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AWOL Mechanic

drewfromriscadrewfromrisca Posts: 1,165
edited August 2009 in The bottom bracket
I jst went to a LBS to speak to the mechanic about something and they told me he's not in now till Monday!?!?! What's all that about??? A bike shop with no mechanic??? The worlds gone soft!
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  • ynyswen24ynyswen24 Posts: 703
    maybe he was having a few days off so he could ride his bike?
  • drewfromriscadrewfromrisca Posts: 1,165
    Doesn't work Fri avo's or weekends apparently? They might have been lying though as I've seen him in there few times on a Saturday.
    There is never redemption, any fool can regret yesterday...

    Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!
  • ynyswen24ynyswen24 Posts: 703
    before I saw sense and went to work in a job where I got time to ride my bike I was a bike mechanic. You never get to ride your own bike and he might have been fixing his own on the staurday. It's a thankless job!

    Mind you having saturdays off sounds like a cushy one, it wasn't Wheelies in Swansea was it?
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,367
    I jst went to a LBS to speak to the mechanic about something and they told me he's not in now till Monday!?!?! What's all that about??? A bike shop with no mechanic??? The worlds gone soft!

    Isn't everyone entitled to a day off or a vacation. I doubt that any bike shop is going to hire a mechanic to fill in, on the off chance that you will come in wanting to TALK to him.
  • STEFANOS4784STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    How dare he not work a 7 day week! Shocking, i definately wouldn't return there :wink:
  • 18921892 Posts: 1,592
    I jst went to a LBS to speak to the mechanic about something and they told me he's not in now till Monday!?!?! What's all that about??? A bike shop with no mechanic??? The worlds gone soft!

    How many days a week do you work?
    Justice for the 96
  • drewfromriscadrewfromrisca Posts: 1,165
    Errr guy's this was all done a bit tongue in cheek. I'm not being serious at all. Although I could say that for the size and busy periods the bike shop has you would maybe think they would have 2 mechanics or a part time one to fill in.. Whilst I was in there waiting, others in front of me were asking to get repairs for them to be told what I was told. They all said apart from one bloke (who I think was drunk anyway) what good is a bike shop without a mechanic.
    There is never redemption, any fool can regret yesterday...

    Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!
  • 18921892 Posts: 1,592
    They probably can't afford to employ 2 mechanics. The internet will have taken a lot of business away from them. So we're probably all to blame for the poor service we now get in shops.
    Justice for the 96
  • drewfromriscadrewfromrisca Posts: 1,165
    Agree with you there. I'm a big fan of doing business face to face with shops. Shame it's seen as more of an inconvenience these days.
    There is never redemption, any fool can regret yesterday...

    Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!
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