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Recycled Cycles


Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

This is a great shop in the U district in Seattle that sells new and used bikes and parts. The staff are knowledgeable and nice people. They have a good selection of new and used frames, forks, and any other bits you might need. Great shop, great staff.
Address
1007 NE Boat Stree
City/County
Seattle
State/Territory/Province
WA
Zip/Postal Code
98105
Country
USA
Phone
206-547-4491
Shop Hours
M-F 10-8, Sat Sun 9-6
Web Address
Bike Shop Sells
Kona,Fuji
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
March 6, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 4 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 5 of 5

I visit this shop:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Enigmata ,  Cross Country Rider

Shop Summary:
I consider this the friendliest, most down to earth shop in Seattle. It is the place I choose to go when going to a bike shop for a transaction.

Customer Service:
This is not the snooty high pressure sales spot that so many shops have become. A customer can wander and be not disturbed, or can get the details from a member of the staff. I consider it to be a very comfortable shop to go to.

Other Comments:
Like I said, this shop is the shop I choose to purchase at.



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Review Date
February 24, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 2 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 2 of 5

I visit this shop:
Been there once

Visitors rate this review
1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jag37f ,  Weekend Warrior

Shop Summary:
Bought a bike there that is a mountain bike (I realized after) and they had "recycled" it with street tires on it. They were so nice to make a sale to someone who knows NOTHING and vulnerable. They knew they were selling a piece of crap to me. I have not ridden in over 20 years and spent a mediocre amount for a used bicycle that is not even listed in google. I feel stupid now. I am afraid to ride this thing. I don't know anything about it at all. It is not even listed on this site or anywhere on google ...omg. I cleaned it, it was beyond filthy and did a bunch of repairs that were obvious to someone like me who hasn't aclue about bikes yet. They "said" they have a 30 day return policy, I am going to hit them up on that. What a waste of time. I live far from there and now have to go back after buying all kinds of accessories for it. What a joke on me. My friend buys a good running Ford Ranger truck for $200.00 and I get this for more w / bike / accessories / labor / parts / then tax not to mention time and gas !!!

I thought of "Craigslist" first but I get tired of going to people's homes in God knows where with bad directions just to find twenty more houses +++++ etc... to go. I am looking to buy a bike to save gas not drive everywhere in my region. This whole experience sucked. Not happy.
PFFT

Customer Service:
Too nice to make a sale.

Other Comments:
Manager actually clapped his hands when I pulled cash out of my wallet.



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Review Date
June 22, 2007

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 3 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 2 of 5

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Every few months

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Reviewed by: YoungNastyMan ,  Weekend Warrior

Shop Summary:
They've got a big shop with lots of new and used bicycles. They usually have what you need in terms of accessories but don't look for any high-end components. No forks, or shocks, or hydraulic brakes or bikes for people who know about bikes. Their retail prices are freakin' rediculous!!! I know that shops cannot compete with online prices these days, but holy crap was I blown away when I flipped over the price tag on a Kona hardtail. Same goes for the lineup of used bikes out front, way overpriced. IF YOU REALLY WANT A USED BIKE, USE CRAIGSLIST!
I work at the University of Washington down the street and I don't like to shop here and will only come in for essentials or air.
Warning: There are a couple rail-thin guys with bike racing hats and emo expressions that think they are god's gift to single-speeds.

Customer Service:
I don't know how this happened, but for some reason when any bicycle question is asked in Seattle and cannot be immediately answered, someone bursts "Have you been to Recycled Cycles??". I've been there a couple times and every second chance I've given them, they've come up short. The only reason I've been back recently is because my girfriend's '98 Specialized needed some used cantilever brakes. The guys behind the counter are a mix. I've had a couple pleasant experiences where they've lent me a tool and some air, but another time when I asked for a spoke wrench the guy looked at me like I was asking for his lunch. I brought my bike in for an emergency fix on my chain (which they took care of). 40 minutes later I was walking back to the shop with the chain in my hand. They were about to close so they took my bike and made me wait until the next day!! I had to walk home. When I picked up the bike, they hadn't touched it since I dropped it off and when they saw me they put it on the stand and did it in less than 2 minutes, while i waited. This fix broke again! I had to do it myself with a pin and a pair of pliers when I got home

Other Comments:
I'll continue with a couple more personal experiences. When I came in to pick up my Mountain Cycle (and nothing had been done), the manager behind the counter recognized my bike and gave me some kind of lecture about bike etiquette. Apparently he was riding the popular commuter trail (Burke Gilman) while on his cellphone when i cut him off. When he described the location I said it was past my commute. He wasn't convinced, as he says in a jerkoff tone, "I know my bikes". Minutes later, I overhear this same guy talking to one of his techs about a part they sold to a customer who was waiting. The tech said that the part would not work and would require alot of finessing on the stand to get the bike running. The manager looked behind him at all the bikes up for service and said something along the lines of "He'll figure it out and come back". I couldn't beleive my ears. One heck of a D-Bag



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Review Date
March 18, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 4 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 4 of 5

I visit this shop:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: rattpoison ,  Cross Country Rider

Shop Summary:
Well, here we go again. If you want a new BMW, don't go to Ed's used car lot surrounded by some chain link fence and a barking dog. Recycled Cycles is a one of a kind shop because you can find odd ball parts in bins. They have a great stock of everything bike related down to bolts, used forks of all kinds, retro parts, etc. They even have a cool display of vintage parts like Simplex shifters. They even have a huge supply of new bikes and parts. They do consignments with people who want to sell their bikes there. The whole shop sits on top of their service department and new bike supply downstairs. Half a mile down the road they have their warehouse with even more bikes. Don't underestimate their supply or repair abilities.

Customer Service:
I've heard good and bad.. again, EVERYBODY will have a GOOD experience anywhere! And EVERYBODY will know someone who has had bad experiences ANYWHERE! One employee usually spoils it for a shop's reputation. My experience was always good.

Other Comments:
It's a very community centered shop with their own race team and rides.



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Review Date
November 2, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 2 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 3 of 5

I visit this shop:
Once a year

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: MTT ,  Cross Country Rider

Shop Summary:
Over-rated.

Customer Service:
The guys in this shop are too cool for you, they know more than you ever will and make you feel like a novice, even if you have been riding for 25 years.

Other Comments:
This place is over-rated and they charge way too much for beat to crap bikes. Not sure why everyone loves this place, I think it sucks.



Comments
serpico317 (01/12/2007)
Yes they are overated.How
do they get their ego's
thru the door.And yes they do suck.Go to Woodinville
Cycle for great service.
jag37f (02/24/2008)
Agree w / the above three comments.
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