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    anyone here know the trackstar NYC people?

    tell them to finish their website. the splash page is really nice looking. I want more! Are they gonna have an online store?

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    They don't even take credit cards and you want them to have an online store?
    Cash is king over there. Such sweet goods peddled at their tiny boutique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedfiend
    They don't even take credit cards and you want them to have an online store?
    Cash is king over there. Such sweet goods peddled at their tiny boutique.
    Note, I was in there this past weekend and Brad told me they will be taking credit cards as of this past Monday. So, its no longer cash only. Which I think is a good thing.

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    Nice. Maybe an online store will follow. Or at least a list of their stock so you can call, order and have them ship stuff to you. Some of us are not fortunate enough to live in a city with a track specific store!

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    turd knows them, methinks.

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    I used a card to pay for a chainring there yesterday

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    sorry this might be a bit of a thread jack, but its kind of related. a few weeks back i had a small repair done at trackstar and recieved stellar service. i paid for the work and left, but on the ride home i wondered, are you supposed to tip bike mechanics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nine
    are you supposed to tip bike mechanics?
    i try to, at least. not 16-20% like a waiter but a bit more than i would normally tip a cab (when i'm in one, which is seldom. *cough*)

    & as for the website : this guy ryan (aka tankk) has been working on it, tho the back-end programming required for a fully functional online store is still in the works, or so he tells me.
    *turd
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    I don't think it's neccessary, but with anything..if you think the person who helped you went above and beyond their normal job or if you're particularly happy with the end product then I think you can tip if you're feeling generous. I've given mechanics a few extra dollars here and there for being awesome.

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    Who are you?! George Costanza? Worried about tipping?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nine
    ...are you supposed to tip bike mechanics?
    Are you kidding? If they do a great job, reward them by going back. If they do a sh*t job, go someplace else. My road bike mechanic at Conrads Bike Shop would laugh at me if I tried to tip him .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose R
    My road bike mechanic at Conrads Bike Shop would laugh at me if I tried to tip him .
    that's because you go to conrads. gratuity (and more) included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msngr
    that's because you go to conrads. gratuity (and more) included.
    no kidding,...

    But, I've been to bike shops uptown, downtown, midtown (and I won't name names) and the best service I have received has been from Yee at conrads.

    I'm hoping trackstar does right by me, since they are so close to home.

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    Conrad's .. Awe what a shop .. Sarah and the crew.. Conrad was cool just seen him once before. the Elite shop over looking the city..

    Yee is a good guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose R
    no kidding,...

    But, I've been to bike shops uptown, downtown, midtown (and I won't name names) and the best service I have received has been from Yee at conrads.

    I'm hoping trackstar does right by me, since they are so close to home.
    yes, they are good. and yee is a nice person. but they have to pay that midtown rent. there's no getting around that.

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    What type of bike stuff offerings does Conrads carry. I'm never in teh nock of the city.

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    Forget the on-line store I'm happy to atleast see you can hunt down the phone number ( hidden ) on the site now.

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    I live in D.C. and deal with the guys at track star, they are good people, and run a beautifull shop. The made a donation the the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund at the alley cat in Jan.

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