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    bike shop names

    ok, what are some good names for a bike shop?

    it can be weird, foreign, funny, (just be creative)
    also, tell us what u would name your shop.

    for those who are wondering, this is not for me but a friend who needs help naming one.

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    I always thought "Gravity Works( or Worx, Werks, Werx, etc)" would be a sweet name for a bike shop, unless it's more of a xc bike shop.
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    Ye Olde Velocipede Shoppe.
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    My shop is The Prairie Peddler. Kind of a play on words as I sell more than bikes.
    Just a regular guy.

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    The Bike Shop in Manchester, CT.

    I work at a more creatively named shop: Tolland Bicycle.

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    Rollin' Along

    Lame, but it's all I could think of at the moment.

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    Think of something that relates to the area the shop will be in. I am not sure where this shop will be or what type of bikers it is aimed at so i can't really make a suggestion. My LBS is called Eastside Cycles, it is a suitable name since I am in Eastern Canada.
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    Some of the more memorable I've seen are "The Slippery Pig" in Phoenix and "Bike & Bean" in Sedona.

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    Around here the shops are either generic (BikeWorld, Bike Country), named after the founders (Irwin's Bikes, Barr Bicycle, Rasmussen Bike Shop, Wicks Bike Shop), or after a local feature (Skunk River Cycles). There is one place in Ogden called the Bike Barn that I am pretty sure is in a barn.

    Best name for a shop around here is "Two Guys Bike Shop". For some reason I think of the Car Guys from NPR whenever I hear that shop name. I also hear they carry some odd stuff. Haven't been in there myself yet.

    As you can see, imagination does not run around amok in this part of the country.

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    granted they do more than just bikes, but my favorite is Elephant's perch in Ketchum ID

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    Outspokin', in Augusta, GA and Columbia, SC are still my favorites.

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    dead baby bikes in, i think, seattle or portland is clearly the best name ever for a bike shop.

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    Lots of bike shops have lame or boring names...named after the owner or some boring location name.

    Come to think of it, most of the shops I've ever visited have had said boring or lame names.

    One shop locally has a good name (not sure of the origin), Dirty Harry's. I've been to a Bicycle Garage, too. Lots of shops have variations on Velocipede in their name, too. Nothing terribly special.

    Any GOOD shop name has to have some creative local flavor. Part of it, though, will depend on the audience the shop is catering to. Roadies, families, mtb, high end road/mtn, or what? Not sure a lot of families will be headed to a shop called Dead Baby Bikes.

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    How about Rollin' & Tumblin'

    Classic blues standard and a common them on a bike.

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    I've seen a shop called "Peddle Files". They only sell kids bikes.

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    When I was in college there was a shop called Steel Breeze in Provo. Cool shop with lots of neat stuff I couldn't afford. They didn't last that long only 3 or 4 years.

    mbb

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2_Tires
    Think of something that relates to the area the shop will be in. I am not sure where this shop will be or what type of bikers it is aimed at so i can't really make a suggestion. My LBS is called Eastside Cycles, it is a suitable name since I am in Eastern Canada.
    I think it's called Eastside, because it's on the east side of town.
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    You could go with a Mike n Bikes instead of Mike n Ikes but that only works if his name is Mike.

    Rich S.

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    How about, Psychles yard?
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    Hello all, new user here! Had to chime in on this one. In the same vein as Slippery Pig and because i think of monkeys as funny little guys...
    The Bike Monkey.
    Would people pay you to monkey with their bike tho?

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    First shop I ever fell in love with was in southern Maine and ran by two hippies, called "The Spokesperson." Can't remember if the latter was 1 word or 2. It was a sad day when they closed their doors.

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