Could it be that everyone I've ever known who owned a bike shop worked 6,7 days a week, never took vacation and didn't earn a whole lot because of most bike's low profit margin? Why is it that most of my old favorite shops with great knowledge and mechanics are out of business? I wanted to own a shop when I was younger because I loved bikes and riding so much. Now I don't want to own a shop because I love bikes and riding so much. ;^) I do hope those shop owners who are on this list are doing well and STILL able to ride. See you at the Cirque!
Dan, The Bikin' Fool, Artley
>>> "Mark A. Perkins" <email@example.com> 05/01/02 09:13AM >>> Why is it that so many doofus's that know so little about bikes end up owning bike shops while a guy like me who has always had a lower income, but massive bicycle & mechanical knowledge, and the desire to have a shop of their own, can't afford to take the gamble and have their own shop?
"Bicycle Mark" Perkins Fresno Cycling Club - Historian Fresno, California, U.S.A.
On Tue, 30 Apr 2002 19:45:10 -0400 Ray Homiski <Wheelman@nac.net> writes:
> I have a friend who has a beautiful Atala bike frame. At least it was
> beautiful until a bike shop (now out of business) put the frame in a
> vise to work on it. This veteran repair person actually clamped it
> so hard that he compressed the down tube and now the frame looks
> sad. My question is there any repair process that can bring this
> frame back?
> Ray Homiski
> Elizabeth, NJ