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Old 01-05-05, 04:08 PM   #1
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trackstarnyc

i don't live in new york city. the store looks nice.
i want to buy shat from them.
please, please, hurry up on the website.

also- opinions? experience?
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Old 01-05-05, 04:35 PM   #2
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store number : 212-982-2553
brad & alex are the co-owners. a couple girls work there as well, one named patty.

they have given 'tude to some ppl but i've never experienced any of that myself.
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i always want to go in, but it definately emits a 'too cool for school' vibe.
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I avoided going in there for a long time because any sort of hipster attitude would have pissed me off to no end. But when I did finally check it out they were very nice, less attitude than a lot of nyc shops. Maybe it is selective as turd stated, which is pretty lame, but I didn't see it.

As far as doing mailorder from them I wouldn't bother, their prices are on the high side. I'd go to business cycles for that, they have more track stuff than anyone, good prices and John who runs it is knowledgeable, helpful, and a nice guy. Or just go to American cycles in SF if you're in nocal.
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i'd go in there as it's pretty close to where i live, but i can't be trusted in bike shops anymore. i've spent WAAAAYY too much money lately on bike stuff.
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i do go to american, and i dig it very much. good price, awesome staff.

i just wanted to find out what people are saying about trackstar, since i don't have any idea what kind of reputation they've gotten so far. and as far as any hipster attitude you're getting, you live in new york city. it is the hive of coolies.

but i would rather mailorder from them than business cycles, that's why i'm asking.
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i went there one day, nobody was in, so i walked away!
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this may not be fair, but i wouldn't mailorder anything from a company that doesn't have a working website yet. but that's just me. from the pictures on the website as it is currently, it just looks like a number of friends hanging out and drinking beer.
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"too cool for school"
equates to
"only our friends came here, and we went out of business"

I hope they aren't as 'tude-ish' as this post would make them seem since they could have a really great store.
Could "TrackstarNYC" be the "Championship Vinyl" of the streettrack world, full of Jack Black-esque parts hoarders? Or Todd Louiso-like mumbling spec-nerds?
The world may never know!
I hope they do well though.
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Old 01-05-05, 09:15 PM   #10
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the guy behind the counter was friendly and helpful to me. Believe me, I don't look hip. No attitude that I could detect.
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TrackStar has some dope stuff. If youve got the cash burning a hole and your pocket and your in NYC, then definitely make it a shopping stop. American Express and credit cards not accepted there. Prices are very competitive. Attitude is only for people who have low self esteem. Assert yourself and it doesn't matter who gives you attitude. They are a bunch of young hip kids but that doesn't write them off as "too cool for school". If that bothers people, then anything said could be internalized as "tude".
I always feel like a little kid in a candy store there and I don't know where to look first. It's got the feel of the old "Soho Skates" if any of you old skool skaters remember which is why I like it too.
BUT.... If you're looking for mail order, then don't look any further than John and Business. that man knows his business. Very knowledgeable and reliable. TrackStar wouldn't do too well on that aspect of the business because they just seem too laid back. They haven't even gotten their website up AND only take cash.
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i had brad put together my track bike, did a good job. a great job. i went to about 6-7 bike mechanics before i chose trackstar. they're just a buncha guys and girls who like bikes, plus i'm all for the young entrepreneur. other shops had mechanics that we're totally ho-hum about bikes. my second choice was bikeworks, but their hours we're so unreasonable...so i go to them for parts and to trackstar for labor.
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that's true, PC, trackstar has great hours -- open EVERY DAY til 9pm
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heheh
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"too cool for school"
equates to
"only our friends came here, and we went out of business"

I hope they aren't as 'tude-ish' as this post would make them seem since they could have a really great store.
Could "TrackstarNYC" be the "Championship Vinyl" of the streettrack world, full of Jack Black-esque parts hoarders? Or Todd Louiso-like mumbling spec-nerds?
The world may never know!
I hope they do well though.
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My brother and I were in NYC for a few days this past week. We stopped in to say hi. I got no attitude. Brad was very nice. He showed me funny pictures and gave me a great lunch rec - Kate's Place at 4th and B. Very yummy.

Trackstar gets an A+ from me.
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My brother and I were in NYC for a few days this past week. We stopped in to say hi. I got no attitude. Brad was very nice. He showed me funny pictures and gave me a great lunch rec - Kate's Place at 4th and B. Very yummy.

Trackstar gets an A+ from me.
Randomly up in New York, I went to Trackstar this past weekend. Talked to Patty. She answered my newb questions without any 'tude. I learned a bit about hubs and stems. it's a neato little store.
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yeah, i have to retract the earlier comment, i stopped by yesterday and they were nice. fun store. dangerous for the wallet...
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this shop is great. i have no idea what anyone's problem with them could possibly be. real personal attention, don't sell crap (they don't even carry crap), nice people, etc.

however, as already mentioned, i would not order anything from anyone w/o a working website. plus, they don't take cards, right?
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They have to best t-shirts in New York.

They have more experience in trackbikes (for streetriding) when it comes to what works and what doesn't because they all have ridden 9-6, mon to fri, and when you need to depend on your bike for an income, you learn fast what works and what doesnt.

They aren't expensive - its New York City!

Stop worrying about who's cool and who aint.

Go Trackstar.

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I'll take that Colnago! I will see how Track Star is when I get there. I went last time and they were closed, and before I left I met one of the guys there. He was cool but they were painting and I couldn't go in the shop.



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is it just me or is that fork mangled?
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is it just me or is that fork mangled?
Not you it is the fork ...look at the top tube smashed in.

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Not you it is the fork ...look at the top tube smashed in.

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owww. missed that, poor colnago, i would kill for that frame not wrecked like that
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owww. missed that, poor colnago, i would kill for that frame not wrecked like that

I will take it just like it is.. it will be cheap... I met Colnago at a show . He is a pretty cool guy!

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your lucky to meet him, i'm big fan of their bikes.
someday i'll own one.
when i'm not poor
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