You know that phase you go through after a hard break up? When you’re not quite ready to settle down, but its been so long since you’ve checked out the scene that you’re not even sure what it’s like out there now. Or maybe you’re being pulled into something different than you once had and … Continue reading Looking For Love
I'm in the process of looking for work, a way out of the shop where I'm at now. That could give you the impression that I dislike, or even hate my job. This isn't true. I love selling bikes. I love selling them to people who know their shit. I love selling them to people … Continue reading What are Bike Shops For ?
In a post last Wednesday I hinted at the idea that I feel amateur teams aren't deserving of free money, or maybe even the supposed exchange of business name on the jersey for a discount. This is a set up shops have had with "sponsored" teams since for a long time, but last week I … Continue reading Discount Culture
I work in an honest to goodness bike shop. Five days a week I go to a retail location and stand on a concrete floor all day (I'm open to boot/shoe recomendations by the way). This is a bit different than my previous industry job, where I worked on the darkside, providing parts at prices … Continue reading Matters of Style pt. 2
I work at a bike shop. Well, not a real bike shop, but one of giant internet retailers that "are killing the small local shop". Except when it comes to those people who snag big deals on the net on gear they have no idea how to handle. Then those same people show up at … Continue reading Shop Time
I've spent the last twenty minutes talking to a customer about the differences between the bicycle computer he bought half an hour ago and the one he came back thinking about. I'm trying my best to convince him that the one he bought, while lacking a heart rate monitor, is actually the one he needs. … Continue reading Customer Disservice