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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 05-24-07, 11:00 AM   #1
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My Favorite New Bike Shop.

Black Sheep Cycles in Charlotte, NC.

With 200 miles separating this Fixed-Gear heaven from my home, I had to wait….and I hate waiting. After four months, and the alignment of their shop hours and my traveling plans through Charlotte I was able to ‘kick some tires’.

First thing you notice is the outdoor fenced dog park. Woody started pissing all over the lot with excitement.

Next thing I noticed were two Vanilla bicycles on the sales-floor. Okay…..yes I drooled. Matt assisted and said they were the owner’s and not for sale. That was good news, I didn’t need to take out a mortgage for another bike.

Matt then proceed to show me around the sales floor. This place was more like a museum of bikes that you dream about, ANT’s, Desalvo’s, Vanilla’s and limited edition Campy track gear.

Our son Benjamin, quickly grabbed a train car with the Thomas the Tank railroad for children.

Upon walking to the front of the shop, bottom lip still dragging the ground, I find the lounge area with sofas and one dog per sofa. God I love this place.

The other unique feature was the shower & lockers in the restroom for commuters use. If I were to own or work in a shop this would be the blue-print of design.

Every bicycle in the shop was unique. Most of them being fixed-gear or single-speed or commuter based.

I bought a cool T-shirt and they threw some swag my way.

My Favorite New Bike Shop.
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Old 05-24-07, 10:07 PM   #2
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I'm psyched about checking this place out when I visit my uncle this summer.
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Old 05-25-07, 05:29 AM   #3
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My friend really wants me to move to Charlotte so when I go down there this summer, I'll have to check it out.
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