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NYC Bike Shops

Old 06-27-08, 11:34 AM
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NYC Bike Shops

I assume there are well stocked and interesting bike shops that specialize in fixed gear in NYC. I'm be there for next week, wondering opinions as any being worth a visit.
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Old 06-27-08, 11:49 AM
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some fixed gear boutiques:

King Kog http://www.kingkog.com/ (Williamsburg, BK area)
Trackstar http://www.trackstarnyc.com/ (Lower East Side)
Continuum Cycles http://www.continuumcycles.com/ (East Village)
Chari & Co http://www.chariandconyc.com/ (Lower East Side)

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Old 06-27-08, 12:41 PM
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Continuum's not a boutique, but it does have a whole bunch of cool stuff to look at.

City Bicycles on W. 39th (between 8th and 9th, I think) is a cool shop. Bicycle Habitat on Lafayette's got a lot of stuff to look at too.
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Old 06-27-08, 01:47 PM
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The people at NYC Velo are nice on 2nd ave.
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Check out Bike Works on Ridge street as well.
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Old 06-27-08, 02:56 PM
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Affinity Cycles in Williamsburg....
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Old 06-27-08, 03:04 PM
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B's Bikes on Driggs in Williamsburg / Greenpoint is great for fixie stuff! the guys there are very cool.

Also, check out Frank's Bikes on Grand St. in the Lower East Side. great deals there...
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Old 06-27-08, 03:21 PM
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true to both of those!
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Bought my Surly at NYC Velo. Live near Affinity. IIRC, Affinity has a good selection of Bianchi.
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unfortunately there all crooks..
 
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Trackstar is a horrible shop. Those dudes, and the girl don't seem to care much for customers.
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Originally Posted by na975 View Post
unfortunately there all crooks..
Who? The guys at NYC Velo are great. I bought 2 bike from them. And Bike Works is awesome as well.

I do have to agree with the comment about Trackstar. I went in there once and I felt like I was bother them. It's manly the girl that works there. Even on the phone she makes it seem like you're wasting her time.
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Originally Posted by drainyoo View Post
Who? The guys at NYC Velo are great. I bought 2 bike from them. And Bike Works is awesome as well.

I do have to agree with the comment about Trackstar. I went in there once and I felt like I was bother them. It's manly the girl that works there. Even on the phone she makes it seem like you're wasting her time.
Yeah. I stopped by NYC Velo and Trackstar this past Thursday, and NYC Velo actually reminded me of a bike shop, whereas Trackstar reminded me of a street wear skate shop (supreme) where the employee's are too good to talk to the customers.
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Old 06-28-08, 07:49 AM
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does anyone know of any good co-ops in the city?
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Time's Up is a good co-op: http://times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php
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chari and co peeps are nice, theyre not at all jerky like trackstar. perhaps maybe cuz theyre new
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Just another not on Trackstar...

I called them up yesterday to see if they had Miche high flange hubs in 32h, I actually called a few times to double check. I was told that they do but the girl there. I went all the way into Manhattan to pick up the hubs and when I get there they only have a rear hub. They probably didn't even bother checking.
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Originally Posted by ndnyc212 View Post
chari and co peeps are nice, theyre not at all jerky like trackstar. perhaps maybe cuz theyre Japanese
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Old 06-29-08, 11:00 AM
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I've never had a problem with Trackstar.
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dah shop
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Old 06-29-08, 02:44 PM
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that's a BMX shop...
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
I've never had a problem with Trackstar.
Who knows but when I go in there I feel so uncomfortable, the total opposite of when I go into NYC Velo or Bike Works. I'm not trying to bad mouth Trackstar, it's nice to have a shop like that around, but I just don't feel right in there. Maybe it's because I don't dress like a hipster.
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Old 07-01-08, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
that's a BMX shop...

they sell some fixed gear stuff, via this video

http://www.vimby.com/video/sports/us/all/detail/6214
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Old 07-01-08, 10:09 AM
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I've never had a problem with Trackstar either. I think Trackstars problem might be that it's their friends are constantly hanging out there, which could put off some people.
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