Kyle at Tracko just posted these images of the new bike stuff available at Urban Outfitters. Looks like they’re “going for it”. It’d be better suited to have an actual mechanic working there to repair the Republic bikes. Maybe offer some classes? A majority of people who have never worked on their bikes before are probably more likely to break something, or strip out the threads on another component.
I’m all for making bicycles accessible to the public. Maybe UO will take this hint and set up something a little less fashion-focused and more education-focused? Or not. Is that the role of your LBS? Two sides to the story I’m sure.
Image via Orange 20’s Flickr.
Urban Outfitters F41L?