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How long should I wait to burn down the LBS?

Old 08-02-06, 04:44 PM
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How long should I wait to burn down the LBS?

Seriously , its been a month now, and my bike still isn't built.

How long does it take to build wheels and assemble a bike????

Jeebus, I would understand if it was a scratchbuilt frame....

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about an afternoon.... build it yourself!
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not every mechanic at every shop does wheel builds. i'm assuming that you want your wheel build done by someone experienced. so...keep waiting.
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Old 08-02-06, 04:52 PM
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talk to the manager tommorow morning, where are you anyway?
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
about an afternoon.... build it yourself!

Ummm...waiting on singlespeed 26" wheels on non-quick release skewers. Then I need them trued.

These things do not grow on trees. Trust me. The rest of the bike is ready.
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an afternoon to build the wheels, at the most.
You got burned.
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tell me about it . i live in australia and like the stupid c.unt that I am I order a bb ,a chain , and pedals of some website store in f.uken Northern ireland of all places to save a few bucks . that was a month ago .......... Meanwhile back at the ranch my bike minus 3 parts for completion sits on my living room floor . How fu.cking long does it take to send parts **********???? and the charged me 25 pounds postage as well . Fu.ck.ers
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Originally Posted by RedDeMartini
talk to the manager tommorow morning, where are you anyway?
I talked to the owner/manager 30 min. ago. He said "a couple of things are pending". I'm thinking "you mean like updating your property insurance to include arson?" j/k
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Originally Posted by Serendipper
I talked to the owner/manager 30 min. ago. He said "a couple of things are pending"...
What a bull crap answer. It really insults me when someone tries to double talk me like that. It would have me asking him "like what exactly does that mean? Which components in particular are not ready to assemble? Do you think I am some kind of idiot? Or did you used to work as a presedential press secretary and are having a flash back?

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There's always the possibility that they just have a lot of work ahead of you, after all, it's the busy season. Just sayin'.
Then again, 30 days is a long time. I work at a somewhat understaffed shop (IMO) and we've never had people wait that long, even in our busiest period. That sounds like a good way to lose business. Unless the shop is waiting on parts I think that's kinda crap.
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Originally Posted by iluvfreebeer
an afternoon to build the wheels, at the most.
You got burned.
clearly has never been employed by a bike shop.
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How long does it take your shop to build wheels?
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I'm not going to get into an argument with a dude who goes by the alias "iluvfreebeer", but the amount of wheels you've built has nothing to do with how a bike shop operates.
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Originally Posted by iluvfreebeer
Most of them were built during 8 years of owning a bike shop.
riiiiight.

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Burning down the shop seems a bit harsh. Half a day to build 2 wheels in a shop is about right in my experience.
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'dipper.. Are there any other shops that can do the wheels? If so, take 'em there. Busy season etc. and perhaps only a few guys doing wheel builds, but if there's another option nothing wrong with taking it.
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The busy season's over for us. We went from a week and a half wait (usually 3-4 mechs working 10 hours a day) to 3 days. And wheels take less than a day to build for one wheelbuilder. Sorry man.

Ask if you can see the progress made?
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Originally Posted by Son of ronex
tell me about it . i live in australia and like the stupid c.unt that I am I order a bb ,a chain , and pedals of some website store in f.uken Northern ireland of all places to save a few bucks . that was a month ago .......... Meanwhile back at the ranch my bike minus 3 parts for completion sits on my living room floor . How fu.cking long does it take to send parts **********???? and the charged me 25 pounds postage as well . Fu.ck.ers
I find it hilarious that swearing is so important to you that you would go to the trouble to add all those extra periods. I don't mean that in a sarcastic, condescending way even if that's how it sounds. I am actually kind of impressed.
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c.unt just doesn't sound as cool without the period.
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What bike shop?
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Originally Posted by GirlAnachronism
c.unt just doesn't sound as cool without the period.
That is double entendre(sp?) at its finest. Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Son of ronex
tell me about it . i live in australia and like the stupid c.unt that I am I order a bb ,a chain , and pedals of some website store in f.uken Northern ireland of all places to save a few bucks . that was a month ago .......... Meanwhile back at the ranch my bike minus 3 parts for completion sits on my living room floor . How fu.cking long does it take to send parts **********???? and the charged me 25 pounds postage as well . Fu.ck.ers

Customs in your country is getting really strict, BIG TIME. They take awhile releasing packages.

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You are in the ATL aren't you? Just wondering who's givin' you the runaround.

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Originally Posted by paule
What bike shop?
I'll never actually say anything to hurt the shop. I'm just venting my crap on the 'net cause I love the shop and everyone involved so much, yet I really want my bike (I'm leaving town soon). Just needed to get it off my chest before I see him again, that's all. I totally understand his problem, though. It's the busy season, and he can't find a mechanic that doesn't need him to hold their hand all day. He just needs a straight up Scotty from Star Trek that can knock out a bike like "Aye Captain, she's runnin' good as new!".


Gotta love that James Doohan. *sigh*

Paule, I bet 3 pints of ice cream that you know the guy, and that we know each other. Atlanta is a wee lickle bitty place, it is.
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Patience is a virtue...

Yet it still sux to wait for people to get their sh*t together.
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