well, saturday i noticed bolt was broke
went to bike shop, guy said i had to buy bolt kit for 30-40 and they'd replace all bolts for 30 for a bill of $60-70 plus tax. took the bike home
called shop tuesday, guy said that they only order parts on monday and that i'd have to have the bike there by tuesday, but they would schedule it for thursday and have it done by then. asked for an exact price, said i'd get a call back. guy called back and said i may have to buy the pivot/rocker assembly which comes with new shock mount, bearings, bolts for $130, but to bring the bike by cuz he may have a spare bolt or two, which is perfect.
left work wednesday, ran home, grabbed bike, sat in rush hour for like 30-45min went to shop.
was a tad irritated and not being welcomed or noticed when i walked in with bike. counter person was talking to a guy/customer, so i was like 'no biggie' (probably also irritated at sitting in rush hour traffic, lol)
after he was done with that guy, he told me that the guy i spoke to on the phone was on the phone and would be a minute. again probably irritated at rush hour in the heat, it felt like a good 20-30min (but i could be wrong, didn't TIME it)
guy took bike back on rack, looked for a very short time, like less than 5min and said he couldn't find the bolts. he said his master tech wasn't in and he knows where everything is in the shop.
i said cool, i'll just yank the bolt and bring it up on thursday. called shop thursday, spoke with master tech guy, he said he was leaving at 5.
went to ace after work, no luck
gonna try the bike shop once more to see if they can help, 3rd time's a charm eh?