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    Asheville, NC

    Anybody here from/visit Asheville? I'm going riding there for a few days in early June and was wondering if any of the shops are fixie/track friendly...I'm not taking my track bike as there is way too much road and mtb (Tsali/Pisgah) riding I want to do there, but I always visit local shops and would love to find one that knows fixed gear. Thankx in advance.
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    You should take your track bike because they have a velodrome. Well actually they call it the 'Mellodrome' because it is a converted old car race track and the angles are not too steep. But they race bikes there so it's cool. I am really bummed, sort of, because I will be in Alaska when they have there track championships June 18. You should check it out.
    http://www.mellowdrome.com/

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    Thanks - I may have to reconsider...would be oh so cool to actually ride on a track even if it has very shallow banking...thanks again.
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    i'm a couple hours east of asheville, in winston-salem. i've been wanting to take a trip over there sometime soon, but am not sure exactly when that will be...

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    Its a nice town. Lots of hippies, but its a great town to ride around in. Right downtown on the main street there is a bike shop just like a block south of the big phallic pointy thing at the center of town that stocks track bikes. Seem pretty nice too. I didnt get to check out the mellodrome, but it seems pretty cool.

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    Wow I going there for my boy's wedding in June also.

    No time for bike stuff in and out 3 days top.

    S/F,
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    anyone have info on messenger or delivery options in asheville?

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    The sister shop of one of my favorite shops here is down there. I don't know if they stock track stuff down there, but if their place here is any indication you'll meet some friendly people there. It's called biowheels

    http://www.biowheels.com/Home/

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    I lived in asheville for a month. Biowheels is a bunch of pushy jerks (from my encounters and many others). Go to probike it's in west asheville it's near the mellowdrome (ps, it's a sweet track, very shallow turns).

    if you go to the mellowdrome, and are into burrito's go to the Lucky Otter, great burrito's, the white trash bbq is amazing.

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    Hearns in Asheville is supposed to be "America's 2nd oldest bike shop". Last time I was in town they had several track bikes in there...good shop

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