Had to sort the bike shed yesterday but I got side tracked. Have 4 bikes that I regularly ride and other than essential maintenance- they have not been fully serviced or cleaned for a long time. So started on one bike while the wife was out for the day and didn't even manage to clean that one properly. Took the chance while the wife was out to sort a new LBS and haven't found one. My old one is going down the pan and carries so little good stock of spares that I have given up on them. Only went in there for a couple of cables and I always use stainless steel and like the Shimano ones that I used to buy for $3. He no longer carries them but has another make that is nicely packaged instead of being loose and cost $6. Wanted brake blocks but if I want the ones I normally use he will have to order them. Same on many items so it looks like he is in money troubles.
There is another shop that seems to have picked up all his lost trade but after going in and looking round- he is not to the standard I want. Listened to him selling a couple of bikes and he was not listening to the buyers. One a newcomer that wants to start riding with a road bike on a budget and I don't think he was given the best advice. The other was looking for a 105 or Ultegra equipped bike to better the Tiagra equipped Raleigh he had and the bikes he suggested were not much better than the one he had.
So looks like internet shopping for me from now on.
But today is a special day for most of our generation.
So Happy "Star Wars Day" everyone.