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Good bike shop near Detroit(5 posts)

Good bike shop near Detroitmunga22
Mar 27, 2003 3:49 PM
Does anyone know of a good bike shop around Detroit? I'm considering moving there (insert joke here) and would like to stop by a good shop and chat about the local riding scene. Thanks!
re: Good bike shop near Detroitsn69
Mar 27, 2003 4:22 PM
Bike Sport Michigan

Tom Demerly is known for his triathlon fitting expertise, but you'll notice his site has reviews of several pure road bikes.

Scott, question about that shopgregario
Mar 27, 2003 6:42 PM
I'm thinking of going there to be sure I'm fitted correctly to my frame and maybemaybemaybe ordering a new Colnago or a custom Cannondale. I'm a little nervous about their fitting techniques because they seem chiefly a triathalon shop and might lean towards a triathalon position. Have you had any experience with them as far as fitting? (I'm in Kalamazoo)

By the way, I would NOT recommend Continental Bike Shop. To make a long story short they are an "authorized" Serotta dealer and they sold me a bike that didn't fit and refused to give me my fitting numbers after having paid them for it.
I'm not from the area,sn69
Mar 27, 2003 6:58 PM
but I've corresponded with Tom frequently via the Slowtwitch forum. Granted, he seems to market his triathlon fitting ability and is a recent Dan Empfield FIST graduate. Nonetheless, Tom also sells Colnago, Cannondale, Seven, Principia, Litespeed and other road brands. At the very least, I think he'd be worth contacting via email. He's always struck me as a strait forward guy.

Incidentally, he recently posted on a Slowtwitch threat that he too is hesitant to provide fitting data. In spite of my respect for him, I disagree, but he claims his methods are proprietary such that some of the numbers might be meaningless beyond his doors. Dunno how true that would be...but like I said, I think Tom is a stand-up guy.

Can we ask that you share whatever experience you might have with him?

Scott, question about that shopryder1
Mar 28, 2003 4:57 AM
I have found BikeSport to be the best in the area. I've been fitted there a couple of times for roadbikes and they are hands down the best (knowledge, technology, experience). Go there, talk and get fitted by Tom.