I’m always excited when a new bike shop sprouts close to where I live. The other day I stopped to check it out. I was cordially greeted by Vince Casica, the shop owner/manager/mechanic/salesperson. His one man operation is quite unique. As many of us like to upgrade bikes, we usually tell our significant other that we will be selling our ‘older’ model bicycles to justify the purchase of our new bike. Selling bikes can be a hassle, that’s where Vince comes in.
He will display your bike on his shop until it sells, if you wish, he can sell your bike on E-bay. Vince takes care of the whole transaction of packing and shipping the bike once the auction is done. His shop also sells brand new bikes from the likes of Giant, Scott, Time and Guercciotti via catalog, even though you have to wait about 4 weeks for your bike to come, a lower overhead means competitive prices for the consumer.
I asked Vince what is his best selling product, he told me that Vintage and hard to find parts are his specialty, check out this ready-to-restore vintage Columbia Bike!
As a son of a former Pro racing cyclist from the Philippines, Vince is living his dream of being his own boss and a bicycle shop owner.
Buycycle is located in 10255 Colima Road Whittier, CA. The website is in the works.