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Upstate area SC riders, need your help.(11 posts)

Upstate area SC riders, need your help.up_hiller
Aug 24, 2002 4:12 PM
Is there an LBS in the Anderson/Greenville/Spartanburg area that sells SIDI shoes? I have been to several shops looking for shoes, but none carry SIDI, which I think may be my best option (see shoe thread several below this one for full story).

Thanks. See you on the roads as soon as my bike gets here.

Heck, why not include Western NC and Atlanta, too? WHO IN THE SOUTHEAST SELLS SIDIS?
re: Upstate area SC riders, need your help.Trent in WA
Aug 24, 2002 8:16 PM
Not sure how far afield you feel like going, but I'm pretty sure The Right Gear in Kannapolis, NC, would sell SIDIs. While I used to live in the Upstate, I didn't ride at all while I was there, so I'm not too up on local shops. There's got to be some there, though, since that's George Hincapie's base of operations Stateside.

If all else fails, you could always take a field trip to the mothership Performance shop in Carrboro, NC, and on your way there swing by Cycles de Oro, a fine vintage bike shop in Greensboro, NC.

Hope this helps,

p.s. I'd be very, very leery of buying a first pair of SIDIs mailorder. They run very narrow. In regular shoes, I wear B or C widths if I can get them. However, the standard SIDIs are too narrow for me. I have to get the 45.5 (which is just a bit wider than the regular 45) to get the right fit.

as much i as i loathe to say this...merckx56
Aug 25, 2002 6:24 AM
Outspokin' in Columbia sells Sidi shoes. call 803/254-9797 and ask for Brian. He owns the place and is really the only person there that knows his ass from a hole in the ground!
as much i as i loathe to say this...wooglin
Aug 25, 2002 11:11 AM
Do tell. My only negative impressions with Outspokin in the 5 years I've been going there is that sometimes they're just too busy. IMO Sean is the best wrench in town. Or maybe Lane, I can never decide. I'd like to hear your take.
as much i as i loathe to say this...merckx56
Aug 25, 2002 4:42 PM
I will not overtly bash the shop, as the community here is too small, but i will say that sean really needs to pay attention to his job, be more detail-oriented and quit telling people, "it's choice!" and not give reasons why! he used to be the best wrench in town, but he has lost any passion he had for it and now it's merely a paycheck to him, as evidenced by the fact that he ran off every other good employee the shop had and now they are left with six dollar and hour college kids who don't know shit!
as much i as i loathe to say this...wooglin
Aug 25, 2002 5:04 PM
Sorry you feel that way. I generally try to support all the shops around here, but when there's something to do on the road bike that I can't do myself I generally go to Outspokin and let Sean or Lane handle it.

See you at the beer ride. Everybody seems to be there so I expect you are too. :)
that was exactly my point...merckx56
Aug 26, 2002 6:16 AM
if it's a road bike, sean can do it, albeit slowly and sometimes sloppily. he can't set-up discs or rebuild a shock. his answer to a shock rebuild is "send it back!"
ask a few people who ride in cola, namely some on colnagos, and they'll tell you that they won't go back! it's great that you have had positive experiences with seano, but i've known him for going on ten years and watched as his skills deteriorate. being the best wrench in town would indicate that he can do everthing, which unfortunately, he can't anymore!

been on the beer ride twice this year and come to the conclusion that it's way too dangerous! too many people with not enough ability trying to go too fast! the beer ride used to be fun and everyone stayed toghether. now, it seems that it's the big ride of the week for most who show up. if you want to go fast, come out tuesday night!
Tuesday nightwooglin
Aug 26, 2002 7:12 AM
Not that fast thanks. :) On the beer ride I just stay away from the sprint leaving Fort Jax and I feel safe enough. Where else do you get to ride with 60 or so of your "closest" friends?

And to clarify, my mtbs don't go to Outspokin.
last tuesday we had around 45-50 at the start!(nm)merckx56
Aug 26, 2002 8:00 AM
re: Upstate area SC riders, need your help.Ligon
Aug 25, 2002 7:14 PM
Sunshine Bicycle Shop in Clemson, SC has them. When you go ask for Jim.

Hope this helps,

Sunshine in Greenvilletarwheel
Aug 26, 2002 4:40 AM
Try this shop: Sunshine Cycles, Greenville

1826 N. Pleasantburg Dr.
(864) 244-2925