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Could be a good business opportunity. Ever think of owning a bike shop? 

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Could be a good business opportunity. Ever think of owning a bike shop?

 

Yea I was thinking about a bike/estate sale store lol

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shit...that's not a bad idea...ever thought about a 80's vintage shop???  I don't know...you come across enough cool stuff to warrant opening up a little shop.  If you do bikes in a section, why not??  

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i agree. A shop would be cool as hell, providing the rent doesn't crush you.

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I'm doing a little digging in to the idea.

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Sad to see any bike shop close but would be cool if it became your spot.

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Bummer. Owning a bike shop would be great, if you weren't worried about making a living. If they're going out of business after all these years, imagine what you'd have to do to boost business to make it worth your time. I have a friend who owns the best bike shop I've ever been in, ever. He basically makes enough to keep the lights on and works as a tattoo artist to make a living. Not trying to be Debbie Downer here or anything, just saying.

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Better ask the time frame - most the shops the closed here just did it one day to the next with no warning.

 

Get personal phone numbers - start asking about the drawers of little parts and bins .... All that stuff usually gets discarded and overlooked when selling off remains - people to us on large re sellable stuff but the small bits are priceless and harder to dig up ...... Wish I was in the area.

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I second what Sod said. If you can make it happen keep the memory alive.

 

I had the opportunity to purchase my local shop here in AZ, Kore bikes as the owner a good friend of mine moved to Idaho with his wife. but multiple surgeries some which have happened and some that will still be in the future, and starting a family I decided it was best to pass. Fortunately another friend purchased it and is keeping it going.

 

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I don't know how much resale you do but a place like that would be a really cool storefront to showcase you best quality items even if you sell mostly online. I sell vintage car and truck parts or a living and have thought it would be cool to purchase a vintage 50s gas station to picture the best parts displayed from my website. That bike shop looks super cool and would work along the same lines

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Thanks for all the feedback fellas. Called and asked how much ? And just waiting for a call back. the guy I have always delt with told me they started off at 55k for everything in the shop. But the have sold a lot off already. Mostly Mt. And road bikes. Still a bit of Bmx stuff,some cases, racks and shit like that. He is checking on the store for me now. I would love to own this or at least rent this place. The wife and I do a lot of estate sales and always have big stuff left over. And she's all in to.. So I will keep tring untill there in no more try left.

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It would be cool for you to get the shop, I had to help a long time friend of mine move out of his shop.

A lot of stuff went down there raced for them and still have parts from that shop it was sad to see go.

chula vista Schwinn in san diego.

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I've owned a shop for 11 years now and it's the plain Jane flat fixes, tune ups etc that pay the bills. You sell lots of tires,grips, tubes, seats, pedals and a handful of things like stems, seat post clamps etc, things people touch wear out the fastest and need replacement.  I have a fair amount of vintage stuff hanging from my ceiling and I sell 100 used 65 dollar bikes before I sell one 250 dollar Sting Ray. Just saying all aspects of collecting has a market and it about 1% of what I make every year, if you cater to collectors plan on going out of business, you can be "cool" and broke all at once man, hate to be a bummer on that one but most people just don't care about the various bike niches out there, they want their Magna Glacier Point fixed. 85% of the bikes sold in the country are from big box department stores and the shops are fighting over the table scraps left over from Wal-mart et. all. I've cleaned whole shops out for 700 bucks, 50 bucks, 1000 bucks, the most I payed for a whole store that had been there for over 40 years with many owners was 2200, it was 9 truck loads of stuff. My point here is you should be able to get what he has left for a song if you do decide to hang your shingle out there. Typically a successful business is sold for a year of the gross, a failing one? Two days before he has to be gone and it's the trash or you, one has the power of negotiation in their court. 

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