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Old 02-25-18, 06:38 PM
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Decent bike shop on the metro line from PDX airport?

I will be staring this year's trip in Portland. The plan is to ship the bike to a bike shop, have them build it. Arrive at the PDX airport, hop the metro to the airport and pick up the bike.

Can anyone recommend a decent bike shop within reasonable walking distance from the metro line from the airport?
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Old 02-25-18, 06:43 PM
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When I lived in Portland, the downtown Bike Gallery shop at 10th & Salmon was always a reasonable place.
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You might look at River City Bicycles. While it is not directly on the MAX line from PDX (red Line), it only takes an easy transfer to the Streetcar loop.

Pull up The Portland Max system and look at River City's site, and you can figure out the connections. The only thing I am not sure about is whether the Streetcar runs clockwise or counter-clockwise. One way will take you directly to the shop, the other gives you a short scenic ride through the city.
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Old 02-25-18, 08:59 PM
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You might look at River City Bicycles. While it is not directly on the MAX line from PDX (red Line), it only takes an easy transfer to the Streetcar loop.

Pull up The Portland Max system and look at River City's site, and you can figure out the connections. The only thing I am not sure about is whether the Streetcar runs clockwise or counter-clockwise. One way will take you directly to the shop, the other gives you a short scenic ride through the city.
Thanks that sounds like a viable option since I want to be on he east sie of the river. And the street car sounds like an excellent side trib to help decompress after the flight. I always liked trolly cars. The last of them t\left our city when I was a teen.

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Tuite Bicycle Repair
https://www.facebook.com/tuitebicyclerepair/?fref=ts
You need to take the Red Line to the Yellow Line. 5 minute walk after you get off the train. Awesome builder.
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Old 02-25-18, 10:25 PM
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Bike Gallery downtown or West End Bikes would be your trip closest options. Velo Cult is also pretty close to the MAX line and is an awesome place to visit.
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+1 on the Bike Gallery downtown.
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Old 02-26-18, 07:29 PM
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I would really like to avoid going into town. I was looking for something on the east side of the river. The plan is to pick up the bike and then take the Trolley Trail most of the way to Oregon City. Perhaps stopping at the rail museum if I can swin git.
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I would say River City but the problem is I wouldn't want to leave! Screw touring I would just spend my days there talking with Dave and riding around Portlandia with him and the River City crew.
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
I would really like to avoid going into town. I was looking for something on the east side of the river. The plan is to pick up the bike and then take the Trolley Trail most of the way to Oregon City. Perhaps stopping at the rail museum if I can swin git.
Then I would definitely recommend either Velo Cult and weave through the East side, or Splendid Cycles which is right at the beginning of the Springwater Trail.
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If you really want to avoid the city, take the Red line from the airport to Gateway, pick up the Blue line eastbound to Gresham. The Gresham Bike Shop is just a couple blocks from the Max station. From there it's a short distance to the Springwater Corridor Trail. Back westbound about 12 miles on the trail to just north of Milwaukie, where you're a short distance to the Trolley Trail.
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