Mountain Biking - Bike Fever
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07-29-03, 12:05 PM
I don't know if it is contagious :)
I mentioned earlier that I wanted to get my wife a bike. I do, but again, I know that she won't want to ride as often as I will. Now I am thinking maybe I want to spend some more, and get the lighter frame. Its a fever, I'm telling Yah!
That salesman/owner knew what he was doing when he asked me if I wanted to test ride another bike with my wife. I am afraid that my wife will also like the lighter bike, it can get really scarry! :confused:
07-29-03, 12:56 PM
Go for Ti!:D :beer:
07-29-03, 02:52 PM
Ahhhh, the joys of bike shopping. That and determining how much credit is left on your card!
Don't forget to budget some money for extras, i.e. helmet, gloves, shorts....etc.
07-29-03, 03:35 PM
Fortunately she has all of the extra's, thank goodness. I am coming back down to Earth, so I called the LBS, and told them that I am coming after work to test ride it myself. After reading a lot of reviews online, and the fact that I am fortunate to deal with a LBS where I respect these guys, I feel sure it is a good decision. So I will more than likely go with the Iguana.
07-30-03, 08:15 AM
I told you that she has all of the extra's, well I forgot a thing or two, or three....
Yesterday afternoon, I went back to test ride the new bike (giant iguana), since we are the same frame size (17). Everything was okay, and I knew I wanted a cyclocomputer, and a seat bag, sunglases,and etc. I remember reading a thread that said, when you purchase a new bike, a lot of times they will discount upgrades and accessories if you ask.
Well they are in the co-op which I guess a lot of yall know about, I may mispell this the Ya Ya, or the Yada Yada (Seinfeld version),. Anyway all new purchases qualify for the Gold card, and for an extra $75 I go Platinum. At first I wasn't to sure about this, but it does give me 10 yrs on the Bike Registration($10), as well as a floor pump $35, or a Ulock $35, plus 2 yrs on flat repairs. Here is where the discount comes in, everything you purchase that day comes with a 10% discount on any extras. So right off the bat, you are getting back $45. I could use a new floor pump, and it has the smart head, so I guess its a good deal in the long run. Yeh I know $30 to get off a 10% discount, what do yall think?
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