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Manifesto Bikes is located on 40th Ave. In Oakland. Owned by a great husband and wife team, this little shop carries some beautiful single speed bikes. We visited them a couple of times before making a purchase. Even though we left with nothing , but test drove a bunch of bikes, everyone was very nice to us and made us feel welcome.
When Jason did finally purchase a bike, one of the owners, Sam, was very helpful and Jason left with a great bike, a t-shirt and a picture of him and his new wheels. He also was told to come back to check in for a free tune-up and general follow-up on how the bike is doing.
The bikes are not cheap, but for what you get, they are worth the investment. The shop does offer used bikes, but the majority are new. What you pay for is a quality bike, but also top quality customer service. We left the shop knowing that if anything goes wrong or needs fixin' the folks at Manifesto have our backs...and that is a good feeling.
421 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: 12 - 6, Wed: CLOSED, Sat: 11 - 6, Sun: noon - 6
WHAT'S COMING UP AT BLANKSPACE
This Sunday 3-5pm, join us for a special
holiday tea, with extra special treats and
yummy Numi Tea.
Currently on view at Blankspace:
the main gallery show: Renee Gertler: Modality Room
and the gallery store show: Jessica Dacher: Remember Me Forever
more info at blankspacegallery.com
Oakland Art Gallery and Pro Arts Present
Bay Area Currents 2009
Selections by Kevin B. Chen, Intersection for the Arts
Deadline for entries: May 15, 2009
Click here for the Pro Arts Gallery Open Call page with online registration
form and more info.