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    Does 2009 look like a lean year for your bike store?

    I'm not sure if people are buying this year - but there is always a need for a good wrench.

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    I think that was the summary for 2008 - people aren't buying as many new bikes, but they're getting older bikes fixed up and buying accessories.

    One of the experienced wrenches on here (HillRider, I think) reported 27" tires being completely sold out in mid-summer, due to people fixing up bikes that have been wall ornaments for decades.

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    MY local LBS had their best year ever, even with a VERY LATE Spring.

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    I'll be opening my new store in 2009... I will just be doing repairs and conversions and am planning on being fairly busy.

    With the economy the way it is I would expect that sales of new bikes might be lagging a little compared to last year.

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