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Dayton Ohio RBRers, a little help please.(2 posts)

Dayton Ohio RBRers, a little help please.Scot_Gore
Jun 21, 2003 8:50 AM
A friend of mine just had her daughter call me. She wants to buy her first road bike. She's an absolute newbie to bikes but is an atlete (NCAA level when in college). I gave advice regarding fit, KOPS, slack geometry, pointed her at the Wrench Science fit calculater, but what she really needs is a good road oriented LBS.

She went in a shop and got turned off by the lack of interest in finding a bike that fits. She felt they were just pushing her into what's overstocked versus what works best.

So, where should I send her in the Dayton Ohio area to be well taken care of.

Thanks
Scot
... have her read this...Akirasho
Jun 21, 2003 1:56 PM
... She went in a shop and got turned off by the lack of interest in finding a bike that fits. She felt they were just pushing her into what's overstocked versus what works best.

... well, that kinda puts me on the spot if I recommend the shop that turned you off!!!

There are several shops in the area that will give you variations on fit... so it'll still take time, effort... and a bit o cash.

Recommend in no particular order (they are all good shops... but like people, have different personalities)...

I-Pro in Bellbrook... they are set up to do Serrota fit with variations... they specialize in race positioning.

http://www.iprobikeshop.com/
http://www.iprobikeshop.com/thankyou.htm

15 W Franklin St.
Bellbrook, Ohio
937 848 8466

Tipp Cyclery in Tipp City. Ezio will do fit with appointment. Give him an idea of what you want to do, and he'll work with you.

http://www.tippcyclery.com

122 W Main St.
Tipp City, Ohio
937 667 5009

Gaansari Cycles near the UD campus... Gary is extremely customer oriented (he listens). Fit with a bit of Rivendell thrown in.

http://www.gaansari.com/

1106 Brown Street
Dayton, Ohio
937 222 8862

These are the only local shops I can attest to as having system based fit programs... here is a listing of other area shops that may as well.

http://psycle-therapy.great-ride.com/my_shops.htm

Note too that Tri Tech http://www.tritechmultisport.com/ in Columbus specializes in TT/Tri (it's where I got my P2K) as does Wheelie Fun in Lebanon (never been there, but heard decent stuff)

http://www.users.muohio.edu/vingrirr/wheeliefun/

Remember that any fit should have room for personal variations and modifications... to get you dialed in (geeeeesh, in the digital age, the concept of fine tuning or "dialing in" as a metaphor will probably seem odd to future generations).

Good luck

Be the bike.