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Old 11-01-03, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by deliriou5
employee discount... whatever... i just want to work with bikes. i bet i could still get stuff cheaper off ebay and with those oh-so-sweet 20% off performance coupons
Some stuff, yes. If you ever start working at a LBS, you will grow to loathe ebay and mail-order; perhaps your urge to support them would subside.
As to your original question, knowledge from here is great, plus your natural love of cycling. However, it's more critical that you have a good understanding of the types of riding popular in your area and how that affects buying trends, along with being able to show some mechanical aptitude. This may be less critical if you are applying at a shop that has dedicated salespeople and mechanics, as opposed to people that perform both functions.
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