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The VERY best bike shop in New York City?(6 posts)

The VERY best bike shop in New York City?BoogaBooga
Apr 25, 2001 3:37 PM
I'm a novice and in the market for a bike, but most shops don't seem to have much of a selection here in NYC.

Any advice/tips/suggestions would be most appreciated!

re: The VERY best bike shop in New York City?Kinglouie
Apr 25, 2001 4:27 PM
No affiliation, but you can check out They're a decent shop.
re: The VERY best bike shop in New York City?fuzzybunnies
Apr 29, 2001 5:36 AM
r and a cycles in brooklyn. Not sure of the web address but they have a large selection of colnagos and look frames along with a bunch of other companies. TTFN
re: The VERY best bike shop in New York City?mmaggi
Apr 30, 2001 9:21 AM
Not only does R&A have a large selection of Colnagos, but they also have Derosa, Pinarello and Casati.

If you love Italian frames, R&A is well worth the visit. When you walk in and see all those high end Italian frames hanging from the ceiling, you think you're in heaven.

Beware of the steep prices, though.
re: The VERY best bike shop in New York City?NYCBIKER
May 21, 2001 3:54 PM
Try Sid's Bike Shop, I was recommended this shop by another reader on this board. I stopped by last Saturday and was very pleasantly surprised, knowledgable staff (who ride, ie put their money where their mouth is) and who don't give any attitude, something that is quite common in stores in NYC. They have a good range of bikes, plus shoes, Clothes and all the other bits n bobs you'll need. The mechanics work in bays on the main floor, and look to know what they're about....and they have a bathroom which my girlfriend appreciated! All in all a good place to know about. (and before anyone asks, I have no affliation, I just know a good bike store when I see one, I used to work in one in the UK) Check out

Have fun buying your bike!
re: The VERY best bike shop in New York City?sidley
May 22, 2001 3:09 PM
I agree with NYCBIKER. While I have never bought a bike from Sid's, they have always been very forthright, helpful, and amiable whenever I stroll in to chat them up.
Westside: Bicycle Renaissance (81st and Columbus) Toga (64th and 11th/West End) both have good selections of high end road bikes and endless fancy italian frames (Renaissance more than Toga). Both staffs are apt to express the aforementioned "attitude" and hustle you out of the shop unless you are in the market for a Litespeed or Colnago.
Eastside: Larry and Jeff's (2 locations) has a great staff but with less selection -- mainly Cannondale, Specialized and some Bianchi.
If you are looking for clothes, you probably cannot beat the selection and end of the season sales at Paragon.