Author Topic: Touring Friendly LBS in D/FW  (Read 4290 times)

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Offline txbevo

Touring Friendly LBS in D/FW
« on: October 06, 2007, 12:50:20 am »
Can anyone recommend a touring friendly LBS in the D/FW area. Up until recently I have been pretty much just a roadie, but now find my interests are running more toward the touring side. I frequent Richardson Bike Mart, but I have not found that the shop personnel I deal with are much in tune with touring and its specific needs versus carbon road bike racing. Anyway, I would like to find a shop with some knowledge in the arena of touring and that might also carry some more touring specific bikes and equipment. I do travel a lot so any recommendations on shops in other parts of Texas are welcome as well. I will also take any suggestions on shops in surrounding states. Thanks.

Offline bogiesan

Touring Friendly LBS in D/FW
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2007, 12:46:27 pm »
I'd find some bike mfrs you like and ask them who sells their bikes in
your market area. Imagine trying to find a bike shop that is touring
friendly and understand recumbents in Boise ID. We have neither.

I know of only a precious few shops that proudly cater to all forms of
the bicycle world but it's not really something that you can expect.
Hardly any retail outlet can cater to all forms of a sport or niche. For
instance, it is rare to find a camera shop that carries 4x5 view cameras,
underwater housings for dive photographers and a huge selection of
the hottest selling point and shoot digitals.

david boise ID

go, ristretto, FCP/AE
"Read the manual."
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent