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Old 08-31-09, 07:02 PM
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Bike shop scratched my skewer... URGH

I went to get my FIT adjusted yesterday. The guy suggested I buy some specialized insoles for my Mavic Zxellium.. (another post on that) . When I got my bike off the trained, the skewer (specialized) was all scratched and chipped...

Who is a fault? What should i do? I know that if i ever fall on that side, there is a chance i will damage it myself.. but its bothering me.
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Old 08-31-09, 07:07 PM
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It's a skewer..... Why does it matter? If stuff like this bothers you, hang your bike up on a wall and don't ride it.
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Old 08-31-09, 07:12 PM
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I have a special trainer skewer.
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I am a fitter at a local shop here and I ALWAYS swap out the customers skewer for one of ours before I mount his bike in our trainer.....
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when you stick a regular skewer into a trainer, it will always scratch the crap out of it.
I'd consider it a good time to get a pair of shimano skewers.
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Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
I am a fitter at a local shop here and I ALWAYS swap out the customers skewer for one of ours before I mount his bike in our trainer.....
A good fitter knows better.
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Old 08-31-09, 07:20 PM
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Skewer is one of the first things banged up when you crash. Now you don't have to worry about it now
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Old 08-31-09, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by crispy010 View Post
It's a skewer..... Why does it matter? If stuff like this bothers you, hang your bike up on a wall and don't ride it.
why does it matter? - bc I paid for my bike.

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Old 08-31-09, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
A good fitter knows better.
Yeah i was thinking the same... well know I KNOW. lol, I'll my beat up skewer to get fitted and then swap them out.

Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
Skewer is one of the first things banged up when you crash. Now you don't have to worry about it now
This is why I am posting... maybe I can get some "nicer" ones in the future, but then again we are back to begining and ill be upset if I fall and scratch it.

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I am a fitter at a local shop here and I ALWAYS swap out the customers skewer for one of ours before I mount his bike in our trainer.....
This guy is good (the fitter) but man he doesnt care, because while I was there I saw him put 3 other NEW unbought bikes on the trainer to "test" fit customers who where buying.
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you're really worried about a skewer?
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Old 08-31-09, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe_Mo View Post
you're really worried about a skewer?
a little, I am shallow what can I say
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Old 08-31-09, 07:45 PM
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a little, I am shallow what can I say
I don't blame you for getting pissed about something that could, and should have been prevented. I hate it when **** gets marred unnecessarily.

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Old 08-31-09, 10:42 PM
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Is it your friend? Seems like you have a reason for holding back.. Yeah it's totally shallow and the kid may have to pay out of pocket.. Tell them, the dude/dudette will learn and they'll probably give you a skewer. But if your LBS then takes you off the cool list, you may just want to buy one...
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Old 08-31-09, 11:08 PM
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But if your LBS then takes you off the cool list, you may just want to buy one...
I really HATE this ^ about sports and hobbies. You can't really ***** at anyone who participates otherwise you are taken off the cool list and they talk behind your back. But honeslty one thing to remember is that I paid for the FIT and the BIKE and my SHOES etc. I am not doing them a favor, I am giving them money in exhange for service and goods. Anyway... i just touched up the skewer and I am going to live w it for now. mostly because i dont have problem w the Bikeshop as stated above.
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Old 08-31-09, 11:31 PM
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No, they shouldn't have done that. Perhaps the LBS owner is unaware of what's going on and/or the fitter is clueless about the damage he's doing. But if not, and they just don't care, then that bespeaks a lack of concern for doing things right . . . and this may extend to other work they do.

Give them the benefit . . . bring it to their attention, tell them you are unhappy about it, and see how they deal with it.
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Old 09-01-09, 06:42 AM
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FFS, it's a skewer. get over it.
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Old 09-01-09, 07:24 AM
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Notice, I didn't say they should take you off the cool list, I was curious what you were worried about...
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Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
I don't blame you for getting pissed about something that could, and should have been prevented. I hate it when **** gets marred unnecessarily.
I highly agree. My friends look at me funny cause I wax my bike frames and I get pissed off if they get scratched. Ok yeah its not a $30k car but its relatively not a cheap item and I paid a lot of money for my bikes. There like "whatever its a bike" like its some sort of disposeable item. To me the bike is the same as my car (which I'm also very anal about) just cheaper, but its all relative.
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The end is near.
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Old 09-01-09, 08:28 AM
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Although I don't mind scratching my own skewers, I would be pretty upset if someone got my expensive, hard-bought skewers. But if I'm frantically changing a wheel and toss my wheel onto the pavement and scratch the thing, fine. I never clamp them in the trainer though, even before trainers came with specific skewers for trainers. I'd find an old beat up all-steel skewer for the trainer.

It's like my car - rock chips and other road hazards I figure are my fault or at least just a fact of driving, something unavoidable. But a ding in a parking lot makes me upset - it means someone next to me slammed their door into my car, something totally preventable. (This on the nice car; with the beat up car I'll park really close to extremely poorly parked cars. heh. The way it is now, if someone took a hammer to the body you wouldn't be able to tell which bits were hit with the hammer.)

The skewer is just the surface, the principle of the matter.

The unmitigated carelessness of the fitter astonishes me. If the owner doesn't do anything about the fitter's ill habits, I would stay away from the shop. If they're that careless with your equipment, it indicates they don't give a flying **** about you.

Hell, print out this post and hand it to the owner. And the fitter.

lol I just thought of something. Other shops in the area must get new customers all the time. They look at the rear skewer, see the distinctive scratch marks.

"So, you get your bike at WeScratchEmUp Bikes?"
"Yeah, how'd you know?"
"Um... lucky guess."

Include the above in the printout too

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Old 09-01-09, 09:03 AM
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^ haha love the end
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Geez, it's a skewer. Get a life and something real to worry about!
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Geez, it's a skewer. Get a life and something real to worry about!

Go do your feet or better yet go loose weight !
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Originally Posted by turtlewoman View Post
Geez, it's a skewer. Get a life and something real to worry about!
Nah.

It's his to damage.

If a merchant damages your property, you have a right to hold them accountable.

If you choose not to, then you've done a big favor to the shop that damaged YOUR property, AND an incremental DISSERVICE to those who come after you ... by sending a message that this sort of behavior is okay.

Go deal (professionally) with the shop, and see that they stand behind their work and its unintended consequences.
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You really should get it replaced because no one is ever going to think you're cool if that bike that rides around on the top of your car all day has a superficial little scratch on it.
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