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Knowledgeable Mechanic in Columbia Now

Knowledgeable Mechanic in Columbia Now

I want to keep this non-commercial, but bottom line?  We have access to an excellent, well versed, knowledgeable, well equipped, bike mechanic (Paul), close location in Columbia, in a nice store, managed by one of our own (Sam).  I highly recommend the new store in Dobbin Center off RT-175 if you need any mechanical stuff done.  In addition, the rates are reasonable, and there is no pretentious attitude even if you bring your own parts and need advice.  Wow!

Paul was working at another of the chain's stores but is now based in the Columbia location and I was impressed that they had an Italian bottom bracket tap in stock and he fixed my buggered up frame in a flash.  I also left a rare carbon frame there for a headset replacement and he was very knowledgeable about the parts, the frame and the process so I felt very comfortable.

Our local HoCoCyclist, Glenelg Gang and BBC'er, Sam Walters is the store manager!  I joked with him that we might never see him again since he is now in retail management.  Stop in and say Hi, and if you need any work done South or West of Balto, give them a try.

Ciao,
Stuart

~too much of anything is just enough for me. Pete Townshend

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Stuart's post JUST BARELY skirts the ban on commercial messages. Because it conforms to the letter of the rules, I'll allow it -- this time.

Let me remind everyone of the rules of these forums (which you can see by clicking the Rules tab at the top of the page in any forum):

OFF-TOPIC MESSAGES AND COMMERCIAL MESSAGES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Commercial messages include announcements of sales or offerings of coupons for retail establishments, whether or not they are posted by owners or managers of said establishments. Violation of the ban on commercial messages will result in immediate expulsion. Users who post off-topic messages will be given two warnings before being unsubscribed from the list.

Promoting a particular bike shop would violate the spirit of this rule. However, I can't see the harm in announcing a new shop or a significant change at an existing shop.

Janet L. Goldstein, BBC Forums Moderator
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Information about bike shops and mechanics provides a valuable service. I am very happy with the mechanics and shop with whom I deal. I and others would very much like to know if there any to avoid and who comes recommmended.
This, to me is entirely different than self-promoting as it serves the common interests of bicycling and bicyclists, does it not?!?
May I suggest that you lighten up on this aspect of so-called "commercial messages".
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