Author Topic: Safe to get a service?  (Read 762 times)

telstarbox

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Safe to get a service?
« on: March 17, 2020, 12:52:50 pm »
Is it likely to be OK to take my bike to the LBS for a service considering:
- I always wear gloves when riding it
- The bike lives in a cold but dry shed between rides and I don't tend to kiss/cough on the bike
- The shop guys use disposable gloves for mechanical work 
- They're happy to do the work and it will keep the shop going?
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bludger

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Re: Safe to get a service?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 01:20:15 pm »
Yes. Get it serviced! Before the strategy changes and retailers start closing.

Might be worth calling ahead.
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Safe to get a service?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 02:28:20 pm »
Alternatively learn to do it yourself, and have hours of endless fun  ;D

BrianI

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Re: Safe to get a service?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 03:54:14 pm »
Yes! Definitely use your lbs for servicing. I'm sure they will appreciate the custom.

Jaded

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Re: Safe to get a service?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 04:16:26 pm »
Get it serviced, bring it home wash hands thoroughly, leave the bike alone for four days.

Maybe?
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Re: Safe to get a service?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2020, 04:20:30 pm »
Get it serviced, bring it home wash hands thoroughly, leave the bike alone for four fourteen days.
Maybe?
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Jaded

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Re: Safe to get a service?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2020, 04:32:05 pm »
er, actually 9 days to be absolutely safe, depending on the temperature.
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Re: Safe to get a service?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2020, 05:16:42 pm »
er, actually 9 14 days to be absolutely safer, depending on the temperature.

Jaded

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Re: Safe to get a service?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2020, 05:52:07 pm »
It's 9. I'm talking about the bike.
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Re: Safe to get a service?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2020, 07:12:27 pm »
Interestingly, in France, bike shops are exempt from having to close , as repairs are seen as essential to getting people to work.
My friend with a shop near the Alps is offering free service to health and emergency services customers.