I got it pumped up enough to get to work, but afterwards decided to check out Bikeology up on Pico, about 7 blocks north of where I work. When I got inside the store with my bike, there was just the owner, and a worker, and the owner was fairly uninviting. I tried to explain my problem to them, hoping for an answer, and they said it was due to lack of air pressure, but I was thinking my tires are pumped up and hard, why would it be that? They didn't seem welcoming and helpful at all, so I finally asked if I could just get a little squirt of air to make sure I had enough pressure in the tire to get back to I. Martin Imports which was over 2 miles away. They gave me the squirt and I was on my way, taking the sidewalks back down the 7 blocks.
|on the S.W. corner of Beverly Blvd/Sweetzer.|
I asked him the question of "is it possible to come here and apprentice for a while on bike maintenance," and he said that over the years many people had asked that but that the company was declining those requests due to workplace liability, but that he would maybe be able to find some time to work with me on specific issues and questions. We talked also about cycling shoes and he said that when I did finally get them that I should be prepared to fall over several times while getting my brain in gear to unclip. He also mentioned that there were some instore trainers that I could ride to help me get used to clipping in and unclipping. This is why I go to this store.... everyone is so helpful. It's not just Ryan. They're all like this.