Arr,, sorry missed that one.AJS914 wrote:I'm talking about what a bicycle shop employee makes not how much the shop charges.
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That's why you need to have other employees double check the work completed among fellow employees, peer review to ensure quality of work.
Make me simile - yep, someone asked me once what "counter-clockwise" meant in reference to a youtube video.
Wow, that is quite impressive.
I have been wrenching and building my own bikes for about 10 years now. I love it. A little patience, a little youtube, and a little love and the bike is better tended than any mechanic save one or two in my hood (shout out to Gato) can do.
If I was a mech in a bike shop I would be happy if customers brought me coffee.none wrote: ↑Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:09 pmTo learn how to fix your bike yourself is an invaluable skill.
But a good relationship with top mechanic in your LBS can benefit you even more.
Spare parts inventory, specific tools even getting your bike the priority treatment can all be yours if you have a good relationship with your LBS, especially when you want to get back on your bike ASAP.
I've seen customers with spare bike stored at the LBS and just swap their regular bike out when the other is in need of service.
Life does get better if you buy yourself a spare bike to store at the LBS for emergency occasions.
But it's not just spending money at the LBS, it's also about building a relationship, getting to know your LBS staff, their names; able to carry a conversation with them outside of bikes, get them some nice coffee or doughnuts.
Sure they are just little things, but it makes the staff feel that they need to remember you and take care of your needs.
Same applies to just about any retail business or services.
Just remember, this is the type of problem that LBS mechanics deal with:
Customer dropped off bike complained rear brake is rubbing and would like chain installed