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Cycle stores in NYC.(15 posts)

Cycle stores in NYC.muncher
Mar 13, 2002 6:13 AM
Having just this morning booked a trip to NY over Easter (hope to be staying in Jersey City with a friend) I thought I might take a look in some cycle stores to see what bargains can be had (can't get away with another bike though - wife on "spendwatch" with me!).

Can anyone point me to a couple of good stores?

Many thanks for your help.

M
re: Cycle stores in NYC.Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 13, 2002 6:16 AM
All numbers below are in the (212) area code unless otherwise indicated.

* A Bicycle Shop, 349 W 14th St, 691-6149
* Bikes By George, 413 E 12th St, 533-0203
* Bicycle Habitat, 224 Lafayette St, 431-3315
* Bicycles Plus, 1400 3rd Ave, 794-2929
* Bicycles Plus, 1690 2nd Ave, 722-2201
* Bicycle Renaissance, 430 Columbus Ave, 724-2350
* CNC Bicycle Works Ltd, 1101 1st Ave, 230-1919
* Conrad's Bike Shop, 25 Tudor City Pl, 697-6966
* Eddie's Bicycle Shop, 490 Amsterdam Ave, 580-2011
* Frank's Bike shop, 553 Grand St, 533-6332
* Gotham Bikes, 112 W Broadway, 732-2453
* Manhattan Bikes, 791 9th Ave, 262-0111
* Metro Bicycles,
* 231 W 96th St, 663-7531
* 1311 Lexington Ave, 427-4450
* 360 W 47th St, 581-4500
* 546 Ave of the Americas , 255-5100
* 332 E 14th St, 228-4344
* 417 Canal St, 334-8000
* Newgen bicycles, 832 9th Ave, 757-2418
* Spillway bicycles and accessories, 163 Malcolm X Blvd, 316-4753
* Toga Bikeshop, 110 West End Ave, 799-9625
* Tread Bikeshop, 225 Dyckman St, 544-7055
Bargains in NYC? These are mutually exlusive :-)tz
Mar 13, 2002 7:24 AM
Don't bother.Sintesi
Mar 13, 2002 8:26 AM
Manhattan stores have nothing special going for them and no bargains. Just a bunch of little mom and pop shops struggling to get by. For some reason New York doesn't have any great stores, you'd think a shopping Mecca like this would but we don't. I had much better experiences in CO and KY when I lived there. I hear R & A cycles might be worth a trip out to Brooklyn. They advertise a lot in Cyclesport and seem to have a good stock. Here's the info:

By Phone:
To Order: 1-800-825-3762
For information: 718-636-5242
Fax : 718-638-1660

By Mail:
R&A Cycles, Inc.
105 5th AVe
Brooklyn, NY 11217

http://www.racycles.com
Dawwwwwl, see what you meanmuncher
Mar 13, 2002 9:07 AM
The price of those Euro bikes is simply frightening!

Oh well - thanks anyway, at least the missus will be happy about the situation. Should still be able to get a bit of clothing in cheaper than UK - you chaps across the pond have got a big advantage there at least. Wonder how many pairs of bib shorts I can wear and still fit in an economy size seat? Probably about one I should think....

Thanks anyway - saved me hunting to get disappointed.

M.
No one's sorrier than me. I gotta live here.Sintesi
Mar 13, 2002 10:58 AM
you might want to talk to one of the cyclists that hang out in Central Park over by Tavern on the Green, maybe they know something I don't. Some of those guys have some awesome rigs by the way. Oh well, there is plenty other things to do in the city. Be sure to take a train on the Harlem line one afternoon, the trees will be starting to turn green and there's some beautiful country to see upstate. Have a great trip.
Bicycle Renaissancesidley
Mar 13, 2002 1:07 PM
If you are on the west side of Central Park or going to the Natural History Museum, then go to Bicycle Renaissance on Columbus avenue between 80th and 81st. Naahhh, on second thought, spend your time in the Park and the Natural History Museum. With so many wonderful things to do in this City, I would hate to encourage you to spend even 5 minutes in one of the crap ass shops around here.
lol nmSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 13, 2002 1:21 PM
Agreedpmf1
Mar 14, 2002 7:27 AM
Makes about as much sense as people who go to Italy and want to visit the Pinarello or Colnago factory. Lets see, you're in a beautiful country, surrounded by art and ruins that date back thousands of years and you want to go watch someone weld (or glue) tubes together?
Good point -muncher
Mar 14, 2002 7:35 AM
Perhaps you could direct me to some of the art and ruins that date back thousands of years in the NY area? :-)
Depending on your interests...tz
Mar 14, 2002 7:55 AM
NYC has everything you can imagine. Unfortunately, even ruins. Nothing ancient, though.
Below are a few links to NYC theatres, museums and jazz clubs. Invest some of your time into researching the places you want to visit - this way your stay in New York will be a much more enjoyable experience.

http://www.botz.com/nytheatre/bwaythea.htm
http://www.ny.com/museums/all.museums.html
http://www.bigapplejazz.com/nycjazzclubs.html

Have fun!
Thanks - nm.muncher
Mar 14, 2002 8:01 AM
Let me rephrasepmf1
Mar 15, 2002 6:07 AM
OK, you're in one of the most exciting, diverse and interesting cities in the world surrounded by culture, art and world famous tourist attractions and you want to go to some shop and look at a Cannondale?
Um - nomuncher
Mar 15, 2002 7:40 AM
not Cannondales. Had one, plently for me thanks. But, I have been there before (about 12 years ago) so have already done a bit of the tourist thing. Mrs M will take in enough culture in a week to feed a developing nation-state for a month of Sundays, so if I get the change to whip into a cycle shop for 1/2 an hour while she is looking at something else in marble/chiffon/a shopwindow, and get me some bargain bike-related goodies, well, it would be simply churlish not to. All that would make a lot more sense to you if you tried buying bike stuff lately here where I live in the south UK I'm sure...

Anyway, sounds like a non-starter, so I may have to make do with a sax shop (that's sAx, not bad typing)...
Saw one a couple of blocks from Time's Square ...Humma Hah
Mar 14, 2002 2:34 PM
47th and 9th, Manhattan, if I recall. Looked in the window and saw an awful lot of Ralieghs, a few other marques.

The little italian restaurant diagonally across the corner from it ain't half bad, though!