I know we’re in the middle of a pandemic, I get it.
But, are there any bike shops in the portland area that are actually open? Like where I can go in and talk to a human being?
Why do I need a human being? I’m rebuilding an old mtn. bike and trying to give it new life as a gravel bike (so trendy, I know). I’ve been able to get most of the parts online, but I’m stuck removing the old cranks and bottom bracket. I would LOVE to take the barenaked frame into a shop, show it to them, say “what tools do I need?” and hand them money. I’ve done as much research on youtube/internets as I can stand.
I feel like if bars can be open, why not bike shops? REI is the closest thing, but their selection is garbage and staff are not necessarily the most knowledgable…