Where bike shopping is concerned I'll happily cobble together any old excuse to do so; oh my rims need truing, maybe I need to replace them with some deep Vs, My fame is a 49cm when I could do with a 47cm new frame? I think so! it's a sickness. It therefore stands to reason that I am pathologically unable to even pass a bike shop without darting in and combing through every aisle like someone auditioning for Supermarket Sweep.
I was 'up west' for a change. On the assumption that all West London residents drive Range Rovers I was pleasantly surprised by Cyclopolis, a small but perfectly formed 'half bike shop, half workshop' in Balham.
So was it better than the inimitable 14 bike co, you might ask? Clearly not; but it's great for when you want a little splash of quality and style in amongst all the usual practical items. Like decent Kevlar tyres. A respectable range of Brooks saddles. More Abus products than you'd imagine in one place. Very well stocked indeed. they also do the bike to work scheme, if you are as scarred by Evans as I am. Oh, and there's stuff for your kids if you want to get them hooked too.
It's more of a shop for people who ride Pashleys or off road, but they know what to do with fixed gear and single speed lovers too. No, and I don't mean slapping them.
Always friendly & helpful, have had 2 bikes serviced here and both done quickly and at reasonable cost. also a very decent selection of parts & accessories.
AVOID! AVOID! AVOID at any cost! I gave them second chance and it was the worst decision ever. They've damaged my headset (retail price £156.99) while pressing it into the frame. Bike mechanic doesn't take any responsibility for what he does. Uses inadequate tools. How can you treat customers like that? That's just wrong.
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