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I would guess that this has been a very tough year for bike shops. So much rain impacting the rental business. Never been to Billy Goat, but Sycamore and The Hub do a lot of rentals at around $60 a day per bike.
 

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Their demo bikes were always free. One of the reasons I bought one, honestly. But it’s a bit of a saturated market around town, especially for a niche shop like they seemed to be. (Again, one of the reasons I liked it.)
 

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I went in a couple of times and they never had much stock. Of anything. Not much space to stock much, for that matter. I never got particularly warm vibes from shop staff, honestly.

Definitely tough for them being just down the road from Carolina Fatz and Motion Makers.
 

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I've always had good luck with them, and their head mech was awesome, but mostly enjoyed that they were closest to Bent Creek (albeit by .5 miles or so). :)
Hate seeing any LBS close.
 

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That's a shame, they were the first shop I went to in the area a few years ago, when they were still in the old location. They went out of their way to help me out a few times and were super nice. It seemed like they were the epitome of a local shop then.

After they moved, I rarely found myself in the shop though, seemed like they never had what I needed in stock. The vibe seemed to change too, although I can't put my finger on why, maybe it was just that the few times I was there were bad times.
 
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