Shop in the San Antonio Area?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by K. B. Rook, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. K. B. Rook

    K. B. Rook Guest

    A friend is looking for advice on a quality bike shop in the San Antonio, Tx. area. He is a newbie
    and need some help with getting a fit on his first road bike. Some place that will take the time to
    fit him properly, not a 'throw your leg over the top tube and check the crotch clearance' kinda
    place. He is happy to pay for a proper fitting if he doesn't buy a bike there.

    Anybody help me/him out?
     
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  2. Doug Kennedy

    Doug Kennedy Guest

    On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 06:29:29 -0600, K. B. Rook wrote:

    > A friend is looking for advice on a quality bike shop in the San Antonio, Tx. area.

    I have heard www.bikeworld.com (local to San Antonia area) is really good. I like the web site too.

    Doug Kennedy
     
  3. Tom Paterson

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    >From: "K. B. Rook"

    >A friend is looking for advice on a quality bike shop in the San Antonio, Tx. area.

    http://www.bjbicycle.com/

    B&J Bicycles 8800 Broadway Ste 106 San Antonio, TX 78217

    These guys have supported racing in San Antonio "forever". --Tom Paterson
     
  4. Cary Purdy

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  5. Bikconsult

    Bikconsult Guest

    <<<<He is a newbie and need some help with getting a fit on his first road bike. Some place that
    will take the time to fit him properly, not a 'throw your leg over the top tube and check the crotch
    clearance' kinda
    place>>>>

    Unfortunately no substitute for experience , 3 fitting systems will come up with 3 different
    measurements for a rider , which is what you would expect from systems designed by individuals.

    Basically these fitting systems encourage the less experienced cashed up entrepreneur to enter the
    lightweight bike biz. One eronious measurement will hardly get picked up by some guy who was selling
    computers last month. Find a shop run by an active bike rider with grease on his hands who will pick
    up a bad setup by a few rides up & down the street.

    A few years back a guy goes for a 'fit' the day before a 40km championships & the shop radically
    changed his height position aswell as the obligatory 5mm longer/shorter stem purchase & surprisingly
    :) he didn't set a PB.

    I wonder how Eddy ever managed during his career without a 'Fitkit' or 'Bioracer'......good
    advice/guidance maybe ?
     
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