- Is this unfair?
I know the shop you mean, it was pretty simple to work out from the brands you mentioned.
I think you’re projecting your issues on the shop. Maybe they weren’t happy/cheery as would be nice but for all you know maybe someone they know had just died. They helped you out and regardless of whether they got it right first time went out of their way to do so, all the while dealing with a mucky bike in their nice clean shop. And they didn’t charge.
On that basis, I’d say that I’d be willing to give them a go.Posted 3 years agoatlazMember
Seems like a nice job really on their part. You’re not comfortable in their type of shop, they fixed your bike for free, it’s your problem not theirs. Their actions were pretty much spot on in terms of offering a good service despite the fact they didn’t want to chat.
Most of the LBS’s I’ve ever been in have been unwelcoming and cliquey and the owners/staff have been full of a sense of self importance and act with a vague air that I’m wasting their time.
Which is why I detest LBS’s where a mate says “Oh, if you go in with jaffa cakes they’ll love you and you will probably get priority”. I don’t want to be their friend, I want decent service without having to join their gang.Posted 3 years agobikebouyMember
Geeeeeeee RD, I’ve always been of the impression you are a man of few words, in fact a man of many photos with few words.
Have you just bought a ‘Puter with Word on it and are trying it out?
Reads to me like you we suffering with hunger or thirst or feeling run down, and nothing more.
If I were you I’d pop back there and buy one of those swanky Starly Bike things and savour a single espresso whilst they fit some Keos on it so you can ride it home 😆
Failing all that, stop typing, take more photos….. 😉Posted 3 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
I’d have gone back, rode straight into the shop & shouted “I’m going to buy this place & knock it down. Man”.
There’s a white tiled bike shop near Cannock Chase that seemed a bit elitist the first time I went in, plastered in mud one winter’s day, but me slipping on the aforementioned tiled floor & falling over broke the ice.Posted 3 years ago
Cheer up RD.
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