Many bike shops in my area come and go. Other have been around for 20-30 years. anyway, I notice many bike shop workers/clerks whatever you want to call them are somewhat rude and impasiont. The second you enter the store theres some old guy breathing down my neck asking over and over and over again can I help you!!! Sometimes you just wanna look around, so when you come back for the second time to buy something they're even more rude, even if you buy something. Other times even if you do spend insane amounts of cash there, they still act as if you monkeying around. I hate going to bike shops. The people who work at bike shop need to be more polite, and respect the customer. Theres this one bike shop in my area, they keep all most all there parts at the back of the store, so you cant see them, when you ask if they have lets say brake levers, they bring out the most exspensize pair w/ no sticker, and say OH those are $200, you ask if they have something less pricy, they make a face, walk back to there whatever,......you get the picture. Price dosnt seem to be an issue with these people, nothing has the price posted anyway, they just make up the price in there head. The crap they sell is so over priced, its no wonder people get there stuff from catalogs.