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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    My local bike store: Gone

    On Sunday Tricia and I road out to the Los Vaqueros Reservoir. On our way home we thought we'd stop by 2 Real bikes in Brentwood and check out the water bottles.
    We went there, and it was GONE. I don't think it had been all that long since we were in. We bought something, even if it was small, every visit. I guess that wasn't enough

    It's a shame to see a local business bite the dust. And selfishly, I didn't even get to hit a going out of business sale.
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    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
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    Yet another victim of the evil Bíkes Dírect Dot Com and casualty of teh internets in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
    Yet another victim of the evil Bíkes Dírect Dot Com and casualty of teh internets in general.
    LOL - you know where Curtis buys his bikes, right?

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    Senior Member mtnwalker's Avatar
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    I feel guilty now. I've visited them at least 3 times and I did not purchase a thing from them.

    Or maybe this is a trend most Specialized stores are going through.
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    Come on, it'll be fun BenRidin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
    Yet another victim of the evil Bíkes Dírect Dot Com and casualty of teh internets in general.
    Don't be so quick to judge. I thought their customer service was piss poor and I told them so! Last April I went in to order a compact crank. I had a 36 and wanted a 34. "No problem" was the response from the owner, "I'll order it up today and we'll have it by Friday"

    Friday passed and I got a little buried w/ work. When I stopped by there on the Wednesday to inquire, the response was "Oh, I've never heard of a FSA 34t compact and besides I forgot to get a deposit from you..."

    WTF?!! Why didn't you call me and get the deposit on the phone. I gave you my phone number, etc Thank you for wasting my time. And who has never heard of a 34t compact??!!

    Sheese...no wonder people buy things from the interweb.

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    Senior Member sweetnsourbkr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenRidin View Post
    And who has never heard of a 34t compact??!!
    I own one. FSA no less.

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