Local Bike Shops
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Intown Bicyles
1035 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30306
"We're especially passionate about bicycle transportation here at Intown Bicycles. We bike commuter ourselves, and love helping other people do it too." Open 7 days.

Broadway Bicycle School
351 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 868-3392
This shop has the aim of keeping bikes running, and that includes old bikes as well as new bikes. They offer shop space and teaching time and teach classes in bike repair. They stock a supply of used parts and older parts to keep an old favorite up and running or build up a bike on th cheap. They excel in British 3-speed repair and upgrading.

They charge a fair price, and they love bikes and do a lot to generate and support bicycling technical knowledge and make more people include bicycling as part of their lifestyle. They believe in practical bikes, but love to see beautiful high-end race bikes. Tuesday-Sunday. (Submitted by Ray Coffey.)

Harris Cyclery
1353 Washington Street
West Newton, Massachusetts 02465
I recommend Harris to anybody who is looking for a bike that is actually matched to their build and riding preferences. They are also the only shop in the area that consistently has the necessary parts to keep older bikes, like mine, running. Monday-Saturday. (Submitted by Dick Schoeller.)

Quad Bikes
Corner of Shepherd and Walker Streets
I-entry basement of Eliot Hall in Cabot House
Harvard University Quadrangle
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Just wanted to recommend Quad Bikes, started by a few students from that big school down the road. There's always someone with tons of experience there to get help from, they're happy to work on any old bike, and you can rent out their shop for cheap if you want to do your own work. My biking life has been better since I found this place! Tuesday-Saturday. (Submitted by Ari Friedman.)

Spoke & Wheel
2355 East Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06610
I've been a patron at the Spoke & Wheel for a good 7 years now. I make it my only source for cycling-related stuff for two reasons. 1) The shop is chock-full of NOS and hard to find parts for older bikes, those being the kind of parts that I usually find myself needing. 2) The proprietor/mechanic, Chris, bears the marks of an excellent tradesman. He has gained his knowledge through over 20 years of wrenching, not through some two-month certification program. The combination of common sense and time-honed experience really shows. Open Monday-Saturday. (Submitted by Jeff Tang.)

112 S. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 339-9970
The closest thing to a utility-focused shop we have in town. They have a fairly deep and cheap parts inventory and are just great, down to Earth guys in general. Open 7 days. (Submitted by Matt Liggett.)

Los Angeles
Flying Pigeon LA
3714 N. Figueroa Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(213) 909-8986
Those two brothers are nice guys and I noticed they are not on your community contact list. I stopped by their new digs and they carry Dutch Batavus as well as the Chinese bikes now. (Submitted by Huy Tran.)

Orange 20 Bikes
4351 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 662-4537
Now in larger quarters, Orange 20 now focusses on fixed-gear bikes and urban commute bikes, though they carry everything. They'll occasionally have a Nagasawa keirin frame in stock, and they tend to have the parts you need even when the big shops don't. They carry Ortlieb, Nitto, Miche, and much more. In their words: "Our shop's focus is specifically related to the needs of urban cyclist, commuters and bicycle messengers. All of our products are carefully chosen for quality, cost and most of all superior functionality. We sell new and affordable complete bikes, bicycle parts, track racing equipment, street and flatland BMX products, messenger bags, urban bicycle apparel, designer consignment items, books, videos and hard to find products from rider owned companies." Check the website for their hours. Great artisanal ice cream shop across the street too! And they carry our knickers! (RR)

Safety Cycle
1014 N Western Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
(323) 464-5765
Old-school shop--the place where Your Editor used to go when he was a lad long, long ago. Service is now more low-key than friendly, but they are honest though a bit high-priced, and they carry lots of components that you wouldn't expect in a neighborhood shop, especially in the poverty flats of East Hollywood. Open 7 days. (RR)

Topanga Creek Bicycles
1273 N. Topanga Canyon
Topanga CA 90290
(888) 775-2453
Now in former hippie heartland Topanga Canyon, this is a shop to hunt for if you live in or visit LA. Formerly Hollywood Pro bicycles, they carry Berthoud bicycles and bags, Nitto, Brooks; Kona, Jamis, Surly, and other bikes; racks, messenger bags, shoes, and much more. Good service department. (RR)

Madison, WI
Revolution Cycles
2330 Mt. Wood Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 244-0009
They are dedicated to getting your current bike working correctly rather than just selling you something new. But if you do need something new they can certainly help with that. (Submitted by Richard LaRue.)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
County Cycles
2700 Lexington Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 482-9609
A shop that's just as friendly to the commuter as they are to the bike racer or triathlete (they're team sponsors for both). The mechanics are very good, and pretty much everyone who works there commutes year-round, often on fixies, and they appreciate old bikes too. Six days winter, otherwise 7 days. (Submitted by Bill Connell.)

Hiawatha Cyclery
4205 East 54th St.
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 727-2565
Just opened in early 2006, but they carry a wide range of excellent gear for the practical cyclist. They're a Rivendell dealer, and a good source for handbuilt wheels, including dynohub lighting systems. Monday-Saturday. (Submitted by Bill Connell.)

Queen City Cycles
301 W. Walnut
Springfield MO, 65806
(417) 831-0800
These guys are about bikes! Also, they helped save a dilapidated old downtown building (actually -- they are in their second, larger location in another section of the same building). No other bike shop in town even considers selling used bikes and their in-store "art" includes a vintage MB-2, Merckx and Colnago as well as the fixies on their website. Great service, great consideration for the safety of any used bike going out the door. Tuesday-Saturday. (Submitted by Bob Hufford.)

Cycle Works
727 N. 27th
Lincoln, NE
(402) 474-2453

The Bike Rack
3321 Pioneers Blvd
Lincoln, NE

14510 Eagle Run Dr
Omaha, NE

Monkey Wrench Cycles
233 North 19th St, Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68503

Ohio (Northeastern)
Century Cycles
Three locations in hte Cleveland area (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River); check the website.
Includes a store-to-store bike route "Tour de CC" and night rides on the towpath.

Ohio (South/Central)
Cyclist Connection
200 Cemetery Road
Canal Winchester, OH
(614) 833-BIKE
Ric and his crew are always helpful regardless of what weird stuff I come in with. He's helped my wife out with a new tube for free on a visit. Helped us out with a bike rodeo (for fire dept). Never been condescending, ALWAYS helpful. Monday-Saturday. (Submitted by J. D. Kimple.)

Portland, Oregon
Citybike Workers' Cooperative
Repair Shop
1914 SE. Ankeny St.
734 SE Ankeny St.
Portland OR 97214
Citybikes promotes a life-style utilizing bicycles for transportation and recreation. We aim to provide dependable reconditioned bicycles, new and used components, accessories and the highest quality service at affordable prices to ensure that bicycling is accessible to the full spectrum of those that wish to ride. We minimize the impact our business has on the environment by reusing parts, reselling pre-owned bikes, and stocking locally-made products. Open 7 days.

Rialto, California
Don's Bike Shop
384 S. Riverside Ave.
Rialto, CA92376.
(909) 875-7310
I've bought three bikes from them and even though I'm not a race or road bike rider they have always made me feel welcome when I go into the store. Don's has been in business for 50 years in Rialto. (Submitted by Christy K.)

Santa Barbara (CA)
Wheelhouse Bikes
528 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 845-6547
An awesome SB shop I just rented a cargo bike from on a visit there. (Submitted by @familyride.)

Santa Monica (CA)
Bike Effect
910 Broadway #100
Santa Monica, CA 90401
High end road bike and fit studio in Santa Monica run by two of the nicest and knowledgable people ever. (Submitted by @boc.)

Santa Rosa (CA)
Bike Peddler
605 College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 571-2428
Friendly, family-oriented shop. Large staff of long-term employees. Very helpful, super-competent, full-on bike people. Open 7 days. (Submitted by Phillip Williamson.)

Seattle (WA)
Aaron's Bicycle Repair
6527 California Ave SW
Seattle, Washington 98136
(206) 938-9795
Well-regarded "retro-modern" repair shop in West Seattle. Seven days a week. (Submitted by owner Aaron Goss.)

Old Spokes Home
322 N. Winooski Ave
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 863-4475
Offers a huge selection of used road bicycles, mountain bikes, hybrid bicycles, cross bikes, touring bicycles and commuter bikes. We are the place for single speed bicycles, fixed gear bikes, three speed bicycles, retro bikes, and cruiser bikes. (Submitted by Neill Currie.)

West Virginia (Charleston)
Company Bicycle
3714 7th Ave.
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 744-7433
Although Adam's website is sport-oriented, towards high-end Mountain Bikes, as that is where the market is here, he is sympathetic to the cause of transporational cycling. He installed my Stokemonkey. (Submitted by Bruce Wilson.)