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    Portland, OR tourers- what shop do you use?

    Hello fellow Portland tourers! I was wondering what shop or co-op you prefer to use when getting your bike ready for a tour. I've had fine enough luck with the Bike Gallery, but they can have a horrible turn-around time. Plus, I may be able to find something a little closer to home.

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    Another reason I do my own repairs and tune ups..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyakdiver View Post
    Another reason I do my own repairs and tune ups..........
    Agreed. I'd like to give you a recommendation, but other than buying parts, I've never been to a shop for repairs or tuneup. The added bonus is that I've been able to take care of any mechanical problems on the road.

    That said, I like the atmosphere at City Bikes and at Sellwood Cycles. I don't know how that translates into knowledgable repair service, though...

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    You might find this thread here at bikeforums.net useful: Portland bike shop reviews

    It is a review of bike shops in Portland.

    Ray
    Visit the on-line Bike Touring Archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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    Whatever you do, don't have it tuned up a day before you start. Bike shops seem to have almost as much of a knack for making it worse as well as making it better, and you want to find any new problems well in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Nelson View Post
    Whatever you do, don't have it tuned up a day before you start. Bike shops seem to have almost as much of a knack for making it worse as well as making it better, and you want to find any new problems well in advance.
    ditto on ones own work.

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