The Bike Shop Loves Me

Yesterday’s RCCS ride killed my rear wheel.  Okay, I did it hitting a pothole.  It’s a low-quality wheel, and I’m still over 200 lbs, and I shouldn’t be riding through potholes.

Anyway, Schellers is open on Sundays, so I drove there.  They are one of the more expensive places to get things fixed, but they’ve always treated me well.

While I was waiting on my wheel, I bought some more chain lube, another spare tube, an Incredibell, and a bar-end mirror.  I have a helmet mirror, but I wanted to give this mirror a chance.

So my quick trip to Schellers cost me over $60.  So much for reeling in my spending.  🙂


4 thoughts on “The Bike Shop Loves Me”

  1. Bike toys are great fun. I hope to to ride a lot this week. It’s going to be a bit colder than I like for the morning commute, but I’ll be on my bike.

    btw… if you don’t want to give away your secret, don’t post about it on someone else’s blog. 🙂 So, now there are three that know.

  2. I tried a handlebar mirror once. I found that the helmet mirror is far superior. Using the handlebar mirror is tough–if you want to see something other than the limited field of view, you have to be a contortionist. If you want to move your field of view with a helmet-mounted mirror, you simply turn your head.

    I’ll see if I can find a replacement axle for your front hub. We’ll talk about the rest of the stuff on the wheels.

  3. Tom,

    I tried one of those velcro-around-the-handlebar mirrors before, and it was horrible. I’m not giving up my helmet mirror, I’d actually prefer to have both. If I like this one, I’ll buy another for the ‘bent.

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