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Another new shop!

(139 posts)

  1. chdot
    Admin

    Dawes isn't quite the classic British brand it used to be.

    Interesting thing 'brands'.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dawes_Cycles

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. Instography
    Member

    Stumbled across a new shop in Canmore Street in Dunfermline - Planet Velo - with parking space for about 10 bikes and a coffee shop. Almost the perfect venue for a day ride from Edinburgh. Good selection of bikes at a range of prices. There was a tempting Python single speed at £299 but I resisted. Settled for black coffee and chat at £1.50 instead.

    No connection. Other bike shops in the Dunfermline area are available.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. Baldcyclist
    Member

    New Bike shop (to me) on Haymarket Terrace, missed the Name. Seems to do bike repairs and second hand bikes.
    Probably been there for ages ;)

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. Coxy
    Member

    It's called The Bike Smith

    Just googled it but no obvious web presence.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    "no obvious web presence"

    It's coming.

    Shop actually been open a couple of months! (I'd never noticed either.)

    Owner (pedicab business background) is still still 'getting shop ready' and will promote more in future.

    Mix of secondhand and new with brands including Corratec.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. Instography
    Member

    Aye, it has the 'still getting ready' look about it when I pass it in the morning. To be honest, I take that as a bad sign. Suggests too little startup finance and limited access to supplier credit. Risk is that it never gets well enough stocked to take off. Hope not. It's not a bad site - close to the station and paths and on a main route with nearest competition McDonalds, a good bit away.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. kaputnik
    Moderator

    Innovative use of chainrings for the street number.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. Pintail
    Member

    The city centre seems to have no end of bike shops. So if your bike needs fixing you have to either brave the unpleasantness of city centre traffic or become part of the same in a car and do battle with the city's parking regulations. Does anyone know of any in the west of the city, eg Sighthill/The Gyle ? Obviously I'm not counting Halfords/Decathlon.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  9. gembo
    Member

    mr freewheelin at Shannon or pedal power in west calder

    Posted 4 years ago #
  10. BikeFan
    Member

    Freewheelin at Slateford Road, has a couple of spaces outside if you're lucky enough to get one, but class it as having non-existent parking on the main street. Drive round the back to Hermand Crescent and you should be ok.

    Mobile mechanic http://www.justbikerepairs.co.uk is based in Juniper Green/Balerno and comes to you.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  11. SRD
    Moderator

    Grease monkey off Russell road.

    Harts cycles also comes to you.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  12. Arellcat
    Moderator

    Time to add The Bike Smith et al. to the collection?

    http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=517

    Posted 4 years ago #
  13. gembo
    Member

    I can recommend justbikerepairs, Matt comes to you can fix there and then if poss or takes it away brings back promptly. He knows his stuff too.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  14. Pintail
    Member

    @Bikefan, thanks for the link to justbikerepairs, they look very interesting, I'm definitely inclined to give them a go.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  15. BikeFan
    Member

    In fairness, the previously mentioned HartsCyclery (I hate Mericanisms outside of Merica) and GreaseMonkey will come to you as well, but so far there are 2 to 1 recs for Matt from JustBikes. GM gave me some good advice when I delivered some stuff to them, but I only have "customer" experience of JB.

    Harts are the newest guys and have pitched their prices on some things just a bit less than the other mobiles. Prices might creep up once they're more established - but I didn't say that.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    http://edinburghcycleshops.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/new-new-town-repair-shop

    Bike (22") in window looks good value -

    Posted 4 years ago #
  17. gembo
    Member

    Not in Tollcross but the fourth shop on the Stockbridge to cannon mills route - alpine, the posh bike cafe / shop (is it still there?) this one - is 17 Henderson row next to l'alba d'ora superior fish and chip shop? Or along a bit?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  18. Dave
    Member

    What I don't like about GreaseMonkey (although this may be unreasonable!) is that I always see big vans being driven about. Whatever happened to cargo bikes?

    One of the many career paths I'll never explore; an e-assist cargo trike repair service that comes to you...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

    "next to l'alba d'ora superior fish and chip shop?"

    Same block, next but one.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  20. Pintail
    Member

    Following the recommendations of bikefan and gembo yesterday I gave Just Bike Repairs a go. I was very happy with the result. He turned up on time, I'd booked in one bike but took the opportunity to sound him out on a couple of others. One he said was fine, the other he took away for a closer look. He kept me updated with a text during the day then returned the bikes early evening. Seems to know what he's talking about and prices very reasonable, in fact even including the call out his charge was less than I was quoted over the phone by a bricks and mortar LBS. Recommended +1

    Posted 4 years ago #
  21. Pintail
    Member

    PS He was able to look at 3 bikes. That would have meant 3 separate visits to a bricks and mortar shop.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  22. Lizzie
    Member

    OK going back to the topic of mobile repairers. Harts Cylery doesn;t really like coming out these days now there is a shop. I recommended him recently to a disabled friend and felt really embarrassed when he was very cool about the pick up. So after that is it Grease Monkey or Matt Bikes who will do the better job at being customer friendly?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  23. gembo
    Member

    at just bikes Matt or John still come out to you. They have a shop in juniper green now. Last time they managed to work out which bike needed taken away without me even being there. I was late home from work.

    Maybe depends where the bike is located? Driving across town for small repair is probably not economically worth it for any mobile business.?

    I have seen grease monkey at various events and they did a good job when they came to our work place

    Posted 3 years ago #
  24. fimm
    Member

    Grease Monkey is our local repairer of choice. Boyfriend, who is responsible for taking bikes to them, seems happy with what they've done, as far as I can tell.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  25. Colonies_Chris
    Member

    Taking the opportunity for a word of praise for Greasemonkey. They picked up my (<1 yr old) bike for a repair on the steering, contacted me about some cracks in the forks they were concerned about, packed the bike up and sent it off to Ridgeback for review - result: Ridgeback have replaced the entire bike. I paid them for the work they did before they noticed the cracks - worth every penny.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  26. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. gembo
    Member

    Yes I meant to post that the bike of that name that used to be chained at the commie pool end of the Pleasance has turned into a shop on causewayside.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. SRD
    Moderator

    Same guys as at haymarket?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. chdot
    Admin

    Yes

    Posted 1 year ago #
  30. kaputnik
    Moderator

    Plugging the gap left by BicycleRepairMan and the Try Centre?

    Posted 1 year ago #

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