- "Internet Bridgestone Owners Bunch"
(or at least Mentioned) Shops
are some of the shops which pop up on the iBob list due to queries.
Some may be no longer, some may have been changed over the years
and you may find that due to a combination of previous customers
or retail situaational influences, someone in one of these shops
may be mean to you. Give 'em a break - retail is tough and bicycle
retail is even tougher...
would like to continue to expand this page, so if you have a key
shop of iBobian persuasion, please send me the link - cyclofiend
far, huge thanks to Chris C. in Canada, Joe from Philly, Valdemar,
Scott G in Australia, Richard R of bicyclefixation.com,
John V. in the southland.
Update: August 14, 2007
by alex w.)
Aaron's Bike Repair carries most of the Nitto products that Rivendell
carries and sells Heron, Atlantis, Bleriot, and Kogswell frames
(although not the P/R). It is in West Seattle. http://www.rideyourbike.com
Range Cycles carries Kogswell, Soma, Surly, Bleriot and the owner
(Kathleen) is into BOBish things. http://www.freerangecycles.com
Cycles is a pale reminder of it's former glory, but you can still
find good stuff there from time to time. http://www.recycledcycles.com
Vecchio has a great selection of top French bikes from the last
50 years, carries much of the Berthoud line, and stocks many Nitto
City Bikes Workers Cooperative - http://www.citybikes.coop/
- Berkeley. A shop that will have you thinking about cycling
in a different manner. Perry has a great photo tour here.
Cyclery in Alameda
Sells new Bob Jackson and Waterford bikes. Wool jerseys, Nitto,
Montano Velo in Oakland
Kind of a fixie heavy shop, but they're into steel, city bikes and
the like. Also Nitto, Brooks, wool. The guys are super nice and
knowledgeable as well.
East Hollywood on Heliotrope north of Melrose. They seem to specialize
in track bikes and messenger gear but they also have lots to offer
the practical cyclist. Orange 20 is indeed a great shop, and, while
the love of their life is fixies & BMX, they carry all sorts of
BOBbish stuff: Brooks, Ortlieb, Nitto, and more, in great variety.
Extremely competent mechanics: the ONLY shop in LA that I know routinely
faces bottom brackets on new builds, even cheap ones! And the best
ice cream in LA is across the street.
Bike Shop on Pico and Hauser
(No Working Website found)
They are only open on weekends. The shop looks like a skate/BMX/Stingray
place from the outside, but the mechanic is a car-less track-bike
commuter and lover of classic steel. They don't keep lots in stock,
but right now they have a great selection of vintage road bikes
and they get nice used bits every now and then.
(Yes, I plan to refine this further):
MN - http://www.hiawathacyclery.com
by joe (at) cordalene.com)
Meandering mass of used/vintage/junk tended by granolie/hippie/hobbit/messengers
relocated from the west coast. Techie the other day had on a t-shirt
with a S/A 3speed hub exploded drawing- no caption, if you get it,
you get it. My favorite junk pile.
A gallery to the messenger bike. Stocks pretty parts, practical
city steeds, mostly new or refabbed. Wheel builders, stockers of
the jewelry to set off your hip fixie. Miche hubs here.
Bikes and it's offshoot store Trophy
Caters to the BOBs and the space suit set, but services many practical
commuters, and has a rental fleet! Stocks everything from Waterford
to Surly to Jamis, fosters community, specializes in folding bikes!
If you're planning on riding the Harry Havnoonian- organized "ride
for the blind", and you need a technomic stem to get through it,
one stop here will get you the stem and the entry form. Also has
an online store.
This place is a museum. If you need it and it's classic or vintage,
they have it, and will charge you for it. They also sell used bikes
for punters who need bikes, yard sale bikes that have been gone
over and made rideable. A massive collection of true classic and
vintage (not craigslist classic and vintage). Go talk about Whitworth
threads with Via.
If you want some bike with your cheesesteak, go here. Specializes
in messenger and new and vintage Schwinn stuff. Has a collection
of used and vintage stuff and is not afraid to discount it. Buy
your Deep V rims from Mike, and haggle. Also has a small selection
of project bikes outside for the adventurous, maybe a Raleigh Sports,
maybe a Schwinn LeTour. He's got a thing for cruisers and muscle
bikes too. Why BOB friendly? Mike stocks the Technomic.
While they sell the latest, they help me with my bikes which are
as old as 34 years. , Woodstock, NY - no phone, limited hours, Old
Spokes Home, behind Jarita's Florist, 17 Tinker St.
Bicycles in Victoria, BC - http://www.fairfieldbicycle.com
Specialties (of Mariposa fame) in Toronto, ON - http://www.bikespecialties.com
Cyclist also Toronto - http://www.ucycle.com/
03 9429 6889. Doesn't sell new bikes but can get Surly frames,sells
all the Brooks range of gear and can fix anything built in the last
50 years. They also sell wool jerseys in all sorts of old European
team names and such. A place where the guy you talk to is the guy
fixing your bike.
Brown / Harris Cyclery - http://www.sheldonbrown.com
Bicycle Works - http://www.rivbike.com
Orange - http://velo-orange.com
White Cycles - http://peterwhitecycles.com
Tulllio's Big Dog Cyclery - http://www.tullios.com/
Bicycles - http://www.heronbicycles.com
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