Dear PoP – Where’s the best Bike Shop in the city?

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“Dear PoP,

I recently had my silver and navy blue Trek bicycle stolen from the corners of 13th and G Streets, NW. It was the middle of the day and I was only in Au Bon Pain for 20 minutes. Now, I’m bikeless and am faced with two daunting tasks: getting a new bike and figuring out where to purchase it. I do want to get a road bike as it is faster (and sleeker) than my old hybrid bike, but with the dearth of bike shops in DC, I don’t know where to begin. I’ve been to City Bikes in Georgetown, and their repair services are reasonably priced, but their bikes are not. I’d like to know what your readers believe to be the best bicycle value in DC. Would you (and they) be able to help me out?”

I seem to recall there were a lot of fans of Rollin Cycles now located at 1314 14th Street, NW. But I know there are also devotees of Capitol Hill Bikes located at 719 8th Street SE (Barracks Row). What about the one in Adams Morgan? Or the new one on 14th St, NW just north of V?

What’s your favorite bike shop in the city? Most reasonably priced?

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