Ten of the world’s coolest bike shops: 2018

Ten of the world’s coolest bike shops: 2018 edition

by CyclingTips - November 7, 2018

Times have never been tougher for bricks-and-mortar bike shops. Online retailers have made it nigh on impossible for physical retailers to compete on price and many local bike shops have closed down as a result. But LBSs will never truly disappear, and that’s undoubtedly a positive. A good bike shop offers more than just a place to buy a bike or accessories — it can be a community hub, a place to meet and ride with like-minded folks.

What are we looking for in a bike shop? Well, it needs to have more than just a workshop and bikes for sale. It needs to have a strong community feel to it — it needs to offer something extra, whether that be a cafe, a community outreach program, or something else to set it apart.

SOME EXAMPLES FROM THE ARTICLE:

ONE ON ONE BICYCLE STUDIO
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Founded: 2003

STEEL VINTAGE BIKES
Location: Berlin, Germany
Founded: 2012

THE CUB HOUSE
Location: San Marino, USA
Founded: 2015

THE SERVICE COURSE
Location: Girona, Spain
Founded: 2016

AND A SPECIAL CASE:

KOPP’S CYCLE
Location: Princeton, USA
Founded: 1891

Full article: https://cyclingtips.com/2018/11/ten-of-the-worlds-coolest-bike-shops-2018-edition/

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