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Nov 30, 2016 at 19:24
Nov 30, 2016
Are you Concerned About the Demise of Bike Shops? - Pinkbike Poll
I've been in the bicycle industry for over 20 years. And like myself, most of our passion for cycling began with the assistance of a shop. I'm sure many of you out there have evolved in the cycling community to self-proclaimed experts and feel you have the ability to fix your own shit. Congrats, that's cool by me, I get tired of talking tech to people who think they know more than they actually do. That being said, all you who think they don't need lbs's and don't plan on supporting them, please fuck-off and quit talking shit about those who see the value of service provided by their favorite shops. Most of you who feel this way have no idea the level of sacrifice we in the industry make just to keep the doors open. I'm sorry you had to pay close to the retail price of your high-end components and a whopping $65 hour service rate just so we can afford to be there when needed. I've sacrificed my life promoting cycling and working in the industry so I can help others fuel their passion for two wheels. I can assure you that most of you self-proclaimed experts will have to call upon a shop from time to time. When that happens, please take into consideration the sacrifice we and those who support us have made so that we could be there at your beckon. Support your LBS????????
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