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Old 11-06-08, 04:12 AM   #1
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Triathlon bike shop in Vancouver, WA?

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damsel in distress here, like to ask what bike shops (and the address or website?) shld I go to in Vancouver, WA if I am looking for Triathlon road bikes? I suppose they are usually the higher-end shops with big variety. In particular, I am looking for the slightly smaller wheel size of 650c, as opposed to the conventional 700c.

Have been searching a fair bit in the big part of US but still to no avail

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Old 11-06-08, 10:13 AM   #2
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Its not that far to "The Bike Stand" shop in Olympia, WA. Bill Stevenson is one of the top frame builders in the USA & he could build you a 650c triathlon frame that is top notch & I don't think his waiting list is very long. They also have a good selection of production frames for sale. Before you drive that far though, call & talk to him about what you are looking for. They don't charge much for a fitting & if you buy a frame from him I think they will credit the fit charge. Don
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Agreed with what ollo said. Bill is a great guy and very knowledgeable about bikes and bike building. In fact, he does fittings for 25.00!
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In fact, here is Bill's number 360-402-2234
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Hi,
damsel in distress here, like to ask what bike shops (and the address or website?) shld I go to in Vancouver, WA if I am looking for Triathlon road bikes? I suppose they are usually the higher-end shops with big variety. In particular, I am looking for the slightly smaller wheel size of 650c, as opposed to the conventional 700c.

Have been searching a fair bit in the big part of US but still to no avail

Regards,
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There ain't much in the way of bike shops, period, on this side of the river. I'd be looking around Portland if I were you, but the "triathlon specialists" (Gateway Bicycles) have closed.

You might want to talk to the owner of LaCamas Swim & Sport (www.lacamassport.com/). The club has a fairly active triathlon-oriented membership.
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