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Old 12-10-06, 06:45 PM
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Genesis Bike Shop Easton Pa. The owner Tomias has ben in business through the classic era of the 70's
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Hokie Spokes in Blacksburg, VA and New Wheel Bike Shop in nearby Radford, VA are owned by Dave Abraham. He knows his vintage stuff, and his shop in Radford has one of those magical basements full of old bikes, so many you can hardly walk down there! He has lots of used and even NOS stuff from the days of yesterday.

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Old 12-21-06, 05:10 AM
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Vecchio's Bicycleteria
Pearl St, Boulder, CO
https://www.vecchios.com/attenzione.html

Passion For Italian Bikes
Campagnolo specialist (have some rare parts)
Best Wrenches around
And a nice collection of vintage bikes
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Originally Posted by Sammyboy
https://www.velo-orange.com/

I love this site. Love it love it love it.
+1 for Velo Orange. I just found that site and bought something there. The merchandise selection is small but very well thought out and beautifully presented. The prices are the best I've found, and the owner Chris is very cool and helpful.
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Old 12-22-06, 06:41 PM
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How about something in Southern California?
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Originally Posted by Bklyn
Nothing in New York City, huh?
https://www.bikecult.com/works/

Brilliant mechanic runs this place and is very vintage friendly. Deep in a strange neighborhood but probably is NYC's finest shop.

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For Southern Cal, I used to frequent a bike shop in the small town of Hemet, not far from Riverside, named the Strawberry Bike Shop. I helped the owner, Don Neal, open this shop back in 1974 or so. He has a basement with the usual old, used, and no longer available stuff, and does good honest work on bikes. Has some cool old bikes hanging around the shop, although he does not do much in the way of road bike sales these days. If you happen to drop in, tell him Ed with the 62 Falcon sent you!
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Old 12-31-06, 10:03 AM
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Cycle Analyst In Denver, CO and Cycle Smithy in Chicago, IL
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How about something else in So. Cal? Orange County would be nice or even close to OC would be OK. Shops here cater to new, very high tech bikes and used classics are hard to find.
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Livermore Cyclery in Livermore CA. Not much vintage stuff for sale, but some nice vintage stuff on display. The owner, Steve Howard, can be trusted completely with any work to be done on your C&V machine. They have a pretty large staff, and I can't vouch for all of them. Some or all of them may be good, too, but to be safe, ask to talk to Steve himself. He's a great guy and likes the old stuff.

+1 on American Cyclery in SF - the best collection of old parts in the Bay Area that I know of.

Dennis Stone at Stone's (Alameda) and Peter Rich at Velo Sport (Berkeley) have been icons in the bike biz in the Bay Area for about 40 years each. They know their stuff.

And I am delighted to hear that Witt's is still around - I thought the Witts had retired some time ago. Thanks for setting me straight, mswantek. Clarence Witt and his wife (don't remember her name now) are two of the nicest, most honest people you could ever want to do business with. I still have a pair of beat up Detto Pietro shoes with TA road (long) cleats that Clarence installed about 30 years ago. He didn't nail them in, because that never worked for s***. Instead, he riveted them. Worked great.
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Whippany Cycle in Whippany, NJ.

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff willing to take the time to actually talk to you and explain things. Admittedly, I've never had service there, as I do my own wrenching, but if I ever find myself in a bind, unable to repair something, I wouldn't hesitate to bring it to this shop. I have benefited from free advice on repairs I've performed. I've also used them to ship bikes (they do quite a bit of shipping) and they offer a very fair price and truly do a professional job (unlike some other shops). They also have a number of vintage bikes, some of which are for sale.
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Old 01-19-07, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by the beef
Recycled Cycles down in the University District of Seattle, Washington is a fantastic bike shop. They've got beautiful vintage rides hanging from the ceiling and bins and bins full of old derailleurs, cranks, cogs, brakes, seats, etc. that you can mix and match from for seriously bargain prices. The service there is excellent, too. They've even got some classic parts sitting in a not-for-sale 'museum'.. Campy Delta brakes, old Mavic derailleurs before the slant-parallelogram design, vintage stem shifters, etc.

Check it out.
It's a pretty neat place, they also occaisionally have free parts in a box outside, I picked up a couple of brake levers and other minor parts out of their free box before. Sometimes neat stuff shows up.

Cycle Analysts in Denver mentioned somewhere earlier, is a pretty neat shop too. I've not had them do any work on any of my bicycles - but they do stock a lot of Wald stuff for older American made bikes (which few bike shops do) and also have a good selection for older foreign machines too.
They have a few used items, but not even 1/50th of the selection of used parts I saw at Recycled Cycles in WA.
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Old 03-22-07, 02:50 PM
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this thread should stay up top with the numbsckull & ebays finds and such
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I bought a bike from Roberts Cycle in Rogers Park, Chicago, and the Pony shop, as well as the Turin shop that used to be on N.Clark in Lincoln Park (my old Dawes Galaxy in 1971)

Yellow Jersey in my town of madison is great. Andy Muzi is a freakin' old bike guru wiseman...
it's a trip to go in there everytime... you need a little part, they got it int he basement somewhere
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Old 03-26-07, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by big boy phil
How about something in Southern California?
Well based on your 'location' you obviously are in the Sin Fernando Valley! I just took a comprehensive bike class at REI in Northridge (Devonshire and Reseda). The guy that taught it is a young guy named Vince. He's very knowledgeable and helpful. He's also gotten training at the Barnett Bicycle Institute.

We were working on my 1988 Trek 400T, and he spent extra time going over the bike after the class was officially over.

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Old 03-26-07, 11:52 AM
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Southern California:

Ted Ernst Cyclery in Manhattan Beach was THE place. Ted was a six day racer and stayer back in the day and is incredibly knowledgeable about the classic stuff. Problem is that his shop has been going through all sorts of foolishness -- bought out by Triathlete Zombies, then back to Ted, and now I don't know what's going on. Look him up; if he's still doing his thing that's the place to go.

Another fantastic place is Bill Ron Bikes in Redondo Beach. He was a Campagnolo mechanic for the '84 Olympics so obviously knows his Super Record. He does have a supply of old Campy and other stuff, but he's got to be in a good mood to even consider selling it to you, and he'll charge you top dollar for it. He does do great work mechanically and will actually be happy to spin wrenches on your classic. And I've still got his phone number memorized: 310-540-2080. He's got a website too.

Last is a hidden secret: Discovery bicycles in Huntington Beach, or maybe it's just over into Westminster. On Warner Ave. just west of the 405, anyway. You'd never think it a good place for classics; from the street it looks like a typical LBS with an emphasis on cruisers and "comfort" bikes. And the staff is mostly teenagers who will stare at you blankly if you ask about toe straps or hi-lo hubs. So the best bet is to head directly to the service area where you'll discover the entire former mechanical staff of the old King's Colnago shop in San Pedro. The chief mechanic took his whole team from Kings and transplanted them to Discovery, and they know their stuff.

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Kansas City has Acme bikes. They do every thing from vintage steel to custom built steel frames
address as followes
412 east 18th street
kansas city missouri 64108
816 221 2045
acmebicycle@kcnet.com


then there is Rock on wheels in Cheyenne, WY
Rock on Wheels
3151 Nationway ste K5
Cheyenne, Wy. 82001
Cheyenne - 631-0011


He has refurbished bikes as well as parts


This just added
Brian's Bicycle Repair
110 S. Sierra Madre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3314

lots of parts and frames

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college park bicycles and mt.airy bicycles in towns of the same names in maryland bike123.com
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I'll have to give a shout out to Ted Ernst's shop in Manhattan Beach. Now they only carry NEW bikes, but Ted hangs out on the Classic Rendevous site run by Cycles De Oro. So Ted is very knowlegable about old bikes. I don't think they carry too much vintage stuff, but if Ted's is there, he knows the answer. If you don't know the name, Ted was racing before most of you were born.

As the previous poster said, Bill Ron is probably the best mechanic in SO CA, perhaps by a long shot. A true self-admitted tool geek with virtually every campy, mavic, zeus, shimano tool made. Years of wrenching experience, especially with the classic track stuff. Its only him working, so your bike gets serviced by him, not a $10 per hour shop helper. Lots of cool stuff including an unbuilt Richard Sachs frame.
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For Santa Clara,CA go to Shaw's Cycles.
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Dunwood, is Ted's still open, as Ted's? I know it was a TZ for a while, with Ted part-timing it, and then I heard TZ went under and Ted was thinking about closing the doors.
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Bump for the new folks.

Originally Posted by KDB
First place: Dick's Schwinn in Tonawanda, NY; when I walked in with my 30+ year old traveler the response was "cool old bike, used to sell 100s of those, what can I do for you?" They are way out of my way, but always worth the ride/drive.

Second choice: HandleBars in Kenmore, NY; always friendly, always helpful, prices are good, but they are the ones with the "Bike is getting old" comment.
Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
"Pro Cycles" in Houston specializes in road bikes. The owner, Dan, loves older road bikes. Of course, he especially loves the beautiful pro level Italian bikes of the '60's and 70's, but he was polite and respectful when I asked him to fix up a 1988 Schwinn that was kinda at the bottom of the food chain.

And, he has an amazing assortment of old parts. I was looking for an "odd" bolt for an old seatpost. He turned, reached into a pile of old parts, and instantly laid his hands on exactly the bolt I needed.

He is a fanatic about doing things right. I had a loose headset on a 1985ish roadbike. He stopped a much more important project to adjust it, so I could get back on the road. After I thought it was in perfect adjustment, he started the project over, because he thought it was in less than perfect adjustment.

Because of his drive for perfection, some projects can take a bit of time. I foolishly asked him to restore some mid-priced mid-80's wheels because I like the hubs, and I wanted to keep the bike original. Foolish, because he decided doing the job right, so he totally rebuilt the wheels, regreasing and adjusting the hubs, and installing all new spokes. He is just not willing to do "B" work, even though I mostly have "B" level bikes.

Originally Posted by tolfan
We need to make this list a stickey.
Cycle Circle
N.Plum st
Lancaster, Pa.
The owner knows his stuff. Any decade. Any part.
The kid part time trys his best and he's good.
We need to make this a stickey

Originally Posted by tjspiel
The young staff at The Hub Bike Coop in Minneapolis at least has an appreciation for old bikes, although my guess is that they're first inclination would be to turn them into fixies ;-)

I don't believe they stock much in the way of old parts. The do have a "Salvage Yard" where there's good selection of used components, and some of it is really old.

There are actually quite a few LBSes within a couple of miles of where I live and a few more near where I work. I need to visit more of them.

I don't see the LBS as something in decline around here. Some have adapted to the times. There's a couple that are a combination of bike and coffee shop.

Originally Posted by ang1sgt
Old Schwinn Shops are few and far between! In Rochester NY I think the oldest continuous shop is Towner's. They have all sorts of stuff in their back room but it will cost ya.

Our two original Schwinn shops are long gone and their stock and parts gone which is a darn shame. Thanks for the tip on Dick's Schwinn, I might have to check them out!

Chris

Originally Posted by jfmckenna
I was just out in Boulder CO. and visited a shop called Vecchios. I talked awhile to them about my recent project and they were very helpful and had a nice selection of old parts under the counter.
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Sounds like this type of information would be another useful addition to VeloBase.com. I'll add it to my "eventual functionality list"
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