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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada fretman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    Is it bad if someone test rides it? I mean, you're planning on taking it for a test ride, right?
    No...it's not bad. I expect a bike to be test ridden. However, I told the guy that this is the bike I wanted and he said he had just put one together and nobody had test ridden it yet....sounds too good to be true???

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    Quote Originally Posted by fretman
    No...it's not bad. I expect a bike to be test ridden. However, I told the guy that this is the bike I wanted and he said he had just put one together and nobody had test ridden it yet....sounds too good to be true???
    No, it's entirely possible. I should warn you, though, no bike shop in their right mind is going to chase away somebody else if they show up before you and want to try the bike out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fretman
    No...it's not bad. I expect a bike to be test ridden. However, I told the guy that this is the bike I wanted and he said he had just put one together and nobody had test ridden it yet....sounds too good to be true???

    Hmm... I think you're starting to get a little obsessed about this. If you can't decide to trust the LBS now, do you really want to be entering a long term service relationship with them? If you bring a paranoid attitude to the table, they're probably not going to react well to you either.

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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada fretman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    No, it's entirely possible. I should warn you, though, no bike shop in their right mind is going to chase away somebody else if they show up before you and want to try the bike out.
    However, he did say he will hold it for me and won't let anyone touch it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble
    Hmm... I think you're starting to get a little obsessed about this. If you can't decide to trust the LBS now, do you really want to be entering a long term service relationship with them? If you bring a paranoid attitude to the table, they're probably not going to react well to you either.
    I'll try to change my ways. Just that I've been burned too many times before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble
    Why is this a good thing? Bike shops aren't evil, and scaring people off biking isn't a desirable goal. Or am I missing some kind of irony here?
    Indeed. I sometimes forget the issues with sarcasm and the outernet.

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