I took yesterday off for one last long ride before winter sets in. I hit a couple of bike shops then headed to a local shop for the last oil change - you know be good guy and support the little local guy. He's rolling my bike into a service bay (mind you I've had it all of 2 months and the body was flawless) but I didn't realize he was on the wrong side of the bike. He leans it away from him, the kickstand retracts, and there she goes, flat on her side. "Sorry man." I was speechless. All of the right side body work has to be replaced along with other misc. parts.
You betcha. He started the "I'll get these fixed..." and I put an end to that. Told him they had to be replaced with new parts or he could deal with my insurance company. He generally is a pretty good guy so he didn't object - plus I'm sure he felt pretty crummy about it.
Well, that's really the thing. I mean I'm pissed, but I was going to head right home and do the winterizing thing. So, I haven't lost any riding time. The fact that this happened on the same day that my furnace blew up and the "check engine" light came on in my new Pathfinder made it a banner day!
Originally posted by Bonk! I took yesterday off for one last long ride before winter sets in. I hit a couple of bike shops then headed to a local shop for the last oil change - you know be good guy and support the little local guy.
I have this wacky concept...I support the most local guy I know...ME! I figure, if I can do my own service and save a bundle...then I'm paying myself! I have a good mechanic that gets to wrench on my bike for things I'm not capable of doing, but he doesn't get to touch it for things I can do myself.
If I want to donate to a charity, supporting the local guy...I'll give to Make-A-Wish Foundation or something like that...not Bob's Cycle Service...