Yes they were taking a risk by just letting someone test ride such a bicycle, and they realize this. This wasn't posted so people can poke fun at any one for being too trusting. Its here to try an catch a con man who might, if not already, try an scam other shops and or people.
I haven't asked the shop to see if they have done this yet or not, but I will be sure to. thanks. Just thought i should try an spread the word where ever I could. Hope this doesn't happen to any other shops :-(
They are a great shop! It is a shame. They did say that this is the first such occurrence at their shop.
I bought my bike from there and greatly appreciated their openness and friendliness. Even though I live here in the city, I would go there again.
I hope they are successful in locating the thief. I also hope that they continue in their friendliness and fabulous service!
Glad to hear that the word is getting out. I think it would be fantastic if social media could help bring this dude down. Ripping off friendly bike shops is like stealing from the elderly in addition to being a bike thief... Uncool stuff for sure :-/