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    Friday, October 13, 2006

    Downtown Reviews: Queen City Cycles

    Queen City Cycles is a full service bike shop, and Springfield's exclusive dealer of Kona and Marin bikes. Located just seconds from nearly every campus in town at 301 W. Walnut, they will gladly do tune-ups, major repairs, sell you some parts or a new or used bike, or just answer your questions. They also have an eBay service for bicycles and bicycle equiptment/supplies.

    Our visit was prompted by a bike trailer seen parked in front of a pizza place right off of the square. We stopped and ogled the trailer like we usually do to get ideas for design when we build our own, and the bike owner tells us where the trailer was purchased. Since we were in the area, we decided to stop on in. *smile*

    Informative, professional, slightly aloof personnel with a good spacious sales floor and minimal clutter make for a pleasant, but not overly friendly shopping experience. The easy to find customer assistance and helpful advice really tacked down the best products for our needs with a minimal of fuss and time taken. I'll take efficient and aloof over friendly and slow any day!

    Open Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-8PM
    (photo copyright Queen City Cycles)

    Tags: [where: 301 W Walnut St Springfield, MO 65806]


    Anonymous said...

    That was one of the coolest endorsements for a business I've ever read!


    I can see the store manager reading it, feeling please and yet deciding to work on the "friendly" factor.

    You have a way with words m'dear!

    Anonymous said...

    Nifty - sounds like my kind of store. My favorite bike - of all my bikes - is my Marin. I don't think anyone around here sells them anymore.