I desperately need a new bike as my current one is falling apart and I'm tired of having it repaired and it was cheap to begin with...
I live in Oxford, so there's like a trillion bike shops! But last time I went in person, alone, to a few of them, I felt discouraged because sales assistants never want to bother much with me. Maybe I just don't look like a serious buyer? They either ignore me, or try to sell me a bike they're trying to get rid of. One time this guy kept pushing a £700 bike that when I searched it up, had awful reviews.
Today I called 4 different bike places and they all were men (idk if it's a gender thing?) - one even laughed at me when I asked if they had any second hand Pinnacles (I didn't realise Evans cycles are the only stockist for it).
At this point I just feel stupidly overwhelmed about buying a new bike. Any tips, advice, or anyone living around here who knows the area and can help me out plz? Just looking for a ~£600 women's hybrid for daily commute, good for hilly areas, ideally with front and rear lights & reflectors already, that can also have a basket added.
I feel so silly hahah