Bike Shops - San Diego



johnwilky

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May 3, 2004
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Hi there,

Anyone recommend a decent bike shop in San Diego. My wife and I are just planning an 18 month - 2 year tour of Central and south america and wanted to purchase some new bikes and kit in San Diego when we fly out.

Thanks in anticipation,

John.
 

merlin1658

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May 10, 2004
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Originally posted by johnwilky
Hi there,

Anyone recommend a decent bike shop in San Diego. My wife and I are just planning an 18 month - 2 year tour of Central and south america and wanted to purchase some new bikes and kit in San Diego when we fly out.

Thanks in anticipation,

John.

I live in san diego, and have been pleased with the service at Peformance Bike. They have been buying out other bike shops and seem to have a large presence here. They have lots of locations, and an incentive plan when making purchaces (cash back in the form of Certs). I can not speak about the prices, but have scored some deals. Talked to one manager, and a got a Serrota F2 front fork for a great price. I am not sure if he just wanted to move it, but I love the fork. Check them out!!
 

johnwilky

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May 3, 2004
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Hi there Merlin and thanks for the detail. Would you happen to have any contact details for this shop? Do you know if they have a website? Many thanks, John.
 

Shimpie

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Apr 15, 2004
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Hi Johnwilky,

Performance Bike's website is http://www.performancebike.com/
You can get good deals with them like many of the large bike shops. I'm in North County San Diego, and Supergo (http://www.supergo.com) has great deals too. However San Diego is a town with a local bike shop on almost every corner. I'd suggest checking out some of the mom & pop bike shops in addition to the large chain stores. You might not get the best price for a bike at a little shop, but service is a major part of buying a bike. IMO, little bike shops give much better service than the chain stores. My mom bought her bike from Supergo and could never get her bike tuned-up in a timely manner. She has since switched to a local bike shop since Supergo was so busy.

-Shimpie
 

free_jazz

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Be sure to talk to Andrew at Adams Avenue Bicycles. He's a master wheel builder and loves his clientele... and local bike messengers frequent the shop. A definitive LBS.