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Old 07-09-2010, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If you should ever brave a trip into [involuntary shudder] Brooklyn, you'd find a couple of the best bike shops in the city around here...

Dixon's on Union Street in Park Slope, and Roy's on Coney Island Avenue in Sheepshead Bay.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Some bicycle clubs and other organizations, like Transportation Alternatives, offer discounts to members at participating shops. It's a good way to both find a shop that has the bicycle you want, and get a discounted price. Plus, you might connect with a group to meet for a ride, etc.

There's a great bicycle shop in Mount Kisco, if you're up for a train trip. You would need a Metro-North permit ($5) that can be obtained from Window 27 in GCT, or a staffed ticket window. Mount Kisco is not staffed, so you would need to get it at GCT if you were to purchase a bicycle. And, review the Metro-North guide for bicycles, and always ask a conductor where they want you to put the bicycle and in which car they want the bicycle and you. The store is called Bicycle World, on East Main Street, and is closed Sunday and Monday. It's close to the train station, and you can get lunch nearby, too, at intersting places like Passage to India.

Gotham Bicycles on West Broadway is also good, but I would not call them a discounter. Paragon Sports has just about everything, too, and sometimes has good prices, especially on accessories. Some of the shops would tend to be less expensive in the outer boroughs, primarily because of the higher costs of running a shop in Manhattan.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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If you live in the city around midtown and all you want is a bike put together then look at Conrads. They are more of a specialist so the bike's they have will be more on the expensive side but they will put together a k-mart bike for you.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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To those who recommended Frank's Bike Shop: if you buy a new bike from them, how long do you get free tune-up, adjustment etc.? I heard some other shops give 3 years. Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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Does anyone have experience with Recycle-a-Bike? I'm in the market for a beater. I'm a seriously casual biker and am anxious about attitude at the higher-end shops and I like the idea of supporting a non-profit.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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Does anyone know if Frank's Bike Shop closes on Columbus Day Monday?
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I should think that they would be open, especially since they are open on Sunday. Maybe give the shop a call in the morning before you go. They open at 9/10 (Sunday), IIRC. Perhaps they might be on a Sunday schedule for the holiday.

Frank's Bike Shop
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:00 AM
 
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Thanks. On my way yesterday I visited the one at 546 6ave. Not many selections, seems.

Another question: do bike shops in Queens generally have lower prices than in Manhattan? Any good ones to recommend in Queens not too far from Manhattan?
There is a bike shop on Queens Blvd. a block or 2 away from the Woodhaven Blvd. subway stop (trains M/R).
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