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LBS recommendations in Palo Alto, CA?(9 posts)

LBS recommendations in Palo Alto, CA?gotj
Jul 30, 2002 10:16 AM
I'm moving (temporarily) to Palo Alto, CA and looking for a good LBS to have some work done on my bike.

Any recommendations? (Alternatively, any that I should stay away from?)

Thanks.
some ideasDASS
Jul 30, 2002 10:25 AM
I've had good and bad experiences at most of the Palo Alto shops. Try Mike's Bikes, Palo Alto Bicycles, Garners, and the Recyclery.

The Russian guys at the Recyclery are good...El Camino, East side of the street, at Stanford Ave.

Ray and crew are good at Garner's, in Town and Country Center, El Camino and Embarcadero.

Any one of those shops should take care of you...and welcome to Roadbike Heaven!
Garner's...Niwot
Jul 30, 2002 1:55 PM
Garner's closed its Palo Alto store last month. They now have only one location, on El Camino Real in Redwood City.
http://www.chainreactionbicycles.com nm.bnlkid
Jul 30, 2002 10:29 AM
This is a good shopI Love Shimano
Jul 30, 2002 5:54 PM
During my vacation in the US last year, it was one of the better shops I got to visit. Revolution Cycles in georgetown was another good one in terms of the stuff they sell. However, I checked out the labor costs for bike servicing, and they were off the roof expensive! I guess labor in the US is really costly.
BOmr_spin
Jul 30, 2002 10:38 AM
Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos, just a hop, skip and a jump down Foothill Expressway. Good shop, big shop. Might as well locate it now, since you'll ride past it on at least half the rides you do from Palo Alto.
My choice also. (nm)Lon Norder
Jul 30, 2002 10:53 AM
BO, no mooooreviperbob
Jul 30, 2002 11:58 AM
I live 2 blocks from there, and ONLY go there when there is no other alternative. It is a great place if, 1) you want to be overcharged (had to pick up a dura ace chain at the last minute and Chain Reaction was out, $44) 2) You would like to spend time with people that know less than you about biking (there are one or two guys there that know something, and if you can wait 30 minutes or more they can answer a question, and I think they hire most of their staff from the local elementary / Jr. High school, SERIOUSLY). 3) They are also conveniently closed on Sundays when 50% of the time you might need something during a ride.
www.sportvelo.comCKS
Jul 30, 2002 8:02 PM
you won't find better service anywhere