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Bike Shops in London, Paris?(11 posts)

Bike Shops in London, Paris?blackjava
May 22, 2002 4:41 AM
Hi,

I will be in Central London and Paris for 10 days or so next week. Are there any good bike shops in the area worth visiting?
Thanks.

Best Regards.
re: Bike Shops in London, Paris?flybyvine
May 22, 2002 5:03 AM
Condor Cycles on Grays Inn Road
re: Bike Shops in London, Paris?MJ
May 22, 2002 5:06 AM
in London

yes - but everything is cheaper on line - and most things seem cheaper in the US - but remember you can claim VAT back purchases - it may be worth it on big ticket items - Condor seems to have the best 'bargain bins'

Evans (across the stree from Waterloo station - with other locations)
Condor (Gray's Inn Road/100 yards north of Theobalds Road intersection - nearest tube Holborn/Chancery Lane/Farringdon)
Cycle Surgery/Yellow Jersey (Camden on Chalk Farm Road past the lock - nearest tube is Camden Town/Chalk Farm - another branch is near Spitalfields - nearest tube Liverpool Stree -closed Sundays - with other locations)

my favourite is Condor (it's the most interesting) but they seem to specialise on (quality) in-house branded cycles - they're on my commute route home

most of my store repairs are done at Cycle Surgery as it is nearest to work and home

Evans at Waterloo has a mtb store and a road store around the corner - be sure and ask where the road store is...

last Friday of every month is Critical Mass in London

all the above stores have websites

http://www.evanscycles.com
http://www.condorcycles.com
http://www.condorcycles.com

to find them use -
http://www.streetmap.co.uk

come back if you need further info.
One additionmuncher
May 22, 2002 5:27 AM
To give you some idea of price comparison on some US (and other) brands try:-

www.sigmasport.co.uk

They are high-end, and are just out of central london - easy to get to with public transport.

Enjoy.

M.
re: Bike Shops in London, Paris?MJ
May 22, 2002 6:01 AM
http://www.cyclesurgery.com/
one detail on the VAT back in FrancePeterRider
May 22, 2002 10:11 AM
It works only with purchases more than 200Euros, and not all shops accept to do it. But if it works, you save 18.6% or 20.6%.

Pierre
re: Bike Shops in London, Paris?scruffyduncan
May 22, 2002 5:48 AM
Condor is widely regarded as the best for roadies, I have a condor bike myself. Bikepark is good and has a handy covent garden location. They also organise rides

www.bikepark.co.uk
ParisPaulCL
May 22, 2002 6:22 AM
Laurent Cyclery As for where it is, I can't remember. I just remember walking from the Louvre area for about 30 minutes until I found it. Seriously, look in the phone book for the address.

Small, dirty, jammed, shop. Totally cool. They were selling MBK, Colnago, Pinnarrellos, etc... I bought a couple of jersies there for about $20-25. Whattadeal.
Pour le Magasin de Velos dans Paris...EJC
May 22, 2002 5:09 PM
...go to "Velo + Oxygen" on the corner of Avenue Charles de Gaulle and Champs Elysees in Port Maillot. After you are done there, cross the street and walk approx. 8 blocks TOWARDS the L'Arc de Triomphe and there is a GREAT small and funky bike shop that has some wonderful photos and memorabilia (I forget the name of the shop).

Cheers,

EJC
London: Geoffrey Butler and CondorKing
May 22, 2002 8:53 PM
I echo everyon'e sentiment about Condor ( i used to live a block away during school). Ist in central London, Chancery Lane tube, and a 5-7 min bus ride from Covent Garden (Bus 19 i think right outside Tottenham tube station) Just outside central London in South Croyden is Geoffrey Butler Cycles (they have a websight). You can get there by Britrail and it takes about 10-20 mins. South Croyden was once a small city outside London but is now more like a suburb. Trains go out every 10-15 minutes. Anyway, they have really good prices on team/pro clothing and shoes. The best prices I saw last year on top end Carnac shoes. they also sell their own frames, ets, like Condor. I happened upon this shop by chance but now I always go back when visiting London. If you go, S. Croyden has 3 train stops so you should call the shop for precise directions or use an A to Z . . ., but its only a 5 minute walk from the city centre anyway.
How about Parker Intl or Pearson Cycles in the UK?blackjava
May 25, 2002 6:18 PM
Thanks for the info guys!
I have been busy packing so haven't had much time to check back on the forum. How about shops like Parker Intl or Pearson Cycles in the UK? How far and how accessible are they from London? Are these shops worth a visit as well?
Thanks and best regards.