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    Why buy from LBS (Roadbike newby)

    1- They spent an hour with me, measuring before ordering the bike.

    2- They spent over an hour doing the final set up(fit) with me. Also got some coaching on pedal stroke and arm position.

    3- After about 1500 miles since buying the bike in January. I have a creaking noise when climbing. Took all of two seconds for them to show me the noise was coming from the bottom bracket. I thought it was the rear spokes.

    4- No charge for the service. First year tune ups are free. The bike is just a eight hundred dollar 2007 Lamond Reno.

    I started going to this LBS a couple years ago. I was replacing the bottom bracket on my mountain bike and wanted the threads cleaned up with a tap. Took my frame to the LBS that I was using at the time. I didn't recognize anyone there. New owners and new mechanics. The mechanic barely glanced at my frame, said it was toast and I needed a new frame.
    I stopped at the LBS I now use. The mechanic there ran the tap through. Told me the threads looked fine and charged me five dollars. I gave him twenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brueg View Post
    1- They spent an hour with me, measuring before ordering the bike.

    2- They spent over an hour doing the final set up(fit) with me. Also got some coaching on pedal stroke and arm position.

    3- After about 1500 miles since buying the bike in January. I have a creaking noise when climbing. Took all of two seconds for them to show me the noise was coming from the bottom bracket. I thought it was the rear spokes.

    4- No charge for the service. First year tune ups are free. The bike is just a eight hundred dollar 2007 Lamond Reno.

    I started going to this LBS a couple years ago. I was replacing the bottom bracket on my mountain bike and wanted the threads cleaned up with a tap. Took my frame to the LBS that I was using at the time. I didn't recognize anyone there. New owners and new mechanics. The mechanic barely glanced at my frame, said it was toast and I needed a new frame.
    I stopped at the LBS I now use. The mechanic there ran the tap through. Told me the threads looked fine and charged me five dollars. I gave him twenty.
    Good LBS give good service. I've been down constantly to mine, to upgrade some of my bikes or get to get new ones set up the way I want them. The mechanic has been extremely helpful in getting me the right parts. Everything's worked out great!

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