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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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    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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    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
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    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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    560 Vanderbilt Ave (btwn Dean & Bergen)
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by seattletoBklyn
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by seattletoBklyn
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hankNYC
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by evanyc
    do NOT go to NYCBikes. search the forums to find out why
    +2

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by evanyc
    do NOT go to NYCBikes. search the forums to find out why
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by evanyc
    do NOT go to NYCBikes. search the forums to find out why
    + eleventy billion.


    just go to t*

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