London Bike Shops - A Map

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  • I have started a map on Google of London bike shops. It's open collaboration, so feel free to add shops and comments.

    For me, I like to see information like this on a map, so that I can see which shops are viable options for me, depending on where I am. This is particularly useful from mobile devices, when you have some mechanical failure in a neighbourhood you're not familiar with.

    Hope that people find it useful!

    EDIT:
    Velocio has kindly linked the map from the main navbar. Just click where it says "shops" on the grey bar, or head to
    http://www.londonfgss.com/shops.html

    Note - I've had a search to see if this has been done before, but didn't find anything. Now I bet the first response will be to an existing map :)

  • added a couple south of the river

  • Cool, thanks. My knowledge is mostly central /NE

  • could you add bikefix?

    48 Lamb's Conduit Street London WC1N 3LJ

  • matty you are correct, back on the old vanilla forum, we did indeed have a map for all things bike related, see link below.
    It somehow got lost in the transition, but if you want to add it to your original post, or merge with your map feel free. This map includes locations of some forum members and places of interest to the forum, bike shops, polo, drinks etc. Don't know when it was updated last though..

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msa=0&m­sid=102018849781943482616.00044bdd439eb5­2e42331

  • It would be great if we could use different markers for 'recommended shops'.

  • There's a funny little bike shop at the Elephant and Castle roundabout, under the arches. They have some fabulous antique bikes in there, as well as a load of old shit.

  • could you add bikefix?

    48 Lamb's Conduit Street London WC1N 3LJ

    great shop, its a little further from me than condor but i prefer the people in there.

    i really wanna have a go on one of those recumbents they sell too

  • add brixton cycles on there-search Brixton cycles ltd its in gmaps

  • Camden - added Chamberlaine Cycles where I work. We mainly sell commuting type hybrids and a few OTP singlespeeds


  • There's a funny little bike shop at the Elephant and Castle roundabout, under the arches. They have some fabulous antique bikes in there, as well as a load of old shit.

    i think the shop called re-cycled or re-cycling, i bought my daughter's bmx there

  • I have started a map on Google of London bike shops . . . . .

    . . . . . I've had a search to see if this has been done before, but didn't find anything. Now I bet the first response will be to an existing map :)

    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread5280.htm­l

    (shops are denoted by dollar signs)

  • @ Cornelius & Tynan - Yea, I came across that map (via google maps rather than the forum, oddly enough), but I opted to go for a new one for a couple of reasons - firstly that I wanted to do one solely for bike shops, and secondly that the existing one had a bunch of personal information, and I didn't want to go ahead and resurrect / publicise that.

    @ VB - Sure, that sounds like a good idea. There is the option to have a custom marker (could to red for poor reviews, yellow for neutral, green for good), but it would be pretty tedious. Would be more fun to do something programmatically via Google API. I wouldn't really know where to start with this, but is it something you could link from the forum somehow? Maybe via a poll?

    I changed the URL to something more obvious / easier to remember. Old one still works though.

  • Added Bike Whisperer (who I definitely recommend), Ealing Cycles and Action Bikes (Uxbridge Rd) for the westies.

  • i think the shop called re-cycled or re-cycling, i bought my daughter's bmx there

    I wouldn't have spotted it if I hadn't been waiting for a bus. They do have some good kids' bikes as well as the antique stuff. I like their principle of reconditioning old bikes to put them back on the road.

  • You should get collaborating with the Camden Cyclists

    linky

  • Just added Brixton Cycles and a little LBS in East Dulwich/Peckham called Balfe's Bikes that I've never used but go past a lot

  • Rob's (Sargent's?) on Mountgrove Road N4 is missing, as is Finsbury cycles, as is the one-legged Columbian dude in Tottenham, as is the excellent Bikeworks on Old Ford Road.

  • @ tricitybendix - wow, looks like they might have the map thing covered. Still, I like the idea of everyone being able to add stuff.

    @ Winston - feel free to add them! You will need a google account. If you use gmail, Picasa, blogger, or any other google product, you can use that login (I think).

    @ all contributors - thanks! the map is looking great!

  • think i just added sargent and co. I am yet to make it to their shop (which is shocking as its 5 mins from me) but the website is nice!

  • Also missing are Holdsworths in Putney and Cyclefit in Covent Garden.

    Would add them both but am not technically competent to do so

  • Also missing are Holdsworths in Putney and Cyclefit in Covent Garden.

    Would add them both but am not technically competent to do so

    Done

  • I wouldn't have spotted it if I hadn't been waiting for a bus. They do have some good kids' bikes as well as the antique stuff. I like their principle of reconditioning old bikes to put them back on the road.

    they also offered to buy/ exchange her bike for another when she grows out of it , which i thought was a nice angle.

  • Can you add: Strattons East hill Wandsworth, Prologue, Upper Richmond Road Sheen, Up and Running Upper Richmond Road Sheen, Putney Cycles Putney Bridge Road Putney, thanks.

  • Thanks 50x14. Map is shaping up nicely.

    EDIT: @VB - no embedding of google maps allowed?

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