For christmas I purchased my husband a set of Ortlieb frontroller classics to go with his set of backroller classics we got on that great REI sale a few weeks. He tours on a Trek Dual Sport 8.3 with disc brakes. We decided to go look for a front rack for his bike as we want to leave this week for Florida to do a few rides around the Tampa area and maybe ride the keys. We went into the "biggest" bike store in the Kansas City Area. I went in the door first, and the 20 something at the counter asked if I was looking for something. I said "Yes, do you carry front racks?". He looks at me and says "For a Bike?". I'm thinking, well I am in a bike store, but I just say "Yes". About that time my husband walks in the door (he had been messing with his phone outside). Then the guy says "Yes, they are the same as the back rack." I look at him and say "NO, they are not." He takes us to look at back racks and then after it not being what we want he tries to look them up on the computer.
We left that big store laughing and shaking our heads. Is touring that much of a limited sport that a bike store wouldn't know about it? We came home and my husband called Old Man Mountain, we should be receiving our rack in the mail at the end of the week. He was a nice guy.
Anyone else have problems with bike stores and touring?