BSNothing but a bunch of washed up elitists who think they are too cool for school.City Pages really needs to do some homework instead of looking for the "hip" places to get shitty service.
Best Bike Shop - 2011
One on One Bicycle Studio
The Twin Cities is blessed with a vibrant bike culture, supported by a whole mess of great cycle shops, so choosing just one isn't easy. But One on One Cycle in the Warehouse District has a lot going for it. For one thing, we love their $1 per minute labor rate on repairs and tune-ups, which beats the hell out of flat fees when all you want is new brake pads. They sell bikes too, of course, from Bianchis to Fatbacks to local favorite Surly. If you're not looking to splash out on an expensive new ride, they've also got a constantly rotating selection of used bikes and a basement full of scroungeable parts called the junkyard. The best thing about One on One, though, is the café up front, where you can sip delicious soup while waiting for your steed to be readied.
Come on! Erik's has been voted by the readers #1 for 13 straight years. Why does City Pages keep ignoring it. Seems like an agenda if you ask me.
btw... I do think One On One is a great shop, as are all of the others. All have strengths, all have challenges.
Really? They're so pretentious there!! I've noticed that you're pretty much ignored or sneered at if you don't roll up in a fixie. Of all the small bike shops in the cities (Angry Catfish, Bikes and Pieces, etc etc), you had to pick the most elitest of them all. :(