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Hey Neighbour: Kim Steed

Nov. 6, 2012, 12:32 a.m.
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Hey Neighbour continues with North Shore legend, local shop owner, master of all bikes, and all around good guy Kim Steed.

**[Kim Steed and the history of the Shore...

](http://nsmb.com/5629)**

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Nov. 6, 2012, 6:28 a.m.
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The friendliest bike shop owner on the planet!!

Nov. 6, 2012, 6:40 a.m.
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You're going to send him into a fit when he sees the spelling mistake in the article!

Nov. 6, 2012, 8:15 a.m.
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I had to laugh at this:

So in 15 years, Vancouver bike shops have put their service prices up by…..nothing? Bearing in mind that this was a special store opening offer and you can still find the same deals today? :stupid:

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wow you are a ass

Nov. 6, 2012, 8:33 a.m.
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You're going to send him into a fit when he sees the spelling mistake in the article!

I think "Hopening" pretty much sums up opening a new sports retail business.

I was surprised by the lack of sunglasses in the early photos!

-D

Mean People SUCK! Nice People SHOVEL!

Trails For All; Trails For Weather

Nov. 6, 2012, 8:57 a.m.
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Kim's shop has that fun vibe that is crucial to a sporting goods store. I am a semi fixture in that place. I stop by on the way home to unwind two or three times a week. beats hitting a bar to unwind. A bit more expensive though.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Nov. 6, 2012, 9:25 a.m.
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So in 15 years, Vancouver bike shops have put their service prices up by…..nothing? Bearing in mind that this was a special store opening offer and you can still find the same deals today? :stupid:

Tune-up special is general-purpose a magnet to pull people into the shop. During the tuneup, they find you need new brake pads, your BB is shakey, your rear tire is bald, your fork oil needs changing … yadayadaya next thing you know $300 bill. But at least your bike runs better!

Nov. 6, 2012, 10:38 a.m.
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I think "Hopening" pretty much sums up opening a new sports retail business.

I specialize in Freudian typos.

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Nov. 6, 2012, 11:26 a.m.
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Good one! Glad you guys are slowly starting to dig deeper into the history of North Shore Mountain Biking.

Nov. 6, 2012, 12:11 p.m.
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I had to laugh at this:

So in 15 years, Vancouver bike shops have put their service prices up by…..nothing? Bearing in mind that this was a special store opening offer and you can still find the same deals today? :stupid:

was the Avalon just around the corner when that photo was taken? I can't remember when they tore that down.

Nov. 6, 2012, 5:07 p.m.
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I cannot say enough about Kim and Steed Cycles. An awesome guy and an awesome shop. Mountain biking has changed my life and Kim has had a great deal to do with it. Keep doing what you're doing. You've got it right!

Nov. 6, 2012, 6:35 p.m.
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humble, friendly, and one of the best all-rounders around

Nov. 7, 2012, 11:35 a.m.
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during a trip to Vancouver in 2005, we quickly found the Steed shop (we were staying in a motel off Capilano)

met the owner (Kim) and found both him and his staff very welcoming and full of useful information about riding the North Shore trails

Nov. 7, 2012, 12:57 p.m.
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Kim's an awesome guy. Good choice for hey neighbor.

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

Nov. 7, 2012, 1:17 p.m.
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That was great - thanks for the insight!

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