If the rip in your Goretex jacket makes you regret that scree glissade that seemed so reasonable at the time; or if chipmunks chewed holes in your backpack because you forgot to hang your tail mix -- this is the store for you. Carol will take your abused gear and and make it as good as new at a fraction of the cost. And you'll have gear scars to remind you to be more careful next time.
Address: 4250 Fremont Ave. N
Directions: hike up Fremont Ave. to 42'nd
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing
Seattlites are raised learning the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. When it comes to shoes this means you'll be visiting your local cobbler. And when you count on your shoes to keep you alive in the mountains it's important to get them fixed properly. Dave Page has been a Fremont institution for decades. He's a prime example of what I like to call Northwest Craftmanship -- a dedication to finding your work and doing it well because it is ultimately an expression of who you are and what values you hold.
Address: 3509 Evanston Ave. N
Directions: Kitty-corner from the Rocket
- Budget Travel
If you're visiting Fremont on a bicycle you get a gold star! Bicycling is the best way to get around in North Seattle. But you may need to true a wheel or fix something more serious. Charles at Wright Brothers Cycles is the man for you. Not only is he a traveller and a good mechanic; he also maintains a community repair station where members pay a $30 lifetime fee for access to his bike stands and tools.
Locally owned, community oriented: we must be in Fremont!
Address: 219 North 36th
Directions: four blocks West of the Center of the Universe on 36'th
- Budget Travel