Express Bike Shop

★★★★☆
  • 1158 Selby Ave

    St Paul, MN 55104

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  • 651-644-9660

About Express Bike Shop

Hours
Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm

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I came looking for a bike I could ride to work daily during the warm months. I'm not a bike expert, but I was able to get my questions answered, and take my time test riding several bikes to figure out exactly what I wanted. I was able to

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I came looking for a bike I could ride to work daily during the warm months. I'm not a bike expert, but I was able to get my questions answered, and take my time test riding several bikes to figure out exactly what I wanted. I was able to

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caveat emptor!

I bought a bike which fails to function in temperatures below 25 degrees. Two components in the rear hub fail to engage - and the pedals fall to the ground, the bike does not move. When I called 23 days after purchase to complain, they were aware of this feature - but said "we can't control the weather - and you've had the bike for almost a month". I bought a winter bike which does not function in the winter - and the shop refused to rectify the situation. I have biked all my life (56 years old) and worked with many bike shops. I never ran into this kind of problem. I am used to patronizing coops and small businesses - but this is one I will avoid.

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caveat emptor!

I bought a bike which fails to function in temperatures below 25 degrees. Two components in the rear hub fail to engage - and the pedals fall to the ground, the bike does not move. When I called 23 days after purchase to complain, they were aware of this feature - but said "we can't control the weather - and you've had the bike for almost a month". I bought a winter bike which does not function in the winter - and the shop refused to rectify the situation. I have biked all my life (56 years old) and worked with many bike shops. I never ran into this kind of problem. I am used to patronizing coops and small businesses - but this is one I will avoid.

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Express seems geared towards two types of people: Those who know what to look for and are patient enough for it to show up on the floor and not be overpriced and those who don't really care what they ride. The first bike I got there ($175) was, all in all, a fair if not spectacular deal. I spent 6 months staking out the place for this one. The second bike ($125) "worked" but was not tuned up at all, the rear wheel was defective, the crank was out of round and the brake pads were crumbling. I bought the second one after two visits.
In both cases, the customer service was indifferent. I got the the feeling that they were doing me a favor for selling bikes. When I asked about sizing, I literally got a shrug of the shoulders (and ended up with a bike that was too small). Some of the answers I got were just plain wrong.
All in all, with the right approach, you will probably get what you pay for at least some of the time.

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★★☆☆☆

Express seems geared towards two types of people: Those who know what to look for and are patient enough for it to show up on the floor and not be overpriced and those who don't really care what they ride. The first bike I got there ($175) was, all in all, a fair if not spectacular deal. I spent 6 months staking out the place for this one. The second bike ($125) "worked" but was not tuned up at all, the rear wheel was defective, the crank was out of round and the brake pads were crumbling. I bought the second one after two visits.
In both cases, the customer service was indifferent. I got the the feeling that they were doing me a favor for selling bikes. When I asked about sizing, I literally got a shrug of the shoulders (and ended up with a bike that was too small). Some of the answers I got were just plain wrong.
All in all, with the right approach, you will probably get what you pay for at least some of the time.

Pros: Good mission(?), occasional good deals

Cons: "used car lot" atmosphere and service

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Not fancy, but super nice guys with affordable bikes and a great mission. Decent friendly service, and good prices. I often use them to pick up parts for my commuter bike. Not for racers, of course--but everybody else should be happy.

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★★★★★

Not fancy, but super nice guys with affordable bikes and a great mission. Decent friendly service, and good prices. I often use them to pick up parts for my commuter bike. Not for racers, of course--but everybody else should be happy.

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If you're ever in the need of a bike fix-up, new tires, helmet, or streamers for your vintage banana seat bike, then Express Bike Shop has all of your tune-up needs. This is in a great location if you are attending the University of Minnesota, or the other twenty plus educational facilities around.

PROS: charitable
CONS: none

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★★★★☆

If you're ever in the need of a bike fix-up, new tires, helmet, or streamers for your vintage banana seat bike, then Express Bike Shop has all of your tune-up needs. This is in a great location if you are attending the University of Minnesota, or the other twenty plus educational facilities around.

PROS: charitable
CONS: none

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This place was where i finally bought a new bike. WEll, it was used but in prime condition. The price was ok and varies with better bikes. Theyt don't sell any high- tech racing bikes but can order them. I reccomend this for ppl who need bike repairing or buying.

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★★★★☆

This place was where i finally bought a new bike. WEll, it was used but in prime condition. The price was ok and varies with better bikes. Theyt don't sell any high- tech racing bikes but can order them. I reccomend this for ppl who need bike repairing or buying.

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Great shop for anybody looking to get something to ride around town on. This shop isn't your place to replace your stolen race bike the day before your next race (though they can order you anything), but if you want something reliable that won't cost an arm and a leg, go see Dave and his crew.

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Great shop for anybody looking to get something to ride around town on. This shop isn't your place to replace your stolen race bike the day before your next race (though they can order you anything), but if you want something reliable that won't cost an arm and a leg, go see Dave and his crew.

Pros: inexpensive, focus on transport

Cons: young mechanics, limited accessories

 

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