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Old 07-21-18, 01:23 PM
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Best lbs in the Detroit area?

I'm on the west side and it seems there aren't a lot of good shops around here? Or maybe there are some I'm overlooking?

Any recommendations would be awesome.
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Old 07-22-18, 08:50 PM
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West side of what? Or what city?
Are you seeking service, parts, or bikes?
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Old 07-23-18, 06:23 AM
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West side of what? Or what city?
Are you seeking service, parts, or bikes?
I'm in southwest oakland county. I mostly would be looking for a LBS that has lots of parts so I can do some building on my own.
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If you want new parts, Tree Fort Bikes in Ypsilanti, SIC Transit in AA, REI, Performance, and Town & Country in Northville. Treet Fort and REI have great websites with store pickup.

Used parts? I may be able to assist on occasion. To the best of my knowledge, none of the coops have a good parts bin.
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I'd check out Allied Cycle in East Point on Gratiot. If you go back behind the counter, there is the Amazon store Bicycle Addiction. I've bought many parts from there. Also, I'd call before going. The person running bicycle addiction has some weird hours.
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How about best for repair? I took my igh bike to town and country and it took them a week before they told me they don't have anyone that works on hubs. What a disappointment!

It's now at Sullivan continental.
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I'd recommend American Cycle & Fitness on Woodward north of 12 Mile.

They're a Trek dealer, but they do good service on other brands.
Timely and reasonable.

I have Specialized and Giant.
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Hometown Bicycle near Brighton has a very knowledgeable service manager. Not a lot of parts but good service and quick turnaround time.
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Can anyone recommend someone that builds wheels on the side?
Someone with a track record of properly packing bikes for shipment?
whar kind of igh are you trying to get serviced?
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Best lbs in the Detroit area?

As a native Detroiter, I cut my cycling teeth in metro Detoit and Ann Arbor in the 1970’s. I was pretty nave back then and bought my bikes at convenient places.

I do recall the Continental Bike Shop in Madison Heights as a premier one, home of the Wolverine Sports Club.
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…Back in the 60’s in the Motor City, I had an “English Racer,’ and longed to tour at about age 14, but then joined the car culture. In Ann Arbor MI in the 70’s I really realized the utility of bicycles for commuting, and began touring…
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I was dimly aware of a competitve racing culture even in Detroit in the 1970’s...though not interested in participating…

Detroit did produce some National Champions, and Olympian cyclists in that era, including Sheila Young [of the Wolverine Sports Club]who I found out later grew up in my neighborhood.
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I even had attended a cycling seminar by Mike Walden of the Wolverine Sports Club, and was a charter member of the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
I recall that talk was a big deal, and well-attended on the Ann Arbor campus.

PS: To bring this post up to date, the shop is now known as Sullivan's Continental Bike Shop:

http://www.continentalbikes.com/

and is in Hazel Park (not Madison Heights as I mis-remembered).

I did note on the OP:
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I'm on the west side and it seems there aren't a lot of good shops around here? Or maybe there are some I'm overlooking?

Any recommendations would be awesome.
and the replies ranged from Brighton to Eastpointe. .

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