Tell a thousand lies...
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: In Philly for the time being
Bikes: Cheap-o MTB, 1980 Fuji Gran Tourer SE
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I just got back from the bike shop. At the first shop I went to, the salesman was very helpful, but he admitted they had such a huge backlog of repairs. Also, they didn't have a 27 inch rear wheel on hand to sell me. So he sent me to the second shop.
The salesman there was condescending, and wasn't willing to do business with me unless I bought both front and rear wheels ($120 for the cheapest no-name wheel set), tires, and labor
. I told him my situation, that I won't get my paycheck for another 3 weeks, and I need something
to commute with, but he wouldn't back down. It was all or nothing. That particular shop will never get a single dime from me.
Needless to say, I'm still without a working bike. I think the best option for me is to order some wheels online and do the work myself. What is a reputable site where I can get some wheels for relatively cheap? And is there anything special I need to be aware of?
Also, I forgot to mention. The rear hub bearings are pretty shot, so the whole wheel is pretty wobbly. I don't think I'm going to even try to ride it until I get it fixed.
Last edited by BurnMyEyes; 06-08-09 at 03:25 PM.