Monday, August 10, 2009

For your consideration...

While researching bike shops in my new neighborhood in DC (don't worry, I looked before I signed the rent - one doesn't want to be too far, you know) I discovered this gem.

Video 2000/Rollin Cycles


Apparently, some guys who once worked at a bike co-op (much like our beloved Revolutions) decided to partner with a porn video store to open a shop in a highly trafficked neighborhood. Tubes and porn, in one place. I'll probably be going elsewhere, but, hey, it's an idea (especially considering how much of a sausagefest Thursday nights have been lately - um - always).

[edit: I can't get the photo to show up, here's a linky.

4 comments:

Jeff said...

Jimmy and Omar came up in the earn-a-bike program at Chain Reaction years ago. They're proof spaces/programs like that can work when done properly. I'd say pick-up your tubes, cables, etc. from those guys; nicer stuff in a pinch from City(Shitty)Bikes or The Bike Rack depending on which is closer; and new bikes, wheels or other major purchases from Arrow Bicycles in nearby Hyattsville. Arrow will give you the best price, most competent mechanics and most relaxed, friendly atmosphere of any shop in the DC metro area. The Arrow/Route 1 Velo ride on Sunday is one of the better organized no-drop group rides in the area.

jmgorman said...

Good tips, thanks. I'll definitely check out the group ride and Arrow. I didn't go by Rollin, I just saw it on a blog. I'm sure they're good guys and, if they came up in Chain Reaction, good at making old bikes roll.

Patrick said...

Carlos and Omar at Rollin are good dudes who know their stuff. Its a great place to go if you need the basic stuff, but of course, they're not going to stock that Campy Super Record 11 speed brifter.

I'd stay away from City Bikes. Overpriced and bad attitudes. If you need parts, hit up the Bike Rack or Pro Shop.

Fix Memphis said...

It's nice to see that DC has a strong community. Josh, I think you'll be in good hands!