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STRMTRPR vernonfelton's article
Nov 19, 2016 at 9:07
Nov 19, 2016
Are you Concerned About the Demise of Bike Shops? - Pinkbike Poll
@millerstone: MY LBS is very reasonable and I don't bitch. Probably why I go there and why he's still in business.
STRMTRPR vernonfelton's article
Nov 19, 2016 at 9:04
Nov 19, 2016
Are you Concerned About the Demise of Bike Shops? - Pinkbike Poll
If you think shipping to Canada sucks you aren't doing it right.
STRMTRPR vernonfelton's article
Nov 19, 2016 at 9:03
Nov 19, 2016
Are you Concerned About the Demise of Bike Shops? - Pinkbike Poll
@boxxerace: Border patrol is to keep Americans out. We don't want you.
STRMTRPR vernonfelton's article
Nov 19, 2016 at 8:59
Nov 19, 2016
Are you Concerned About the Demise of Bike Shops? - Pinkbike Poll
Yes well in Canada we have a chain of stores called MEC. Within is a huge actual bike shop and they don't care where you bought your parts. Parts via CRC, installed by MEC. I actually do frequent my Local Bike Shop.
STRMTRPR vernonfelton's article
Nov 19, 2016 at 8:55
Nov 19, 2016
Are you Concerned About the Demise of Bike Shops? - Pinkbike Poll
I spend approx 50% of my considerable cycling budget (me and two competitive junior racers) at the Local Bike Shop. I've been all but kicked out of other bike shops because I either mentioned something I saw on line and they don't carry it, or I brought my bike in for service and they didn't like my answer when they asked about my new brakes. Online shopping isn't the bike shop owner's worst enemy. Reacting like an asshole because a customer, for whatever reason, sourced a part somewhere else, is. I'm not saying eating shit and smiling is the solution but you have a flesh and blood customer who wants to buy something from you and you yell at them? The only way Local Bike shops will survive is to provide excellent service. That includes keeping your opinions to yourself, about everything and especially online sales. Generally I've found bike shops to be quirky and customer service is too. That used to fly but now I can go to MEC and get no hassle service and discounted parts and accessories. There is no reason for me to go to a local Bike Shop anymore unless it is closer. Mine is.
STRMTRPR mikelevy's article
Jul 14, 2016 at 11:41
Jul 14, 2016
Favorite Tools of the Mechanics - EWS Round 4, La Thuile, Italy
People are putting Knipex plier wrenches down because of the saying "the right tool for the job is always the best tool". These are meant to be used where the best tool isn't available or didn't get packed because two sets of pliers wrenches replace an entire socket set plus half a dozen other tools that the travelling mechanic left at home to save weight. Knipex plier wrenches are amazing. I have the 10" and 7" models which multiply the amount of force you exert times 60. You could easily crush someones finger using the 10" ones. They don't wiggle and nothing about the construction is loose. I also have their 7" Cobra pliers which are an elegant replacement for channel locks. If you are putting down these wrenches then you have never had to go on the road with your tools. Can't bring them all and these pliers can replace a bunch of different heavy tools.
STRMTRPR pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 10, 2016 at 8:25
Feb 10, 2016
Mail Order Madness - Are Wiggle Buying Chain Reaction Cycles?
It's been cheaper to shop my lbs than going to CRC since the dollar tanked last year. Frankly I'm surprised any Canadians would be fretting about this takeover.
STRMTRPR pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 10, 2016 at 8:22
Feb 10, 2016
Mail Order Madness - Are Wiggle Buying Chain Reaction Cycles?
Is there a decent mail order option for Canadians anymore? The dollar has us bent over and Companies that ship DHL or UPS will turn what was a good deal into a waste of time right quick.
STRMTRPR pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 10, 2016 at 8:18
Feb 10, 2016
Mail Order Madness - Are Wiggle Buying Chain Reaction Cycles?
All non-Canadian based mail order companies are a moot point for anyone ordering from Canada. Right now we are lucky if we get seventy US cents for one Canadian Dollar. Add in the fact that revenue have cracked down on imports like these and the fact CRC insists on sending items DHL instead of parcelforce (the later often flies under the radar tax and duty wise where DHL bend you over and precharge the maximum duty and taxes plus a service charge for doing so. Chainreaction was a dream when they shipped via mail and the Canadian dollar was at par or better than the Yankee greenback.
STRMTRPR canadianenduro's article
Jan 13, 2016 at 7:14
Jan 13, 2016
Osprey Canadian National Enduro Championship Series
You pro "National" people are nothing but a broken record. Canada is too big and too under populated to have a national series. Realistically there should be a national championship with Provincial/regional qualifiers. Only a handful of riders have the resources to travel across the country multiple times for multiple races. This should have all been self evident. Shame the organizers have delusions of grandeur and are calling their regional series a national one.
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