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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:42 am 
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The missus is in sanfran and wants to have a look at some of the specialist roadie shops.

I'd really appreciate some recommendations, weenies!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:58 am 
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Here are a few.

http://www.abovecategorycycling.com/

http://www.velotechcycles.com/
Is in Palo Alto, a bit further south away from "the City". In fact, it's in Palo Alto. :wink:

Pegasus.
http://pegasusbicycleworks.blogspot.com/

Studio Velo
http://www.studiovelomv.com/

Robinson Wheel Works
http://www.robinsonww.com/

and, finally, Bicycle Odyssy should not be skipped if you like steel. Which, you know, is real. So they say.
http://www.bicycleodyssey.com/

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:01 am 
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thank you! :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:12 am 
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All in SF:
Roaring Mouse Cycles : good fitting, good mechanics
RollSF: excellent service
BeSpoke : boutique
MASH : alleycat fixie scene
Boxdog: cool randonneuring bikes
used shop @ 17th & sanchez: some occasional really cook classics...or even fairly new stuff.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:03 pm 
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Do any of them do rentals? I'm in town every year for OracleWorld and would love to get out and ride next year. Love SF

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Many rental options. Blazing Saddles is mostly tourist bikes bit has high end also. Pacific Bikes is a real shop, though...Is check with thrm. Other options also exist
http://pacbikes.com/articles/bikes-trav ... -pg126.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:52 pm 
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Don't miss Veloro in Redwood City, about 30 minutes south of SF. Outstanding shop and help...
http://www.veloro.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:40 pm 
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Wow -- I'd never heard of that shop.

If I was after a Parlee, though, there's Bespoke in San Francisco.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:26 pm 
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I was just in Roll (Potrero Hill), a service-focused shop. Sam, the main guy there, used to work in Bike Nut and is the go-to guy in the city for lightweight part work, since he has a lot of experience with them from Bike Nut. I asked him if he's planning on going into the business of selling the parts: it's tough because people tend to be really picky about what they want so it's hard to have proper inventory. But I suggested there were enough people looking for weenie builds that it might be a good to advertise his experience. He's also a small-time frame builder. The shop seems very neighborhood otherwise.

What gave him away to some extent was a recall notice hanging in the shop for EE Brakes....

They also had a used bin with parts for sale including some Cinelli Spinaci.... I hadn't seen those since the days of Claudio Chiappucci.

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Don't forget Nomad Cyclery and Fresh Air Bicycles. Both in SF and great shops.


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