If you are searching for help - don't go to Frys. What a bunch of nimrods. If you know exactly what you want but it's going to cost over $100, probably worth searching online.
But if you know exactly the $2 item you need, you can't find a better store.
Shall I tell you about the time I bought a hard drive there and found a different (and broken) drive in the resealed box? The upshot? I was essentially told I could not return the drive since it was different. See? I must have done it. A call to the manager and a threat to call the police managed some results. You'd think they'd have a database to figure out who their customers had been and the history. Nice work, Frys.
No doubt about who is going to work on your bicycle here. There's only one - Gary - and he's great. I don't know how he makes a profit as he is so meticulous about every detail.
Also builds a great set of wheels.
Overall a very good bike and repair shop but they really stand out if you are in the market for tandem or touring bikes. The repair shop went through a lot of turnover during the dot com boom but I can't say whether they've fixed that problem.
Luis has done work for a lot of the people in my neighborhood. He is extremely reasonable. The work is done well and great clean up. He has always been on time and finishes the job.
Steve has always done a great job. You might want to consider hiring a designer for big jobs but for the actual work you won't do better. His guys show up on time and continue to show until the job is done. Good clean up.
As Gyphon is for acoustic guitars, Gelb is for electric guitar and other instruments. Great advice. While waiting for a lefty Jazz Bass to be built, their bass guy lent me one of his. Brother Lefty! Great shop.
They do have a small selection of electric but what they are known for is acoustic guitars. A great repair shop and first rate teachers housed in the back of the store.
It's convenient but the work is sloppy. You are better off driving up ECR to the north end of Menlo Park to Ducky's. It will cost $2 more but your car will be clean without having to do the last 10% of the work yourself.
Unlike Lozano's who frequently leave a mess, Ducky's spends a great deal of effort making sure the car is clean. My guess is that they spend almost twice the post-machine time that Lozano's does. I don't find little spots which need further attention as was always the case with Lozanos.
It's funny that a kid oriented town like Palo Alto doesn't have more sport shops for younger kids. This has always been our fallback. Staff is pretty friendly and we always end up leaving with something we originally did not intend to buy.