And if it smells like a bike shop, it's probably a bike shop!
Yes, it's that time of year again where the weather gets warmer and we can no longer hang with the doors open, relying on the AC once again. Normally, when we get really cracking in the work bay with cleaners, degreasers and the wire wheel is running we prop open the back door and turn on the fan. That is, before we accidentally broke the fan. So now, when the work is afoot we really start to smell like a bike shop! And a few folks have noticed. Sorry to anyone who may not like the smell of rubber, grease and cleaners. Occupational hazard.
SOOOO, all my worrying and stressing turned out to be unnecessary. We met with the Detective and owner of the stolen bikes and they were both very cool. The officer had done his homework and realized we had followed the letter of the law and were in the clear! Apparently the delay in reporting the crime was due to the fact that the victim knew the thief and didn't realize that the items had been taken until later. The officer gave us the option (as the victim had no real evidence that the remaining bike was his) to hold onto the bike, but as I told them, our reputation is worth WAY more then the few dollars we paid for and invested in rebuilding the bike, and released it back to him. In the end, my paranoia was unfounded. Perhaps I need to stop watching movies like "Enemy of the State"!
Today we are busily prepping the area for our NEW movie section!!!! We have been working diligently all week to lessen the amount of bikes in bone row to make room. Thanks to Terry for the recycled wood we needed to build the racks! The boys have moved a couple of the "Some-day-I'll-get-to-them" bikes down to the house, and we are continuing to burn through the rest! Elijah will be handling most of the rack building, and tomorrow Mom and Dad will be going through our extensive collection and start ferrying them over. We have been buying movies over the last couple of weeks and gotten some really cool selections. We realize this is an odd combination to sell in one shop. One is focused on exercise and activity while the other lends itself to lethargy. But as we love both? What the heck! Not to mention that I tend to cling to the "old" and miss the experience of visiting the traditional "video shop". Blockbuster and Hollywood Video don't apply. But have NO fear, the space allotted for videos is small and will not exceed it's area. We are STILL a bike shop!
All right, the boys are back from their errands and now I need to get them going on their tasks as I finish up some repairs!
See ya soon!
Check out the newbies we built yesterday!