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Old Bike Shop is terrific
  • colbrucefan May 17, 2013 - 11:31 am #73795 Reply

    Went up to the Old Bike Shop in Lyon Park last night to look for a bike (it’s an North Pershing at Washington Blvd.).  Can’t say enough about what a terrific experience I had.  Larry (the owner) took his time to answer all of my questions and didn’t treat me like an idiot or worse because I had really basic questions and didn’t want to spend $3,000.

    I asked Larry for some recommendations based on my size and what I wanted to use it for and he had several bikes in stock he thought might work, which he immediately let me try out.  He was really terrific in answering all of my questions and his enthusiasm for biking is pretty infectious.  I left with a great used bike at a great price.  In addition, a gal was in there a little before me and as I rode by her on a test drive (as she was loading her bike into her car) I heard her already on the phone about how excited she was and what a great experience she’d had.  So great to see that and know you’re supporting an owner (and a shop) that care so much about making sure their customers leave happy.

    Really terrific to have a great local shop dedicated to providing excellent customer service, a high level of skill and knowledge, and willingness to spend some time talking without trying to rush you into buying the greatest new model at an exorbitant price.

    This is definitely the type of local business I hope Arlingtonians will support.

    Swag May 17, 2013 - 12:13 pm #73805 Reply


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    JamesE May 17, 2013 - 1:06 pm #73825 Reply

    I rode bikes before they were popular

    Captain_Obvious May 17, 2013 - 1:08 pm #73827 Reply

    I’m using what will be popular soon.  I won’t use it again once it becomes popular.

    colbrucefan May 17, 2013 - 2:06 pm #73842 Reply

    Wow, maybe I’ve just been reading comments before this and never saw a need to post, with the amount of b.s. replies you commonly see (with yours as a case in point).  Then, I created the account so I could give a good review to a local business.  It’s not always a conspiracy theory.

    colbrucefan May 17, 2013 - 2:12 pm #73843 Reply

    But the Junior Detective work by this forum’s erstwhile enforcers of who can post and when and on what topics, wow, most impressive.  Keep it up, really makes for good times and a valuable use of your investigative skills.

    Swag May 17, 2013 - 3:04 pm #73850 Reply

    It also helps refine our cynicism.

    novasteve May 17, 2013 - 3:06 pm #73851 Reply

    Come one, I just know some arlnower is going to buy a penny farthing from them. You can be the OTHER penny farthing guy.

    nom de guerre May 17, 2013 - 4:57 pm #73859 Reply

    The last time I visited this establishment they had bags of old bread for $1 (D), lattes for $1 (D) and if you mentioned Prague they would throw in a feel good moment for an additional $1 (D).

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