John over at Bike Year has an excellent post on bike shops that cater to utility cyclists, or the lack thereof. Speaking of bike shops that cater to utility cyclists there’s always Hiawatha Cyclery. Now rumor has it that a couple of the intown bike shops do cater the fringe that view the bicycle as an effective means of transportation, but out here on the edge of town it’s all carbon fiber frames and look pedals. Many bike shops don’t have bike racks and have been known to give me the look of death when I pushed my heavily laden commuter through the door. In fact the most utility cyclists friendly store in this area isn’t a bike shop at all, it’s REI.
10 months ago