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Offline LongTallEandM

Touring-oriented bike shop in Missoula?
« on: April 23, 2014, 09:48:11 pm »
Will cycle the TransAm West to East this summer. Any recommendations for bike shops in Missoula that are especially good with touring bikes?
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Thanks to all who've replied so far.  Just thinking some fine-tuning or adjustments may be needed after the first 1000 miles (and before the next 3000)

« Last Edit: April 27, 2014, 12:13:00 pm by LongTallEandM »

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Touring-oriented bike shop in Missoula?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 09:12:20 am »
Not clear to me what you'll need done, but Hellgate Cyclery was about a block away from ACA headquarters.  They did a fine job re-truing a wheel and charged me $8, or maybe less.  Not much stock if you want anything new, but great mechanics.

Offline jsieber

Re: Touring-oriented bike shop in Missoula?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 01:01:25 pm »
All of the shops in town should be able to help you out, but as mentioned above, Hellgate Cyclery is very close to the Adventure Cycling headquarters and has great service. If looking for a shop with more product inventory, Missoula Bicycle Works is right across the river from downtown.

indyfabz

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Re: Touring-oriented bike shop in Missoula?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 02:01:19 pm »
All of the shops in town should be able to help you out, but as mentioned above, Hellgate Cyclery is very close to the Adventure Cycling headquarters and has great service. If looking for a shop with more product inventory, Missoula Bicycle Works is right across the river from downtown.

Thanks. I am planning to ship to Missoula for a loop tour starting on June 20th. If I don't use REI, which is convenient to the KOA where I will be spending my first night, I might use Hellgate.

OP: I used Missoula Bicycle Works when I was out that way a few years ago. They were very busy in late June. You might consider calling ahead, checking their schedule and making an appointment ahead of time if they allow that.

Even if you get service in Missoula, I recommend stopping by this place in Hamilton, MT if only to check out the shop:

http://redbarnbicycles.com/

Nice group of people. You'll ride right by the road that leads to the shop if you take the Old Darby Rd. alternative, which is something I also recommend. There is a beautiful spot on that route where the river the mountains and the sky all seem to come together.