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Any NYC LBS recs on UES?(12 posts)

Any NYC LBS recs on UES?bikeridah
Aug 28, 2002 7:05 AM
Planning to have components on current bike switched to new frame. Anyone have feedback on Metro, Larry & Jeff's, or others? Much appreciated.
re: Any NYC LBS recs on UES?velocity
Aug 28, 2002 7:12 AM
Have heard mostly good things about Larry & Jeff's. From firsthand experience can highly recommend Sid's on E. 34th St. or Conrad's on E. 41st St.
sids great ,toga great ,gotham great,stay away from metropukka
Aug 28, 2002 7:34 AM
Second the Gotham/Toga vote.onespeed
Aug 28, 2002 7:36 AM
Metro sucks.Sintesi
Aug 28, 2002 7:48 AM
Larry and Jeff's ain't so hot either. You should walk to the back and look at the shop and who's working back there- frickin mess,parts all over the floor, sweaty fat guy and some kids running around. I'd go Toga or Bicycle Habitat. B.H. did similar work for me and it was quick and flawless.

Can't comment on Gotham. Sid's has some nice guys but they're too fricken busy every time I go in there - it's hard to get service. They also ripped me when I had them build me a rear wheel once. I could've had two wheels for the price they charged me.

I could go on and on about how crummy NYC bike shops are. Much stench.
certainly doesdaneil
Aug 28, 2002 7:54 AM
I'd tend to second Sintesi. The NYC shops all pretty much suck. The guys at Sid's are great as are the guys at Gotham. The only thing is that both are alwyas so damn busy. The only reason why I would go to a shop around here is to get a frame repair over at Chelsea Bikes. From what I hear their machine shop is great and they have experiance repairing all types of frames. But for most other things the best bet is certainly do it yourself.

If you have to go to a shop go to Sids, but be ready for a wait, especially for the next month or so.
bicycle works on rivington st ,for repairs is also goodpukka
Aug 28, 2002 8:17 AM
correction ,ridge st and rivingtonpukka
Aug 28, 2002 8:18 AM
not to mention their used bike selection...daneil
Aug 28, 2002 9:33 AM
I have received generally good service from RenaissanceUprwstsdr
Aug 28, 2002 9:59 AM
re: Any NYC LBS recs on UES?bikeridah
Aug 28, 2002 4:28 PM
Thanks for the recs. Just got back from Gotham.
re: Any NYC LBS recs on UES?Blue Crown Jewel
Aug 29, 2002 4:32 AM
I would not go anywhere but Sid's so far. I have tired a number of shops in Queens and Brooklyn, and they are in the business of simply selling you a bike. THey really care about little else. As for Manhattan shops, I swore I would never again go to the one by the WTC site, across from Odeon (I think it is Gotham). THe guy who owns the shop sold me a boxed Cyclops trainer that was used and leaked fluid. What a con artist!

My experience at Sid's has been very positive so far, and I hope it continues. They are indeed busy, but then again, I am not sure what one would expect from a popular shop. I think you should give them a try. Speak with Allen or Jordan.