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    Pleasant LBS Eperience

    Today, near the end of my local bike trail, I had stopped, kick stand down contemplating whether to adjust the DER, or just ride home and do it there. A Jeep with a bike rack loaded on the back stopped, and the driver asked if I needed help. It was one of the owners of my LBS, Mud, Sweat, and Gears in Orange City, FL. He said he couldn't drive by one of his customers who might be having trouble. That is pretty good customer service,I'd say. One more reason I would rather not buy from the big box stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblejohn
    Today, near the end of my local bike trail, I had stopped, kick stand down contemplating whether to adjust the DER, or just ride home and do it there.
    DER? Derriere?

    I usually do that at home. Without assistance.
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    Kickstand? Oh no, here we go again.

    Welcome aboard John, and yes, that is fure sure good customer service.
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    Thanks for sharing!! I'm sending your note to my LBS so they can follow the same example!!

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    Glad to hear of yet another LBS with good customer service and your good fortune in finding 'em.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblejohn
    Today, near the end of my local bike trail, I had stopped, kick stand down contemplating whether to adjust the DER, or just ride home and do it there. A Jeep with a bike rack loaded on the back stopped, and the driver asked if I needed help. It was one of the owners of my LBS, Mud, Sweat, and Gears in Orange City, FL. He said he couldn't drive by one of his customers who might be having trouble. That is pretty good customer service,I'd say. One more reason I would rather not buy from the big box stores.

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    I guess he saw the kickstand and figured "this guy needs all the help he can get"
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    Hold on!!!!! Are team cars allowed on this forum?
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    Hey, what is the hang up on kickstands? bk

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    I will tell the owner of my LBS that I am going to put him on speed dial and give him a GPS link. If he wants to keep my business that is!

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    What RumbleJohn ISN'T telling us is that he is really only 17, female and well proportioned ... and that the lbs bloke had his teenage son with him

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    "Kickstands and bibshorts and mismatching bottles.
    Oldsters in bike shoes who fall when they waddle.
    Freds without helmets and posers with bling.
    These are a few of my favorite things...."

    (Doing his best Julie Andrews imitation.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link
    "Kickstands and bibshorts and mismatching bottles.
    Oldsters in bike shoes who fall when they waddle.
    Freds without helmets and posers with bling.
    These are a few of my favorite things...."

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    Hmmm... How about, Kickstands and bibshorts and Freds. Oh my!
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    Rumblejohn hasn't been back since posting this.

    However as he's only posted three times total, perhaps that doesn't mean anything.

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    I feel bad for the folks that post bad experiences with their LBS. With one exception, my experiences have been good with several, outstanding with my ATF LBS, All Star Bikes in Cary NC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil
    Rumblejohn hasn't been back since posting this.
    I suspect he had a "Scotty, beam me up (there's no intelligent life down here)" experience.

    Or he might have read one of the roadie threads about the joy of puking or the benefits of self-catheterization. This can be a very weird place at times.

    I certainly try to do my part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link
    I suspect he had a "Scotty, beam me up (there's no intelligent life down here)" experience.

    Or he might have read one of the roadie threads about the joy of puking or the benefits of self-catheterization. This can be a very weird place at times.

    I certainly try to do my part.
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