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Old 07-20-09, 04:03 PM   #1
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What is a good LBS?????

I hear a lot of pissing and moaning about the bad service,lack of service,or snotty attitudes folks get at their LBS's so I'm gonna tell you how great my local shop is.
I had an issue with a set of Avid Juicy 3 brakes,the res.seals were leaking. I swing by Syamore Cycles on Saturday and ask owner Wes Dickson about the problem.I did not buy the brakes from him,but he got right on it. He could not find the parts I needed so he put in a call to Avid. They don't have what I needed so they're sending me a brand new set of Elixer 5s to replace the Juciy 3s. Thanks to Wes D at Sycamore Cycles and Avid for taking care of the problem asap.
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Old 07-20-09, 04:20 PM   #2
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Very cool !!!!!

I fine that most the LBS here in my area are pretty cool, nice to see another person getting outstanding service...
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Old 07-20-09, 04:26 PM   #3
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nice.
my experience is that SRAM and co. are very good about service and warranty.
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It is a good feeling indeed to have a shop you really like. Glad to hear the other side of the coin, 66.
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Old 07-20-09, 05:36 PM   #5
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Oh, I thought this was going to be a wish-list thread kind thing... so what the heck, here's mine anyway (someone wake me up when it's all over, or if I wet my bed... which ever comes first).

1) Mega multi-level super bike-mall with all the bike brands in one place and a complete line-up of all next years models.
2) A second story dedicated to last year's models all at half price and the stock never runs out.
3) A third story dedicated to trade-ins and also the starting point of a massive indoor MTB track (with real trees and shrubs) always open rain or shine, day or night... rolling down through all the floors... and an service elevator back to the third floor. Obviously a steep ascend track too for the XC crowd.
4) Free beer on tap.
5) Indoor pizza, burger joint and cafe.
6) The mother of all workshops with lovely female mechanics.
7) Stocks a comprehensive inventory of parts, components and apparel which can also be bought through the internet.
8) Guaranteed to never loose money or close down, so the owner is a happy bloke (preferably a close relation or even my Dad)
9) Perpetually giving away free-stickers/decals and swag!!!

... did I miss anything?

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I hear a lot of pissing and moaning about the bad service,lack of service,or snotty attitudes folks get at their LBS's so I'm gonna tell you how great my local shop is.
I had an issue with a set of Avid Juicy 3 brakes,the res.seals were leaking. I swing by Syamore Cycles on Saturday and ask owner Wes Dickson about the problem.I did not buy the brakes from him,but he got right on it. He could not find the parts I needed so he put in a call to Avid. They don't have what I needed so they're sending me a brand new set of Elixer 5s to replace the Juciy 3s. Thanks to Wes D at Sycamore Cycles and Avid for taking care of the problem asap.
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Oh, I thought this was going to be a wish-list thread kind thing... so what the heck, here's mine anyway (someone wake me up when it's all over, or if I wet my bed... which ever comes first).

1) Mega multi-level super bike-mall with all the bike brands in one place and a complete line-up of all next years models.
2) A second story dedicated to last year's models all at half price and the stock never runs out.
3) A third story dedicated to trade-ins and also the starting point of a massive indoor MTB track (with real trees and shrubs) always open rain or shine, day or night... rolling down through all the floors... and an service elevator back to the third floor. Obviously a steep ascend track too for the XC crowd.
4) Free beer on tap.
5) Indoor pizza, burger joint and cafe.
6) The mother of all workshops with lovely female mechanics.
7) Stocks a comprehensive inventory of parts, components and apparel which can also be bought through the internet.
8) Guaranteed to never loose money or close down, so the owner is a happy bloke (preferably a close relation or even my Dad)
9) Perpetually giving away free-stickers/decals and swag!!!

... did I miss anything?

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Old 07-20-09, 08:25 PM   #8
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Sycamore is the second coolest shop ever.
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Old 07-20-09, 08:41 PM   #9
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Sycamore is the second coolest shop ever.
Yep, that little shop down your way is the coolest bike shop ever. That place is raw!
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Old 07-20-09, 11:13 PM   #10
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You just came up with the perfect business plan! Now someone who has the cash to get this thing going, please do, when it opens I am soo there. Awesome!!
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Old 07-21-09, 05:03 PM   #11
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good shop....I almost bought a bike from them.
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Old 07-21-09, 05:40 PM   #12
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I have it very good at my shop also, great deals and service. rush jobs... no problem. If I could change anything, I would like to see more brands available. But wouldn't we all.
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Old 07-21-09, 05:46 PM   #13
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If you are in LA area try the BIKE CONNECTION they only sell specialized(yeah let the fun comments begin) but it's a tiny shop with three guys(including the owner) and they are great every bike comes with the life time free tune up warranty and they are really nice guys they always go out of their way to help the customer out, in fact we actually ride together twice a week and I am telling you there is nothing like hitting the trails with your personal mechanic buddies I get stuff adjusted on the fly hehehe
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Old 07-22-09, 04:14 PM   #14
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