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Old 05-14-09, 11:27 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-15-09, 06:23 AM   #2
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Another reason I do my own repairs and tune ups..........
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Old 05-15-09, 10:06 AM   #3
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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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Old 05-15-09, 10:10 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 05-15-09, 10:42 AM   #5
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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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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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