Best Bike Shop

Maplewood Bicycle

Whether you could name every rider in the peloton at this year's Tour de France or you just look longingly at passing bicycles as you fill your car with $3.50-a-gallon gas, you will find a bicycle at Maplewood Bicycle. Yes, even you there in the back, fondly remembering the first bike you ever had, a wicker basket attached to the handlebars, a flower painted on the wicker: Past the two- and three-thousand-dollar titanium racing bikes, past the ten-speeds and the fat-tired dirt bikes, it sits waiting for you to pedal back to 1975. Maplewood Bicycle understands your nostalgia. It opened more than 30 years ago -- long before Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong awakened America's interest in cycling as a serious sport. Still, those who would rather live in 2005 will find a wide selection of bikes from all the major manufacturers as well as personalized, computer-assisted bike fitting, certified repair technicians and an impressive array of clothing, shoes and everything else you'll need to chase Lance through the Alps -- or to wobble down the street while your father, training wheels in one hand, screwdriver in the other, cheers.
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