Citysearch Editorial Review.
San Francisco has nearly as many bike shops as hills, but Roaring Mouse is worth a look for those shopping for new wheels or in need of a repair. The shop has two levels of road and mountain bikes and cyclists looking for a high-end ride can demo one before buying. For those ordering custom frames, Roaring Mouse offers the kind of thorough looking-over astronauts get from their NASA handlers, thanks to a measurement contraption upstairs that looks like a cross between an Inquisition-era torture device and a piece of gym equipment. Known for its exceptional service and top-notch repairs, the well-lit shop is beginner friendly and there’s often bike-porn playing on the TV above the register. The store can be a victim of its own popularity—customers sometimes complain of long waits—so get there during off-hours if possible.