I came home tonight to an email that really saddens me. My LBS (local bike shop) Bikesmith in Rosedale Road has shut up shop. Bikesmith was a small operation but that was part of their charm. I’d ride through the door, often with my daughter in tow, and be greeted by my christian name which is certainly not the norm in the bike industry. I ended up there because more often than not I seemed to know more than the mechanics I would encounter at other bike shops. It was great to find a friendly local business where you really trusted the service you were getting.
I wish Clark and Blyth the best of luck in whatever the future holds and thank them for the excellent service I have received over the years.