Originally Posted by Ridge
I could see this somewhere like "P" bike but not so much around here at the shops in Chapel Hill/Carrboro. I know most of the mechanics by first name since they all race and/or work as mechanics at the races. At least two local shops have given me free reign to their tools and workstands if I walk in with an issue and they are tied up with another customer. They have also provided a wealth of tips and knowledge that I use in my own garage/workshop. It's all in building the relationship. Now, that's not to say that I haven't experienced some "Third Reich" style shops where I felt like I was a customer in the Soup Nazi episode from Seinfeld, but I will only give them business if I absolutely have no other avenue to sort out my problem.
Hang out for a while. They'll be in.
They're ALWAYS in.
Went and rode my '4 dirt roads' loop yesterday. Quick 20 miler that never got more than 5mi from home.
I gotta tell ya... The more I ride that Altamira CX bike, the more I like it.