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Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Find in Cristy's Bike Shop

Now Cristy's Bike Shop isn't exactly what I would categorize as one of the next generation bike shops. Although they stocked all their bling parts and frames into a room inside the shop and made it a bit more presentable, the old school shop flavor is still there.

Nouveau rich bikers would go straight to this area, and I don't blame them. What knowledgeable cyclist can resist the line of Scott frames hanging from the ceiling along with the latest Shimano XTR parts behind the glass cases?

But to truly appreciate Cristy's Bike Shop, you have to take a look at the showcases outside closely. Just a few weeks ago I was able to find a Shimano XTR "traditional" rear derailleur when the rest of Cartimar is stocked with Rapid Rise. I also discovered that she's still selling a pair of Shimano XTR V-Brake levers! I thought I'd only be seeing them in the second-hand market and there they are inside her glass case!

Aside from the showcases, check out the second-hand bikes on display. If you spot a bike part there that you like, there are instances when you can have them take it out from the bike and buy it. Omel got his pair of classic Chris King hubs that way.

Now I have to admit that Cristy's one of the character bike shop owners. She may seem suplada (and she can be) but if you do get her kiliti, Cristy can be a biker's best friend.

4 comments:

  1. did you buy them (rd & levers)?

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  2. Sadly no. I haven't visited Cristy for a long time already. This was back in 2007.

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  3. Anonymous3:22 PM

    cristy's bike shop is the best . low price , friendly people and special thanks to sir jhun and all of his associates @ cristy's

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  4. Anonymous4:56 PM

    low price and factory defect bike parts (or maybe 2nd hand will be offered... if you're a newbie)

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