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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-25-06, 10:15 AM   #1
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Where to get stuff in Bklyn, NY

Hey all

I'm trying to pick up parts to start building a fixed gear and was wondering if anyone has any advice about where to go. I'm from Seattle and so far have been lucky having my buddies from there mail / bring me parts. They know more about all this than I and I trust their judgement.

I haven't had much luck finding shops around here that I dig, but also think it's important to have a local shop. What do you all think, how much better is it to buy in person? Or does it not really matter?

Thanks everyone, Steph
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Old 09-25-06, 10:17 AM   #2
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bicycle station - around bergen st./vanderbilt ave, prospect hts brooklyn

got a lotta parts for project fixies. check em out! they are a good shop with good peoples
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Old 09-25-06, 10:20 AM   #3
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bicycle station will do you right:
560 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 638-0300

Recycle a bicycle fixie friendly:
55 Washington St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-2972

don't mind going over the bridge:
Bike works
106 Ridge St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 388-1077

Where you at in Brooklyn???
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there's also king kog( on marcy ave?)
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Mr. C's in sunset park is great! 7th ave @ 46th st.
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Bicycle Station.
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Thanks Everyone, those are great suggestions. How many are used parts, or known for deals? I don't have a huge budget and, well, also expect to make a lot of mistakes and would love to keep the prices low until I figure out what the hell I'm doing.

Oh, and to Shishi, I'm living in Bklyn Heights at the moment with some family friends, but hoping to move north, prob Williamsburg.
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How many are used parts, or known for deals? I don't have a huge budget
Welcome to NY! In terms of finding your very own LBS, that's such a matter of personality and choice, you probably should visit all of these until you hit it off with one, but since you're looking for parts for your project you might check this out. NYCBikes in Williamsburg is having some kind of warehouse sale this weekend--you can see their deals here:

http://www.bikesnyc.com/sale.php

I think there's some kind of party ride or pub crawl thingy associated with it.

The guy who owns the place helped me with my first conversion and I'm loving how it turned out.

Good luck and throw some pics up when you get somewhere on it!
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Old 09-25-06, 08:16 PM   #9
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really good deals (on low-end stuff) at B's Bikes, Driggs by Eckford in Greenpoint.

+1 Bike Works, prob. best shop in the city (but not in BK)
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Thanks Everyone, those are great suggestions. How many are used parts, or known for deals? I don't have a huge budget and, well, also expect to make a lot of mistakes and would love to keep the prices low until I figure out what the hell I'm doing.

Oh, and to Shishi, I'm living in Bklyn Heights at the moment with some family friends, but hoping to move north, prob Williamsburg.


well if you're in brooklyn heights, then definitely check recycle-a-bicycle on washington ave in D.U.M.B.O...its like a 5 minute walk from you
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Welcome to NY! In terms of finding your very own LBS, that's such a matter of personality and choice, you probably should visit all of these until you hit it off with one, but since you're looking for parts for your project you might check this out. NYCBikes in Williamsburg is having some kind of warehouse sale this weekend--you can see their deals here:

http://www.bikesnyc.com/sale.php

I think there's some kind of party ride or pub crawl thingy associated with it.

The guy who owns the place helped me with my first conversion and I'm loving how it turned out.

Good luck and throw some pics up when you get somewhere on it!

do NOT go to NYCBikes. search the forums to find out why
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bought my soma from bicycle station ++++
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dont waist your time w bk shops, just go to trackstar.
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B's Bikes is totally rad. Ask 'em to dig out some track stuff, it's there somewhere!
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I've seen these guys hatin' on this shop before. I dunno I've been in there and never had anything but good vibes. I like Richard, he's the Manager or something...ask for him if you go. Welcome to Brooklyn anyway.
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cheap and used, try recycle in Dumbo first.
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Jeez - who lives in Brooklyn? Nobody but losers and poor people.
Everyone knows that all the most fashionable bike shops are on the island.
Just ask New York magazine, they know.
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Topping off an old post, but I visited B's Bikes for the first time today. The staff was very kind and helpful. They were helping all sorts of local hipsters out with their sunday cruising bikes, filling up people's tires as they came by. A very nice operation...plus they sell used.
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+ eleventy billion.


just go to t*
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