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Offline Getsum

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Bike mechanic
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:54:55 PM »
Anybody out their that know a good bike mechanic in the st.pete/Tampa area?? Im tired of going to the local bike shops "king cycles, AJ bikes" They just dont offer good service anymore. Im looking for someone who knows how to work on bikes and knows what their doing. I will pay for the service just want someone that I can turst.

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 06:01:38 AM »
Have you tried the DIY approach? Many good resources to aid the home mechanic.

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 07:35:52 AM »
I have no issues with AJ's, and I haven't been to King. I always took my bike to Native when they were on US 301 and never had a problem. They moved somewhere off of SR 60 in Valrico, and I haven't been to the new shop. The old shop was geared more toward bike maintenance than retail sales, and they never had much in inventory if you're looking for parts immediately. Of course they can order anything just like any other shop can. I can't speak to the new place, but if you need work done it's worth giving them a chance since they're in the same area as AJ's and King (assuming you live out that way).

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 07:51:15 AM »
NO ONE will take off of YOUR bike like YOU. Like Alan stated, learn to wrench, it will set you free :)

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2014, 09:18:34 AM »
I go to Outspokin on Dale Mabry for my Trance (Mike takes care of me and rides a MTB) and I take the kids bikes, etc. to StreetFit on Gandy. I also do a lot of work myself, so I'm mostly looking for people to do what I don't want or don't have the tools for (truing, bottom brackets, etc).

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2014, 01:45:52 PM »
Have you tried the DIY approach? Many good resources to aid the home mechanic.


I think im going to start learning how to do it myself

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2014, 01:50:37 PM »
I have no issues with AJ's, and I haven't been to King. I always took my bike to Native when they were on US 301 and never had a problem. They moved somewhere off of SR 60 in Valrico, and I haven't been to the new shop. The old shop was geared more toward bike maintenance than retail sales, and they never had much in inventory if you're looking for parts immediately. Of course they can order anything just like any other shop can. I can't speak to the new place, but if you need work done it's worth giving them a chance since they're in the same area as AJ's and King (assuming you live out that way).

King cycles told me that Native went out of business and they took over.. I originally called native but Paul the owner of "King" answered and told me he forward the native number to his shop... Do you know the exact address for the native shop in valrico?

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2014, 02:22:53 PM »
Youtube can show you anything you need to know.


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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2014, 03:48:05 PM »
The park tools site is awesome for general instruction on repairs, maintenance, and adjustment too:
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2014, 06:55:17 PM »
NO ONE will take care of YOUR bike like YOU. Like Alan stated, learn to wrench, it will set you free :)
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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2014, 06:56:02 PM »
If you want to learn, check out the St. Pete Bike Co-Op.  They will teach you AND offer all of the tools and equipment you need to do your own work on your bike.  They hold clinics sometimes, too.  Check out their Facebook page.  Good luck!!

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2014, 06:57:57 PM »
If you want to learn, check out the St. Pete Bike Co-Op.  They will teach you AND offer all of the tools and equipment you need to do your own work on your bike.  They hold clinics sometimes, too.  Check out their Facebook page.  Good luck!!
This^^^, pretty sure Tampa has one too.

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2014, 07:46:18 PM »
King did not take over native... Dude at king sounds like a tool.

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2014, 07:47:24 PM »
You can reach Erik at native at 368-0626

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Re: Bike mechanic
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2014, 07:48:05 PM »
You can reach Erik at native at 368-0626

 

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