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  • Started 8 years ago by chdot
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  1. chdot
    Admin

    Mtb shopping cartoon by Greta Snider

    Cartoon by Greta Snider


    Edinburgh is fortunate to have a range of shops. Try a few, ask for advice, choose one you feel comfortable with.

    As Jacquie Phelan says "1 Choosing a Shop - walk into store, making a mental note of your sense of height in inches when you go in. Wait for service, observe the reception you get, talk (if you can get the fellow's attention), then take note of your stature upon leaving the store. If you feel appreciably smaller, do not return. Find another bike shop, and hope for a real human connection, a salesperson interested in what you want to do on your new bike, how you intend to use it."

    Edinburgh shops with web sites Alpine Bikes, BG Cycles & Blades, Bicycle Repair Man, Bicycleworks, Biketrax, Eastside Bikes (secondhand), EdinburghBicycle, Leith Cycle Co, Macdonald Cycles, The Bike Chain, The Triathlon Centre, Velo Ecosse.

    Bikes are also sold in Supermarkets and DIY stores. Often pretty cheap - you get what you pay for, but will they be able to help if you have a problem?

    If you want a second-hand bike with a 3 month guarantee try The Bike Station.

    Gumtree can be a good source of local bargains, but - buyer beware...

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. Buzz54
    Member

    Macdonalds has shut down after years of good service to its customers, Evans Cycles opened up nearby and the writing was on the wall for old macdonald !

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. LaidBack
    Member

    A few others gone from list above too. Also others have opened. Some (like Fine-Bicycles) have to be searched for.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. chdot
    Admin

  5. Pintail
    Member

    Has anyone visited Fine yet ? I walked the length of Broughton St yesterday and failed to see it. Is it hidden out of view ?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

    http://www.fine-bicycle.com

    In basement below chip shop, half way down on right.

    Not been in.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    Talking of new shops, I was told yesterday that the one on Ferry Road is also in Ocean Terminal.

    But nothing here -

    http://bikecraftedinburgh.co.uk/#contact

    Anyone seen a bike shop in OT?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. Yes - BikeCraft is in OT; it's in the former music shop unit.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    Ta.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    "Anyone seen a bike shop in OT?"

    Yup - went in on Friday after stumbling on it. Nice young chap, knew his stuff and was very honest. We discussed building an adult-sized one of these.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. davey2wheels
    Member

    @IWRATS, I believe that after feeding and spending lots of money, those things eventually grow to adult size.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @davey2wheels

    Yup, and you get a hang glider after they've pupated.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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