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Old 11-08-12, 11:07 PM
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Bicycle shops in Kansas City!

Off to Kansas City for yet another soccer tournament.

What bicycle shops are a "must visit" in the area?

Bike swaps?

TIA
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Grady, dunno shops in KC...but...You should get some BBQ at Oklahoma Joe's! (KC, KS location)

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Off to Kansas City for yet another soccer tournament.

What bicycle shops are a "must visit" in the area?

Bike swaps?

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Old 11-08-12, 11:20 PM
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Done!

Visiting a fellow BMW nerd while in town as well.

Had a blast the last time the kids played at Overland Park.

No room for a bicycle this time though.

Five sixteen year olds fill up my wife's Traverse pretty quickly.

Plus the dad with his electronics.
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Oklahoma Joe's is a decent enough joint, but if you are going to visit the heart of the barbecue world you need to work your way around to some of the hundreds of smoke-filled pits here in town. For instance, both Gates & Sons and Arthur Bryant's are both classics that shouldn't be missed. We have a great Tour de BBQ bike ride every year that is a lot of fun and riders stop every few miles to sample beer and barbecue (brews, bikes, and bbq - how can it get better than that???)

As for bike shops, we don't have a lot of C&V appreciation in the shops: mostly lots of kids running the show, and carbon fibre fever runs strong in this community. Acme was the best option for our crowd but they've closed up shop about two or three years ago. If you can set it up with Mark Pace, you should visit Pace Bicycle in Independence - he's appointment only, I think. On Sundays, the CowTown Mall in midtown has a couple of good cycling stalls... very good for high quality ballooners, but hit-or-miss for road and racing bikes. During the week, Weird Antiques in downtown has quite a few vintage bikes - usually a couple of dozen right up front - but same situation: limited road bikes. I did pick up a terrific French frame pump there over the summer for three bucks... and it looked great on my PX-10! There are two bike co-ops in town. RevolveKC is near UMKC, and I believe is open all week long... it might be worth a visit - I haven't been down in a while so I'm not sure what's shaking with them. The 816 Bike Collective is a bit closer to downtown KC and is only open Thursday and Saturday afternoons; they have a lot of bins worth rifling through.
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Oklahoma Joe's is a decent enough joint, but if you are going to visit the heart of the barbecue world you need to work your way around to some of the hundreds of smoke-filled pits here in town. For instance, both Gates & Sons and Arthur Bryant's are both classics that shouldn't be missed. We have a great Tour de BBQ bike ride every year that is a lot of fun and riders stop every few miles to sample beer and barbecue (brews, bikes, and bbq - how can it get better than that???)

As for bike shops, we don't have a lot of C&V appreciation in the shops: mostly lots of kids running the show, and carbon fibre fever runs strong in this community. Acme was the best option for our crowd but they've closed up shop about two or three years ago. If you can set it up with Mark Pace, you should visit Pace Bicycle in Independence - he's appointment only, I think. On Sundays, the CowTown Mall in midtown has a couple of good cycling stalls... very good for high quality ballooners, but hit-or-miss for road and racing bikes. During the week, Weird Antiques in downtown has quite a few vintage bikes - usually a couple of dozen right up front - but same situation: limited road bikes. I did pick up a terrific French frame pump there over the summer for three bucks... and it looked great on my PX-10! There are two bike co-ops in town. RevolveKC is near UMKC, and I believe is open all week long... it might be worth a visit - I haven't been down in a while so I'm not sure what's shaking with them. The 816 Bike Collective is a bit closer to downtown KC and is only open Thursday and Saturday afternoons; they have a lot of bins worth rifling through.
Thank you so much!

Great info.

Say, do any of these ship bicycles?

I noticed a little "something" in the area and I have an appointment set up to take a look see.
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Say, do any of these ship bicycles?

I noticed a little "something" in the area and I have an appointment set up to take a look see.
I would imagine so, although I've never had first hand experience using one to do so. I pack and ship my own stuff. If you get into a bind, let me know and I'd be happy to help you out.
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I'd make time on my schedule to viist the Kansas City Center for the Ink and Paper Arts to have a chat with director Calvert Guthrie. One of his secondary interests is one you have in common and there's a better than even chance you'll find some stuff that fits into your wife's Traverse to make the trip back home with you.

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I can vouch for Gates BBQ, it's excellent.
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Originally Posted by 23skidoo
I'd make time on my schedule to viist the Kansas City Center for the Ink and Paper Arts to have a chat with director Calvert Guthrie. One of his secondary interests is one you have in common and there's a better than even chance you'll find some stuff that fits into your wife's Traverse to make the trip back home with you.

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Does Sarah still have anything at Calvert's location? She had a lot of nice stuff when her shop was open and I know for a while she had a corner in Calvert's location.

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I can vouch for Gates BBQ, it's excellent.
It is, but I would encourage you to cruise around and find some of the lesser known "hole in the wall" places. I cannot recommend any as I have been away from KC too long, but they are there. Ask some of the locals.
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I have lived in KC my whole life. Not many good bike shops in this town for cool vintage stuff...
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Does Sarah still have anything at Calvert's location? She had a lot of nice stuff when her shop was open and I know for a while she had a corner in Calvert's location.



It is, but I would encourage you to cruise around and find some of the lesser known "hole in the wall" places. I cannot recommend any as I have been away from KC too long, but they are there. Ask some of the locals.
Call Calvert to check, but I think Sarah's stuff is cleared out. Also, I totally agree about the smaller BBQ joints!
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Originally Posted by jmagruder10
I have lived in KC my whole life. Not many good bike shops in this town for cool vintage stuff...
There used to be a decent shop in Independence on Lexington I think? Pace? IIRC there were two right in the same area so may have names confused. He did an overhaul on my Lejeune Pro back when I repainted it blue Came out of there with some nice Mavic wheels laced to Suntour Sprint hubs which are now being ridden by another BFer. Last I saw, the shop was basically closed as it was "by appointment only". He sold a lot of his stuff on fleaBay for ridiculous prices. Wonder if he sold my 28o Campag hub laced to a SC Medaille d'Or rim that I left there? Oh well, that was 25 years ago.
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Thanks for the info guys!

So far, the boys in the car haven't driven me nuts.

We are about an hour north of KC on I35.

Getting quite an education in rap and hip hop on their iPads.

Feeling a little out of touch with pop music....

Also, Azorch, I'll let you know. Going to look at a bicycle after their first game in the morning.
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