|Good bike shop near Detroit||munga22|
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 Detroit||sn69|
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 shop||gregario|
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 shop||ryder1|
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.|| |