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Old 05-02-05, 12:40 AM
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ss shops in europe

'm gonna be in europe for a month (spain, amsterdam, brussels, paris), and would like to look for some old track bikes (free shipping home on Air France). i have a list of bike shops in paris. but it doesn't really say if any of them are good for track bikes. i'll probably ask around once i get there, but it's nice to get a jump now. any one know of any hole-in-the-wall shop where they might have some track bike gold stashed away.

someone mentioned a track shop in amsterdam:
RIH
150 westerstraat (jordaan district)
amsterdam

any other leads would be appreciated.

i'll give you an update w/ pics (hopefully) once i get back.
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I'll be whatching this thread. The only track-specific shop I've heard of is RIH.
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i think there was also a thread about it, but there is a shop in berlin, germany (keirinberlin.de). its not on your list of cities, but the choices are limited. a lot of velodromes in europe have closed down.
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i also posted this in the track forum w/o success. i'm not necessarily looking for track only shops, just ss shops that have more than city specific bikes (i.e. dutch 'granny' bikes). oh well, leaving tomorrow, we'll see.
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if you haven't left yet and if you get to London try Condor cycles

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I found nothing exciting in Paris. OK, there was a place (one of several shops) on the Avenue des Grandes Armees which had a whole lot of clothing on sale and some pretty nice road bikes, but otherwise I was generally disappointed.
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There used to be 4 velodromes here in madrid. . . they are all closed now and nobody even has an extra trackbike laying arround. It's really sad you know. I asked a couple of shop mechanics who used to race and they said that they haven't had one come in for a long time and that the only place you could probably find one here at this point would be at an ex-racers house. No track love here in spain. . .
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