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    Performance Bicycles in Austin

    About a week or two ago, a Performance bicycles outlet opened in Austin on Anderson near Stein Mart... I don't have the numeric address, but its between Shoal Creek and Burnet Road, across the street from a Payless Shoes.

    Its a double-edged sword. I've yet to check it out, but it should have some cool stuff and upgrades are upgrades. The bad thing is that there are already enough bike shops in that area. In less than a 1000 foot radius, you have Performance, Discovery Cycles, Nelo's Pro Cycles, Sports Authority, and Sun & Ski... that area is absolutely packed with them. I just hope none of the old shops are impacted by this.

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    This is my neighborhood. Lots of bikey folk around here. Five bike shops in three blocks, yay! Bikes for everyone!

    I don't know about the others but I can definitely recommend Nelo's and Discovery for general mechanical work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22
    I just hope none of the old shops are impacted by this.
    How could they not be? Maybe there's a reason that Performance chose that exact area?
    Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.....Milton Friedman

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    I hope the service is better than the one in Fort worth. I have heard nothing but bad customer service from the Fort Worth store
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22
    The bad thing is that there are already enough bike shops in that area. In less than a 1000 foot radius, you have Performance, Discovery Cycles, Nelo's Pro Cycles, Sports Authority, and Sun & Ski... that area is absolutely packed with them.
    And Bicycle Sport Shop is just around the bend on Braker. Not exactly "in the neighborhood", but still only about a five minute drive.

    - Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by markewallace
    And Bicycle Sport Shop is just around the bend on Braker. Not exactly "in the neighborhood", but still only about a five minute drive.

    - Mark
    And how could we forget REI a couple of blocks from Bicycle Sports Shop, and Buck's Bikes just down the road in the other direction.

    From the bike point of view, Northcross, Crestview, North Allandale, Far West, Northwest Hills, Arboretum, Jollyville Road, Gateway and Balcones Woods all merge into one giant bicycle friendly zone.

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