- Bicycle Habitat
244 Lafayette St., nr. Spring St. 212-431-3315
Frank’s is known for fast, reliable repairs; Toga Bikes is praised for its sophisticated inventory and generous service policy; and Bike Works is regarded (especially by the single-gear crowd) as the place that can bring bikes back from the dead. But Bicycle Habitat is the best overall, for its price range, beloved repair crew, and its owner, Charlie McCorkell, who’s been a cornerstone of the city’s biking community for more than two decades.