While I was in Paris in April this year, I did not go to many bicycle stores. In fact, I think I went to only one bike shop. And, that too was an electric bikes only outlet.
I also tried to stay away from big malls and such. I made one exception and went to Galeries Lafayette.
There was another instance when I went to a mall. When we went to visit our friend Amir, he took us around to show us his stomping grounds. During this visit, I happened upon a Sporting Goods store, in a large shopping mall near the Metro stop at Place d'Italie. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, except I was curious to see what one of these French Sporting Goods stores carried. This store wasn't much different than a Sports Authority or a Dick's Sporting Goods, that we have here at home.
Just when I thought I didn't see anything that I would not have seen in an American Sporting Goods store, I happened upon a large collection (50+) of folding bicycles. And, these guys were on sale - €50 off the regular price of €299.
It's almost Friday :)