Re: Snobs in Bicycle Stores
Well I've never had the pleasure of taking mine to a bike shop before, but I love taking it to the hardware store here (Montville Hardware in CT). Those guys let me bring the thing right inside and are more than willing to help me work on it. Plus I rarely leave spending more than 5 bucks.
I think the bike shops are afraid of someone suing them. But it's their loss. Just go in there and talk like you're fixing up a mountain bike to do something heavy duty, and also want a cruiser bike for the road.