[CR]Was: "green Brooks", now caveat re: local shops vs mail order.

Example: Racing:Beryl Burton

From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 09:20:33 EDT
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, TonyFNitro@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Was: "green Brooks", now caveat re: local shops vs mail order.

In a message dated 6/11/2004 8:52:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time, OROBOYZ@aol.com writes:

<< Any shop (esp. your favorite community bike shop which whom you have developed a good rapport and who supports local cycling, in contrast to that mail order source who offers lower prices but sucks the money from your local community...) should be able to supply one via many distributors. >>

I realized right after I sent that somewhat peevish comment that many communities do not have helpful, interested bike shops and many mail order folks do supply products not readily obtainable in those communities. Some CR list members are providers of that sort of valuable service. Nonetheless I do urge every one to try to develop that relationship with that local shop, and keep the funds working in your locale to the greater benefit of all. Those mail order folks too frequently depend on low prices to offset their inability to be there in your town, answering your questions, supporting rides and events and providing competent technical service. Without the support of local folks, these shops will not ever emerge/survive.....

My (biased) 2 cents!

Dale Brown cycles de ORO, Inc. 1410 Mill Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27408 336-274-5959 fax 336-274-6360 <A HREF="http://www.cyclesdeoro.com">cyclesdeORO.com</A> <A HREF="http://www.classicrendezvous.com./main.htm">ClassicRendezvous.com</A>