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Like so many business districts in San Diego, a variety of companies alongside Adams Avenue have struggled for the reason that pandemic hit. However not the one on the northeast nook of Adams and Hamilton.
At Adams Avenue Bicycles, proprietor Chuck Cofer stated since COVID-19 started, enterprise has gone by the roof.
“When COVID first struck, using a motorbike was nonetheless an appropriate type of train, or getting out of your own home,” he stated.
Cofer stated that translated to all kinds of individuals wheeling out their bikes that had been sitting idle, after which realizing they wanted repairs. Earlier than the coronavirus pandemic, that typically took a day or two, every week at most. Not now.
“At the moment it’s been three to five weeks fairly constant for a few months now,” he stated.
Along with the quantity of bikes needing fixing, Cofer stated there’s additionally a scarcity of motorcycle mechanics and there’s a difficulty with getting elements.
“Sure elements haven’t been obtainable and we’ve needed to delay a restore for weeks and some over a month or two,” he stated.
Nevertheless it’s not simply the restore enterprise that’s going by the roof. Cofer stated that he’s having hassle preserving new bikes in inventory as effectively.
“We’d have simply over 100 bikes within the retailer usually earlier than COVID,” he stated. “I feel at the moment I’ve eight new bikes to promote.”
So, in case you’re able to hit the street on two wheels, however your bike isn’t, be affected person. And in case you’re an skilled bicycle mechanic searching for work, give Chuck a call.
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