I have lived in Carlsbad for 33-years and familiar with all the shops. Many have come & gone but Pacific Coast Cycles as well as Lucadia Cycles have been around forever. Having purchased over 20 road & mountain bikes during this time.....I offer the following.
Chuck and Pacific Cycles used to be my go-to-guy (back in the 80s-90s) and we purchased several higher end bikes from him. Not to bad mouth anyone's build quality............
If you want an honest, friendly, knowledgable, and fair guy to work on your bike, there is none better than Fred, owner of Lucadia Cycles on PCH.
Last edited by daleCarlsbad; 07-12-12 at 06:08 PM.