I posted a little bit ago about myself. The LBS i am interested in, is a long way from me. But they have a website and seem to be popular. I went to a bikeshop close to me today. My first time in s LBS. Of course, i am new and know nothing about LBS, but this place really disappointed me. It was really small. A guy behind the counter was talking to people. The other people, 4 of them, were sitting across from him, like a bar. The 4 were watching some kind of bike riding video. Not once did this guy behind the counter ask me what i was looking for. I asked him if he had any Trek bikes, he said he is not an authorized trek dealer, but has other bikes like them. I asked him to show me those, he stated he did not have any at the moment.
I told him my age, weight and height, 46, 260 and 6 foot. He showed me a raod bike at $3000! Really??? I will never go to this LBS again!
The main LBS i do wish to do business with, even though far away, they have not replied back to me. I have called, left a voice message, e-mailed, and no reply back, 2 days now. Do i still give this store another day or chance? Why is it hard for me to find a LBS to treat me with respect, as i will do for them? Very frustrating!
Thanks for reading my message, and any advice. Thank You!