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Old 10-22-06, 04:56 PM
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Your LBS- Put them here.

Post your favorite (or in my case-only) LBS.

http://www.biketekusa.com/
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Old 10-22-06, 05:07 PM
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The website doesn't do the store justice. I have not seen a shop in this city with nearly as many road bikes.
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No website, but Willimantic's best & only LBS: Scott's Bicycles.
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http://www.bikeshed.co.nz/

Best mechanics in town IMO, and they don't charge for small jobs if you're a regular.
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www.slipperypigbikes.com consistantly ranked one of the top 50 bike shops in the country.
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In Montreal www.martinswiss.net They sponsor a lot of riders and b/c of their service and pricing, they get all my business.
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I've had a lot of good luck with Austin shops, so I can't list a favorite.
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Bob's took great care of me...

Thanks for the opportunity to give them a little more credit!

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Urbane Cyclist in Toronto is great (and unlike what I've read some others occasionally say here, I've found all LBS' are not at all created equal).

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Originally Posted by Falkon
madisoncycles.com

The website doesn't do the store justice. I have not seen a shop in this city with nearly as many road bikes.
Bicycles Etc. Probably has as many bikes as Madison Cycles but in a much larger store. Way more mtb. and hybrids, fewer roadies.
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Pffft, my LBS sucks! None of them carried any internally geared commuter bikes... well, one carried an Electra Townie, Eddy's Bike Shop, but the nimrod who waited on me knew nothing of it. When I first walked in, I asked if they had any bikes that used the Nexus hub. He told me they didn't carry Nexus. I looked around at what they had, and saw the Townie. I said, "What about this? It looks like it's got a Nexus hub!" Duh! He muttered something or other. I asked if they could order any Cannondales with that hub? He pulled out a catalog or two, and couldn't find anything, though I managed to find something, which the owner/manager wasn't very helpful about ordering.

Another bike shop is run by the snobbiest SOB I ever met. I wouldn't give him the time of day, let alone my hard earned money for his overpriced stock.

I liked the owner of one other bike shop, but he carries no internally geared bikes, except for a couple monster sized Schwinn cruisers. Bought a couple overpriced accessories from him for his time. One of which was a single Wald basket for the same price I could buy it for online. He only had one, so I offered to buy that, and pay for a second one to order. He declined taking my money for the one to order, and said he'd call me when it came in. When it did, he asked $7.00 more for it, saying the price had gone up! I told him I could get one online for the original price, and he said that wasn't a problem. Later, I showed him a source he could buy the basket from, for only half the original price he charged me, but he said he already had a source. Sheesh, what is there, a 300% markup on this stuff?

So, I have no LBS worth a damn to me. I'll tell you where you can put them!

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I like The Cycle Analyst a lot! They've been really great to me. And they're not afraid to work on older bikes! :-)

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Fat Cat Bicycles in Lake Worth, FL. Great service, nice guys, have helped me (and roomate) out quite a bit with our rides.
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Well

I can tell you two bike shops not to go to in SFV, not going to bash 'em publicly, PM me if you're shopping and I'll tell you where to avoid.

Anybody have a good shop in San Fernando Valley, looking for full suspension XC bike.
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Old 10-24-06, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Ornery
Pffft, my LBS sucks! None of them carried any internally geared commuter bikes... well, one carried an Electra Townie, Eddy's Bike Shop, but the nimrod who waited on me knew nothing of it. When I first walked in, I asked if they had any bikes that used the Nexus hub. He told me they didn't carry Nexus. I looked around at what they had, and saw the Townie. I said, "What about this? It looks like it's got a Nexus hub!" Duh! He muttered something or other. I asked if they could order any Cannondales with that hub? He pulled out a catalog or two, and couldn't find anything, though I managed to find something, which the owner/manager wasn't very helpful about ordering.

Another bike shop is run by the snobbiest SOB I ever met. I wouldn't give him the time of day, let alone my hard earned money for his overpriced stock.

I liked the owner of one other bike shop, but he carries no internally geared bikes, except for a couple monster sized Schwinn cruisers. Bought a couple overpriced accessories from him for his time. One of which was a single Wald basket for the same price I could buy it for online. He only had one, so I offered to buy that, and pay for a second one to order. He declined taking my money for the one to order, and said he'd call me when it came in. When it did, he asked $7.00 more for it, saying the price had gone up! I told him I could get one online for the original price, and he said that wasn't a problem. Later, I showed him a source he could buy the basket from, for only half the original price he charged me, but he said he already had a source. Sheesh, what is there, a 300% markup on this stuff?

So, I have no LBS worth a damn to me. I'll tell you where you can put them!
I can see now how you got your name!

All kidding aside, where are you from in OH? I am in the Clev area. There aren't too many stores that have a large selection of commuter style bikes in NE Ohio. Eddy's in Stow does have a pretty good selection. I don't believe they like to special order though. Did you try Bike Authority in Broadview Hts? Talk to Sherman, the owner, or Mike, the manager. He is a top 100 Cannondale dealer. http://www.bikeauthority.com/ 440-546-9966 Good luck

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Originally Posted by Cyclepath
No website, but Willimantic's best & only LBS: Scott's Bicycles.
+1 on Scott's Cyclery. The only downside is it's always busy in there. But Scott is a great guy with an excellent shop.
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Originally Posted by bbattle
Bicycles Etc. Probably has as many bikes as Madison Cycles but in a much larger store. Way more mtb. and hybrids, fewer roadies.
I said road bikes. Also, Madison Cycles has moved into a larger store in the last 6 months. A majority of customers are coming for road bikes and comfort bikes, so that is what most of the bike stock is.
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My favorite is Wooden Wheels in Newark, DE. www.woodenwheels.com

Then Henry's bikes in Pike Creek, DE.
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Originally Posted by Falkon
I said road bikes. Also, Madison Cycles has moved into a larger store in the last 6 months. A majority of customers are coming for road bikes and comfort bikes, so that is what most of the bike stock is.

Great! Their last store was very crowded. They do carry a lot of cruisers. Where in Madison do people on cruisers ride? Do they have any MUPs?
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Originally Posted by bbattle
Great! Their last store was very crowded. They do carry a lot of cruisers. Where in Madison do people on cruisers ride? Do they have any MUPs?
There's the Indian Creek Greenway. Many people from Hampton Cove and other "upper class" areas have gotten their townies from MC. I really don't know where they ride, as I rarely use the greenway. The old store was SUPER crowded. You should check out the new store.

I liked the prices and MTB selection at Bikes Etc, but they had a few short comings. They only had one pair of aero bars [and they were charging too much] and I they have a couple of mechanics that are neglecting a bit of maintanence. I actually had to work on my friend's brand new Trek hybrid that he bought there. It wasn't anything major, just adjusting the brakes and shifting a bit. Other than that, it's a good place.

MC was only carrying a few MTBs, but they've stepped it up a bit. There's still not as much as Bikes etc. They're carrying Scott, Fuji, and Titus last I saw.
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