Got an in-law undergoing a medically mandated lifestyle change, and I've been encouraging him to start doing some cycling.
He's got an old Hammer (think late '80's), but it's gonna' need a shit load of work.
Who are the good guys in town who'll do the work necessary to make his beater ridable w/o giving him a buncha' 'tude or trying to sell him a new bike (ain't gonna' happen).
There are a number of good shops in Edmonton; my absolute favorite is definitely Redbike (next to the UofA):
Friendly, knowledgeable, frank, funny, relaxed, and passionate.
Honest without being douchebags: Years of mechanical knowledge packed into a small enough shop to be personally accountable.
They'll give him an honest opinion, upfront quote, and do the work he wants done.
Definitely the shop I would deal with if I lived in Redmonton.
*Edit: Across the street from Redbike is also THE BEST place in Edmonton to get a cup of coffee (just have some time… they don't make it to go).
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