Moving up to Glasgow

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  • Hiya, thought I'd introduce myself in the Glasgow forum - I'm moving up from London this weekend to start a job at the University of Glasgow, where my partner's been working for the last few months. I'll be riding a pink Kona mtb or a silver Ti tourer, shout DAS if you see me about!

    Also - what's the recommended LBS around Crosshill?

  • Welcome to Glasgow (once you get here!)

    If you're cycling from Crosshill to Glasgow Uni you'll probably be passing near the Bike Bunker on Bothwell St - run by Brian who I think is still on here? It's in the basement of 11 Bothwell St, G2 6LY.­

    Willie Bain is still around too I assume (not been down that way for a while) which would be close to you and again, probably on your route. He was on Polllokshaws Road, which is on the route into the city centre. Plug in G41 1QT.­htm

    Also, if you're Crosshill then in terms of routes there's also the South City Way which I completely missed for the best part of a year. Good little contraflow route.

  • hey @Spxtz welcome to Glasgow too!

    If you're working at the Uni and need a bike shop you've got Gear Bikes on Gibson St. I don't know the Crosshill area but I have heard good things about Willie Bain.

    I'm in the West End and am often riding around near the Uni on a red Bob Jackson. Holla if you see me.

  • Welcome. In terms of bike shops I really like the bike station (edit: now Bike For Good), loads of cheap used parts and you can use their tools to fix your bike yourself in their workshop (twice a week, but if you ask nicely they let you do it anytime as long as it's not too busy). Top institution.

  • Re LBS - go with Bain's.

    Welcome to Glasgow!

  • Keep an eye on Glasgow bike umbrella, all the good events are detailed on there, think it's just a page on fb.

    There's also a good polo scene, bit quiet at the minute because winter and the court has been an ice rink on and off for months now. Hosting Helles bells in summer I think

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Moving up to Glasgow

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