Thursday, November 23, 2006

Bicycle Repair Man

I was buying a bike tire at my favorite Astoria/Long Island City Bike Store (Bicycle Repair Man, 40-11 35th Ave, tel: 718 706-0450. Open 10 - 7, closes around 2 on Sunday). And was eyeing the Continentals 3000. They're expensive ($45-$50), but I've had good luck with them. He only had yellow. I didn't want yellow because they make the bike look fancier and more attractive to thieves and vandals. I told him I wanted all black. He said he could order it for me, but then proceeded to downsell me on a $25 Michelin tire. I think it's a classy business man who successfully downsells a customer.

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