Miscellany: Mr. Goodbike
One of my all-time favorite bike shops is Mr. Goodbike, on 13th street near the Krispy Kreme. They're an "old-school" bike shop - lots of random stuff just hanging everywhere. The guys who work there obviously know what they are doing and love biking. The place is kept fairly clean and organized; it's just that they have so much stuff to cram into such a small space that it still feels indie and out-of-the-way.
They only do mountain bikes, which makes sense, as mountain bikes have about 95% of the market in the U.S. right now. I believe Bob's friend "Skimbleshanks" still works there - not sure. The service is pretty good for such a small place - as soon as you walk in the door, someone's going to greet you, which is a nice change of pace from those impersonal, big bike shops.