This morning I dropped my bike, EMC R2.4, into Glenelg Cycles for its initial free checkup after 6 weeks and 600 km’s of riding. This is to adjust cables, gear & break, due to initial stretch and to make sure there is nothing out of place. I had a chat with John and felt his suggestions and recommendations were really helpful. As an avid cyclist himself he is able to relay an intimate knowledge of cycling and seemed very friendly as well. He was happy to suggest tyre pressures, riding apparel and riding style to best suit a runner learning to ride.
I have to say it was the helpfulness and friendliness that convinced me to buy a bike from them in the first place. As I was looking for a bottom end bike I felt many of the other shops were less interested and made me feel “inferior” in a way. I have felt welcome and attended to on every visit to Glenelg Cycles.
As a noobee to cycling I did not have a particular preference in brand when searching for my first bike and in truth it probably didn’t matter to much as there are so many good value bikes available. I was more interested in the running gear and had a preference for Shimano 105 drive train as a good balance of strength and durability and wanted the 20 speed rather than the 18 speed of the older Tiagra set.
I still can not say if I have a good bike as I have nothing to compare it with and my knowledge is limited.
All I can say is, I am happy with the bike I have and very happy with the service at Glenelg Cycles, what else can a noobee ask for.
I will pick up the bike this afternoon and am planning on attending the “Muddies – H Cove – Moana coast ride” tomorrow morning.
When I picked up the bike I had the chance to chat to Peter, the owner and John again. Really impressed!