Pacific Coast Cycles - Bikeshops, Oceanside, California

Pacific Coast Cycles - Bikeshops, Oceanside, California

DESCRIPTION

This shop is owned by Chuck Hoefer who came to Carlsbad to work for Masi fileing lugs and frames. After Masi shut down shop Chuck bought this shop, that was in 1977. Since then Chuck has strived to be a real bike shop not a bike store. In the early eighties Chuck got into riding off road and at one time if you wanted a mountian bike this is the only place in southern California where you could find one. At this shop you can get a bike brazed, filed, tapped, faced, chased, tuned, painted, and oh yea Chuck is a great wheel builder who can build you anything from the superlight race wheelset to the super Knarly downhill wheels and he can solve most peoples wheel problems. This shop has sent people like Leo Castellon, Brian Lucas and Mike Varley out into the bike industry where they have built or designed bikes that you or your kids have probably ridden. This shop tends to keep their employees around for years and don''t be surprised to see someone from another shop in here looking for some hard to find part or just hanging out. Oh yea this shop can find or order just about anything. So if your looking for a real bike shop this is it.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 21, 2009]
Road
Racer

I'm still waiting to see how many years of lube has been soaking in the ~beard~ of this owner-mechanic.
VERY EXPENSIVE: be it merchandise; and labor/service rates.
But Fred of Leucadia Cyclery in the neighboring city be just as good if not better.

Customer Service

Like the stock market; variable each day.
Unforecastable.

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Chuck's groucho self -- he belong 100% in the shop.
Be it that he train his employees well enough for their knowledge.
Does he work just as well on VWs, than on bikes.??
Hey --- that business be too competitive for him.

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1
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1
[Apr 27, 2009]
IntenseJunkie
Cross Country Rider

This place is the best! Old school and all about bikes and riding. Road, single speed customs, mountain with quite an eclectic mix of bikes around. There is stuff in every corner and it's cool just checking out the bikes in the shop if you're waiting for Chuck. Chuck is the ultimate character and he is grizzly around the gills which is his charm. Straight up with no bullsh&*t. This is the ultimate local bike shop and you're missing out if you haven't checked it out. If you love riding and love bikes this place is for you. He is known for his wheels. If you want a custom handbuilt set that are bomb proof let Chuck build you up a set.

Customer Service

I have been building up a custom mountain bike from scratch and had Chuck do some of the work I could not do my self. All the work he did is top notch and meticulous. He stands by what he does.

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5
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5
[Jan 24, 2008]
masi
Racer

yeah -- Chuck's got ~Masi history~ that be why HE >KICKED ME OUT HIS PACIFIC COAST CYCLES< when I not answer his question. I not reveal where I got My ~CLASSIC MASI~

Customer Service

same as above

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1
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1
[Dec 15, 2006]
Tom Virgil
Weekend Warrior

Chuck and his staff designed and implemented my 1986 Salsa. 20 years later, it is still a state of the art bicycle, albeit hardtail and no front shocks. It is forest green with dropped bars, bar cons, and the hotest XT equipment of the time. I have seen no reason to replace anything except for worn tires after a lot of riding. After all this time, I have had to do little truing of wheels after thousands of miles. Chuck built them. They are outstanding. 32 hole, cross two. I would like to replace the U-Brake under the chain stays with something newer, but why mess with a good thing? Chuck, wherever you are, you built a bike that has lasted and been the joy of my life. If that bike could talk, it would have a lot to say about my life. Thanks to you, Ross (Salsa), and the staff for a superior bicycle.
No rating
Tom Virgil a 56 year old Die-hard Enthusiast, riding a Too many to count.,
E-mail: tvirgil@pacbell.net - 12/15/06

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5
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5
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