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Old 02-10-05, 12:14 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-10-05, 12:33 PM   #2
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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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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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Old 02-10-05, 12:56 PM   #4
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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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Old 02-10-05, 01:37 PM   #5
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turd knows them, methinks.
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I used a card to pay for a chainring there yesterday

To quote Homer: "The system works"
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Old 02-10-05, 02:30 PM   #7
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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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Old 02-10-05, 02:48 PM   #8
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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.
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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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...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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I used to beer a good wrench...
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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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Old 02-10-05, 06:31 PM   #14
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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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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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