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Old 2007-09-13, 05:38 PM   #1
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Do we need a Unicycle Shop on the west side of the US

Hello you all I was wondering if you all think there is a need for a Unicycle shop on the West side of the US I am tired of limited avaliblity and am looking in to opening something. Let me know thanks.
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Old 2007-09-13, 05:41 PM   #2
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Old 2007-09-13, 05:42 PM   #3
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the fact that most bike shops can get uni stuff if you ask them to, or quite a few carry stuff in stock, i'm not sure what you hope to accomplish really. shipping from bedford or udc or plenty of other online places isn't too bad.
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Old 2007-09-13, 06:34 PM   #4
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Why, are there any shops in the East? UDC has a shop, but that's only useful to people in the greater Atlanta area. It wouldn't have made a difference to me when I lived in NY, but they ship all over.

What kind of shop did you have in mind? If it's a store, please open up in Sacramento.
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Old 2007-09-13, 08:31 PM   #5
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Wow, this thread caught me by surprise because that is exactly what I am in the process of doing! I've been thinking about it for the last couple of months and finally had the guts to quit my full time engineering job a few weeks ago so I can focus on opening up a website and storefront down here in Huntington Beach, CA (Orange County). We probably aren't going to be able to afford a storefront at first due to costs so we'll start with a website and then hopefully open a storefront in the very near future. Our goal right now is to launch before Thanksgiving and I'll start a new thread when we are closer to let everyone know. We hope to have a wide variety of stuff for sale, similar to udc (but better of course! )

So to answer your questions, YES I do believe the west coast needs a store and heck maybe even two? Where are you located? Maybe we could work together on this? PM me if interested. Also, I see it's your first post so are you a beginner or have you been riding for awhile? Just curious.

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Old 2007-09-13, 08:59 PM   #6
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I am in Arizona and am hoping to have a store front, Working on that one
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Old 2007-09-13, 09:46 PM   #7
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Yeah!! UDC west coast branch!
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Old 2007-09-13, 09:49 PM   #8
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Yeah!! UDC west coast branch!
Not exactly because it's going to be a brand new store not udc related.
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Old 2007-09-13, 10:12 PM   #9
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Hello you all I was wondering if you all think there is a need for a Unicycle shop on the West side of the US I am tired of limited avaliblity and am looking in to opening something. Let me know thanks.
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Old 2007-09-13, 10:34 PM   #10
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I can focus on opening up a website and storefront down here in Huntington Beach, CA (Orange County).
Woohoo!!! That's only like 12 miles from where I go to school!!!
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An alternative to UDC would be nice if it had lots of the same stuff.

hehe. UDC is draining my pockets of my hard-earned munny.
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Old 2007-09-13, 10:49 PM   #12
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An alternative to UDC would be nice if it had lots of the same stuff.

hehe. UDC is draining my pockets of my hard-earned munny.
Buuuuuuuuut if there was a West Coast store, it'd be less shipping to pay!!
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Old 2007-09-13, 11:01 PM   #13
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That is what I am going for. I got some different brands lined up you all have any sugections on what I should carry.
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That is what I am going for. I got some different brands lined up you all have any sugections on what I should carry.
Everything UDC has, and then more....
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Old 2007-09-13, 11:09 PM   #15
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even if it's on the west coast, I might order from there if prices are like bedford's. UDC could use a little competition in the homeland.
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