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Old 12-28-07, 04:39 PM   #1
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Any tips on bike shops in Amsterdam that are knowledgeable and stock fixed gear stuff?

Any general **** to say about the place?
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Old 12-28-07, 04:42 PM   #2
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Old 12-28-07, 04:48 PM   #5
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daaaang.

seriously though, I'm heading over there for a slightly extended stay at the end of the month, and I'm bringing my bike. should be some serious r and r.
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daaaang.

seriously though, I'm heading over there for a slightly extended stay at the end of the month, and I'm bringing my bike. should be some serious r and r.
You gotta photo-document that trip.
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Bikes not Bongs!
I also hear that swimming in the channels is fun.


Kidding aside, take in everything that you can, the place is a blast. Just don't pass up on the great sights and museums because you are too high to get out of your bed/chair/altered dimension.
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If u werent such a ****** i would recommend u go to Independant Records/Skate near RembrandtPlein and hook up w/the guys there. They pretty much know everything in Amsterdam thats cool. But for you, I'd recommend the tourist office for info on canal tours, museum hours, bike rentals, restaurants, etc.
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Kidding aside, take in everything that you can, the place is a blast. Just don't pass up on the great sights and museums because you are too high to get out of your bed/chair/altered dimension.
For sure. I spent 3 weeks there in '05, and this time I'm staying for 3 months, so I will have plenty of time to soak the town in.

What I'm really hoping for is or a local or someone who's spent a good amount of time there to tell me what shops to hit up, and maybe about some races or something. Worst comes to worst, I'll just ride down to the velodrome when I get there and see what's up.
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been there a bunch of time, but can't remember much

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i herd you could leik ride bykes in a weed shop 2
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Any tips on bike shops in Amsterdam that are knowledgeable and stock fixed gear stuff?

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ger bikes and presto.

both are good shops. ger is THE shop for racers.

btw - both cater to cyclists, not lifestylers/hipsters.
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You gotta photo-document that trip.
it's pretty boring.

canals, windmills, clouds... meh.





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oh, and be careful out there 'cos they will steal your bike, easily.
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i heard you can make sex if you pay
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And there is a velodrome: www.velodrome.nl
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