Throwing it open to the readers: what are the better bike shops and why in Boston?
I just got a small gig that involves categorizing, detailing and reviewing Boston bike shops. Certainly, I’ve got some opinions, but hell, I’ve only got to two bikes, so I’m I could use a crib sheet of public opinion on the shops in (or close to) town.
Is Harris the best bet overall and worth the trip? How do you get back if you leave your bike out there?
ATA: Is this the best place to drop $8000 on a bike?
Boston Bicycle: If you need a fixie they seem to have them, but I’d hardly trust Cambridge, their sister shop, to deal with my bike lately. Others seem to like them…
Back Bay still in a basement for a reason?
Wheelworks: I’ve had nothing but rudeness here, anyone got anything positive to say about these guys?
It looked like you might get a decent low-rider at Adi’s in West Roxbury…is this true, where else do you get a trick bike?
Is there really a Campy shop in town?
Who has the hottest repair person, the best selection, the worst attitude?
Feeback is helpful. My deadline is next week and there’s no way I’m going to revisit every shop in town this week.