Moonglu in Ripon and dare I say it Stif - always been good to me.
Best bike shop?
I think a few shops in Bristol suffer from "too cool for school" syndrome. Bike are ok (as mentioned above) but my favourite is Strada on North St. They fixed my front brake for a low price last month, plus have a good range of spares & interesting kit on display.
If you think kent is bad for riding, try south london. Though we do have the quite good Brixton Cycles. Always freindly and chatty, nice line in socks too.
For the UK - Conventry cycle centre, I was trying to source alfine stuff to Ireland and they couldn't have helped more.
Would be happy to go back to again.
For ireland :worr:
Good Bike shops I've used before, and wouldn't hesitate to use again (in no particular order):
Worcester Cycle Centre
About Bikes near Evesham
Sideways Cycles (yup, Tim is as good as his reputation!)
John Atkins Cycles
Coventry Cycle Centre
Bike Shed in Cardiff (only been there once but they gave me massive discount just cos they know my mate!)
Beeline Bikes in Oxford
JE James in Sheffield
Any of these I would happily use again in their vicinity. There have been plenty of bad bike shops I've visited in the past though, and without wishing to name names, usually the larger the bike chain or the store, the worse the service is. You may not get the range of products in a smaller store, but more often than not (in my experience at least) you get much more helpful/knowledgable staff and a better service, and the possibility of discounts too (often without even asking).
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