I have spent a lot of time lately browsing at Recycled Cycles, but I have never been waited on. I just now returned from there looking for an older but common part. Two people at the service counter were having personal conversations. One counter person stared at me as though I was about to steal something while continuing her personal conversation. I glanced her way to let her know I was waiting in line until someone was available, but she just went on leering at me like I was an incurable leper as she continued talking to her firend. Another service tech, not three feet from me, glanced my way a few times but went on trying to score with the girl whose bike he was servicing. I would have waited for the guy to pause and take a breath to ask him a quick question, but he didn't. I stood there a few more minutes. The girl behind the counter kept staring at me like I had done something seriously wrong, so I decided once again to spend my money somewhere else. I've finally learned my lesson.
There are plenty of reputable local bike shops. Once I'm done tinkering, my bike will need a professional tune-up, and I'll definitely be going somewhere else for that.