London bike shop to visit?

maddog 2
maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
edited January 2010 in Road buying advice
just done a search but nothing really came up

any decent shops worth a visit in the centre?
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  • Only real one I know is tokyofixedgear, they are near TCR, Oxford street and soho.
    FCN: 5/6 Fixed Gear (quite rapid) in normal clothes and clips :D

    Cannondale CAAD9 / Mongoose Maurice (heavily modified)
  • Not sure what you class as the centre, but there's Condor on the Grays Inn Road and a decent sized Cycle Surgery and Evans in Spitalfields.
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    I'm going into the centre to the Aldwych so anywhere from the Barbican in the east to Hyde Park in the west, Regents Park in the north and the river in the south.

    Condor sounds good.
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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,313
    Condor is the obvious choice. Tokyo Fixed Gear has some interesting stuff but is clearly aiming at the hipster market.
  • Yeah, Condor is good and is close to Barbican.
    A little further east (quite close to Aldwych) there are Brick Lane Bikes and Shop 14 which have mainly fixed gear and vintage stuff.
    There are lots of Evans and Cyclesurgery shops (obviously) - the best one is probably the big Evans in Spitalfields.
    The only other central ones that I can think of are Cavendish (mostly fixed gear I think) and Velorution (I think Velorution is mostly dutch bike style stuff). Oh yeah, and there's Bike Fix (recumbents?) which is quite close to Condor.
    Another one quite close to Aldwych is Bicycle Magic - I haven't been there for years though so couldn't tell you what it's like.

    They all have websites so you should be able to get an idea of what sort of stuff each of them stock. Condor is the only one that is specifically road oriented.
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    cheers all. Off out into the big city now. Wish me luck 8)
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  • Velorution has the widest range of town bikes, from Germany, Holland, Denmark and Sweden, as well as folders (Brompton, Strida, Airnimal, Birdy) and family tricycles. We also do custom builds, either as single-speed or as fully fitted commuter bikes.
    There is no better shop in London for the discerning urban rider.
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    went in Condor and was quite impressed. Had a good selection of discounted clothes - campag, gore, craft and ended up buying a few of them :wink:

    starting to get a bit of a thing for Campag clothes......
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