Bicycle Station

★★★★☆
  • 560 Vanderbilt Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11238

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  • 718-638-0300

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I went to the 171 Park Ave (at Adelphi) location for repair of a flat tire, general tune up and adjustment to handle bars. They did all this with an absolute minimum of fuss and in very little time for $55. They seemed to really love fixing bikes. I brought a book to read during the repair, because I do not live near the G line and wanted to ride the bike to and from the place. (The tire leak was slow enough to permit this.) They were happy to give extra attention, e.g., volunteering to go outside and check my seat height, angle and position adjustments. Good place.

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★★★★★

I went to the 171 Park Ave (at Adelphi) location for repair of a flat tire, general tune up and adjustment to handle bars. They did all this with an absolute minimum of fuss and in very little time for $55. They seemed to really love fixing bikes. I brought a book to read during the repair, because I do not live near the G line and wanted to ride the bike to and from the place. (The tire leak was slow enough to permit this.) They were happy to give extra attention, e.g., volunteering to go outside and check my seat height, angle and position adjustments. Good place.

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I had a really minor problem that nevertheless required a number of visits, through no fault of theirs. There was no money in it for them, but I always felt that the staff (Austin, in particular, but everyone I dealt with) were completely dedicated to getting to a satisfactory solution -- to making sure I got what I needed. Also, no attitude, as I have a completely unglamorous work-a-day bike.

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★★★★★

I had a really minor problem that nevertheless required a number of visits, through no fault of theirs. There was no money in it for them, but I always felt that the staff (Austin, in particular, but everyone I dealt with) were completely dedicated to getting to a satisfactory solution -- to making sure I got what I needed. Also, no attitude, as I have a completely unglamorous work-a-day bike.

Pros: Knowledgable, dedicated

Cons: Distractable

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I had the best most amazing experience buying my first serious tour bike there. Such a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Totally did not mind that I know nothing about bikes. They were so patient and taught me so much. Love love love this place! And I LOOOVE my bike!!! Best best, can't say enough, best bike experience. heart them so much. :)

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★★★★★

I had the best most amazing experience buying my first serious tour bike there. Such a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Totally did not mind that I know nothing about bikes. They were so patient and taught me so much. Love love love this place! And I LOOOVE my bike!!! Best best, can't say enough, best bike experience. heart them so much. :)

Pros: Awesome, friendly, knowledgeable staff

Cons: being too awesome?

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Bicycle Station did not close! They have relocated - not too far from the Vanderbilt location.

The new address is 171 Park Avenue and Adelphi.

Just take Vanderbilt Ave. north to Park Ave. - make a left and go about two blocks west. Look for the blue and yellow sign that says BIKES.

A nice new location, with a great atmosphere - same awesome crew. Convenient access from Flushing or Myrtle if you are commuting to and from either of the downtown bridges.

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★★★★★

Bicycle Station did not close! They have relocated - not too far from the Vanderbilt location.

The new address is 171 Park Avenue and Adelphi.

Just take Vanderbilt Ave. north to Park Ave. - make a left and go about two blocks west. Look for the blue and yellow sign that says BIKES.

A nice new location, with a great atmosphere - same awesome crew. Convenient access from Flushing or Myrtle if you are commuting to and from either of the downtown bridges.

Pros: Excellent service, very knowledgeable mechanics, honest prices and good work

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went in for the first time today. got me a new wheel for my mountain bike. Place was buzzing, customers young n old, people inside watching the tour, kids outside borrowing tools n pimpin their rides. Several mechanics jammed in the back crankin away. mike, rob, and all of the shop mechanics were very nice efficient, and thorough. They even changed my tar! Then I saddled up and rode away clean.

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★★★★☆

went in for the first time today. got me a new wheel for my mountain bike. Place was buzzing, customers young n old, people inside watching the tour, kids outside borrowing tools n pimpin their rides. Several mechanics jammed in the back crankin away. mike, rob, and all of the shop mechanics were very nice efficient, and thorough. They even changed my tar! Then I saddled up and rode away clean.

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Brought bike there on a Saturday, was told it would be worked on M or T. Came back following Saturday and it had not been touched. Told again they would get to it right away, come back the following Saturday and it still had not been touched...but they did fix it then when I insisted. Granted they are busy, but they were clearly working on bikes that came in after mine at this point. Got the sense that there were two classes of customers.

Had a slow leak in back tire, asked that they check tire for something that might have caused it. They fixed flat and assured me. I go riding the next day, 3 miles from home and slow leak again, pump it up and hurry back. Take back to this bike shop and ask them again to really look for the slow leak cause because it is recurring. Once again, they fix the flat and reassure me. You guessed...slow leak again. This time I take it to a bike shop near where I work in Tarrytown. Guy spends about 90 seconds blowing up the tube, finding the slow leak, matching the place on the tire and finding a tiny wire poking through. He pulls it out and no more slow leaks.

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★☆☆☆☆

Brought bike there on a Saturday, was told it would be worked on M or T. Came back following Saturday and it had not been touched. Told again they would get to it right away, come back the following Saturday and it still had not been touched...but they did fix it then when I insisted. Granted they are busy, but they were clearly working on bikes that came in after mine at this point. Got the sense that there were two classes of customers.

Had a slow leak in back tire, asked that they check tire for something that might have caused it. They fixed flat and assured me. I go riding the next day, 3 miles from home and slow leak again, pump it up and hurry back. Take back to this bike shop and ask them again to really look for the slow leak cause because it is recurring. Once again, they fix the flat and reassure me. You guessed...slow leak again. This time I take it to a bike shop near where I work in Tarrytown. Guy spends about 90 seconds blowing up the tube, finding the slow leak, matching the place on the tire and finding a tiny wire poking through. He pulls it out and no more slow leaks.

Pros: Busy, have been open for awhile, clearly there are happy customers

Cons: slow at getting job done, did a poor job compare with another shop

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I was on the best bike ride of the year, when all of a sudden, it took about 5 times the amount of power to crank the pedals on my bike. I had been to R&A bikes before and they had quoted me $75. for just a tune up. I did some research here, and on Google, and decided to try the Bicycle Station, as it's also near where I live. Yes, the place was swamped! Still, if you can shed your impatient New York ways in about 10 or 15 minutes, the mechanic will come out and see you.. (or he did me..) and give you all the time you need to understand what's wrong with your bike. I wasn't in a super rush to get it fixed as I had a back up, but he got it done on schedule, and when I rode it back the ride was so much better, that maybe I'll put off buying that new bike for a while. So.. end result. He 1>fixed the problem. 2>Tuned up the bike really well. 3> Changed the brake pads.. and all for a price well below what others would charge for the tune-up alone. (I hope he doesn't raise his prices when he reads this!). While I was in the shop, all of the people were extremely pleasant to deal with, and when I asked a question, were enthusiastic about helping. They really have a great crew there, and I'd recommend this place to anyone. Just a great experience.

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★★★★★

I was on the best bike ride of the year, when all of a sudden, it took about 5 times the amount of power to crank the pedals on my bike. I had been to R&A bikes before and they had quoted me $75. for just a tune up. I did some research here, and on Google, and decided to try the Bicycle Station, as it's also near where I live. Yes, the place was swamped! Still, if you can shed your impatient New York ways in about 10 or 15 minutes, the mechanic will come out and see you.. (or he did me..) and give you all the time you need to understand what's wrong with your bike. I wasn't in a super rush to get it fixed as I had a back up, but he got it done on schedule, and when I rode it back the ride was so much better, that maybe I'll put off buying that new bike for a while. So.. end result. He 1>fixed the problem. 2>Tuned up the bike really well. 3> Changed the brake pads.. and all for a price well below what others would charge for the tune-up alone. (I hope he doesn't raise his prices when he reads this!). While I was in the shop, all of the people were extremely pleasant to deal with, and when I asked a question, were enthusiastic about helping. They really have a great crew there, and I'd recommend this place to anyone. Just a great experience.

Pros: Great prices. Excellent work. Great Staff.

Cons: Really cramped, and really busy.. but all for the right reasons. People LIKE taking their bikes there!

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i've been to most of the bike shops in downtown NYC/brooklyn and this is my favorite. i do most of my own repair work myself but when i need something this is where i go. they have gone above and beyond on several occasions for me. you might have to wait a little bit but be patient there's a reason they're always so busy. they charge fair prices and do solid work. highly recommended. P.S. great wheel builders too...

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★★★★★

i've been to most of the bike shops in downtown NYC/brooklyn and this is my favorite. i do most of my own repair work myself but when i need something this is where i go. they have gone above and beyond on several occasions for me. you might have to wait a little bit but be patient there's a reason they're always so busy. they charge fair prices and do solid work. highly recommended. P.S. great wheel builders too...

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This shop is a perfect example of what is best about NYC: a small, intimate, unpretentious store with knowledgeable people. Took in a set of wheels for periodic truing, the job was done while I waited and I paid about half what I've paid at other (good) stores. No complaints. I will be back.

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★★★★★

This shop is a perfect example of what is best about NYC: a small, intimate, unpretentious store with knowledgeable people. Took in a set of wheels for periodic truing, the job was done while I waited and I paid about half what I've paid at other (good) stores. No complaints. I will be back.

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I really wanted to like this shop - it's only a few blocks from my apartment and its a locally owned business. The owner seems pretty nice when he's not inundated with customers, and prices for parts and service seem to be in line with other small shops, too.

Here's why I won't go back. The shop had bike 11 days before touching it. I got hung up on. 2 miles into first ride after service, my left crank arm FELL OFF. I rode directly to shop and it was fixed by the owner, but he offered no apology whatsoever. Five rides in, I was in my drops and my handlebars came loose, and I know they touched them because a shim was missing. Now my bottom bracket is loose.

For $140 I could have bought a cheap stand and tools and done shoddy work myself, and I could have been done and riding in an afternoon. Perhaps they had a really weak new guy doing the work, but that would only explain why everything was loose. The poor customer service was the icing on the cake. Sorry.

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★☆☆☆☆

I really wanted to like this shop - it's only a few blocks from my apartment and its a locally owned business. The owner seems pretty nice when he's not inundated with customers, and prices for parts and service seem to be in line with other small shops, too.

Here's why I won't go back. The shop had bike 11 days before touching it. I got hung up on. 2 miles into first ride after service, my left crank arm FELL OFF. I rode directly to shop and it was fixed by the owner, but he offered no apology whatsoever. Five rides in, I was in my drops and my handlebars came loose, and I know they touched them because a shim was missing. Now my bottom bracket is loose.

For $140 I could have bought a cheap stand and tools and done shoddy work myself, and I could have been done and riding in an afternoon. Perhaps they had a really weak new guy doing the work, but that would only explain why everything was loose. The poor customer service was the icing on the cake. Sorry.

Pros: Local small business in the neighborhood

Cons: Everything else

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I love these people! I got a custom bike last fall from the place and they offered 3 years of maintenance. I've brought it by for little things and they've been so helpful. They are such sweethearts and they gave me a great deal. I couldn't say enough good things about the place - they care about what they do, do it well and are so friendly. Open Sundays too!

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★★★☆☆

I love these people! I got a custom bike last fall from the place and they offered 3 years of maintenance. I've brought it by for little things and they've been so helpful. They are such sweethearts and they gave me a great deal. I couldn't say enough good things about the place - they care about what they do, do it well and are so friendly. Open Sundays too!

Pros: Service!

Cons: they recently had to stop carrying Bianchi frames.. I got a great one though :)!

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Bicycle Station concentrates on repairs, although they can order new bikes and fit you for custom Land Shark bikes. Owner Mike Rodriguez is a former racer, but makes the effort to help beginners. He is also the best bike mechanic I've found in New York. If you want a nice, reliable bike, want it to be comfortable and/or fast and aren't trying to impress all of your nouveau riche friends, this is the place to go. He can even build you a used bike with various combinations of old frames and old and/or new parts. I've been a customer of Mike's--in this shop and his previous one--for nearly two decades now.

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★★★★★

Bicycle Station concentrates on repairs, although they can order new bikes and fit you for custom Land Shark bikes. Owner Mike Rodriguez is a former racer, but makes the effort to help beginners. He is also the best bike mechanic I've found in New York. If you want a nice, reliable bike, want it to be comfortable and/or fast and aren't trying to impress all of your nouveau riche friends, this is the place to go. He can even build you a used bike with various combinations of old frames and old and/or new parts. I've been a customer of Mike's--in this shop and his previous one--for nearly two decades now.

Pros: ace mechanic, helpful staff, fair prices

Cons: cramped, could hire more help

 

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