I guess common courtesy, like common sense isn't so common anymore. :)
Ok then if it will make you feel better I'll write a letter of thanks to the Bianchi factory first thing tomorrow. I'll also need to dash of a note to the factory in Taiwan where the frame was made and there's also the Bianchi import agents here in Australia. Campag will be getting a letter of thanks as will Continental and Look. The ANZ handled the credit card transaction so I should really drop them a thank you note as well. Please let me know if Ive forgotten anybody
You forgot the most important. Perhaps the staff at the shop who took the time to make sure you got the correct bike and assembled it for you and maybe handled any teething problems that you may have encountered.
Actually the only person I did thank was Kim at The Aldgate Bike Shop. As per my original post I still don't feel obliged to thank the people at Bianchi who built the bike...I think my decision to support their brand is thanks enough.
Kim is a really great guy and deserves your thanks. I'm sure he would consider himself and his staff part of the chain that "works their asses off" and should be thanked. That is the exact reason for my first post to your reply that you paid $$$$ and didn't need to thank anyone.
"Lots of people worked their asses off to build whatever you’re riding on. You should thank them."
I'll thank Kim who assembled the bike because he's a friend and he looks after me. As for the people who BUILT the bike....I don't feel obliged to thank them anymore than the owner of a new Holden is obliged to drive out to the Holden plant and thank the workers for assembling the car.
I think eventually the man who works the machine that makes ball bearings does it for the pay packet.
No ball bearings no bikes however much or little you pay.
how far back the supply chain do you go?
to the person that mines iron ore?
no steel no ball bearings
The more you ride your bike ... the less your arse will hurt.
And there was me thinking a big ol' 42 was gonna be it ;-)
At last a response to every AC question
LOL.....I've made an offer to Bianchi...they cough up $1000 every month for me NOT to ride my Bianchi in my matching Bianchi outfit.