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Old 12-16-06, 10:42 PM   #1
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Good shops to visit in Cleveland?

I'm in Cleveland visiting some (non-biking) friends and was wondering if any of the locals on from this board had shop recommendations that I should check out before I head home? Fixed friendly and vintage inclined shops are obviously favored.

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Old 12-17-06, 08:31 AM   #2
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See Brent, Kevin or Derrick at Century Cycles down in Peninsula - all of em ride fixies and are darn good wrenches. They also got a store up in Rocky River that caters to a lot of the RR/Lakewood 'hipsters'.
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You should try to stop by wheel and wrench in cuyahoga falls. ohio. They have some single speed bikes and they are bob and jim. They are good mechanics also. Have a good night.
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Shaker Cycle in Tremont. Mitch is frickin' crazy.
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If youre in Cleveland the best place to go is the airport and get the **** out of that place.
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Old 12-18-06, 12:21 PM   #7
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If youre in Cleveland the best place to go is the airport and get the **** out of that place.
that says it all.
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I like Cleveland personally....
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mitch's in tremont. dude IS amazing.
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http://www.ohiocitycyles.org
the Bike Co-Op is overflowing with vintage finds
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+1, great people there. And the shop just looks plain cool, especially with that one BMC they've got stashed in the corner... They also deal Soma and Surly stuff.
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I like Cleveland personally....
+1 I miss the place.

Nothing to add on the shop part, but I say if you're in town long enough, go spend a day at the museum of art. Still my favorite fine art museum I've ever been to (and this includes the MCA in Chi and the MET in NYC).
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Oh, and if you want to talk Sevens with some knowledgeable people, HubBub in Chesterland (about 35 minutes outside of downtown on the east side) is a pretty awesome place.

Although be forewarned: there's very little else in Chesterland worth visiting (FDave can verify this).
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If youre in Cleveland the best place to go is the airport and get the **** out of that place.
my parents are from AKRON and they hate cleveland...
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Cleveland gets trashed on harder than any other city in the country. I love that.
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poorest city '06?
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Do it right and go to the Oberlin Bike co-op.
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I like cleveland fwiw....I would reccommend spin or century cycles I've bought bikes from both but that was a few years ago
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What Cleveland area shop offers the best fast group rides?
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dude, its cleveland.
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Which means what? I did see that Spin offers some A and B group rides so I assume that fast group rides do exist in the area. Am I incorrect?
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Which means what? I did see that Spin offers some A and B group rides so I assume that fast group rides do exist in the area. Am I incorrect?
alls i'm trying to say is, cleveland sucks. anything bike related in cleveland is most likely bull****. you are not incorrect at all.
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alls i'm trying to say is, cleveland sucks. anything bike related in cleveland is most likely bull****. you are not incorrect at all.

Well we will be moving to Cleveland this spring and I plan to make the most of it. Having lived in a dozen cities now I have learned that they all suck in there own ways. The grass is not greener anywhere. It's the same no matter where you go. The biking may be great but you can't afford to live or the cost of living is cheap but the weather stinks. My point is that you have to make the best of where ever it is that you are at at the moment.
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Although be forewarned: there's very little else in Chesterland worth visiting (FDave can verify this).
Yup. Aside from hotties like us, anyway.

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Whoa... this is like one of those 'Classmates' banners...

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