looking for a good reliable local bike shop that know what their doing and i can trust w/ my bike, any suggestions? i live by balboa park
i like cal coast cycles on adams/30th. they work for reasonable cost and are quick.ifouiripilay said:looking for a good reliable local bike shop that know what their doing and i can trust w/ my bike, any suggestions? i live by balboa park
bikes are really simple machines. and mostly, it was a matter of necessity; as a kid, couldn't afford the shop, got ripped off too often so i dont generally trust mechanics, didn't want to hassle going to a shop, didn't like the cool guy bike pro attitude lots of shops are overstocked with. so... find the right size tool and start fiddling around. mostly, when making a change, remember what you're doing so that you can put it back the way it was. eg., counting the turns of a screw, what direction you turned it... never force things, never leave parts scattered about...ifouiripilay said:thanks... how did you guys learn? just reading books. ..
ifouiripilay said:thanks... how did you guys learn? just reading books. ..
True, they have great wrench skills.rrhank said:NORTH OF THE BORDER on Mira Mesa and Pacific Heights.
(not easy to find but great guys)
by far and away the most knowledgeable and experienced.
the same guys that run it everyday, own it.
2 employees, kick-ass service.
not alot of inventory in the shop although they can get anything needed overnight.
Unlike most other bike shops in San Diego, they do not have employees with cocky attitudes who work for about 3 months before the get fired or move on to another shop.
B&L in solana beach is good too, but it is mostly a roadie/tri shop. very friendly and helpful