Old 01-29-12, 07:48 PM
DJ Shaun
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Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Bikes: Diamondback Copperhead (hardtail, winter bike), 2014 Giant Rapid 2, 2015 Kona Big Rove ST

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I've tried quite a few LBS in my town over the years. I don't trust most of them either. They would treat me like I'm a complete amateur even though I've commuted 16 of the last 20 years (2 of those I was walking to work) and I'm now a 4 season commuter. I think if I lost 75lbs and came in wearing spandex team kit and a $1000+ racing machine or a fully customized MTB they'd give me the time of day. They would just replace my broken parts with more overpriced low end components. Frustrating when the replacement parts would brake after only 2-3 months of use.

But despite my negative experiences I did find a couple shops that treat me fairly and understand my needs. One of them is conveniently 2 blocks from work which is handy for emergency repairs and/or spare parts. The other one is far from work or home. So I go there when I need good upgrades or bigger repairs done.
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