Bad Business

For Instance:




Registration Number: 32135 Registration Type: Residential Contractor
Stephen Rochette
254 Williams St
Meriden , CT  06450
(203)980-7740CT resident registered as a RI contractor doing QUESTIONABLE business in the Chicopee MA area for Bank Owned properties.02/04/12 This (CT / RI) contractor ordered the services of Chicopee MA electricians but was a NO Call and No Show which cost the Chicopee contractor $150.00 in Lost Time.BEWARE!
  1. CYCLE STOP : 459 Granby Rd, South Hadley, MA – Went there for a bike inspection sticker in 2010. The mechanic or person giving the inspection gave a rejection inspection based on a gauge measurement of the tire tread. When questioned the mechanic displayed the measurement he took using a tire tread gauge. However, he took the measurement with the gauge placed over the tire indicator wear mark which is a raised mark manufactured into the tire. There are several raised spots which are manufactured into the tire groves by the tire manufacturers to be used to indicate tire wear. The way they work is that they tell the observer when the tire is at its legal limit of wear when the mark is flush with the tire surface. In other words the tire tread is GOOD as long as it is above the TIRE WEAR MARK! Cycle Stop however purposely places the gauge over the wear mark to force you to have to buy new tires before the prescribed legal limit. They are ripping people off and breaking the law. Attention Massachusetts DOT, Cycle Stop of South Hadley should have their inspection rights revoked. Subsequent to the posting I learned they also prematurely rejected a friend’s bike for tires two weeks later. BEWARE! if they are dishonest on this it is likely they are not shooting strait on other things. (I still have the tire and the rejection for anyone who might have questions or needs evidence to prosecute.)                            Cycle Stop Followup:
    Update 03/30/2011: I had the front and rear tires replaced on the bike by a competitor bike shop.While the bike was in the shop I asked the person who preforms the Massachusetts inspections at that shop to look at my old tires and to render his opinion. He used the gauge to measure the tires. Mass law requires 2/32 depth. Each tire had 3.5/32 to 4/32 tread depth.Both front and rear tires had more than enough to pass inspections by Massachusetts law for not only 2010 but the mechanic made it very clear that these old tires would pass inspection today for the 2011 inspection as well.
    In my opinion I would AVOID CYCLE STOP on 202 in South Hadley at all costs. Buyer BEWARE!
  2. Commerce Auto Insurance Company will add a $25.00 fee to your balance and cancel your policy if your payment is received only 6 days late?
  3. SAGE Peachtree will obsolete the software accounting package  you buy to manage and run your small company after as little as 1 to 3 years leaving much of the functionality of the program inoperable. In one case the renewal extortion fee would be 240% of the original purchase price. 2008 version vs 2011 renewal offer.
  4. 01/15/2011 Big Y Stores Rt 9  Hadley MA: Home Depot was sold out of ($3.74 PER 40 POUND) 40 pound bags of Wood Stove Pellets for the Pellet Stove. I then went to the Big Y Store located at the corner of University Dr & Rt 9 at the Hadley/Amherst line. There were no price signs at the product display. Only at the register did I learn that the Big Y was charging $5.99 per  bag which is 72 percent more than the average area price. Thanks but no thanks! Avoid over priced Big Y for wood pellets.
CYCLE STOP 413-538-8101
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459 Granby Rd, South Hadley, MA

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