I just got a new Ritchey dropbar for my bike. The old Cenilli I had was just way too big for me. At the same time, I want to get new brake levers-- something better for my hands. I wanted a pair of Tektro rl341 which are made for women's hands.
After not finding any on the Dutch bike websites, I go down to my local LBS's in the village (plural, there are two next to each other). The first one is warm and friendly. They've been great to me in the past. They specialize in city bikes but don't have what I need.
I go into the second which specializes in racing. When I describe what I'm talking about he gives me the HTFU face and tells me that all brake levers for drops are about the same. He says I could get some interruptors to help and that it would be about 100 euros for installation with new cables.
I told him I just want some better brake levers. He didn't even show me any in the store to look at. I'm just kinda frustrated because it's like I'm a fat noob who doesn't know what she's talking about and he wouldn't carry fat noob gear anyway.
So when I got home, I started looking for them harder.. found them on eBay with cheap international shipping. I'll just buy them and put them on myself... or have the nice LBS do it for me. I hate being treated like a fat noob. Anyone else get treated like a fat noob at the LBS?