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Fishers Cyclery


Average Rating:    (2.83 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Bicycles are an old concept. Some people claim they date back to Leonardo da Vinci in the 15th Century. In fact, Da Vinci is believed to have sketched the first drawing of a two-wheeled vehicle that included a drive chain and pedals. Surprisingly, it wasn’t until nearly 400 years later that the first bikes were produced and people could actually ride them. And as their popularity grew, bikes became great for transportation as well as recreation.

Around 1923, Joe Fisher began selling bikes in Salt Lake City. But it wasn’t because of their popularity. Instead, he did so out of his own passion for them. Joe was an enthusiast. He had raced bikes and ranked high in national competitions. Actually, Joe began selling bikes as a side product to his lawn mower shop where he and a business partner sold and fixed lawn mowers and did some welding. Back then, there were few brands unlike the many names on the market today. Joe’s bikes sold well and eventually became a major part of his income. Through the years, many people in Salt Lake bought bikes—even their first bikes—from Joe Fisher.

But in 1974, Joe quit the bike business, and his shop, which had become Fishers Cyclery, passed through several owners until a couple of enthusiasts bought it in 1989. Those enthusiasts—Jeff Nolte and Phil Blomquist—own it today, and the shop sells nine different brands from its location near 21st South and 9th East.

Address
2175 S 900 E
City/County
Salt Lake City
State/Territory/Province
UT
Zip/Postal Code
84106
Country
USA
Directions
Phone
(801) 466-3971
Shop Hours
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Web Address
Bike Shop Sells
Gary Fisher,Rocky Mountain,Bianchi,Lemond
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Review Date
June 28, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 1 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 0 of 5

I visit this shop:
Once a year

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: David Mortensen ,  Weekend Warrior

Shop Summary:
I took my wife's old bicycle in to be serviced. It needed 2 new tires in addition to the regular service. When I picked it up about a week later the tires had been installed, but it was not obvious what, if any service had been performed. One tire had only 15 lbs pressure in it and the other had 25. The chain had not been lubricated, nor had the rear hub (it is an old Sturmey Archer gear changer). Also, the front brake doesn't release on one side. I have no idea what I paid for, other than the tires, but I did get the bill.

Customer Service:
It has been many years, if ever that someone has more quickly and thoroughly alienated me as a customer than the person I dealt with when I picked up my wife's bike. I told him that I had brought the bike in about a week ago and that I was stopping in to see if it was finished because I had not been called by the shop to let me know that it was done. Gabriel (at least that was the name on his shirt) said "I am sure that my guys called". I said that no, no one had called. He then repeated that he was sure that someone had called, in a way implying that I might be lying. I then said that I didn't get a call. His response was that that was a better thing to say because perhaps I somehow failed to pick up the call. I walked out thoroughly angry and intending to never return to Fisher's again even though the first really good bike that I bought was a Schwinn Paramount that I had bought there in about 1970.



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Review Date
April 11, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 5 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 5 of 5

I visit this shop:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jennie ,  Cross Country Rider

Shop Summary:
Hi. I went into Fisher's to get myself a bike. One of those cool, retro ones. The guys in the shop were so great! They helped me right away and we got into a conversation about bikes, the neighborhood and a bunch of stuff BESIDES shopping for a bike.
They were all having a good time. It's nice when a shop has a happy vibe -
I decided to get a bike and told my girlfriend about Fisher's and she told somebody, too.
Word of mouth is a priceless thing. Fisher's is awesome.
Jeff Nolte doesn't own the shop. Wayne Baxter is the manager and he does a damn good job. He's kind and funny and he loves to help the community out.
Whatever they're doing down there at Fisher's is working.
Spread the word.
Thanks.
Jennie L.



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Review Date
August 2, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 4 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 4 of 5

I visit this shop:
Once a month

Visitors rate this review
1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: unrooted ,  Cross Country Rider

Shop Summary:
Good selection on lots of stuff, MANY tires, tools and shoes. They have a great selection of different types of bikes, from low-end comfort, trendy fixies, 29ers (even full suspension), and big ol freerides.

Customer Service:
I try to deal mostly with the older head guy, he seems to be really understanding of someone that doesn't have lots of money, but still loves bikes and quality gear. The younger employees aren't nearly as cool, but they aren't a-h-les like many of the guys at other shops (like contender).

Other Comments:
I feel bad for the guy that received such horrible service from these guys, hopefully that was an isolated incident because although I live in logan I almost always stop into this store just because I really like their products, selection and expertise.



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Review Date
March 19, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 4 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 4 of 5

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Once a month

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Reviewed by: slcmtb ,  Racer

Shop Summary:
I'm surprised about the negative comments. I don't doubt that they happened, but I've never had anything but good experiences with Fisher. I purchased my Rocky Mountain ETSX-70 from them a couple years back. The RP3 shock went bad after a couple months, so I brought it in. They replaced it with a brand new shock, no questions. I also bought a bike computer/heart rate monitor from them. It stopped working, so I took it back and the replaced it too. I've found their service to be above average.



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Review Date
January 23, 2007

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 1 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
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Reviewed by: stokey ,  Cross Country Rider

Shop Summary:
this is the worst shop i have ever been to.

Customer Service:
i bought a brand new rocky mountain slayer. the fork cluncked from the get go. brought it
in a week after saying i want the clunck fixed. they said ride it more. a month later i brought it back. bike was in the shop for a week. after a week, they did nothing. nothing. said they clunck was nothing to worry about and ride it more. brough it in a month later, fed up with the clunck. two weeks in the shop again nothing. in july, fed up, i took it in again. a month in the shop, and
off to marzocchi. nothing done. the last thing the mechanic said to me was "get used it or sell the fork"

Other Comments:
this is the worst shop ive been to. worse than canyon cycles!



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