Tue-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm, Mon, closed
G at Fulton St.; C at Lafayette Ave.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of bike shops cater to the gear-head spandex set or the oft-satirized fixie cult, but Bespoke Bicycles in Fort Greene focuses on the more casual end of the cycling spectrum. Owner Cassidy Vare was inspired to open a shop after discovering his great-grandfather was also in the business, and favors bikes and accessories that reflect the English tweed scene. Bespoke carries a sizable stock of Brooks bags and saddles along with covetable components from Portland’s Chris King. The expert, full-service repair shop is quick and won’t give you attitude even if you bring in an old beater. A selection of Raleigh and Velo Orange bikes are for sale, but custom orders and fittings are their forte. And for your handmade wheels, there’s a range of Kryptonite locks to deter envious thieves.