Originally Posted by wrk101
+10 I prefer to do my own work.
........I would not let someone like that touch my Colnago... No insurance, no recourse, buyer beware....
If I cannot do the work myself, I take it to a shop that I know and trust. I don't mind paying the "premium" for using a good shop and getting all the benefits that are associated with it - recourse, knowledge transfer, responsibility, etc.
Maybe I'm lucky, but I have a great shop local to me and have a good relationship with the service manager.
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