This brake problem on my bike is frustrating.
Bungays bike shop was 5-10 minutes walk away. Dropping off and picking up was no problem at all.
Of the remaining bike shops, not one is convenient. One some way out in Dieppe, another over in Riverview and another out near Hildegard.
Nothing at all in Moncton. There is an ex Bungay employee not that far away.
It wouldn't be so bad if I could pick it up a couple of hours after dropping it off...at least I could go and kill a couple of hours.
But dropping off one day, going back again, cost of materials, cost of labour etc means inconvenience (twice) and then about $50.
Alternatively, I could get something off kijiji for far less inconvenience and less cost.
But it wouldn't be mine and I'm rather fond of it.
The Moncton Bike Auction is this coming weekend. I could take a look there. There are three bus routes going close to (or not that far from) the centre.
Unfortunately, due to some bright spark favouring circle bus routes and having those routes only going one direction, ALL THREE routes go the "wrong" way involving marathon trips in comparison to the short homeward trip where I wouldn't be on the bus anyway, having just bought a bike at auction.