New LBS required near Bishopbriggs in Glasgow

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  • bencooper
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    Solid Rock in Balmore aren’t too far.

    Spin
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    I know of Big Al at Wheelcraft

    Have you been?

    Not your average bike shop.

    haggis1978
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    ah yeah i think ive passed Solid Rock before. And yes ive had the pleasure of Big Als company a few times. Its like the Tardis that wee shop. You go in for 10 mins and come out and 3 hours has passed! ๐Ÿ˜€

    haggis1978
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    Am moving from the southside over to Bishopbriggs shortly and was hoping someone could recommend me a good new local bike shop. I know of Big Al at Wheelcraft out in Clachan of Campsie and he’s the front runner at present but is there anyone else. Cheers

    Spin
    Member

    You go in for 10 mins and come out and 3 hours has passed!

    and you haven’t got what you came for or parted with any money.

    Can you describe wheelcraft as a LBS? Doesn’t seem fitting, somehow.

    glasgowdan
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    Does anyone need an lbs? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m in Torrance. Solid rock are friendly but their sales range is limited. Nice e to park your car amongst the chickens and dogs though.

    Spin
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    Can you describe wheelcraft as a LBS? Doesn’t seem fitting,

    It’s more of an ‘experience’.

    haggis1978
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    Not too bothered about a sales range. Its just really for the very few things that I cannot fix on my bike myself.

    rj
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    Flying Fox maybe?

    glasgowdan
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    Solid rock is your answer. I could show you around Lennox forest sometime if you want a local place to bike

    bencooper
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    and you haven’t got what you came for or parted with any money.

    I always get what I go for (but that’s usually to have a go on his spoke machine), but getting Al to take any money is a struggle…

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Well its only about 7 miles out of the city centre, so you’d be quicker going to Dales/Alpine/Evans surely

    Spin
    Member

    Well its only about 7 miles out of the city centre, so you’d be quicker going to Dales/Alpine/Evans surely

    OP was looking for an LBS not some generic chain.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    I thought LBS is local bike shop, as in a bike shop that is nearby ๐Ÿ™‚ oh well ๐Ÿ™‚

    bencooper
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    Dales aren’t really a chain, and are very good…

    Spin
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    Dales aren’t really a chain, and are very good

    They’re not a chain but they’re also not the kind of place you can build a relationship with.

    I thought LBS is local bike shop, as in a bike shop that is nearby

    See above.

    haggis1978
    Member

    Yep definitely a LBS style shop I’m looking for. Gutted to be looking for a new one as the one I had was superb. The plus side of moving over that side of the city though is that I get to explore up around mugdock, the WHW and Lennox a lot more as its right on my doorstep, not that I’ve ever been up Lennox I think so GlasgowDan I might just take you up on that offer ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Which shop did you use when you were on the South Side ?

    If you have a car, feel free to come along to milngavie on a Tue or wed evening and we (GMBC) can show you some of the local trails too !

    haggis1978
    Member

    Thanks very much Iain. Been on a couple of rides with GMBC a few years ago but time/work commitments and travelling over there curtailed my riding a bit. Will be completely different though now i’ll be closer.

    I was using Craig MacMartin cycles in Shawlands. Stevie Morris is superb at sorting things out.

    cazum
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    big al!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ love that guy. its like rumplestiltskin sitting in his corner! got told never to ask for black spokes…. i didn’t he then offered me them… i assumed this was a trick and just said whatever he though was best lol.

    exupmonkey
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    +1 for Stevie Morris, he worked wonders on my seriously tired Anthem, got to travel from Dumbarton to Shawlands though, which is a serious pain.

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