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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.

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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.

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    How about, Psychles yard?
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    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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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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    Portland...

    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    dead baby bikes in, i think, seattle or portland is clearly the best name ever for a bike shop.
    they put on a messenger bike race thats pretty popular each year
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    There is a shop in Pennsylvania named Frankenstein's. It's in a weird location and the owner is a little honory; but they are good people.
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    Two nearby bike shops:
    Pedal Power
    Alternative Spoke

    One further away:
    Pedals and Petals (bike shop/flower shop combo)

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    I'd call my shop Hot Naked Chix.
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    Madison WI has smoe good names:
    Revolution Cycles (my favorite logo)
    Cronometro (Very high end road shop and legendary bike fittings! Their team is called the Brazen Dropouts - best name for a group of cyclists)

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    New Revolution Cycles
    Pedal Power
    The Hub
    Bike Barn
    These are in and around Central Texas.

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    A couple here in Utah are called "Spin cycle" (Named after a local trail.) and "Bike peddler". And a couple I've seen else where were "cyclotherapy" and "wheels of fortune"

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    The Spin Cycle

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbak73
    A couple here in Utah are called "Spin cycle" (Named after a local trail.) and "Bike peddler". And a couple I've seen else where were "cyclotherapy" and "wheels of fortune"
    The Spin Cycle is in Cary NC too.

    Hey, how about "Performance"!? Anyone heard of that one?
    I read that on the internet.

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    Too bad the 'service' at Cronometro is the worst I've EVER had. But then again, I'm a mountain biker (not in their clientèle book) and I didn't look like I had money dripping out of my pocket. Nice shop other wise.
    Just a regular guy.

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    [QUOTE=40hills]The Spin Cycle is in Cary NC too.
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    Sure it's not a product of a creative mind, Pedal Pusher! Try that one...
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    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    forks down saddle up

    and have a small sitdown cafe inside with the most calorific grub that can be found

    yum.

    if some1 actually uses this I want a free bike up to 12K, free grub anytime I visit, and mentioned on any about us material.

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    Psycho Cycles?

    If that one isnt taken yet, I would be amazed.

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    We've got a couple good ones locally:

    Revolution Cycle

    Mud, Sweat and Gears

    Hardcore Bikes

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    Crono attitude

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Too bad the 'service' at Cronometro is the worst I've EVER had. But then again, I'm a mountain biker (not in their clientèle book) and I didn't look like I had money dripping out of my pocket. Nice shop other wise.
    That is no real surprise to me ... the first time I went in there with an older steel road bike that had 8 speed stuff (Campy AND Shimano - working together - that shouldn't work!) I got some serious attitude from Colin - the owner. I consequently went back and told him that I was really disappointed to be treated in such a patronizing manner... he seemed genuinely apologetic and then went on to be quite helpful. He then offered 1/2 price fittings to anyone doing the local (then 7-day) AIDS fundraiser ride and my fit lasted 3 hours with Craig - who is an absolute gentleman (I believe he just does bike fits). I also used to work with Eric who no longer works there as he's a great guy... Yeah, I know that they are not so friendly to mountain bikers either... they're specifically a high end road shop - for MTB stuff - I used to go see Jesse at the Trek Store he's a super nice guy!

    I miss Madison in many ways ... but the dirt riding here is closer ... .ike out my door! the road riding is still better in Madison...
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    My bike shop in Brisbane Australia is called Cycleogical.
    I didn't think of it, but I loved it as soon as I heard it.
    I don't know how much a cool name for a shop affects its turnover, but it's always more fun to have a cool name.

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    I think Super D's would be a great name for a shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by half arsed View Post
    My bike shop in Brisbane Australia is called Cycleogical.
    I didn't think of it, but I loved it as soon as I heard it.
    I don't know how much a cool name for a shop affects its turnover, but it's always more fun to have a cool name.
    That's a great name!


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