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Old April 12th 08, 08:04 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tom Sherman[_2_]
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Default How to start your own small-town bicycle shop

aka Frank Krygowski wrote:
On Apr 12, 10:30 am, "Paul M. Hobson" wrote:
Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
[...] Some shops will say that insurance requires that customers wear
helmets on test rides, but even that's likely not the case. We require
them because it's *our* policy.

Tom Sherman wrote:
Even though all the properly performed population studies indicate that
foam hats are ineffective for anything more than bump and scrape
protection? Do you require gloves on test rides.

No need to go down that road, Tom. I don't want to speak for Mike, but
it's probably just a CYA policy. Regardless of how and if they work,
requiring helmets on test rides probably would help an LBS out in the
most unfortunate case of a lawsuit related to a test ride injury.


That's exactly why I require them of all our house guests, before I
allow them to climb the porch steps. ;-)

What about gas masks?

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Old April 13th 08, 12:28 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Werehatrack
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Default How to start your own small-town bicycle shop

On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 14:04:37 -0500, Tom Sherman
may have said:

aka Frank Krygowski wrote:
On Apr 12, 10:30 am, "Paul M. Hobson" wrote:
Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
[...] Some shops will say that insurance requires that customers wear
helmets on test rides, but even that's likely not the case. We require
them because it's *our* policy.
Tom Sherman wrote:
Even though all the properly performed population studies indicate that
foam hats are ineffective for anything more than bump and scrape
protection? Do you require gloves on test rides.
No need to go down that road, Tom. I don't want to speak for Mike, but
it's probably just a CYA policy. Regardless of how and if they work,
requiring helmets on test rides probably would help an LBS out in the
most unfortunate case of a lawsuit related to a test ride injury.


That's exactly why I require them of all our house guests, before I
allow them to climb the porch steps. ;-)

What about gas masks?


"Ma'am, it is suggested that each bottle be used in a manner that
provides more than one application of the scent."

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Old April 15th 08, 06:02 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Mike Jacoubowsky
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Default How to start your own small-town bicycle shop

| shops will say that insurance requires that customers wear helmets on
test
| rides, but even that's likely not the case. We require them because it's
| *our* policy.
|
| Even though all the properly performed population studies indicate that
| foam hats are ineffective for anything more than bump and scrape
| protection? Do you require gloves on test rides.


No, we don't require gloves, but we do require closed-toe shoes (assuming
we're not talking SPD-type sandals).

--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReactionBicycles.com


"Tom Sherman" wrote in message
...
| Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
| [...] Some
| shops will say that insurance requires that customers wear helmets on
test
| rides, but even that's likely not the case. We require them because it's
| *our* policy.
|
| Even though all the properly performed population studies indicate that
| foam hats are ineffective for anything more than bump and scrape
| protection? Do you require gloves on test rides.
|
| Just as we explain that we don't allow customers in our repair
| area because it's *our* policy.[...]
|
| The last time I was talking to an LBS proprietor while he was fixing a
| bicycle, it led to the eventual sale of a $1K+ bicycle.
|
| --
| Tom Sherman - Holstein-Friesland Bovinia
| The weather is here, wish you were beautiful
|


 




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