On the opposite side of the street of Shiva is Bicycle World of West U., a nifty little bike shop that helps to maintain The Village’s character in spite of the increasing corporate presence.
The verdict is still out on this one, because I’ve been in there twice and once I was greeted with a hearty hello and a smile (which is what you’d expect from a tiny, neighborhood bike shop) and once I was completely ignored. Biases aside, the selection of bike-related merchandise is unexpectedly thorough for such a small shop, and next day turnaround on bike repairs is status quo.
Bicycle World of West U.
2519 Rice Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
Last stop: Main Street Theater