So I have received this voice mail the other night from an "Unknown" number.

I don't know who this individual is and was a bit confused by the message, as I haven't repaired a child's bike since May. Besides, why would the pedal be coming off in the middle of winter?

I keep record of all the repairs I do, and this didn't fit the description of any of the repairs I had done.  Furthermore, why didn't he leave a return phone number, or a name for that matter?

The next day the good folks over at Michigan Bicycle Services (to whom I have no affiliation ) called to let me know someone came into their shop looking for my (HGC) Insurance information, thinking I work with their shop. The alleged customer claimed I did a repair on their child's bicycle and the chain broke, now the child is in the hospital.

A few things didn't  add up.

1. If I did a repair for this person he/she would know I am not affiliated with Michigan Bicycle Services ( though the owner was quite pleasant on the phone).

2. The original claim was a pedal, now it's the chain, neither specified details such as the day of service or customer name.

3. No return phone number for the "victim".

Then I found this on our yelp page, and I'm starting to think there are some ulterior motives.

Update: Turns out this was a certain bike shop owner who has been harassing other bike shops in the area. Not sure why you would to want make enemies with other shops there are plenty of repairs to go around. We know who you are and will not recommend you when customers ask where to buy a bicycle.
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