Thursday, December 20, 2007
Become good friends with your local bike shop. Bring them pizza, beer, cookies. Support your shop by buying locally. Yes, sometimes things are cheaper mailorder, but always take a step back & look at the final costs. Include shipping, & if you're trying to buy clothing, shoes or helmets, the inconvenience if they don't fit. I try to do most of my own maintenance, but sometimes, I either don't have the proper tool (I'm working on that) or don't have the experience or confidence (the hardest bike to work on is your own). This is my shop now. I used to go to Lincoln Bicycle Company (Hello Sam, Tony, Matt, Jay), but unfortunately they went out of business a couple of years ago.