Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 84
  1. #1
    Senior Member Nick Bain's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    MINNESNOWTA!
    My Bikes
    raliegh pursuit, Caad8, Tarmac comp, Raleigh R700, Raliegh M80, Schwinn prostockIII, Sawnwa Mixte custom Chopper
    Posts
    1,665
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Im getting real sick of LBS around here.

    iT seems anyone you walk into try to sell you a bike within under a minute of speaking. One place has Msrp stickers on items instead the actual price, talk about driving consumers to the interwebs. In addition to them hawking you like crazy.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    Nick, I don't necessarily like agreeing with you -- but your spot on.

  2. #2
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    My Bikes
    2 x 2012 GT Series 1, 2012 P2C
    Posts
    435
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Last edited by no1mad; 05-22-13 at 10:39 AM. Reason: broke tags- gotta pay to embed vids.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Sexy_Lugs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cali
    My Bikes
    Soma Smoothie ES, specialized MTB
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nick,

    I know how you feel. I am a believer in the coveted title: LBS. However, mine, in which I did my best to help them out, without breaking my own bank in the attempt, screwed me over one to many times. First it was charging me a ridiculous amount for installing new cables on my bike. Second it was not properly adjusting the derailleurs so they shifted correctly. Third, and the one that really gets me is when my wife went to pick up my bike and pay, they attempted to sell her stuff that I "might" need.

  4. #4
    Senior Member AdelaaR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Vlaamse Ardennen, Belgium
    Posts
    3,898
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sexy_Lugs View Post
    Nick,

    I know how you feel. I am a believer in the coveted title: LBS. However, mine, in which I did my best to help them out, without breaking my own bank in the attempt, screwed me over one to many times. First it was charging me a ridiculous amount for installing new cables on my bike. Second it was not properly adjusting the derailleurs so they shifted correctly. Third, and the one that really gets me is when my wife went to pick up my bike and pay, they attempted to sell her stuff that I "might" need.
    That last move is nasty.
    At least in Belgium you've got an abundance of LBS's to choose from, depending on where exactly you live, of course.

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    West Coast of Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    2011 Surly LHT 2005 LeMond Zurich
    Posts
    665
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mine talked me into buying lime green tires.......I can't believe it :-)

    pics upon request

  6. #6
    Senior Member Sexy_Lugs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cali
    My Bikes
    Soma Smoothie ES, specialized MTB
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    That last move is nasty.
    At least in Belgium you've got an abundance of LBS's to choose from, depending on where exactly you live, of course.
    Yea, this is a very true point. Seems like any decent sized town (not a suburb of another town) will have a decent LBS. Since I get paid in US not EU, some of those LBS's can be pricy, but I do what I can to help em out.

  7. #7
    Photon-Ninja tjax's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Castle Rock, CO
    Posts
    223
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lenA View Post
    Mine talked me into buying lime green tires.......I can't believe it :-)

    pics upon request
    I want to see
    2013 Trek 1.2 Alpha Series

  8. #8
    Senior Member DaveWC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,121
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lenA View Post
    Mine talked me into buying lime green tires.......I can't believe it :-)

    pics upon request

    Shouldn't that be "Mine tried to talk me into buying lime green tires."?

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    West Coast of Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    2011 Surly LHT 2005 LeMond Zurich
    Posts
    665
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was in the moment.



  10. #10
    Photon-Ninja tjax's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Castle Rock, CO
    Posts
    223
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lenA View Post
    I was in the moment.



    Oh man I want some in red....
    2013 Trek 1.2 Alpha Series

  11. #11
    Senior Member rica rica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    My Bikes
    my bikes would not impress anyone
    Posts
    79
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    one kept trying to put me into a sedate touring bike. NOT what i needed and i kept telling them that. the other, when i walked in at 445 to pick up an extra pair of gloves, said (without even saying hello) that they were closing in fifteen minutes.

    at this point i just wait to have things shipped.

  12. #12
    Senior Member topflightpro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    2,850
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Those green tires are sweet. I really do like them.

    And no, I am not being sarcastic.

  13. #13
    Senior Member rica rica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    My Bikes
    my bikes would not impress anyone
    Posts
    79
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
    Those green tires are sweet. I really do like them.

    And no, I am not being sarcastic.
    i like them too, but i thought everyone would mock me haha

  14. #14
    Sula122 Sula122's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    Custom Build 51cm Pake Frame Fixed & Jamis Xenith Comp
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think this might be the one instance in the world of cycling where women get better treatment. I guess there are not enough women riders out there, but I've been told before that in fact I won't need this or that and should not spend the money.

  15. #15
    Senior Member rica rica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    My Bikes
    my bikes would not impress anyone
    Posts
    79
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i agree that most men don't try to sell us extras, so that is a plus. I do find it frustrating though when i need a certain type of bike and they don't seem to believe women need anything more than a beach cruiser.

    and before anyone gets insulted, i love beach cruisers. just not for mountain biking

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I truly want to support my LBS but they always want to sell me a $5000.00 CF bike and sell me things I don't need or use.
    I am an avid cyclist and do buy if they have a sale (got a new specialized helmet for $20.00 after the rebate and 40% off sale with coupons).
    There are 3 nice shops here and they know me but I usually just buy bearings when I repack my bottom bracket etc.
    I do notice a bit of a pompous elitist ivory tower attitude from the workers and some of the rich customers that look down at me and my 1972 PX-10...lol
    No wonder people buy from the internet.

  17. #17
    token triathlete Bah Humbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    On the trainer
    My Bikes
    Cervelo New P3 Cervelo S1
    Posts
    5,942
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rica rica View Post
    i like them too, but i thought everyone would mock me haha
    They look ridiculous.

    Happy now?

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Incheon, South Korea
    My Bikes
    Nothing amazing... cheap old 21 speed mtb
    Posts
    2,588
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like my lbs. They let me raid their store of used parts for exotic builds and use the tools as long as I buy the the new parts from them. Win win. He knows I build bikes so gives me first dibs on good second hand stuff.

  19. #19
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,084
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lenA View Post
    I was in the moment.


    Nice Limemond.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  20. #20
    Goodbye Leeroy Jenkins tagaproject6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    My Bikes
    Wilier Izoard XP (Campagnolo Record);Cinelli Xperience (SRAM Force);Specialized Allez (SRAM Rival);Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Campagnolo Centaur)
    Posts
    7,029
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice bike. Those tires are hideous! I like!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    TOML

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Wilier Izoard XP (Campagnolo Record)
    Cinelli Xperience (SRAM Force)
    Specialized Allez (SRAM Rival)
    Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Campagnolo Centaur)

  21. #21
    Senior Member Vlaam4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lake Claire, GA
    My Bikes
    2008 Giant TCR Advanced
    Posts
    794
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lenA View Post
    I was in the moment.


    I dont like them. but that is a cool bike
    20?? Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO, 2008 Giant TCR Advanced, 2000 Trek 2300, 1995 Giant ATX 760

  22. #22
    Senior Member island rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    FFLD CTY, CT
    Posts
    1,573
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lenA View Post
    I was in the moment.


    I dig it. I would get some bar tape with a similar color in it. I'm sure someone makes it in lime + blue camo print somewhere.
    "I think drivers become like dogs when they see a bicycle fly by at 40mph. Instinctively, they just want to give chase, catch them, and eat them." - Papa Tom

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,493
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lenA View Post
    I was in the moment.
    Those lime green tires are truely horrible. On a clashing bright blue bike that are far worse.

    But lets not blame the LBS for those going out the door. Any shop has a right to market stuff, especially stuff they got stuck with or that just might appeal to that one customer (and apparently it did).

    So just quickly replace them and either throw the Hulk tires away or sell them on craigslist.

    /K

  24. #24
    Rubber side down Clipped_in's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Teh Quickie Mart
    My Bikes
    Two wheels - common engine
    Posts
    922
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You need some Cannondale team kit to complete the ensemble. ...Can't get Lemond kit.

    Anyway, getting back to LBS's. The shops around here are usually quite good about no high pressure and leaving you alone to peruse if you want that. However, I did have an encounter with a young arrogant guy at a new shop. He immediately started pressuring me to tell him what kind of bike(s) I have, and then proceeded to tell me how much better the ones they had available were. I just walked out before I launched into a diatribe beginning with, "Now listen sonny!" I hope he gets over himself soon or moves on because he was certainly hurting business. It is a nice shop, but I haven't been back. They have another location closer to my office that is nothing like that. The new shop is in a very affluent area, parking lot mostly filled with luxury cars and tricked out 4X4's. Maybe his approach works with that clientele. It sure doesn't with me.
    Last edited by Clipped_in; 05-22-13 at 10:00 AM.
    ...Just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  25. #25
    Senior Member ka0use's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Denver, Freak Hill, Colorado
    My Bikes
    2003 Bianchi Lynx MTB bought new. Her name is Judy.
    Posts
    1,104
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sula122 View Post
    I think this might be the one instance in the world of cycling where women get better treatment. I guess there are not enough women riders out there, but I've been told before that in fact I won't need this or that and should not spend the money.

    you are truly blessed!
    first star on the right and straight on 'til morning
    avatar is of dame edna

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •