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Bicycle Travel => Gear Talk => Topic started by: crawdadslim on October 27, 2007, 04:15:21 pm

 
Title: touring bike shop in the ozarks
Post by: crawdadslim on October 27, 2007, 04:15:21 pm
I live in Eureka Springs AR, sort of the north west corner of the state.  Does anyone know of a bike shop that caters to touring cycles within a few hours of my area?  a funny qustion I know, but every store I have been in, from springfield MO to little rock AR looking for lights, racks, dynos, all the little stuff that you could order but would like to see in the flesh first, has employees who stare in sullen disbelief at the very notion of a bike not made from carbon fiber.  
I don't need a new bike, just want to shop at a place that knows something about rain covers and forty spoke wheels.  thanks for the help.

Title: touring bike shop in the ozarks
Post by: ptaylor on October 28, 2007, 09:34:20 am
Don't feel bad. While there are good bike shops in my area, there are no good bike touring shops. I guess the market is just too small.

Paul
Title: touring bike shop in the ozarks
Post by: litespeed on November 07, 2007, 03:13:17 pm
The best touring bike shops are in Missoula, of course, and on the west coast. Missoula is the only place I was able to buy my Continental Top Touring tires without ordering. I suspect that you could probably find touring stuff in Denver.