Bicycle Roots

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Crown Heights
Ditch the subway and cycle in style with the help of this eco-chic bike shop. Owners and business partners Nechama Levy and Joe Lawler first opened their indie store in Bed-Stuy in 2012, and have migrated south into a location along the most heavily trafficked bike path in Brooklyn. The bi-level space features a 70-bike showroom, where a variety of two-wheelers ($335–$2,700)—ranging from urban riders and road bikes to cruisers and hybrids—hang from custom wall-mounted racks. You’ll find the service department on the upper level, where mechanics are fully equipped with parts to repair, upgrade or customize your ride. Tune up with the popular Joe package ($75–$200), which includes new handlebars, a basket and fenders. For hassle-free commuting, snag lightweight Dahon folding cycles ($335–$699) or go retro with Civia Twin City models ($499–$699) inspired by classic European city bikes. Accessorize with Basil Memories bottle baskets ($35), which are reminiscent of milk crates from the 1950s and also double as shopping baskets.
Venue name: Bicycle Roots
Address: 609 Nostrand Ave

Cross street: between Bergen and Dean Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10am–7pm, Sat 11am–6pm, Sun 11am–5pm
Transport: Subway: C to Nostrand Ave (Fulton St); Franklin Ave S to Park Pl (Franklin Ave); C, Franklin Ave S to Franklin Ave (Fulton Ave)
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