Formerly on North Loop, now at Duval & 51st, this little-known shop has repeatedly bailed me out of some first-rate bicycle emergencies, and I really owe them a debt. When my bike seat (an expensive, Brooks leather saddle) was stolen in front of Half Price Books, these guys helped me find a short-term replacement, and eventually sold me a new Brooks. When my rear wheel died today, just when I was near-broke, Peddler found me a good, USED wheel that they sold for a pittance, and put on in a jiffy, despite my pain-in-the-neck tires. They were even flexible about taking a check (NOTE: they normally don't do this, so don't ask), because they knew me. And they've done affordable, efficient spoke repairs a million times. A neat collection of commuter-friendly bikes & accessories served up with skill, good humor, and unimpeachable integrity. And they value their customers. If your bike breaks down anywhere near north-central Austin, I will recommend this store in a heartbeat.
Posted: 2/22/2012 • Link to this review