Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: western Washington
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What sort of bike(s), what sort of services do you normally seek from them? What sort of purchases do you usually make?
I live in Snohomish; do my own wrenching on pre-mid-90's steel-framed road bikes; stop-in most often at
Tim's in Everett (semi-hole-in-the-wall, bmx-oriented but nice guy);
Bicycle Centers (usually the Everett location, occasionally Silver Lake -- knowledgeable folks but not always so personable [example, took wheel from son's 1988 Bianchi in seeking freewheel removal tool, was told it was ancient technology (after a 1-second inspection) and I should really think about a new wheel -- gee, they could have ordered the tool for me (ultraglide), but I can't fault them on trying to nudge me into this century]
Spokemotion in Monroe -- great family-run shop; I wish they were within distance for lunch hour round trips.
And, a plethora of on-line retailers for all the funny bits and pieces needed by older bikes, etc.