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Old 06-27-07, 07:48 AM
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Bikeman.com, I've been to their store, they have all kinds of cool stuff hidden away
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Old 06-27-07, 08:43 AM
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This thread needs to be a stickey.
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Old 06-27-07, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by tolfan
This thread needs to be a stickey.
There is a link to this thread in the first post in this sticky titled "classic and vintage links (including former C&V stickies)". Not a direct sticky, but close.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/145909-classic-vintage-links-including-former-c-v-stickies.html
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Old 06-27-07, 09:29 AM
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Cyclepath in San Mateo - they don't have a basement full of goodies, and most of the bikes on sale are the newest and hottest stuff, but their hanging display bikes are to die for. Plus, a month or so back, I was there buying something and a customer brought in a beautiful vintage bike for service. The wrench, who's been there through three different owners, brought it out to the front of the store, instead of leaving it on the service rack. "It deserves to be seen!", he said.

So, they at least appreciate C&V.
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Old 06-27-07, 09:36 AM
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It would seem that a thread like this needs to be organized into States/city at the very least.
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Old 06-27-07, 10:28 AM
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https://www.velo-orange.com/

I love this site. Love it love it love it.
Oh wow, what a great site. I am drooling over the elkhide bar covers - I've never seen those and they are perfect!! I will definitely need those on my new/old road bike, because she will be randonneuring!
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Old 06-27-07, 11:40 AM
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"One on One Bike" in Minneapolis

https://oneononebike.com

Just stopped by late this morning at lunch. Mechanic was working on a vintage bike as I walked in. Right inside the door was a 70's peugeot frame.

Down in the poorly lit, puddled basement was quite an array of parts, frames, and some complete bikes. There's no staff down there, you're on your own. To my eyes what's down there is mostly junk, but there's good stuff too.

Items in the retail space aren't particularly well organized and the staff aren't really geared towards sales. My impression is that it's a place you go when you know what you want.

I also believe this a gathering place for those really involved in the local biking culture
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East Stroudsburg, PA (Exit 308 I-80)
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Old 07-08-07, 11:14 PM
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Bicisport-Mission Viejo. The owner used to race for Colnago I believe, in the 60's. Corner of Moulton and La Paz.
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Old 07-08-07, 11:47 PM
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Anywhere in Vancouver BC?
Aside from OCB?

thanks ..
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Originally Posted by cuda2k
Sounds like this type of information would be another useful addition to VeloBase.com. I'll add it to my "eventual functionality list"
So much for that "eventual" part. I now have a place on VeloBase.com to add local bikeshop information. Anyone who wants to add their local shop, feel free to register on the site. I will give you permissions to add the listings.

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Originally Posted by cuda2k
So much for that "eventual" part. I now have a place on VeloBase.info to add local bikeshop information. Anyone who wants to add their local shop, feel free to register on the site. I will give you permissions to add the listings.
That's a great link. Thanks for taking the time to post that.

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Old 07-10-07, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by OrangeOkie
That's a great link. Thanks for taking the time to post that.
Its my new website that I'm working on putting together. Looking for people to help add links and other information. Glad to hear the positive feedback.
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Old 08-02-07, 03:05 PM
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You gotta be kidding Kurt!

When you said that Bike Tech on Coral Way in Miami was vintage friendly, I know you must be running a temperature or something. No offense, but brother, when Dirk Smeets the Dutch mechanic and steel man racer left, they lost any credentials they might have ever had to being vintage friendly. My friend had a wheel built there by another mechanic and they used straight gauge instead of the requested db spokes. They sell no vintage parts, have no vintage anything on display (not even the mandatory famous black and white photo of Merckx sitting next to one of his bikes), and no one there is under the age of 25 to have even had the experience or exposure. --- I know you're a young guy, Kurt, but you're a rare and welcome exception.

Right across the street is Coral Way Bikes with many (MANY!!!) vintage bikes on display. Both mechanics love old bikes and know about them. The racing team, JC investments goes there exclusively, and I have purchased many classic parts including frames, brake sets and saddles from them. They always have at least one classic bike being repaired there because the steel lovers know and respect them, and they are honest and competitively priced on labor.

If you really want the ultimate for Dade County, Miami, vintage knowledge, you'll head over to Broken Spoke on 105 th street and NW 7th Ave. The owner has on display no less than 10 classic road bikes and 20 classic BMX bikes. He finds them and restores them. He has boxes of old parts and volumes of knowledge. He absolutely hates aluminum, and carbon fiber. He can build a perfect wheel in ten minutes, and he knows every iteration of Campy, Suntour, Shimano, etc there is. He sells to the local bargain basement crowd but his love is old steel. Plus, this guy volunteers his time for the building and maintenance of mountain bike trails in Oleta. He'll chat you up for a half hour on vintage crap, even when the store is busy (if he knows you.) Now he's what I call vintage friendly. Bike Tech is profit friendly and not much else. They'll discuss the merits of Carbon over Titanium, but steel never enters their minds.

Desirous of setting the Miami record straight.

Garth ( By the way, I straightened Robert's wheel, polished out his scraped brake levers and he's recovering nicely from the road rash. I think the tired springs on the 1983 Look pedals were the cause of him pulling out. He's a powerhouse once he gets started. A future 30 mph cruiser and presently a speedy bruiser.)
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Bikeworks in Brandon, FL,

I took my newest Paramount in to have the crank arm threads cleaned and the tires replaced and the young wrench (early 20's) was fascinated with the Paramount and dropped working on some carbon fi to take care of my Paramount. I was very pleasantly surprised. Turns out he has an older Gitane with Campy NR and 531 and is restoring it and it has become a LBS project. Even the owner is coming around to the idea of C & V bikes being a revenue stream.
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To those who mentioned Acme in KC. Do they sell vintage bikes or just work on them?

Their website doesn't really say either way.
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Old 11-29-07, 04:22 PM
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Bicycle Planet in Folsom, CA. They deal in new Giant, Felt, Bianchi, Terry, etc., but they have been polite and helpful when I roll in with my 1985 Ross Gran Tour. They are quite happy to service 1" threaded headsets, change out tapered square spindle bottom brackets, etc. The young guy who recently worked on my bike once had a Ross Mt. Washington mountain bike so he was cool with my old bike. The guys who run the place are pleasant, helpful, willing to special order parts for you and they are old enough to remember bicycling before Lance Armstrong.
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Old 11-30-07, 08:56 AM
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I hate having to plug the shop that I work at (syke, you were supposed to endorse us), but we do a lot of vintage work (95%) and we have all the little bits and bolts that you could want.

Richmond Recycles
2611 W. Cary St.
Richmond, Va 23220
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Old 11-30-07, 10:53 AM
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In the Phila area, I get referred for repairs and odd stuff to Via https://www.bikeville.com/
For repairs, they're patient with novice questions.
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I spent Election Week in Portland, Oregon attending a convention and visiting suppliers. The city is a cycling mecca - very bicycle friendly. I was impressed that the light rail system had so many interior hangers and standing areas dedicated to bike commuters. While there, I hit a very nice shop in downtown (Bike Gallery), but also had two CV specialty bike shops on my list. In the end, I spent the most time at one that was of particular interest to me as they are basically a charitable foundation based around cycling:

Community Cycling Center (www.communitycyclingcenter.org)

I contacted them ahead of time and was given a nice tour of the operation. They take in discards from a variety of drops set up at local business (for instance, chip maker Intel), restore them, and provide them to the needy. They also run a full service bike shop on the NE side of the city where they sell restored bikes and some used parts at fairly reasonable prices. Profits from the shop are plowed back into their education and outreach programs, so your money goes back to providing bikes for kids and commuter bikes for low income workers. Very impressive. A few years ago I suggested something like this in my area, but there wasn't much interest. I might just try it again.

The other shop in the area that specializes in used parts is the Recyclery (www.therecyclery.com). I hit the downtown location but it doesn't have much. I was told that the SE warehouse is the place to go.
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College Cyclery in Reno, NV. Oldest bike shop in the area. The owner likes steel. Has a U.S. Cycling Team Huffy (Serotta) track bike on display and the front sign includes an old cruiser hanging above the sidewalk. At 622 S. Virginia street.

https://www.collegecyclery.net/

Also Reno Bike Project is a place where you can work on your own bike or volunteer to help out. Loads of old takeoff parts, mostly lower end. Never sure what you might find though. The head person, Noah, likes steel classics. Quite complete set of bike tools available for use.

https://www.renobikeproject.com/
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Boone Cycles in Houston.
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Steve's Bicycles and Sports in Rocky Mount NC Great wrench, trying to survive Walmart Target onslaught.

The Bicycle Post in Greenville NC (downtown, not on Arlington) Owner has an EM with gold plated fork. Wrench and manager like vintage. Many on display.

Don's Bicyles in Wilson NC. "they should have stopped at 8 speeds" says it all.

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