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Best Bike Shop Miami 2008 - The Scoot, Skate & Bike Company

The Scoot, Skate & Bike Company

The Scoot, Skate & Bike Company

1800 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33132

305-358-7004

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Not only do they stock a $2,000 Jamis with a carbon-fiber frame at this old-school cyclery, but also they'll patch your tire for $5 — plus a few bucks more for the tube. Then there's that Phat Cycles lowrider for $1,199. You'll just want to stare. Get a tuneup for $30 to $65. Your rusty clunker will hum like never before. The surfboards go for an average of $300. And if you break down in the evening, this is the place for you. They're open until 8 six days a week. But the main reason to visit is owner Darren Vinditti. The guy is a biking champion. He recently took first place in an off-road race in Gainesville — and was also a champion in the 100-kilometer race at Oleta State Park. Just stop by to bask in his glory.
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jsurmanski
jsurmanski

so here it is, AVOID THIS SHOP and save yourself frustration. i left my bike for a repair on tuesday the 8th of january for a brake adjustment (wheel on the back was not spinning fast enough) and they said it would be ready for a pick following day. when i called them on wednesday they said the bike was not ready and said that i should pick up the bike next day. i could not pick it up on thursday so on friday i called to be sure it is ready and they have told me no and that they were awaiting parts for it, when i asked what parts they could not answer, then i said it was supposed to be just adjusted and no parts required they said "o sorry yes u r right just come and pick it up tomorrow. friday i was busy with work so i could not pick it up anyway so i called on saturday and they said that they will call me in few hours so i can pick it up. guess what no one called. so today sunday i went there, the bike was not fixed and i just picked it up and was ready to leave, when one of the customer service guys came to meand said that he wants to let me know where i can get the parts for bike to fix it myself. i asked what parts is he talking about, then he replied sand paper so i can clean the disk brakes and do the adjustment (really i need some kid to tell me where i can buy sand paper???? ) i just left the store without saying anything else.

I WILL NEVER GO BACK THERE AGAIN AND I WANT YOU TO AVOID DOING BUSINESS WITH THOSE GUYS. they are clearly unreliable, stay away, there is two more shops in the nearby biscayne blvd.

peace to all

and i hope A 1 Scoot Skate & Bike shop will be out of business soon

B_rad
B_rad

Carlos seems to have ulterior motives with his comments. Darren and his employees couldn't be more helpful, knowledgeable, and fair when it comes to your biking needs, period. Brad

Daniela
Daniela

Hey I was just wondering if you have an e-mail or something to contact the owner... thanks

Carlos
Carlos

I have lived in Miami for 12 years and I am an avid bike rider. I decided to check out the skate scoot and bike shop after riding by one day. After William left, the service and knowledge has gone down hill. I met the owner and it didn't seem like he was the sharpest tool in the shed. Clearly New Times needs to check out other stores, because there's no way that these clowns are the best. Ridiculous!

matt
matt

That last comment seemed pretty harsh. Sounds like you might have caught them on a bad day (or they caught you on a bad day). Either way, I strongly disagree with you. I have been to that shop many times. The owner and employees care very much about bikes and Biking. Most other shops I have encountered in Miami and Miami Beach care more about your wallet. I brought in a mountain bike that had a badly bent rim. Darren (the owner) fixed it in about 10 to 15 mins. After he reattached the tire, he ran though the gears and realized that the rear derailer was bent. He bent it back and adjusted the gears. And off I went. All for 20 bucks. Another shop, especially one on the beach would have tried to sell me a new rim for 50 or 60 dollars. I would encourage anyone I meet to go to Scoot, Skate and Bike. And I don�t skate or have tattoos��.

j_hyphen_c
j_hyphen_c

I purchased a fair condition bike on craigslist for $50, decided to take it in to Scoot Skate & Bike for a �tune-up�. I rode my bike from the beach to shop (Biscayne), dropped it off at 3pm and was told it would be ready in 1hr. After walking around and doing some shopping for 2hrs, I returned to the shop to find out they had neglected my bike and was told that they would finish it soon. I�m the type of person that has a lot of patience so I decided to do more shopping and give them more time. I returned to the shop at 7pm to find out the bike wasn�t ready. It appeared they were just begging to work on it. It felt they were rushing the �tune-up� to get close the shop. Bike was ready at 8pm, long story short after $42 (tune-up fee) and 5hrs later, my bike now makes noises when I brake. The customer service is horrible; they definitely don�t make you feel welcome if you�re not a �tattoo skater boy�.

John Voss
John Voss

Javier-

I agree the writer should know about fixing a flat tire and then EITHER patching or (more commonly) replacing the tube. But that's the writers fault not the shop.

Scoot, Skate and Bike is a new shop in a cool location. They got William (old time Miami mechanic from Fritz, Mack, Bike Tech and everywhere else) handling repairs and its got a decent vibe. Stuff is inexpensive and it seems to be catering to a more recreational crowd. It's open late and next to a sushi restaurant and beer. Both the customers and the staff seem to have fun, what else can you ask for?

John V (who has spent lots of time at lots of bike shops getting his bikes repaired)

Javier
Javier

It seems to me that the editors of the new times has a hard time finding good bicycle shops and writing about them. Atleast if you are going to write about a shop make sure you get the facts straight. How does this mentioned shop patch a tube and then replaces it? Perhaps a little more research should be done!!! Try finding a bike shop with alot of experience!

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