|Your Photo Assignment: Favorite LBS!||gregg|
Nov 12, 2003 9:04 AM
This is an idea I've had for a while, and GeoCyclists post from Japan helped spur me to action.
Besides Ride Reports (which we all love, right?) how 'bout Shop Reports?! Take your digital camera down to your Local Bike Shop and take some pictures! Show us their best bikes, best gear, best (looking?) employees. Show us something unique to their shop.
You can include shop info in your post:
-Shop Name (of course)
Why do you like this shop?
I'll lock these posts at the top, just like Ride Reports, and if they're good, I can create a permanent page with the links to all the threads.
|I could get in on this...||biknben|
Nov 12, 2003 9:24 AM
|I'm loyal to one shop and friendly with the manager. I was planning to be at the shop on Sat. I'll bring the digicam and see what he thinks of the idea.|
|Excellent idea...nm||Dave Hickey|
Nov 12, 2003 9:25 AM
|Just get the OK of the shop owner/manager first||innergel|
Nov 12, 2003 10:31 AM
|Some people might get a bit touchy with someone coming in and taking pictures of their business. There's no telling what the pictures could be for. Could be a lawyer documenting something for an upcoming lawsuit, a competitor checking out your stock, etc. You see where this could go.|
|how about a website?||ColnagoFE|
Nov 12, 2003 10:44 AM
|I wouldn't take my bike anyplace else for service. great shop. great wheelbuilder. http://vecchios.com/index.html|
|Nah...let's give something back the LBSs (nm)||gregg|
Nov 12, 2003 2:00 PM
|Well, they have a retail shop right?||gregg|
Nov 12, 2003 2:04 PM
|Maybe you could ask them if they have some shots. Or if you know any locals who would be willing to help you take a few shots??
One of the purposes is to give something back the LBS's.
|Great idea!||KG 361|
Nov 12, 2003 10:50 AM
|I have 2 that I visit regularly. One has more eye-candy than the other; the 2nd one has the best wrenches in the area, bar none. I'll be visiting each, soon.|
|Excellent idea! Except...||The Walrus|
Nov 12, 2003 11:45 AM
|...my two favorites went out of business in the last year or so.|
|So take pix of the empty shell of your old favorites. nm||MB1|
Nov 12, 2003 11:48 AM
|... funny you should mention...||Akirasho|
Nov 12, 2003 12:19 PM
|... I set up this page on my website to promote local shops... but I'm not about to bite the hands that feeds me by calling one my favorite!!!
Also, I didn't know if you wanted us to post the info here or start a new thread so... http://forums.consumerreview.com/crforum?10@@.ee7b55e
Be the bike.
|Post as a new thread....||gregg|
Nov 12, 2003 2:07 PM
|...and I can lock 'em.
Nice info on your site. I was hoping for something a little more in depth, though. More pics, more info, what kind of beer does the shop wrench like, etc... Pick your favorite shop of that bunch and feature it.
|When in Santa Barbara go to the best.||lotterypick|
Nov 12, 2003 3:44 PM
|plz post this to MTBR too. great idea. nm||weatherx|
Nov 12, 2003 7:16 PM
|Shop Report #1: Yamaguchi, Japan Bike Shop||gregg|
Nov 14, 2003 10:56 AM
|courtesy of GeoCyclist:
|Picture of Yamaguchi Shop||gregg|
Nov 18, 2003 10:43 AM
|Picture of Yamaguchi Shop:|
|Report #2 - MB1: Revolution Cycles - Georgetown||gregg|
Nov 18, 2003 10:40 AM
|Report By MB1:
Revolution Cycles in Georgetown
|Report #3 - biknben: Halter's Cylces in NJ||gregg|
Nov 18, 2003 10:42 AM
|Report by biknben:
Halter's Cylces in NJ
|Report #4 - Scot_Gore: Eriks Bike in MN||gregg|
Dec 23, 2003 3:02 PM
|Link to photo thread is here:
|Report #5 - Asiago: Stoton Cycle in WI||gregg|
Jan 6, 2004 1:44 PM
|Stoton Cycle in Stoughton, WI is my home shop. It's a small shop owned by Phil Caravello. Phil is the owner, manager, mechanic and sales guy. That's right, he's the only employee! The shop's motto: "If it's in stock, we've got it!"...
Report by Asiago