Tuesday, 15th November 2005,Freiburg, Germany Bike shop of your dreams.
We left off yesterday mentioning Extratour. This has got to be one of the best bike shops we've ever entered.
Really. Not only do they seem to have absolutely everything we'd ever
desired (bike wise anyway!), they spoke fantastic English (which helped us
out a great deal - I don't suppose Kartoffel is a very useful word in a
bike shop), they were incredibly helpful and knew their stuff. Our
demands exceeded far more that anything related to bikes - I certainly
won't go into those - I'm sure they don't want every one of their
customers to be as demanding as us! But it really struck me the
comparison between for example Cycle Surgery in London - they have good
stuff (not nearly in the same league as Extratour), some of the guys
working there do know a bit about bikes (then again a lot don't) but to
be honest - they are really a load of stuck up arses who have a much
higher opinion of themselves than is justified. I base that judgment on
5 years of buying stuff from them - not just one visit. So a huge cheer
for the very modest Andreas and his teammates at Extratour.