Sunday, August 31, 2008

Around the Corner

If you've ever heard of CBXMAN, they're only about three miles from here and I might have gotten a scooter from them if they'd been open on the Monday when I went shopping. You snooze, you lose. They didn't have Monday hours in their showroom and I wasn't about to wait another day because I had the go ahead from the Mrs. and I was ready to buy. I saw this full page ad for Cbxman in the local paper a few days ago and I think I'm glad they were closed that day when the good folks at Team Effort were ready, willing, and able to set me up with a bike.


These machines aren't exactly the name brands I see often on the scooter forums and I'm thinking they're better suited for guys who know what to do when they're up to their elbows in oil and grease than for guys like me who don't know how to do much more than twist and go. I've said it before, and I'll say it over and over again - a cycle is only as good as the available service one can get for it.

Now I don't know if Cbxman services the scooters they sell locally, but it's a moot point for me. They didn't get my business because when I was ready to shell out the dough they were busy doing nothing. Who closes down shop on Mondays except for barbers and bakers?


Marc said...

QLink and UM are both designed and built in mainland China.

Lance said...

Joe, I think you made a good choice with Team Effort - it looks like they sell quality scoots.

I have heard horror stories about some of the unknown brands being sold by the "powersports" retailers. Unfortunately, a number of new scooterists are being lured by the low prices, only to find that they require a lot of work after a few miles.

Your Piaggio is quality, and as I can see, is serving you well!

Paul said...

I agree with the other comments. Your Piagio was a great choice. My best friend got a Chinese scoot and the quality just us not there.