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Finding a good bike shop is kind of like finding a good auto mechanic or contractor.  Once you find them, you’ll never go anywhere else.  That is what happened with Newhall Bicycle Company and me.  Over my life, I’ve been to my fair share of bike shops, and I am used to the various elitist attitudes and “hard sells” that you can find in shops.  Generally the bike these shops “sell” you on is either the model they are trying to get rid of, or what they can make the most money on.   Either way, it is generally not what is in your best interest. 

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This brings me to Roger Hasper at Newhall Bicycle Company.  Rest assured, Roger will always sell you what will work best for you, not him.  Basically, tell him what you want to do with the bike, and he will get something that will fit your needs and budget.  The only “hard sell” you’ll ever get is for Campagnolo.  It is always in good fun, but Roger is a firm believer that Campy is best, and he is not afraid to share that opinion.  Heck, he converted me.  I was a long time Shimano guy, and never saw any reason to switch, until I did.  Anyway, that is another story, for another time.   

If you are in Santa Clarita this weekend for the Tour, stop by the shop and see what it is all about.   

24343 Railroad Ave.Newhall, CA 91321, 661-284-6187

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