Upon my arrival to seattle for my current job, which isn't related to the bike industry (at least not my primary one). My friend and I decided to search out a bike shop that could help in the acquisition of some shiny bits...
Where it gets good, the first shop to come up on the GPS was G.H.Y. Bikes, and they picked up the phone... Bonus... The person who answered the phone was uber polite. Many shops these days have employees that don't give a shit and fall into the category of floating along (you wonder why the industry isn't portrayed as the most business oriented). time to hop in the car and check it out.
Arriving out front the shop had a pretty good vibe, the staff was super positive and helpful, to say the least.
Picked the part, with some help from the staff, installed on bike a few days later. PERFECT
Met some new frends hung out a bit and chilled.
Fast forward a bit SEATTLE BIKE EXPO 2012. Jay hoots (NORCO) was over at the booth for a bit and even at the show the staff killed it. A handful of bikes were on hanging out from Transition Bikes, Commencal, and Norco. They do some pretty cool custom builds at the shop, which I am a fan of because most of my life I have been speccin' out parts for different high end builds for customers, friends and past customers. They know how to bleed brakes (properly) and their Tune ups are on par (fuck golf this is cycling) They have a huge selection of custom bikes and build bikes for demo and more parts that make sense that some mail order giants, the right parts for the right price.
Some shots from the show at their booth
THEY EVEN HAD MORE TRANSITIONS THAN TRANSITION DID AT THE SHOW TODAY (THEY LEFT EARLY)
I WANTED OYSTER SHOOTERS DAMMIT
DUTHIE IS ON THE HIT LIST