Old 11-01-21, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
The shop changing ownership is a key.

I think I would have shifted strategy.
“ok, I have another bike from the 1970’s, for that I need 6’ of housing”.
I will return with the other bike.
Gives a way to save face, you buy an extra foot of housing.
depart, and never return.

when folk get backed into a corner now, they just dig in and escalate the trauma.
Yep, "gonna double down and stand my ground".
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