameda has a ton of bikes, mostly donated, that they fix up and sell.

http://www.cyclesofchangeapc.org/
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The Pedaler sells some used bikes that they get as trade-in's. Prices are decent. http://www.theped.com/
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Old 08-21-10, 01:39 PM   #6
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There are several places in Davis actually.. don't remember their names but I recall seeing 2 shops loaded up with nothing but old used bikes. One was near the 7-11 on L. The other was right downtown near the BofA.
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Old 08-21-10, 03:30 PM   #7
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Sweet, checking those places out. Thanks!
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The one spotted in Davis near the 7-11 on L may have been the Davis Bike Collective http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bike_Collective . This is run by the same people who are trying to bring bicycling back to Davis. It would be nice to see Davis return to its former glory.
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Old 08-27-10, 10:23 PM   #9
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It would be nice to see Davis return to its former glory.
You reminded me of an old Ansel Adams photo I have had on my computer for ages...

Thing I love about the picture is how many bike locks there are..

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i remember the campus police used to have a yearly auction for bikes they've picked up. i'd ask bout that too.
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Old 09-07-10, 03:14 PM   #11
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i remember the campus police used to have a yearly auction for bikes they've picked up. i'd ask bout that too.
It's pretty bad... rarely anything that's worth the money. Ty tho.
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You should consider 90s specialized mountain bikes. They can be had for fairly cheap and they are always listed on C-list. Here's one for $100: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1943016813.html.

Don't know what you consider "cheap" but $100 isn't that bad for what you get.
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Oakland flea market.
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Recyclery on 4th street in San Rafael and Recycle Bicycle on Sacramento in Berkeley.
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