Author Topic: Your Local Bike Shop  (Read 13895 times)

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Offline razor

Your Local Bike Shop
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2007, 05:58:03 pm »
  I have had some mixed experiences at local shops but ,the one problem I have is even though I have been cycling 38 yrs. when I go in there is some kid that tries to sell me something I tell them I don't want . Hello , see the grey hair I don't need a dam sport bike I've ridden more miles then I want to think about , no a beginner here .


Offline DaveB

Your Local Bike Shop
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2007, 11:36:58 am »
I do both.  I buy a lot of my components from mail order/internet dealers since the selection is much larger and the prices generally (but not always) better.  I consider myself a pretty accomplished bike mechanic so I don't need the LBS to install the parts or tune my bikes.  

I also have a favorite LBS that has always treated me well and I will buy from them if they have the items in stock or can get them reasonably promptly. I don't mind the small cost penalty.  

Offline Awenydd

Your Local Bike Shop
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2007, 08:51:26 am »
I have had the most luck in terms of service, sales, and advice working with LBS.  Back (waaaaaay back) in the day, a LBS back home in Ohio allowed me to race by sponsoring me when I couldn't have afforded a racing back myself.  Now, I find the help I can get is worth the trip I make almost every time.  Also, on eof the LBS's also has a mail/internet order service, which is the best of both worlds.