Samuel D wrote:S.... What are you hoping to achieve with the repetition? We noted your message the first time.
I forgot to say - the reason I'm still going on about it is because I am still p*ssed off about it!
Specialist shop failed miserably with their specialist flagship product, not just a few brake blocks. They were obviously pleased to not have to do anything because of the passage of time.
They dealt with the wheels out of true promptly but by the time the sand in the frame had showed and the SRAM Apex gear lever had failed too much time (for them) had elapsed.
Just don't give them the benefit of the doubt, as I did at the beginning.
I've had a few new bikes from ordinary LBSs over the years: Elswick Lincoln Imp (long time ago!), Raleigh Royal, Raleigh Randonneur Dawes Galaxy. All perfect - then Spa Titanium Audax fiasco.