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I would like to give this person the best rating...Beau Gerard is one of the best techs that I have met and watched work...he invited me to be present while he tuned my bicycle and I learned alot..
I went to him on a referral from my

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I would like to give this person the best rating...Beau Gerard is one of the best techs that I have met and watched work...he invited me to be present while he tuned my bicycle and I learned alot..
I went to him on a referral from my

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Beau Gerard, the bike doc, has recently serviced my bike.
I thought that he put on some new components but he just told me that he usually gets the best out of what he has in front of him to work with...
Then I found out that he is a world

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Beau Gerard, the bike doc, has recently serviced my bike.
I thought that he put on some new components but he just told me that he usually gets the best out of what he has in front of him to work with...
Then I found out that he is a world

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mr gerard, the bike doc is a pro.. worked on my walmart special and made it safe and showed me how to adjust a few things...I have read some other reviews from people who have written some smutt about him and my thought is that there are

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★★★★★

mr gerard, the bike doc is a pro.. worked on my walmart special and made it safe and showed me how to adjust a few things...I have read some other reviews from people who have written some smutt about him and my thought is that there are

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Beau Gerard is the most arrogant, rudest business man I have ever come across!! I saw his add on the internet and thought to myself "this is the guy I'm looking for" because he prided himself in safety and I wanted to make sure that I

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Beau Gerard is the most arrogant, rudest business man I have ever come across!! I saw his add on the internet and thought to myself "this is the guy I'm looking for" because he prided himself in safety and I wanted to make sure that I

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I would like to take this time to thank the folks in town who have come to me in the past....I appreciate your business and have loved working on your bikes.... as you know I am a concert pianist and composer....I am planning on doing

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I would like to take this time to thank the folks in town who have come to me in the past....I appreciate your business and have loved working on your bikes.... as you know I am a concert pianist and composer....I am planning on doing

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In June of 2007, I bent a rim on my mountain bike. On a Saturday afternoon, I called the "Bike Doc" and explained the problem. Beau, the owner, asked me when I could bring it in. I replied that I could do so at his convenience, which he said was 4:00 that afternoon. I arrived on time, and finding no one in the shop (garage), I knocked on the front door. Apparently I woke the Bike Doc from a nap, because he brusquely said from the couch: ??I??m not working right now.? When I asked if I had misunderstood the arrangement (to straighten my rim at 4:00), he vaguely remembered my recent phone call. He got up, came out, and without even glancing at the rim, proceeded to examine the rest of the bike. He stated that the brake pads were ??too hard? to stop me effectively. I replied that on a recent, challenging ride, they had performed quite satisfactorily. He sarcastically retorted ??who??s the pro here?? and stated that he wouldn??t touch the rim unless he could replace the brake pads as well. When I asked how much that would cost, he did not answer but proceeded to list additional problems. What started as a $10 repair quickly grew to over $50. When I said I??d prefer to just have the rim straightened for now, he indignantly said: ??Take it to Santa Fe, then.? At this point, I was upset. I am a daily rider and keep my bike maintained, yet I felt like a medical patient whose doctor refuses to trust or even listen to a patient??s experience and opinion.

For the record, I remember the detail because I wrote (and saved) a letter to the editor of the local newspaper. Now three years later, I read Matthew??s review (July 8, 2010, see below) with great interest and dj vu. In 2007, it was also clear to me that Beau didn??t like my bike (mid-range, purchased for $500 in the 1990s). It??s not difficult to discern from the other reviews that Beau prefers to work on high-end bikes. Like Matthew, I also got the spiel about his expertise and reputation. And, like Matthew, Beau ??The Bike Doc? Gerard also yelled after me as I walked away from his garage. It is clear that if your bike didn??t cost at least four figures, and if you??re not willing to pay for whatever he wants to do to it, you??re not worth his time, and he??s not afraid to tell you so. You can discern much of this from Beau??s reply on July 13, 2010 (see below). In my experience, he is not ??simply and kindly direct,? but brusque at best and contemptuously rude at worst. If you insist on taking your bike(s) to him, be prepared for his ??benchside manner? and to pay for ??the works.? I highly recommend The DOME Cycle Lab as an excellent alternative. Scott is also a pro, but he knows how to deal with people. Instead of ??my way or the highway,? he will tell you what he recommends but only do the work you ask for. And with a smile.

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In June of 2007, I bent a rim on my mountain bike. On a Saturday afternoon, I called the "Bike Doc" and explained the problem. Beau, the owner, asked me when I could bring it in. I replied that I could do so at his convenience, which he said was 4:00 that afternoon. I arrived on time, and finding no one in the shop (garage), I knocked on the front door. Apparently I woke the Bike Doc from a nap, because he brusquely said from the couch: ??I??m not working right now.? When I asked if I had misunderstood the arrangement (to straighten my rim at 4:00), he vaguely remembered my recent phone call. He got up, came out, and without even glancing at the rim, proceeded to examine the rest of the bike. He stated that the brake pads were ??too hard? to stop me effectively. I replied that on a recent, challenging ride, they had performed quite satisfactorily. He sarcastically retorted ??who??s the pro here?? and stated that he wouldn??t touch the rim unless he could replace the brake pads as well. When I asked how much that would cost, he did not answer but proceeded to list additional problems. What started as a $10 repair quickly grew to over $50. When I said I??d prefer to just have the rim straightened for now, he indignantly said: ??Take it to Santa Fe, then.? At this point, I was upset. I am a daily rider and keep my bike maintained, yet I felt like a medical patient whose doctor refuses to trust or even listen to a patient??s experience and opinion.

For the record, I remember the detail because I wrote (and saved) a letter to the editor of the local newspaper. Now three years later, I read Matthew??s review (July 8, 2010, see below) with great interest and dj vu. In 2007, it was also clear to me that Beau didn??t like my bike (mid-range, purchased for $500 in the 1990s). It??s not difficult to discern from the other reviews that Beau prefers to work on high-end bikes. Like Matthew, I also got the spiel about his expertise and reputation. And, like Matthew, Beau ??The Bike Doc? Gerard also yelled after me as I walked away from his garage. It is clear that if your bike didn??t cost at least four figures, and if you??re not willing to pay for whatever he wants to do to it, you??re not worth his time, and he??s not afraid to tell you so. You can discern much of this from Beau??s reply on July 13, 2010 (see below). In my experience, he is not ??simply and kindly direct,? but brusque at best and contemptuously rude at worst. If you insist on taking your bike(s) to him, be prepared for his ??benchside manner? and to pay for ??the works.? I highly recommend The DOME Cycle Lab as an excellent alternative. Scott is also a pro, but he knows how to deal with people. Instead of ??my way or the highway,? he will tell you what he recommends but only do the work you ask for. And with a smile.

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This is a pro! The Bike Doc does not seem to leave anything out and then asked me to come back after up to 40 miles for a free and while I waited tweaking!
What a deal and the initial service took less time than I thought it would and the rate was very competitive.. I won't go anywhere else at this point.

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★★★★★

This is a pro! The Bike Doc does not seem to leave anything out and then asked me to come back after up to 40 miles for a free and while I waited tweaking!
What a deal and the initial service took less time than I thought it would and the rate was very competitive.. I won't go anywhere else at this point.

Pros: great ability on all bikes

Cons: haven't found any yet

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He makes sure quality work is accomplished to the highest safety standards. You are safe to ride after he has worked on your bike. He takes care with expensive bikes ---I was happy.

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★★★★★

He makes sure quality work is accomplished to the highest safety standards. You are safe to ride after he has worked on your bike. He takes care with expensive bikes ---I was happy.

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I really like the work that this man, Beau Gerard, does and he is a seasoned pro after watching him work on my walmart special..I can see how people may misunderstand him specially in this matured challenged county...I wish more people

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I really like the work that this man, Beau Gerard, does and he is a seasoned pro after watching him work on my walmart special..I can see how people may misunderstand him specially in this matured challenged county...I wish more people

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I meant to give a 5 star in my last review of the BIKE DOC...

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I meant to give a 5 star in my last review of the BIKE DOC...

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I couldn't help but notice the review(s) about the bike doc, you know, the ones that were a bit harsh...and I can tell you that Mr. Gerard is one of the best in his field not only in being a seasoned tech but someone who cares about the

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I couldn't help but notice the review(s) about the bike doc, you know, the ones that were a bit harsh...and I can tell you that Mr. Gerard is one of the best in his field not only in being a seasoned tech but someone who cares about the

 

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