Six months ago I moved to Tunbridge Wells from Leeds. Despite the fact that the riding here is pretty lame compared to where I used to ride, I like it.
Apart from one place in Brighton, most of the bike shops I've popped into down here have been pretty standoffish; a bit too 'cool' for me. In fact, some owners are downright hostile, and obviously have better things to do that help out an enquiry from a friendly customer.
I'm not used to this. I used to get all my work done at Velocity Cycles in Huddersfield. Bob, the owner, is one of the nicest fella's and would frequently go the extra mile to help me out with my constant requests of 'Can you rebuild it?'. To the point that I'm going to take my new project up to him to build, even though it'll cost me in fuel and time.
So, who in your opinion is the best bike shop and why?
I nominate Bob!