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Clear Lake/Mason City area shop advice

I figured this would be one of the better places to poll folks for shop advice. I recently moved to the Mason City/Clear Lake area and am wondering what experience people have had with Bennet’s Bike & Fitness in MC? Of all the places I’ve moved around the state this is one that I don’t have any prior knowledge of. Thanks!

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Jason, February 10, 2014 at 11:10 am

I have heard great things about Bennet’s even while living in Texas. I met people who bought their bikes at Bennett’s at Texas Hell Week last March and ran across them again on Ragbrai. I specifically remember a Pinnarello that was the last red and yellow one of its kind made. Based on their recommendation, I plan to stop in Bennett’s while on Ragbrai this year.


ktmurphy, February 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm

I decided to stop in earlier today while on my lunch break (before reading your post) and I was SUPER pleased with it. I needed a new bottom bracket tool and ended up talking for about 10 minutes and got some really good advice about trying to chase down the click/creak I have in my drivetrain that I’m trying to remedy. Super nice, super helpful, will definitely be going back. Not to make a short story long but I’ve had a very small number of unpleasant shop experiences that’s made me really value the good ones (both shops that I frequented in Ames were stellar). Thanks!


mrwonderful, February 10, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Bennet’s is great. Also Wayne’s Ski & Sports is a sponsor of our local touring club and I believe they have a fine shop. Personally I use Lakeside Cyclery in Clear Lake.


Axiom 7, April 28, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Ive heard nothing but good things about Waynes and the mechanics are top notch. When one of the other shops can’t fix it they take it to Waynes. Note, I have Campy Record 10 components and Waynes is the only shop that works on it.


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