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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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1. Coco's Variety Store

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2427 Riverside Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-7400
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Currently disguised as a Prada boutique (previously, it looked like an agua station) this insider-faved Silver Lake shop offers new and vintage bikes alongside a unique selection of books, retro knick-knacks and other cool finds. They'll also loan you or your out-of-town guests a ride. (CicLAvia, anyone?) [Photo: KCET]

2. Eclectica

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5663 Lankershim
North Hollywood, CA 91601
In addition to offering mid-century modern furniture, vintage clothing and more, this furniture shop located on North Hollywood's Antique Row also stocks an array of stylish and affordable vintage bikes. [Photo via]

3. Flying Pigeon LA

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3404 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(213) 909-8986
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Specializing in hard-to-find European brands, this friendly neighborhood shop—which got its start importing affordable cycles from China's Tianjin Flying Pigeon factory—offers all types of new and vintage bicycles for every budget, from single- and three-speed styles by Beater Bikes ($299 to $399) to high-end Dutch city bikes by Gazelle ($1,549) to custom folding bikes by London-based Brompton Bicycle ($1,200 and up) and more. They're also known for their monthly community bike rides, like the Get Sum Dim Sum Ride every third Sunday and the Spoke(n) Art Ride every second Saturday of the month. [Photo via]

4. Helen's Cycles

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2501 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-1836
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With locations in Westwood, Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach and beyond, this family-owned chain has fitted LA bicyclists of all ages and levels since 1936. (They also operate I. Martin on Beverly Blvd.) In addition to finding a wide variety of bikes ($529 to $1,790), gear, cycling apparel, accessories and more, the SaMo shop also offers daily and weekly ride rentals. [Photo via]

5. Just Ride L.A.

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1626 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 745-6783
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From fixed-gear bikes to commuter cycles to racing rides to electric bikes and more, this DTLA-based shop carries a wide selection of merch and gear; they also host regular rides and offer bike rentals, too. [Photo via]

6. Linus Bikes

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1413 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
From Dutch step-through bikes to classic diamond frame bicycles ($450 to $900), this European-inspired company's Venice outpost offers stylish rides that'll transport your imagination to the streets of Paris or Swingin' Sixties-era Italy.

7. Metropolis Bikes

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4660 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(818) 506-8144
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A popular celeb stop for picking up stylish retro beach cruisers, this North Hollywood sshop also carries single-speed Schwinn bikes, PEDEGO electric bikes and tandem bicycles, among others. [Photo via]

8. Orange 20

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4351 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Run by former volunteers from non-profit velo repair spot Bicycle Kitchen, this LA Weekly-faved shop stocks wheels and gear for riders of all levels starting at $375, from Bianchi racing bikes ($769 to $1,900) for the pros to European-style Civia single-speed city bikes ($545 and up) to All-City commuter road bikes ($1,375 and up) and more. Yes, they stock fixies, electric bikes and road bikes, too. [Photo via]

9. Pure Fix Cycles

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713 N Victory
Los Angeles, CA 91502
(424) 234-9435
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Come here if you're on a budget and looking to freewheel around town sans brakes. Specializing in wallet-friendly fixed-gear bikes ($325 and up), this Burbank shop will even trick out your ride with glow-in-the-dark wheels and more. [Photo: Porter House LA]

10. Rolling Cowboys Bicycle Shop

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3505 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 570-0066
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This one-stop Mid-City bike stop peddles pro racing bikes, BMXs, city cruisers, fixed-gear cycles and more, plus apparel and accessories. [Photo via]

11. Solé Bicycles

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1330 Main Street
Venice, CA 90291
(480) 216-6193
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This stylish Venice shop stocks affordable fixed gear (no brakes) and single-speed commuter bikes in a multitude of technicolor combinations ($399 and up). [Photo via]

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1. Coco's Variety Store

2427 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Currently disguised as a Prada boutique (previously, it looked like an agua station) this insider-faved Silver Lake shop offers new and vintage bikes alongside a unique selection of books, retro knick-knacks and other cool finds. They'll also loan you or your out-of-town guests a ride. (CicLAvia, anyone?) [Photo: KCET]
2427 Riverside Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90039

2. Eclectica

5663 Lankershim, North Hollywood, CA 91601
In addition to offering mid-century modern furniture, vintage clothing and more, this furniture shop located on North Hollywood's Antique Row also stocks an array of stylish and affordable vintage bikes. [Photo via]
5663 Lankershim
North Hollywood, CA 91601

3. Flying Pigeon LA

3404 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Specializing in hard-to-find European brands, this friendly neighborhood shop—which got its start importing affordable cycles from China's Tianjin Flying Pigeon factory—offers all types of new and vintage bicycles for every budget, from single- and three-speed styles by Beater Bikes ($299 to $399) to high-end Dutch city bikes by Gazelle ($1,549) to custom folding bikes by London-based Brompton Bicycle ($1,200 and up) and more. They're also known for their monthly community bike rides, like the Get Sum Dim Sum Ride every third Sunday and the Spoke(n) Art Ride every second Saturday of the month. [Photo via]
3404 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90065

4. Helen's Cycles

2501 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404
With locations in Westwood, Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach and beyond, this family-owned chain has fitted LA bicyclists of all ages and levels since 1936. (They also operate I. Martin on Beverly Blvd.) In addition to finding a wide variety of bikes ($529 to $1,790), gear, cycling apparel, accessories and more, the SaMo shop also offers daily and weekly ride rentals. [Photo via]
2501 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404

5. Just Ride L.A.

1626 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
From fixed-gear bikes to commuter cycles to racing rides to electric bikes and more, this DTLA-based shop carries a wide selection of merch and gear; they also host regular rides and offer bike rentals, too. [Photo via]
1626 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

6. Linus Bikes

1413 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
From Dutch step-through bikes to classic diamond frame bicycles ($450 to $900), this European-inspired company's Venice outpost offers stylish rides that'll transport your imagination to the streets of Paris or Swingin' Sixties-era Italy.
1413 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

7. Metropolis Bikes

4660 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602
A popular celeb stop for picking up stylish retro beach cruisers, this North Hollywood sshop also carries single-speed Schwinn bikes, PEDEGO electric bikes and tandem bicycles, among others. [Photo via]
4660 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91602

8. Orange 20

4351 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Run by former volunteers from non-profit velo repair spot Bicycle Kitchen, this LA Weekly-faved shop stocks wheels and gear for riders of all levels starting at $375, from Bianchi racing bikes ($769 to $1,900) for the pros to European-style Civia single-speed city bikes ($545 and up) to All-City commuter road bikes ($1,375 and up) and more. Yes, they stock fixies, electric bikes and road bikes, too. [Photo via]
4351 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

9. Pure Fix Cycles

713 N Victory, Los Angeles, CA 91502
Come here if you're on a budget and looking to freewheel around town sans brakes. Specializing in wallet-friendly fixed-gear bikes ($325 and up), this Burbank shop will even trick out your ride with glow-in-the-dark wheels and more. [Photo: Porter House LA]
713 N Victory
Los Angeles, CA 91502

10. Rolling Cowboys Bicycle Shop

3505 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
This one-stop Mid-City bike stop peddles pro racing bikes, BMXs, city cruisers, fixed-gear cycles and more, plus apparel and accessories. [Photo via]
3505 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

11. Solé Bicycles

1330 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291
This stylish Venice shop stocks affordable fixed gear (no brakes) and single-speed commuter bikes in a multitude of technicolor combinations ($399 and up). [Photo via]
1330 Main Street
Venice, CA 90291