Roll your bike into a fix-it shop with a flat, and within seconds, some sneering mechanic is bound to make you feel hopelessly stupid. Fortunately, there are no snobby gearheads at Ferris Wheels, just honest staffers with a genuine love for bicycles. Though the J.P. fixture may not have the largest selection of wheels around, it stocks everything a city rider needs: lights, messenger bags, helmets, and tools. And if you ask nicely, they might even teach you to fix that flat yourself.
Ferris Wheels | 66 South St., Jamaica Plain, MA | 617-524-2453 | http://www.ferriswheelsbikeshop.com