Carbon Addiction received a pretty disturbing email yesterday from regular follower Luigi about an Australian bike shop (name supplied) which apparently tried to pass off a resprayed demo frame to him as a new – and at $8,000+ very expensive – road bike recently. Rather ironically the cyclist they tried to take for a ride … More Taken for a ride…almost
I was having a conversation with a relative newcomer to cycling on the weekend, a guy by the name Michael. Specifically, he was recounting his rather patronising experiences at two different bike shops in the last few weeks, each of whom seemed far more interested in selling him something quickly, than actually helping him with … More Noobie, yes. Idiot, no.
Stop press. After three years of being financially assaulted pretty much every time I go within 100 metres of my LBS I have just achieved the impossible. I have entered. I have browsed. I have purchased something guaranteed to improve my performance on the bike for months if not years to come. And I have … More Miracle at the bike shop