A big thanks to all the folks who made the last couple of days so freaking awesome! It was like the height of the busy season Friday and Saturday! My biggest charge being that so many folks are out looking for rides! Sure, as always we greatly appreciate all your trust I bringing us your repairs, but also, in what is normally the doldrums of summer we have had so many people from all ages and walks of life coming in who REALLY want to ride! Over the last 72 hours I haven't been able to build them fast enough! Below, I will show you what was built yesterday, and the ones that flew out of here since our last post. We had a couple old builds come in as well! We rebuilt a real sweet Trek Antelope 950 two years ago, and the gent who had bought it, brought it back in yesterday. He was coming back to riding after a long absence, and after riding the Trek for over a year discovered he really enjoyed riding and wanted to upgrade. No, no...don't berate him going "new", because if we helped in any small way towards his rediscovering the joys of two wheels? Well, that is good enough for us! Besides, we got back one SWEET ride AND I was able to fix one thing about the bike that always bothered me! When it was originally put out, I didn't have a matching set of shifters to put her, but tis time around, I had the one she needed! YAY!!! And, ten minutes after posting her on Craigslist an excited father came I ad snagged it for his son. Yep, that's the way it has been all weekend! Even found homes for three of them while they were still in the rack getting their facelifts!
And yes, you a bet there have been more then a few "Ten Minute Rules" in all that excitement! One I particular gave me the giggles! As I have lamented in the past, I am always hesitant to let those who "want to think about it" or "check out a few more places" know what will happen should they NOT snag up what they see and like when they see it. A couple came in looking for two rides, and she saw the Trek 7200 we had and the awesome Giant Suede that was then being suspended in the rack ready to be transformed. They both agreed they would be perfect....but....they wanted to "go look around". Well...I took the plunge, went against my norm, and informed them what to expect "looking around". We are the only shop I Florida dealing exclusively in refurbished bikes, and either they could shop Walmart and spend around $150.00 or go to another bike shop and spend $300.00 plus. Then I pointed out the ten minute rule sign and what it meant and they gave a "yea sure" chuckle, and said they may be back.
....seven minutes later (yes...I actually use the countdown feature on my smart phone) another couple came in, saw the Trek...loved it and snagged it up. They also eyed the Giant and after finding out how long until she would be done, came back and grabbed her as well. Also, I that time frame, three other rides found new homes. Well, no sooner had the dust settled from that busyness, and I did a per functionary clean and reorganization of the lie up, did the first couple come back in, now fully aware of what a sweet deal they'd walked out on, only to do a comic double take as to just how empty the store was compared to how it looked two hours prior! I smiled my best Impish smile and waited for the inevitable "WHAT THE....where'd all the bikes go" Oh...I REALLY fought the urge to smugly tap the Ten Minute Rule sign and grin! But I was a good boy, and just informed them of what had occurred.
Is it wrong of me to take satisfaction out of moments like this?
Enh.....color me Smug!
Yesterday, what we still got left from the builds, are a real sharp looking ad well riding MGX dual shock MTB resurrected from the scrap pile, and the pick of the litter HAS to be a gorgeous 2012 Trek 7200 hybrid resplendent with a full compliment of accessories! NICE! This one was garage kept for four years and LOOKS IT!! Gorgeous!
Today, got a couple quick repairs to do, then back to the newbies!
Hope to see y'all soon!
2012 TREK 7200 HYBRID!
26" DUAL SHOCK MGX!
|THIS ONE DIDN'T EVEN MAKE IT TO THE FLOOR! (THAT'S THE NEW OWNERS FOOT I THE LEFT HAND CORNER!)|
|THIS TREK 950 HAD A BRIEF RETURN VISIT BEFORE HEADING OUT AGAIN!|
THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER SUEDE..NOPE, SHE NEVER SAW THE FLOOR EITHER!