Lakeside Bicycles

★★★★☆
  • 428 N State St

    Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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  • 503-699-8665

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10 to 7 Monday - Friday 10 to 6 Saturday 12-5 Sunday

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Rude is an understatement. I would never step foot in this shop again. EVER.

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★★★★★

Rude is an understatement. I would never step foot in this shop again. EVER.

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My husband and our eight year old son went in to buy a bike. Knowing very little about one brand over another I asked "Kelly" what she rides. Her response, "What difference does it make?" Trying to turn a now uncomfortable reply into

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★★★★★

My husband and our eight year old son went in to buy a bike. Knowing very little about one brand over another I asked "Kelly" what she rides. Her response, "What difference does it make?" Trying to turn a now uncomfortable reply into

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So, I dunno, maybe if you live in Lake Oswego and don't have a car, this is the place to shop. But they routinely charge 10 percent more than all the other bike shops in the area (marking up above MSRP?) for products. If you ask why, they just say "that is the price" ...

Make sure you shop around before you buy anything here.

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★☆☆☆☆

So, I dunno, maybe if you live in Lake Oswego and don't have a car, this is the place to shop. But they routinely charge 10 percent more than all the other bike shops in the area (marking up above MSRP?) for products. If you ask why, they just say "that is the price" ...

Make sure you shop around before you buy anything here.

Pros: Convenient location for people who live in Lake Oswego

Cons: Convenience has its price

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Ok - me, well into middle age, new to the area. I've been biking regularly for near 30 years and have several very high end custom bikes, but am a relative newbie to road biking. The first time I went in I dealt mostly with the head mechanic. We discussed four things to be done to a bike (front hub overhaul, new chain, brake pad replacement adjustment and bottom bracket OH). I dropped off the bike a week later and after four days in the shop it was "done". The only thing they did was the front hub - "forgot" to do the other three things. Second time was to buy some shoes. My wife was with me and after we left she said, "Why do you go in there - they're so rude". Nuf said - there's plenty of other shops to try.

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★★☆☆☆

Ok - me, well into middle age, new to the area. I've been biking regularly for near 30 years and have several very high end custom bikes, but am a relative newbie to road biking. The first time I went in I dealt mostly with the head mechanic. We discussed four things to be done to a bike (front hub overhaul, new chain, brake pad replacement adjustment and bottom bracket OH). I dropped off the bike a week later and after four days in the shop it was "done". The only thing they did was the front hub - "forgot" to do the other three things. Second time was to buy some shoes. My wife was with me and after we left she said, "Why do you go in there - they're so rude". Nuf said - there's plenty of other shops to try.

Pros: Nice high end bike stuff

Cons: Rude

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We have bought several bikes for our children here. They have a good selection of higher end bikes. We have purchased several Specialized bikes for our kids and they held up great! You might pay a little more, but it's nice to buy local and get a quality product at the same time.

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★★★★☆

We have bought several bikes for our children here. They have a good selection of higher end bikes. We have purchased several Specialized bikes for our kids and they held up great! You might pay a little more, but it's nice to buy local and get a quality product at the same time.

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Gordon, the owner, is one of the few owners I have met who actually spends a lot of time in his shop and interacts with customers.

I bought a Cannondale road frame there last year and his crew built it up for me. Best bike I have had so far.

It is one of the few shops that I trust to work on my bikes.

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★★★★☆

Gordon, the owner, is one of the few owners I have met who actually spends a lot of time in his shop and interacts with customers.

I bought a Cannondale road frame there last year and his crew built it up for me. Best bike I have had so far.

It is one of the few shops that I trust to work on my bikes.

Pros: Back thier work

Cons: Sometime the prices are a little high

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We bought my bike at Lakeside Bicycles and they were great! The staff is very knowledgeable, helpful and not high pressured at all. They have a great selection of bikes and of accessories without being overwhelming.

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★★★★★

We bought my bike at Lakeside Bicycles and they were great! The staff is very knowledgeable, helpful and not high pressured at all. They have a great selection of bikes and of accessories without being overwhelming.

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Im a bit of a Newbie, and have been shopping for just under a month at the local portland oregon shops for a roadie bike. My background is Mountain bikes ( Bellingham ) and wanted to hook up with a local shop
and get a decent bike-- AND not get ripped off.
I dropped by the two Big box stores in Portland and a few specialty nice little shops, but the little shops all want to "special order" and are too enthusiastic to ORDER stuff rather than have it in stock.
The big box stores in Portland (and other cities Ive lived to be fair) seemed to pressure the employees
to have this sweet canned demeanor and its invariably the same, like they all attended the same seminar
at Interbike!! PLEASE!! Give me someone Real, Not a cycle-robot!!
On the advice of a friend, I rode over to Lakeside and spoke with a wiry haired VERY SMART guy, who
reminded me a bit of a Physicist friend of mine: greying hair, no-nonsense and Right to the Point.
The shop has a good sized inventory and THEY ACTUALLY had it in stock! Medium size shop, and
intelligent, REAL people. Prices were average to high, but I didnt have to wait and I received Professional
information, and not canned magazine dribble that the other stores memorized rote. It felt more academia
than Retail Jargon / surface relationship B.S. It was a real deal and Im happy I took the ride to Lake O!Lake O!

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★★★★☆

Im a bit of a Newbie, and have been shopping for just under a month at the local portland oregon shops for a roadie bike. My background is Mountain bikes ( Bellingham ) and wanted to hook up with a local shop
and get a decent bike-- AND not get ripped off.
I dropped by the two Big box stores in Portland and a few specialty nice little shops, but the little shops all want to "special order" and are too enthusiastic to ORDER stuff rather than have it in stock.
The big box stores in Portland (and other cities Ive lived to be fair) seemed to pressure the employees
to have this sweet canned demeanor and its invariably the same, like they all attended the same seminar
at Interbike!! PLEASE!! Give me someone Real, Not a cycle-robot!!
On the advice of a friend, I rode over to Lakeside and spoke with a wiry haired VERY SMART guy, who
reminded me a bit of a Physicist friend of mine: greying hair, no-nonsense and Right to the Point.
The shop has a good sized inventory and THEY ACTUALLY had it in stock! Medium size shop, and
intelligent, REAL people. Prices were average to high, but I didnt have to wait and I received Professional
information, and not canned magazine dribble that the other stores memorized rote. It felt more academia
than Retail Jargon / surface relationship B.S. It was a real deal and Im happy I took the ride to Lake O!Lake O!

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Not necessarily speaking of employees, or even those that I've dealt with. In fact, several employees have been more than helpful - including the mechanic in this review. However, my short interaction with who I think is the owner made me want to take my business elsewhere, and I did. Shop mechanic was helping me out with carbon assembly compound - he couldn't locate any for retail sale, so at the suggestion of the fit specialist guy was going to give me a small bit of Tacx compound (about 3 grams worth) from his tub to take home in a plastic bag. Owner wasn't involved but saw mechanic putting compound in a plastic bag and asked (exclaimed!!) "What are you doing - that stuff isn't cheap!" and made the employee take the 3 grams of compound out of the bag. Owner handed mechanic some 5 gram FSA blister packs (the same ones that come with FSA seatposts), marked for individual sale at $6. Owner never spoke to me, but entire interaction was two feet in front of me. Didn't feel like buying a non-resealable 5 gram pack for 6 bux, so I went to another bike shop, was treated with respect, and bought an 80 gram tub of Tacx coumpound for 15 bux (that shop had previously given me some in a plastic bag when they were out of retail tubs). You do the math. Was it really worth it to lose a customer for $.56 (retail price!) worth of Tacx compound? I would think not, but apparently the owner thinks otherwise. By the way, I've worked in many bike shops over the years and am a fairly serious rider. Again, the mechanic, fit specialist, and others were all helpful, but owner's attitude was laughable - I still can't believe he actually made the mechanic take 3 grams of compound out of the plastic bag. Lots of shops to choose from in PDX and I like to spread my business around town, but this experience will be my last at Lakeside.

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★★☆☆☆

Not necessarily speaking of employees, or even those that I've dealt with. In fact, several employees have been more than helpful - including the mechanic in this review. However, my short interaction with who I think is the owner made me want to take my business elsewhere, and I did. Shop mechanic was helping me out with carbon assembly compound - he couldn't locate any for retail sale, so at the suggestion of the fit specialist guy was going to give me a small bit of Tacx compound (about 3 grams worth) from his tub to take home in a plastic bag. Owner wasn't involved but saw mechanic putting compound in a plastic bag and asked (exclaimed!!) "What are you doing - that stuff isn't cheap!" and made the employee take the 3 grams of compound out of the bag. Owner handed mechanic some 5 gram FSA blister packs (the same ones that come with FSA seatposts), marked for individual sale at $6. Owner never spoke to me, but entire interaction was two feet in front of me. Didn't feel like buying a non-resealable 5 gram pack for 6 bux, so I went to another bike shop, was treated with respect, and bought an 80 gram tub of Tacx coumpound for 15 bux (that shop had previously given me some in a plastic bag when they were out of retail tubs). You do the math. Was it really worth it to lose a customer for $.56 (retail price!) worth of Tacx compound? I would think not, but apparently the owner thinks otherwise. By the way, I've worked in many bike shops over the years and am a fairly serious rider. Again, the mechanic, fit specialist, and others were all helpful, but owner's attitude was laughable - I still can't believe he actually made the mechanic take 3 grams of compound out of the plastic bag. Lots of shops to choose from in PDX and I like to spread my business around town, but this experience will be my last at Lakeside.

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i have never been talked down to like at this place. a bit condescending and rude. sure they have some nice bikes but it doesn't give you license to be a jerky. i spoke to several friends about my experience and they all either felt the same or had heard of something similar from this place. i went in for a power meter and some gloves, left with a grudge and hankering to write about it.

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★☆☆☆☆

i have never been talked down to like at this place. a bit condescending and rude. sure they have some nice bikes but it doesn't give you license to be a jerky. i spoke to several friends about my experience and they all either felt the same or had heard of something similar from this place. i went in for a power meter and some gloves, left with a grudge and hankering to write about it.

Pros: fancy bikes, good location

Cons: attitude

Message from Lakeside Bicycles

Arguably the Portland area's premier road shop, we stock bicycles and accessories for everyone. Where possible our emphasis is on fine European and U.S. brands. Our mission is to make cycling accessible to everyone while providing astonishingly great service.

More about Lakeside Bicycles

Fine bicycles, accessories, and service for every cyclist. Bianchi, Cannondale, Colnago, DeRosa, Electra, Look, Merckx, Pegoretti, Pinarello, Specialized, Campagnolo, Shimano, Mavic, Assos, Capo, Giordana, SheBeest, Rudy, Oakley, and lots more.

 

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