I recently bought a bike (raleigh m40 mountain bike) and I'm quite new to all this bike business. I generally just use my bike to ride around on roads and don't do any actual mountain biking stuff.
Recently, my rear wheels got tacoed (spelling?), and I'm not really sure why. All I know is I left on joy ride around the street, came back home an d found the real wheels badly bent. I do recall running over a small pothole at perhaps 40kmh, but didn't think my wheels should have tacoed that easily...
Anyway, I took it to the bike shop I bought it from to get it serviced and the wheels trued. All was good untill I came home and realised that the treads on my rear wheels were in the wrong direction (the arrow on the side of the tyres is pointing in the opposite direction that the wheel normally rotates in).
So back to the bike shop it went, where I got a rather surprising response.
"They are meant to be like that on these bikes, the rear treads are supposed to be facing that direction". Upon questioning why there is an arrow pointing in the other direction, the employee turned towards a fellow workmate, who continued to back up what he was sayiong earlier, that "they are meant to be like that".
So now I have a bike with my front wheels pointing the way it should be, and the back ones with the treads in the opposite direction, but supposedly the way it should be.
Is this guy just too lazy to change the direction or admit that he has put it on the wrong way in the first place or is he right?
Thankyou very much for any help in advanced,