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Old 11-04-19, 12:29 PM
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Coffee and steel vintage bikes

pretty neat......maybe a business op for someone

German company "Steel Vintage Bikes" has coffe/cafe and vintage steel bikes for sale

https://www.steel-vintage.com/cafe-and-store/



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Old 11-04-19, 12:36 PM
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The only way they can make the bike sales part work is that they have an online store. I don't think selling premium used bikes in-person-only is a viable business model. The target market is too small and spread out geographically.
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Old 11-04-19, 12:38 PM
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A nice place I wouldn't mind having a coffee or a nice lunch, but I wouldn't buy a bike from there. I know they focus on premium brands and whatnot, but I found a lot of their products to be overpriced, especially for the L'Eroica appeal. But then again, a lot of their bikes are handed down by former professional
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Old 11-04-19, 12:58 PM
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There is Lucky Duck in Oakland, a few blocks from my office:

Luckyduck Bicycle Cafe

I found out about Steel Vintage Bikes a little while after a trip to Berlin a few years ago, and I would have visited if I had known prior to the visit. It was about a ten minute walk from our hotel.
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Old 11-04-19, 01:01 PM
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I have that already at home
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If you happen to be in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood in Cleveland, there is Sixth City Cycles. They share a space with Coffee Coffee Coffee. He sells and repairs bikes out of the coffee shop. It is very clean and a great look. They have several bikes on the wall. They refurb vintage mostly steel bikes for the casual and commuter crowd. Everything I saw was in the $300+/- range. Berto is the guy there and he does good work. He's an hour away, but I took one of my bikes for service there. Very satisfied. I like supporting businesses like that. Coffee isn't too bad either. Roasted locally.

https://www.sixthcitycycles.com/

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There are also Eroica Cafes and Bianchi Cafes scattered about. I went by the one in Stockholm a couple of years ago but it was closed for summer vacation.
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Sixth city cycles

Thanks for posting this. Iím an hour east but if in the area Iíll stop by.
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If you happen to be in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood in Cleveland, there is Sixth City Cycles. They share a space with Coffee Coffee Coffee. He sells and repairs bikes out of the coffee shop. It is very clean and a great look. They have several bikes on the wall. They refurb vintage mostly steel bikes for the casual and commuter crowd. Everything I saw was in the $300+/- range. Berto is the guy there and he does good work. He's an hour away, but I took one of my bikes for service there. Very satisfied. I like supporting businesses like that. Coffee isn't too bad either. Roasted locally.

https://www.sixthcitycycles.com/

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Old 11-04-19, 09:37 PM
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Such a business is slated to open in Eugene, OR. Itís in the works right now.

Itíll be a downtown movie theater that serves coffee & other adult beverages, with food truck dining services. Itíll feature a ďbike haven,Ē showcasing a very large collection of vintage bikes, and may offer some other interesting C&V cycling related amenities. Thereís quite a bit more to the overall plan, but thatís about all Iíve really got on it so far.

Should be interesting.

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Seems like a repair co-op might be an interesting thing to add to the mix.

The shop in Berlin seems worth a trip all on it's own. That seller has some very optimistically priced bikes on Eboy.

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Coffee and Steel Vintage Bikes

See, if Jim Jarmusch were really exceptional at his craft, he would have used this theme instead of the one he chose for his film.

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I'm guessing the business model is use the bikes to sell more coffees. Seems viable to me if a coffee only joint can survive in the same area.
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Pretty sure the coffee house keeps the bills paid, but what was my LBS in Florence, KY (before we moved) was one of those. Well, he could get you a new Jamis, but 80% of what he had for sle was vintage steel. If you're ever near Cincinnati, look them up VB&B. The proprietors love what they do, but I would lose too much money at it, and it wouldn't be fun.
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Old 11-05-19, 09:52 PM
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I am on a team for Bike Stop Cafe.
Eat well. Ride often. They do.

Coffee, wine, local brew, good food.
Rent a bike, fix a bike, ride a bike.

They even have a 4-seater.

https://www.bikestopcafes.com/

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Old 11-06-19, 08:36 AM
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I've bought some Eddy Merckx frames from SVB. The frames were NOS and were immaculate. I probably paid a little over market price, but the exchange rate was favorable, and I didn't want to wait a lifetime to find similar condition frames. I look at least once a week at their site, looking for rare pieces. The shipping and communication was top notch. I would buy from them again.
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Old 11-06-19, 09:59 AM
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There's this place in Chicago. I haven't been there yet.
https://www.heritagebicycles.com/
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They've been around for awhile now and they have the market cornered for High Quality Steel bikes that are ready to ship to your door. Excellent very knowledgable website information on the Bikes they sell. and Ive seen some very rare birds listed on their For Sale section.

A bit overpriced? Depends, on your Bank account balance and/or if you want to wait around years to a refurbish of a bicycle of your own, and We all know how much of a pain in the ass that long process is.

1 click and your pristine dream Bike is on its way to you. Sounds like a good deal for all interested in that sort of business model..Maybe the Bike shop Owner likes to drink coffee all day, I know I do.
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Avant in Lake Geneva, WI

https://www.avantcyclecafe.com/cafe
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The Governors Cup in Salem has some exquisite Eddy Merckx bikes in the wall. Iíll have to pop in and snap a pic
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Coffee/Vintage Steel and/or Tap Room/Vintage Steel shops to me are labors of love and I search them out.
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https://www.ridestudiocafe.com in Lexington, MA, is a high-end bike shop and cafe. I’ve had coffee there, but the bikes are way out of my interest and price range.
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Coffee and bikes, a match made in Heaven.
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Fah, two passing fads. Before you know it, we'll be back to drinking mead* and driving ox-carts.

I've had visitors here marvel over how many locally-run coffee joints there are here. And no shortage of LBSes. And the two cultures indeed have a huge intersection. Still no single combo shop. There's an LBS and a local cafe next door to one another on Isthmus / Cap City path, and a lot of crossover between them. Well, technically, their addresses are on Atwood, but they both each have two "storefronts", one on the path side and one on the street side. Only a matter of time before someone opens up such an establishment, but I bet it'll be more along the lines @mpetry912 mentioned, a small co-op or DIY workspace kind of place. Come to think of it, the local co-op is slated to move into and run the "bike station" at a major new development downtown; I wonder if anything eat/drink related is in their plans....

*(BTW, we actually do have a local meadery, but I digress.....)
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Heck, you gotta sell coffee to pay the bills cause nobody is buying vintage bikes.
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