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Vintage fixed-gear bicycle store in Los Angeles
January 31, 2013 11:08 PM   Subscribe

I once wandered into a store selling vintage steel road frames converted into fixed-gear bikes. I think I was in the Silverlake area, but it could have been Los Feliz or Echo Park (I had been exploring LA all that day with a free TAP Card and wasn't 100% oriented). Does anyone know what store this might have been, or where I could find a similar store in the LA area?

I already have a multigear touring bike. I seek a bike with a simpler drivetrain for lower-maintenace riding.
posted by mnemonic to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
 
this one?
posted by One Thousand and One at 11:20 PM on January 31, 2013


Orange 20 is a cool shop that deals in fixies. It's Los Feliz adjacent.
posted by malhouse at 11:22 PM on January 31, 2013


Could it be Coco's Variety?
posted by fiercecupcake at 6:29 AM on February 1, 2013


While they worship vintage track bikes that have always been track bikes, Golden Saddle Cyclery is pretty high end and fetishistic and, in my opinion, would be unlikely to be selling conversions. I could be mistaken, however, I am mostly familiar with their online presence and have not been to the brick&mortar.
posted by Juliet Banana at 7:09 AM on February 1, 2013


It's probably Coco's. Orange 20 or Golden Saddle sell mostly high-end stuff.
posted by ablazingsaddle at 8:44 AM on February 1, 2013


Another "yes" for Coco's. They're pretty one of a kind as far as a combination of product and service. They're great for restoration, wheel re-builds, and picking up something new-to-you.
posted by komlord at 3:48 PM on February 1, 2013


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