A6 Cycle Wherehouse
754-758 Stockport Road
CREDIT Where credit is due:
I am not being paid or sponsored to say this but , after posting a negative review of Crown Point Cycles, I feel it only fair to look at the other side, to show I am objective.
To be honest, this was the shop that 3 years ago sold me this(and I have not given them much air time :-(
& While they started me off, I have never really thought of them for the majority of jobs or parts I’ve needed, mainly because of location.
Today I needed a steerer cut, all the larger stores were quoting a few days, A6 said they would do it today !
I picked it up after work and said to the mechanic “remember me” He had no idea who I was, despite me going in a fair few times at the start of my journey, his reaction when I explained was priceless
He then called out the boss (Who I met a few times when buying the bike too)
“Remember me” his face was that of total blankness, he had no idea
I said “Come on, how can you forget me”
Nop, still nothing, I can’t begin to say how amazing that made me feel, I then said
“A HUGE Man 3 years ago purchased a Giant Yukon”
“Right” he said…..”Well that was ME”
Again the shock, disbelief etc was immense It was such a warm welcome back, I thanked the boss (Winston I believe) for helping to save my life, see at almost 40 stone, when you walk into a bike shop, you don’t expect to be treated the same as everyone else.
but I was and Winston even admitted when he saw me 3 years ago that he thought I “Needed this” because of how huge I was.
I thanked him again for being part of the new me and turning me into a fanatical cyclist, we chatted about the Manchester to Blackpool, he checked out my Carbon LiveSTRONG bike and then I headed out, chest puffed out, head up high, walking tall, feeling proud and also feeling like I had just walked back “Home” after 3 years away.
They did a great job on the Steerer tube too :-)…I’ll be going back much more from now on.
Just wanted to tag this here, I have managed to “Bodge my Jawbones”
The lenses I got were not tinted as I paid for, I ended up getting a big refund and keeping the frames, I ordered some none prescription lenses and set about putting an old pair of glasses behind them, well, this is the result:
FAO of Boards.ie, who says I dont smile :-)