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  • stoney
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    KMB has 3 locations in town, the furthest of wich i can walk in 10+ mins….

    colnagokid
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    my LOCAL bike shops are sh…, "we can order it", yeah so can I, and get it quicker/cheaper, but I want it NOW! and am prepared to pay abit more for that service/
    Deep breath…
    Been to Steels in Newcastle today( 1/2 hour drive) great service, great sale-anyone want a £5k tarmac SL2 for £2.5k?

    fubar
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    Mike Cooksons….11 miles but I’d rather do the journey than visit the local place (sorry Chris Paulson)

    Rikoshea
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    Cyclesense in sunny Tadcaster? 8ml from me or halfway between Leeds/York.
    Some scum did them over last weekend and did away with about 8 grand of bikes, got them back in second hand condition the next day after the police actually did their job!
    Great guys and good prices/service, Are u Local???

    Nearest (5 mins walk) bikelab, next (10 mins walk) ride cycleworks, next (15 mins) primera.

    Spoilt for choice down here.

    johnhoo
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    my MOST local bike shop is All Terrain in Saltaire.

    The one I use the most is Chevin Cycles in Otley

    richtea
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    Mountain Trax in Wokingham, 10 mins away by car

    Gary_C
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    RideOn,Rawtenstall or Merlin at Buckshaw Village.I live roughly halfway between the two.
    Sometimes use Leisurely Lakes in Bury too.

    Keva
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    the nearest one is about 400 metres away but I prefer the one about two and a half hours drive away, it gets used more often.

    snakebite
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    Swinnertons stoke, full of gear, kit to try etc…cheaper than CRC….Sweet.

    BillyBull
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    Mine is Steeles in South Gosforth which I pass to and from work on the bike. But I choose The Bike Place. Far better and friendlier. Even if it does mean cycling past Steeles and my house to get there.

    Bippa
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    the bike chain in edinburgh. they’re the other side of town, and i pass 3 or more other bike shops to get there, depending which way i go, but i wouldn’t use anyone else locally.

    timdrayton
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    mine is pitsford cycles, out by pitsford reservoir nr northampton.

    nice blokes, do the little quick fiddly jobs i dont have the tools for (headset/bb removal etc), for a pack of biscuits or a donation into the charity pot.

    sold me a set of brand spanking white 08 fox F100 RLC’s for £350 the other day, well chuffed!

    clunker
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    Gary Foord’s http://www.mammothlifestyle.co.uk less than a mile from my front door, also get in the car to Swinnertons and Rourkes in Stoke 8)

    Drillski
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    Swinnerton Cycles Forest Centre, Birches Valley, Cannock Chase.
    Good people, great advice, and they don’t rip you off or treat you like a numpty when you’re still a newbie to this game.
    Keen riders, but even keener to see you al enjoying riding too.
    Very good stock of fiddly little components too.
    http://www.bikechase.co.uk/

    sc-xc
    Member

    I agree about Swinnertons on the Chase. Given their position, they could be a lot more expensive. I have used them a few times and always been impressed.

    Whats a LBS.?

    We’ve got halfords. The kid who worked there a few years ago was helpful and a **** good rider. This kid on there now is shocking.

    We have a shop a mile or two away that doesn’t even stock nine speed chains.! Manly cater for child’s bikes a super market specials.

    All the others are a 20-30 mile round trip. Thats why I have to DIY.

    My lbs is Certini with a fantastic range of bikes, spare parts, clothing, great service & the best LBS around IMHO. Been using them for years and spent a flaming fortune with them on bikes & kit and they even call me by my first name at long last :o)

    thomthumb
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    Hob Nob – Member

    We don’t really have an LBS. In fact Southampton, unless someone can point me to one, doesn’t really have a ‘decent’ bike shop.

    you need to get yourself down to the hub in shirley high street mate

    http://www.thehubcycleworks.co.uk/ (although this appears to be down)

    aviemoron
    Member

    We have 3 excellent bike shops nearby; Bothy Bikes, Fat Tread Bikes and Mikes Bikes. All great LBS’s and all run and staffed by riders.

    Premier Icon oink1
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    Both off one of the main roads that goes through the town where I live.

    Premier Icon Trailrider Jim
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    Shrewsbury has two top lbs’s, Dave Mellor Cycles and Stan Jones Cycles. One’s a Trek dealer, the other’s Giant and Spesh. Both owners come out on the Wednesday night club rides and both will usually price-match tinterweb. For stuff you really need to try before you buy, they’re essential imo. Now that’s a plug for you 🙂

    hilldodger
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    Evans, which varies between ‘surprisingly helpful’ and ‘walk out of door head shakingly bad’ depending on which youth is minding the shop…..

    I-Cycles in Innerleithen – Great service, down to earth pricing.

    Alpine Bikes: Okay service, though stuff in stock is always an issue.

    The Hub at GT: Not cheap, not great for a speedy fix or repair, but quality of actual work is second to none, if you get the right mechanic.

    😀

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