Re: [CR]Seattle Bike Shops

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From: "Mike Self" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Seattle Bike Shops
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 23:07:52 -0400

Two of my favorite shops to see when I visit Seattle are:

Angle Lake Cyclery - It's a couple miles from the airport. Great variety of non traditional bikes (Moulton, Greenspeed, etc)

Bikesmith's - In the Wallingford area, lots on used bikes. Maybe you could buy something & sell it back at a lower price when you leave town. You might find something vintage to ride.

A vintage note: Recently on the list people were looking for replacement plastic tips for Silca pumps w/ Campy heads. Once when I was in Bikesmith's, the owner (Val?) was re-tipping some of those little feet using Tool Dip, available at the hardware store for coating thing like tool handles & comes in black & white, maybe more colors. You can dip it several times, letting it dry in between coats, to build up the thickness you want. I don't know how it would hold up (this was the first time Val had tried it) but it looked good.

Another note: I did see & reply to Hilary's message that he was looking for my email address.

Mike Self

----- Original Message -----
From: Jill DiMauro
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 10:53 PM
Subject: [CR]Seattle Bike Shops

> Dear friends,
> My brother-in-law (a bike nut long before I was!) is going to Seattle, WA
> tomorrow. Can anyone recommend a "must see" bike shop? Plus he wants to
> rent a road bike to do a few days of touring. So far all the shops he's
> called only has run-of-the-mill mountain bikes for rent. Any suggestions
> where he might rent a road bike?
> Thanks in advance! He might even have an early 70's bike catalog to pass on
> to fellow affectionados!
> Jill DiMauro
> Maryland (for now)