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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6490
Location: Maine

2/15/21 3:58 PM

Bike Biz

Dropped off my Checkpoint at the shop today for a tuneup - I just let them do it as it needs chain and cassette and I don’t really mess with disks or install tubeless (need a rear). Anyway, the owner said they still can’t get bikes and some people won’t be able to get a bike until Fall. This is a big shop carrying Trek, ‘Dale, Seven, etc.

Still strange times we are in.

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2711
Location: hillbilly heaven

2/15/21 6:45 PM

I wonder how many bike shops will survive. Depending on service mostly seems like a rough way to go. Surely all the cobweb bikes have been serviced.

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4762
Location: Nashua, NH

2/17/21 12:29 PM

Actually, service is by far the most profitable part of the bike biz. Bikes are bigger ticket items, but the profit margins are low. Basic repair parts have high margins and labor is also highly profitable. If you ever want to get into the bike biz, start with a repair-and-parts-only shop, then add new bikes later once you're established.

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6490
Location: Maine

2/17/21 12:59 PM

Parts

Even the OE Bontrager tires are not available until May so they’re putting on a similar Conti.

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