Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm
1 at 28th St.; N, R at 23rd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
This long, narrow store carries bikes and accessories for serious cyclists. Among the brands in stock and for order through catalogues are Bianchi, Jamis Bikes, and Michelin, but the shop’s specialty is custom-building bikes for the perfect fit. Racer and store owner Rafael Vazquez can put together frames from scratch in four to eight weeks, crafting them with aluminum, chromoly, titanium, or carbon-fiber tubing. Chelsea Bicycles also touts a complete on-premise welding and brazing facility and can repair any kind of bike within a few days in the back of the shop. Conveniently located close to multiple hotels and Hudson River cycling paths, the store rents standard, mountain, and tandem bikes by the day or the week.