Can I sue a bicycle repair shop ?
Hi I decided to take a old bike out of the garage I noticed the pedal was loose,so I took it in to a Bike repair shop on the 27th of June they charged me 178$ for a new crank used same old pedals and today June 28th while taking the bike for 6 mile a ride I noticed the same pedal is loose but on the new crank. What can I do I feel ripped off
- CarlosLv 42 weeks ago
Small claims court is possible but get a work invoice sheet of repair and what you asked for and what recommended service was needed , if they suggested that you get newer pedals with a new crank and you refused service then its all on you .
But just take it back to the bicycle shop and get a new pedal that is fitted with the crank and maybe there is other parts as chain and oil since it's not used in awhile .
- RaleighBobLv 61 month ago
How do we know the pedals weren't faulty also? If you had the bike shop reinstall the old pedals & refused to buy new ones, you're screwed.
- D50Lv 61 month ago
Have you taken the bike back to the shop and complained? If you haven't tried to deal with this without a lawsuit the court won't be interested. It sounds like the crank was no good so they replaced it. It would help if you could be more exact about what the problem was. "Pedal was loose" seems very vague.
- Land Rider JerryLv 61 month ago
Did you ask for an invoice of the work that was done on the bike? If replacing the pedals wasn't in the repair invoice then you don't have much of a case.Source(s): Motorized Bicycle Owner and Builder.
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- OldHippieLv 71 month ago
You can take them to small claims court. BTW...the dollar sign goes in FRONT, not the back. $178 - not 178$. Now...in order to win, you must prove by a preponderance of evidence it was their fault. In other words, you need a 2nd opinion from a certified bike mechanic or shop they did something wrong. And IN WRITING on stationary or a work order form with the 2nd shop's name, address & phone number. No judge in this world will simply take your word for it. You have to prove it. Haven't you ever watched one of those TV shows - like "The People's Court"?