i am having my LBS build a touring bike for me from the ground up. they build frames. i tried to do some research on touring bikes before i ordered it so even though i didnt know exactly what i was talking about i know what i wanted.
when i ordered the bike i told them several time i wanted mountian bike gearing on it. i was told it was no problem. i went back a week later and found out they were putting road gears on it.
so i said i want the deore XT 9 speed group. and this time i basically got told i was an idiot for wanting this. if they had treated me this the first ime i went in i would not have ordered and put a down payment on the bike. o well im geting off topic here.
i convinced them to use the group i wanted. was told i'd need to pick different shifters since my bike was going to have drop bars.
i wanted them to recommend something and they did, and i went with there reccomendation. i was supposed to pick the bike up tonite, but i just got a phone call. the shifters and brakes we decided on wont work with the bike so they have to order different parts and the bike wont be ready till friday. this will be the 4th time i got a call on the day of pick up saying it wont be ready.
so heres the question do these guys know what the hell they are doing? should i be trusting them to build a bike thats gonna end up costing me $2500.+?
sorry i went off so much, but im venting as well as asking for advice. i am really geting the feeling i'm bein shafted, the first time i went in i felt really confident, but ever since they got my down payment i have not been treated the same at all.