I had an issue with my bicycle about a month back while out on the river trail. I had a clicking issue in the rear, and I took my bicycle down to this shop I had been reccomended by a friend. One of the workers put the bicycle in the stand and soon pointed out that the rear derailleur was shot. My bicycle is an older steel Bianchi with Shimano components. Lucky for me the staff there is very knowledgeable and gave me several options to choose from in order to get back in action. I'm no mechanic so I agreed to have the unit replaced at a reasonable price. They were able to have my bicycle running that same day and I was pleased with their work. To sum it up let's just say I am going to be a lifetime customer.|
Steve Croteau a 30 year old Weekend Warrior, riding a Bianchi,
I took my bike in for a cable on left side shifter. Took it in locked on the big ring. I get a call saying I need a new shifter lever (ultegra)because mine is worn out. I go in and Ron shows me how it won't lock and hold the big ring. I told him it was on the big ring when I brought it in? Ron tells me they just wear out and it doesn't work. You tell me how shifters just wear out while they're in the shop? I went and picked it up and haven't had a chance to check it out, but it worked when I went it, doesn't work now. They want to charge me for another shifter along with labor and all. No attempt to fix what they broke. I don't know how to rate them. Ron is a nice guy, as is Joe, but money is money (on both sides obviously).
eddie a 52 year old Weekend Warrior, riding a lemond chambery,
I bought a Trek from Ron just last week, I shopped around a few shops in the area, and liked
this shop best. Guys are friendly and willing to help you out even though they are busy(the shop seemed almost always busy).
crolee a 35 year old Weekend Warrior, riding a Trek 8000,
Of all the bike shops around the 562 area, i'm very satisfied with Pat's cyclery. I dealt with Rick (BMX Manager) and bought my Haro Shift R5 which was delivered as promised. Rick is one of the nicest salesman and definetely knows what he is talking about. He will not give you the round around and will admit it if he is not sure about some question.
The shop has a good selection of quality bikes (from kids to road to FS MTBs) and he can get you almost anything within 2 days (or 7 if it's in NJ like mine). Limited but good selection of parts and accesories. They seem to have several technicians and all services are offered.
Prices range from average to above average (MSRP or 10-25% cheaper).
This has become my favorite LBS. I highly recommend it if you need to purchase any bike or perform maintenance. Way to go Pat's 605 Cyclery!
Alex a 21 year old Cross-Country Rider, riding a Haro Shift R5,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - 3/27/06
Pat's is owned and operated by Ron Patterson, son of the shop's
founder. A friendly sort of guy - he'll talk your ear off if you let
him! It's a nice sized store with a good amount of what you're
looking for in stock. Test rides are never a problem. Just
bought a bike for my sweetie there, and will likely return for my
next bike. And remember, folks - stay away from the big chain
stores and support your independently owned bike shop! The
same goes for Walmart, too!
spoonido a 47 year old Weekend Warrior, riding a Specialized Allez, Giant Cypress DX,