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    Houston Bike Shop Fitting

    Houstonians, I have recently purchased a bike from a Craigslist user in Arizona. He will be shipping me the bike within the week, and I am wondering what the best shop to get a professional fitting would be? I am new to the area, and do not have any experience with LBS around here.

    Also, if anyone has any experience shipping bikes, I am thinking it wouldn't be a bad idea to have my seller just send it direct to the LBS. Would a bike shop have a problem with that? I would be paying for assembly and a fitting so I figure they'd be fine with it. I live in an apartment complex and it gives me headaches thinking about dealing with my management about a large bike box being delivered to the front office

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    There are several good fitters in the Houston area...
    as to having a bike shop receive it and put it together for you, the best thing there would be to go to shops close to you and ask them about it...they will tell you if they are interested and what their fee would be.
    I did not suggest a fitter, as my favorite fitter just moved to college station and I have not personally used any of the others.

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    I have used Tad Hughes for a fit prior to and after buying my new bike, and was very happy with the result. However, he has his own facility and is not affiliated with a shop, and would probably not be interested in the bike assembly portion of what you are looking for. You might be able to get a better deal calling around and asking LBSs about doing the two (assembly and fitting) as a package price.

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    Another vote for Tad Hughes. Might be worth a call to see about assembly - a shipped bike may need no more than the front wheel and handlebar attached. All depends on how far they broke it down.

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    I don't have any fitting recommendation but I would separate the assembly from fitting. Ship to a local bike shop you talk beforehand that is close to where you live. Where in Houston do you live?
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    Quote Originally Posted by texbiker View Post
    I don't have any fitting recommendation but I would separate the assembly from fitting. Ship to a local bike shop you talk beforehand that is close to where you live. Where in Houston do you live?
    Seems like that's the move to make. I live in the northern Washington Ave area. Know of any good shops around? Blue Line Bicycle Lab is about 10-15 min away, not sure if they do much road cycling stuff though.

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    Bike World is at 2519 Rice Blvd
    Bike Barn is at 5339 Weslayan
    They are not too far from you. West End Cycles might be able to help even though they are a MTB shop.
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