I'm looking to order a Marin Lombard Elite from my LBS but I want to replace the FSA BB and crankset with Shimano or SRAM parts, and change to a 52/36. When my LBS orders it, does all of that come ...
I live in a small town with one bike shop. It is a good shop that I like a lot. I am riding an bike that I built 15 years ago but I take it there and spend money on parts and maintenance. I bought ...
The LBS doesn't have anything in stock to replace the crank on this bike : What is this type of crank and does anyone still supply them?
I'm interested in becoming a bike mechanic in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I'm hoping there's an industry body which runs courses to certify bike mechanics. I'm really hoping it's not just ...
I plan to buy a new bicycle. Is it better to buy it at a specialized bike store or at a general sports shop? In case it matters, I live in Vienna, Austria. I know very little about bicycles in ...
I have a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub on an ex-single speed. I got a flat on my way to work and couldn't ride any more. So I jumped on the train and took it to the bike shop near work (the shop who ...
I normally have much love for my LBS, but I've moved recently and am a little unsure about this new one due to the fees he is asking. I have a flip flop hub with a fixed gear (18 tooth) cog on one ...
I've visited a lot of bike shops in my time. There have been great ones, and scary ones. One thing I've noticed is that they all seem to have the best intentions. I've never had one deliberately rip ...
I have moved yet again and I am trying to find a LBS that I trust in my new city. How do you evaluate a LBS given that you are paying them for services that you don't understand. (If you did ...
Aside from just knowing the best time to make the purchase of your bike, what other specific tactics can I make use of in negotiating price on a bike? For instance, what devalues a bike aside from ...