Please go back to the store this instant, toss a rock through the window and save the Klein. I would really
hate to see that bike damaged in any way.
What's wrong with bike mechanics. I'm not an expert by any means, just an enthousiast trying to do all the maintainance myself. But sometimes when I speak to a mechanic in a store I notice he, the professional, knows less of certain very common bicycle parts than I do. People who suck at their jobs can really aggrevate me at times, especially when stuff I care about (yeah in a way I care about your bike, take it as a compliment
) gets ruined in the process.
and alot of the time i know alot better than them, especially when i had a crosslink front fork installed, they didnt space it right and it yanked out my headset and mussed it real bad. so i applied my own warrenty for another one
bastards charged me $40 for the installation too.
and If im asking questions about a product, and through conversation it switches to them getting information from me thats just baaad. i dont work at a bike shop, im not a genius, i just understand the products, and they should even better than me!
I didnt want to risk the headset myself as i dont have a proper work bench, and when i get frustrated i tend to think force is a good idea.
so i figure ill let them break it, and sue if i have to get it fixed
HAHA yeahhh, and get this, i must have been as high as him, because he calls me back like uhhm, we pressed in the fork everythings done, when are you getting the top headset bearing?
im like whaaaat, apparently i ordered it to a sister store, but they have a transfer tonight, so he will finish it tomorrow.
Thats why i think i am going to do most of the installation myself, except for the crap jobs (cables housing bar wrap
) that and i might learn a thing or two along the way. I ought have a chain breaker bb tool and crankarm extractor handy anyways
& thanks for the care/support!! I need it! Im hoping everythings alright with it. if not oh well... argue my way into a nice new trek from a $80 klein. lol, but in all seriousness id break down and cry, the time spent on this bike makes it feel almost like a girlfriend or a kid...
1,500 after parts though... idk how anyone can afford to build up bikes from frames!!!
& honestly, id rather see my yellow quantum get run over by a car than see a knick get put in dancingjacks paintjob
p.s. nobody run over my kleins!!
and what do you think dancingjacks should i go with the fsa cranks i have or get some zipp 300 s?