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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:38 pm 
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I may have a spare afternoon in central London in a few weeks and will probably look to visit a couple of bike shops if time allows. In addition to Mosquito and Condor, are there any others I should be considering?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:11 pm 
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http://www.velorution.com/

http://www.lookmumnohands.com/


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:07 pm 
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lookmumnohands is a great little cafe/shop, more for the cafe though i think.

maybe brick lane bikes, i've never been there but looking at pics from inside the shop and it looks like a second hand emporium! also it's pretty central.

i think condor is a good shop but also quite uninspiring, very modern throughout, designed to get the money out of your wallet, the bike show room is downstairs and will be more interesting than the upstairs unless you're looking for parts and clothes.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:43 pm 
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I thought condor was to hipster for my tastes and for extreme hipster it has to be tokyo fixed, specialized concept in covent garden was a drool fest and you could always pay a visit to fudges on the harrow road where I worked for many years.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Brixton Bikes.

De Ver cycles (if only to meet the charming, and very modest Maurice Burton).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:06 pm 
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grahame wrote:
Brixton Bikes.

De Ver cycles (if only to meet the charming, and very modest Maurice Burton).

definitely brixton bikes, totally forgot about this legendary place and while your there camberwell cycles for any bmx fix you might need. (well they were bmx in the 90's)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:11 pm 
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I'd have thought LMNH would've been right up your street Ed. Condor has plenty of Rapha base layers for you to sniff.

Otherwise I believe the Natural History Museum has a fine selection of Dinosaurs.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Otherwise I believe the Natural History Museum has a fine selection of Dinosaurs.


On the subject of South Ken, I'm now trying to recall if the Science Museum has much that is bike-related....

David


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:52 pm 
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David B wrote:
On the subject of South Ken, I'm now trying to recall if the Science Museum has much that is bike-related...

It's years since I've been, but they used to have a Mike Burrows monocoque/monoblade and Boardman's Barcelona Lotus in a glass case.

I found this on their website:

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects ... 8-278.aspx

and this:

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/brought ... 51&image=1


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:31 pm 
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Chute55uk wrote:
I thought condor was to hipster for my tastes

Condor sold out to the Bankers and Dentists years ago. That place ain't been hip for a long time :lol:


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