mags... wrote:the thing with blokes in bike shops is they seem to always apply their own personal experiences when giving advice to others, which is fair enough and indeed expected in a general sense. But this is illogical when giving advice to women on personal issues. Why don't they get some training or admit they don't have the answers and not base their advice on their own experiences.
I've just upgraded bikes - not an expensive one, but I went into a number of bike stores where I was totally ignored - so I walked. Out of 6 or 7 stores - only two had salesmen who as passionate cyclists told me what I wanted to know - one of those got my business and his boss was told how good he was. Not to say his boss wasn't as good as he was but at least I had the information etc. that I needed when I went back in.