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ssteve mikekazimer's article
May 13, 2021 at 13:15
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First Ride: 2022 Specialized Kenevo SL - The Electric Enduro
@GilesSTurner: uh, first: this isn't a Brose motor, and second... Ah, why even bother?
ssteve alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 14:28
Apr 27, 2021
Burning Question: How Long Are Bike Shop Service Lead Times Right Now?
@englertracing: obviously to the LBS 5 minutes after they closed.
ssteve alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 14:24
Apr 27, 2021
Burning Question: How Long Are Bike Shop Service Lead Times Right Now?
Not living where you do, I can't provide any real world info. I can say that after a short google search, the average rent in Murrieta is around $1800/mo. The gross(!) (according to google) wage for a bike mechanic is around 12 bucks an hour, which equates to about 1900 a month before taxes. Again, these are just google figures.. I guess if you were to also live in a rooftop tent on that "cheap" van and finance your life away on tools and supplies, it would probably be no problem (as long as no one gives you a bad review).
ssteve alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 13:56
Apr 27, 2021
Burning Question: How Long Are Bike Shop Service Lead Times Right Now?
@Scotj009: indeed. Most small to small-medium sized bike shops, as they have the same buying power as well as the dedicated buyers who's specific job it is to concentrate on and forecast market changes, not to mention the fact that they had nothing better to do, were simply too poor or stupid to predict the current situation. Good riddance!
ssteve alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 13:43
Apr 27, 2021
Burning Question: How Long Are Bike Shop Service Lead Times Right Now?
@PTyliszczak: in said theoretical situation (if I was a bike shop owner or mechanic), due to the current and particularly unusual situation, I would repair your bike with the parts you provided. Honestly if I had a vested interest in a bike business I would actually never see an issue with that. Of course, I would have to charge accordingly. Bike shop service prices which account for the cost of shop supplies, tools, skilled labour, electricity, water, sick & vacation days and so on are largely unacceptable for most people. For the simple reason that "it's just a bike, can't be that hard." I get that thought process, but the reality for a shop that would rely solely on service and try to be profitable, is that no one would actually pay the prices that would keep that business afloat.
ssteve alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 12:42
Apr 27, 2021
Burning Question: How Long Are Bike Shop Service Lead Times Right Now?
Definitely. Those people who actually took the time to explain why they can't deal with your problem, which really is an "easy fix," are simply too slow and are not focused on the job. I mean they're there to serve and nothing else happens in their day anyway, right?
ssteve alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 12:38
Apr 27, 2021
Burning Question: How Long Are Bike Shop Service Lead Times Right Now?
Don't worry, they're still dealing with customers that, for being asked to wear a mask, call them assholes and insult them. But hey, they're just unskilled workers. So it's okay.
ssteve alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 12:11
Apr 27, 2021
Burning Question: How Long Are Bike Shop Service Lead Times Right Now?
Yes, comparing Amazon to a bike shop is a fair and realistic thing.
ssteve jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 15, 2021 at 13:03
Apr 15, 2021
Must Watch: Kriss Kyle Brings his BMX Wizardry to a Custom MTB Course
This is basically my commute in a nutshell.
ssteve mikekazimer's article
Mar 25, 2021 at 13:51
Mar 25, 2021
First Look: SRAM Releases GX Eagle AXS Wireless Electronic Drivetrain
Alright. Still going to stick with what I have, though. Which works out well because let's be honest, this won't actually be available until 2023.
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