Oh dear, I tried to hold back but I was just festering with rage inside.
I took one of my Alpinestars to my local (to work) shop to have the headset cups removed prior to painting, the shop was empty with some dweeb stood behind the till area sucking his lip. I approached with 20+ year old frame in hand and told him what I wanted done. I was prepared to part with cash and thought that £5 or even £10 would be just fine as I didn't have the tool (do now) and it was going to the painters the next day.
Dweeb looked at the frame and glazed over, he then asked if I had an appointment, I had lost patience instantly. A bloody appointment, since when did you become a hair dressers I muttered; Dweeb did not see the funny side. Dweeb picked up the diary and offered an appointment in over a week’s time. Luckily I was saved by one of the mechanics who came bounding over saying that he hadn’t seen one of these in years and how much he liked them when they first came out. He took the frame from me and had the cups out in seconds, when I offered him cash for his momentary trouble he just told me to keep it in my pocket. I left the store, smiling at Dweeb as I went who was still looking as if last night’s cannabis was affecting him.
I haven’t been back since.
Previously owned in order -
Raleigh Maverick, Dawes Wildcat, Explorer, Techium, P7, Clockwork, Explosif, Kirk, MS, Cro-mega LX (non e-stay),Rockhopper Comp FS, Blackstar, Explorer, Al-mega DX, Courier, Alien SP, Tomac TAOS, On One Scandal, On One 456.
1985 Raleigh Maverick - 2012 Giant TCR Advanced - 2007 Clockwork 3/200 - 2015 Cube Ltd SL 29er Blackline.