131 E William St | San Jose, CA 95112 | Shop Phone: (408) 998-1618 | email@example.com
Monday - Closed (January & February)
Tuesday - Friday - 10:30am - 7pm
Saturday - 11am - 6pm
Sunday - Closed
Bicycle express is located at:
131 E William St.
San Jose, CA 95112
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Best Independent Bicycle Shop In 1996, before Metro writer Andrew X. Pham wrote "Catfish and Mandala," his book about bicycling across Vietnam, Pham selected Bicycle Express as the best place to rejuvenate an old bicycle. Ten years later, this downtown institution still has no peer.
Best of Silicon Valley 2006
Best Bike Rejuvenator
Chuck Clifford has tinkered with bikes for more than 20 years. He is a big, easygoing guy with a pair of deft hands that can coax life into an old clunker or boost a top-of-the-line GT into hyper-ride. But the best thing about him is that he's in the business because he likes helping people.
Chuck is one of that rare breed, a repairman with realistic bike-sense. He won't try to fix a $50 clunker with an $80 part, and he's honest about the realistic performance margin that spending 50 percent more on top-end parts will garner. He gives one-day turnaround for most repairs. Chuck and his mother, Sylvia, opened their modest shop in 1982. The bulk of the clientele consists of locals who have come to appreciate Chuck's expertise and very reasonable prices. Again and again, Chuck's customers aver: "This is a great place to fix an old bike."
Andrew X. Pham
Best of Santa Clara Valley 1996