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    Senior Member meltron's Avatar
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    Recommended NYC Bike Shop(s)?

    I'm new to the ss/fixed world. Was lookin' for a bike shop I can grow with.

    I started with BikeWorks NYC. Seemed like a decent staff, if not very brief and not helpful. Good shop if you know what you want and talk "the talk" I guess - if you are new to the game...avoid. Just my personal experience.

    MetroCycles on 88/lex is cool. Staff is super cool and will help you along the way and a great bunch of guys. Downside, they don't have a lot of track/ss bikes.

    I'm an older guy so I'm not lookin' to be a hipster or anything, I just enjoy the simplicity of ss bikes. Would like to find a good bike shop that can help me build a great ride or fit me for a complete setup that I can tweak as needed along the way. Oh and more importantly, a staff that is willing to help someone new.

    Cheers.

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    ganbatte! sashae's Avatar
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    NYC Velo (4th st/2nd av)
    Bicycle Habitat (Lafayette near Spring)
    Trackstar (currently 1st st between 1st/2nd) moving to Eldridge.

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    R&A Cycles in Brooklyn
    Conrads in NY

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    Senior Member fenester's Avatar
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    I'll second suggestion for NYC Velo. Not SS/FG specialist, but they know what they're doing and have a clean shop.
    "Mobility without effort constitutes a kind of unreal happiness, a suspension of existence, an irresponsibility."

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    Senior Member meltron's Avatar
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    Awesome thanks for the advice. Gonna check a few out this weekend.

    cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sashae
    NYC Velo (4th st/2nd av)
    Bicycle Habitat (Lafayette near Spring)
    Trackstar (currently 1st st between 1st/2nd) moving to Eldridge.
    trackstar is moving? where's Eldridge?

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    Chinatown, NYC egan's Avatar
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