The Old Bike Shop Opens in Arlington
The shop at 2647 N. Pershing Drive opened Thursday in Arlington.
The Old Bike Shop hopes to bring something new to Arlington: inexpensive used bikes targeting the entry-level rider.
"The bikes are completely refurbished," said owner Lawrence Behery, 37. "It's an inexpensive opportunity to own a high quality vintage bike that they no longer make anymore."
The shop, at 2647 N. Pershing Drive, opened Thursday. BikeArlington showed up with maps, decals and pins to help celebrate the opening.
Shop mechanics hand pick bikes for the store's inventory and refurbish them on site. Behery sees his shop as a safer and more reliable alternative for secondhand bikes than websites like Craigslist.
"Arlington is a critical area as far as the opportunity being presented now," Behery said. "There was a lack of accessible and inexpensive bikes."
Behery is a lifelong cyclist himself and first got into riding and fixing bikes in the '80s as a BMX rider.
"I'm no longer a racer, but I’ll be riding bikes till the day I die," Behery said. "I'm a bike mechanic, not too snobby, but I like what I like and I try and sell folks what I believe in."
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