Bikeshop Candids: Woodinville Bicycle...

By now you have probably gathered that there are going to be a number of posts originating from the Great Rainy North, in fact there already have been. Mixed in there, will be a couple of bikeshop candids, of which this is the first. Woodinville Bicycle has been serving this city to the east of Seattle, Washington for fifteen years - the last eleven of those years at their current, prime location on the main drag through town. The shop is a Specialized and Giant dealership, and you will notice that right off - road, mountain, cross, commute, kids bikes - they are all right there - in big letters on the downtubes. The other thing you will notice right off is the service; you will be greeted and your needs inquired about straight away. They pride themselves on 24-hour turnaround times for bikes requiring service, which based on my experience is pretty darn good. It is somewhat passé for any business to say that customer service is their top priority, but I got the impression that ideal is more than so many loosely spoken words, at this shop. 

This shop is neat, clean and well organized, and the people inside are friendly and helpful. I have been in need of a decent light-weight lock for some time now, and found a cable / silicon one which will do the job nicely. They also had that Hamm's cap I saw once, but didn't pick up at the time. Whether you are local to the area, or passing through, give them a look.