In Ann Arbor, the Campus Student Bike Shop, 336 Maynard, (734)327-6949 sells used bikes and always has a lot of steel on hand. I have seen some good stuff, but usually less than the Masi/Colnago level.
More shops than previously are classic-aware, notably Two-wheel Tango. Perhaps it's driven by the fixie craze.
Here's a surprise, didn't know about this! Antoique shop, can't say if they have lightweights. http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=AoBTLHgOvzplUKpKV4mRW86HNcIF/SIG=111ei0c1q/**ht tp%3A//www.gibbons-shop.com/
Another classic-aware shop is Continental Bicycle Shop, 24436 John R Road, Hazel Park, MI. Modern steel is sold here, and some of the staff are very classic-aware. This one is north of Detroit.
If you come to Ann Arbor, you need a bike ride or a beer? Let me know, we have some great brewpubs!
Ken Freeman Ann Arbor, MI USA
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Eric Phillips Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 10:59 PM To: classic Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage Steel shops in Detroit ?
On 6/3/07, Rich Pinder <email@example.com> wrote:
> This week I'll be traveling to Detroit for work (but sadly, not on to
> the Cirque..sigh... ), but I wondered if there are any shops I should
> stop by in the Detroit (or Windsor) area ??
> Rich Pinder
> Van Nuys, CA
I can't think of any offhand. Unless you count Mark Agree's basement. :)