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Given our infatuation with LA's stylish indoor cycling studios, we can truly appreciate a local biking session that involves a natural breeze. Whether that rusted two-wheeler is in need of a tune-up or you're looking to pedal through your nabe on a stylish new saddle, our city is brimming with bicycle boutiques that'll properly fit you into a frame (or fix up your dusty old spokes). From European step-throughs at Flying Pigeon to fixies at Solé Bicycles to beach cruisers at celeb-faved haunt Metropolis, check out these 11 LA bike shops for fashionable rides, gear and more.
Looking to join a (friendly) neighborhood bike gang? Many of the shops also host weekly or monthly community rides; in addition to CicLAvia's massive bicycle (and pedestrian!) block party, social butterfly bikers can also hit up Midnight Ridazz and Critical Mass for their chummy cycling fix.
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