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Apr 27 10 7:23 PM

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You learn over time that not all shops are created equal. Or even with the same intentions. So here is a simple list of local shops and what we believe they are good for.

Feel free to add any shops, thoughts and experiences you've had.

Continuum Cycles
199 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
(212) 505-8785

  • Awesome guys at this shop that have been doing what they do for YEARS. They know their stuff and I would trust them with any repair.
  • Not much stock in terms of flashy aero wheels and NJS components but what they lack in stock they make up for with experience. 
  • They have helped return plenty of stolen bikes to their owners. Including mine a few years back.

Chari & Co.
M-Sat 11am-7pm Sun 12pm-6pm
175 Stanton street
New York, NY 10002
(212)-475-0102

  • Tons of parts in-stock at decent prices. Get it now, no need to wait.
  • BIG sales, be sure to keep a look-out on their blog for announcements.
  • Despite its unwelcoming small size, Chari & Co's shop has a social draw to it. You'll always bump into someone who know or know-of there.

Spokesman Cycles
M-Sun 10am-9pm
34 Irving Place (corner of 16th street)
New York, NY

(212) 995-0450

  • Typical large scale bike retailer. Lots of parts instock. Even some rarer ones.
  • Late hours!
  • Friendly staff, though I wouldn't take my bike there for repairs.
  • $20 Vittoria Zaffrios usually instock unlike some other popular japanese retailers which I wont name...


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May 25 10 7:00 PM

I've been through alot of bike shops and too many of them have snobby f^^ks behind the counter and their service flat out sucks. For example:

LIC Bicycles
Their right on Queens Blvd under the Queensboro Plaza station where the N/7 lines are. They only been around about 2 years and well they sure got alot to catch up on. I bought my B43 wheelset from there with cog and lock ring installed. 1 month later my lockring pops off and what do ya know the threading on the hub is toast! Lockring Toast! WTF?! I come back to the same guy who sold it to me and the first thing he says is that "I need a new hub." IT IS A NEW HUB A-HOLE! Came down to him originally fitting a cog that was to wide for the threading on the hub so the lockring only went on half thread + no locktight.............Stay away from this shit shack! Unless you need air, free air.

Chelsea Bicycles
130 West 26th Street NY,NY 10001
212-727-7278
www.chelseabicyclesny.net
As for a good spot. As much as I'm used to walking in a shop already looking for the cons this place didn't even give me the chance. The place is packed to the ceiling with cool stuff mostly for bikes utilizing gears and brakes but they do have a passion for the fixed gear 2. As I'm writing this my bikes in there to get track dropouts welded in so as soon as I get it back I'll let you guys know how it come out. The big cheese in there is this old Spanish guy name Rafael and let me tell you this this guy knows what he's doing. He can braze weld you a vintage style track frame to you specific spec NO PROBLEM. Ive seen some of the bikes he's done and they're flyer than a piece of paper with Jay'z  name on it. He does:
  • Painting
  • Powder Coating
  • Frame Mods
  • Frame Building
  • Polishing aka. the real chrome look.
  • Rare used parts galore!
  • This guys hates anything with a Made in Taiwan sticker on it. (No disrespect to the Taiwanese)

Defiantly worth a look.

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Jun 16 10 5:16 AM

http://www.citybicyclesnyc.com/

I was there yesterday and those dudes are cool as hell. Got myself a Rando 28c yesterday (and they got alot, so if anyone needs 'em, holler at them) They also have pretty legit shit in there (from Campy to Toshi) plus they got decent track framesets too (plus a white Pista Concept for sale as well, $1400 complete, don't know the exact size). Definately peep them out.

City Bicycles
315 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 563-3373
Open Weekdays 9am-6:30pm; Sat 10am-5pm

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Aug 22 10 5:24 PM

B's Bikes (no website)
262 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 349-1212

Small neighborhood shop in greenpoint.  No crazy bikes or components in stock.  Just great service at a modest price, and friendly, laid back staff.

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Aug 23 10 8:34 PM


BUMP on Continuum.

Cemir's right -- you might not see shiny new aluminum frames in there, but bet your ass that just one of those Schwinn Paramount's is worth more than you and your entire crew's stable.

These guys know what they're talking about and are far from snobby.  Won't try to sell you anything, and will actually ask you questions to make sure you know what the fuck you're buying.

They also make their own track frame with a geo mixing of the ever so classic GT GTB, C-Dale Track and KHS Aero.

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You learn over time that not all shops are created equal. Or even with the same intentions. So here is a simple list of local shops and what we believe they are good for. Feel free to add and shops, thoughts and experiences you've had.Continuum Cycles199 Avenue BNew York, NY 10009(212) 505-8785Awesome guys at this shop that have been doing what they do for YEARS. They know their stuff and I would trust them with any repair. Not much stock in terms of flashy aero wheels and NJS components but what they lack in stock they make up for with experience. They have helped return plenty of stolen bikes to their owners. Including mine a few years back. Chari & Co.M-Sat 11am-7pm Sun 12pm-6pm175 Stanton streetNew York, NY 10002(212)-475-0102Tons of parts in-stock at decent prices. Get it now, no need to wait.BIG sales, be sure to keep a look-out on their blog for announcements.Despite its unwelcoming small size, Chari & Co's shop has a social draw to it. You'll always bump into someone who know or know-of there.Spokesman CyclesM-Sun 10am-9pm34 Irving Place (corner of 16th street)New York, NY‎(212) 995-0450‎Typical large scale bike retailer. Lots of parts instock. Even some rarer ones.Late hours!Friendly staff, though I wouldn't take my bike there for repairs.$20 Vittoria Zaffrios usually instock unlike some other popular japanese retailers which I wont name...

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Jul 30 12 9:05 AM

Gordo, on 17th street? Yeah I learned to from him

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