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New recumbent shop in DFW area?
Oct 26th, 2017, 7:39pm
 
Good news for all the bent folks in N TX…Mike from Easy Street in Austin wants to open a recumbent shop in DFW area…I had a wonderful time working with him and Rebecca as they helped with the recumbent rally in paris tx, (which I hope they will do again.)   more info below
 
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Re: New recumbent shop in DFW area?
Reply #1 - Oct 26th, 2017, 9:19pm
 
So, he's coming all the way up to NTX to open in Ft. Worth?  Why?  Is the cycling culture larger there than here?  John's Trikes & Bikes is still easier to hit than for me to go all the way to the Longhorn side.
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Reply #2 - Oct 26th, 2017, 9:42pm
 
Previously he had talked about North Richland Hills, is this still the target?  Sure hope as the location he last mentioned to me is a 15 minute ride from my house and Right on the cotton belt trail.
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Reply #3 - Oct 27th, 2017, 7:01am
 
+1 for North Richland Hills. My new house is less than a mile from the Cotton Belt Trail.
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Reply #4 - Oct 27th, 2017, 7:19pm
 
Smiley Smiley  I'm like TOTALLY stoked Cheesy It's would be easier for me to visit the Austin location than Lancaster  Smiley -  And on a main paved trail that I normally ride in GREAT Smiley for me cause I do not DRIVE  
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Reply #5 - Oct 28th, 2017, 5:21pm
 
Where about are you located David? Maybe we can get together for a ride. I take Smithfield road to Starnes Rd to the John Barfield Trl to the Cotton Belt Trl.  
 
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Reply #6 - Oct 28th, 2017, 8:24pm
 
He mentions being near a trail, but also Ft Worth - so it could be near the Trinity, or the Cotton Belt.  Interesting...
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Reply #7 - Nov 10th, 2017, 7:45pm
 
Smiley $9650.00 and 11 backers at this point with a month to go - hope & praying for a slam dunk  Smiley it will be so SWEAT tp actually have a 'GOOD' recumbent trike shop that I actually can ride to, I don't drive any longer  Smiley
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Reply #8 - Nov 10th, 2017, 11:54pm
 
Quote from Cheve11e on Nov 10th, 2017, 7:45pm:
Smiley $9650.00 and 11 backers at this point with a month to go - hope & praying for a slam dunk  Smiley it will be so SWEAT tp actually have a 'GOOD' recumbent trike shop that I actually can ride to, I don't drive any longer  Smiley
A name resembling Chevelle and you don't drive any longer?!  You name brings back memories of me in my teens.  Across the street was this 1972, dark green Chevelle.  That bad boy was bee-yew-tee-ful, and it sounded nasty.  It was the first car I believed I could buy.  
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Reply #9 - Nov 11th, 2017, 1:24pm
 
I owned a blue '72, paid 3500 for it.  Now back to the new shop. Question one....where to put it. DFW is growing and traffic sucks no matter where you are now. Richland Hills is the center of this mess and has a successful bike shop there. Two, having good employees that know their stuff and stay is hard. Inventory costs $$$$$, I like to buy local as much as I can but the computer has become my friend. Simple stuff like tires and tubes are staples we cant always get locally and having an broad range of bikes to meet the needs of the budget rider to the weight weenie. Rent. Hope he can locate a location that is reasonable.  There's a lot of stuff to think about. I hope he can pull it off for the long term and be successful, it's a lot of hard work.
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Reply #10 - Nov 11th, 2017, 7:06pm
 
Yeah, well ... not many actually see/uderstand the 'CHEVE11E'  Smiley, back in my younger years I owned way to many of them ( started withe a Copper 69 Malibu that I totally rebuilt & painted RED, I lived in MN so I had 'winter-beaters' as well.  And ended with a 76 Malibu Laguna S3 - not really a Chevelle, but ... the dark green 70 was the nicest one I had.  None were fire Breathing BB, way to heavy a motor for any kind of handling in that car, and always hated an El Camino (Ell Chevelle)but that never happened Smiley Smiley  Because of a neurological disorder  that affect my balance and coordination I now RIDE a GreenSpeed GT5, much better MPG than any CHEVELLE I ever had. God has BLESSED me with a very slow  progression (actually the LACK of it), I have many k's of miles and I think the bushing in the steering are to blame for the constant changing toe-in/out, so now I'm looking for a newer ride.  Even though I love the looks of the VTX, big drive wheel trikes don't thill me at all - and I kind of grown accustom to the tight turning of the GT.  Somebody told me that the NSR steering of the series ll GT's were better and I'm thinking that a X5 may have even better self centering  - so I've kind of been looking for a lightly used one.  Ive rabbled to much Wink Wink All to say that I can hardly wait for EasyStreet and there tike hope to get ROLLEN, maybe they will get to be a GS dealer, again ????
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Reply #11 - Today at 8:34am
 
John's is a Greenspeed dealer already...   Smiley
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