Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-11-07, 06:36 PM   #1
Digital Gee
I need more cowbell.
Thread Starter
 
Digital Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reno, Nevada
Bikes: 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite, 2012 Masi Evoluzione
Posts: 8,111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Uh oh...the sales have started!

Seems like every time I go to the mailbox, there's a flier for a sale at Trek, or Specialized, or Performance Bikes, or whatever. Even the Nashhar site when I went to check out the redesign. I have to put my wallet somewhere I can't find it. All those shiny new helmets, jerseys marked down, you name it -- all the stuff is on sale. About the only thing that hasn't caught my eye are the bikes on sale, and that's the first time for that, thanks to my recent acquisition of Ruby Roubaix.

So are you all out there snapping up some bargains?
__________________
2015 Sirrus Elite
2012 Masi Evoluzione

Proud member of the original Club Tombay
Digital Gee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 06:36 PM   #2
dauphin
Senior Member
 
dauphin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: California
Bikes:
Posts: 2,991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
just be grateful for mail..any mail...Gary
dauphin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 06:37 PM   #3
Digital Gee
I need more cowbell.
Thread Starter
 
Digital Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reno, Nevada
Bikes: 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite, 2012 Masi Evoluzione
Posts: 8,111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dauphin
just be grateful for mail..any mail...Gary
Well, I am. I didn't mention that AARP sent me roughly the 100th solicitation today as well.
__________________
2015 Sirrus Elite
2012 Masi Evoluzione

Proud member of the original Club Tombay
Digital Gee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 06:39 PM   #4
dauphin
Senior Member
 
dauphin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: California
Bikes:
Posts: 2,991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
memories....like the corner of my mind....misty water colored memories...
dauphin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 06:42 PM   #5
The Weak Link
Banned.
 
The Weak Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Post-partisan Paradise
Bikes: GF Wahoo '05, Trek T1000 '04, Lemond Buenos Aires '07
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My wife says if I order any more bike stuff she'll pull a Lorena Bobbitt on me. So I'm not too tempted to buy anything.
The Weak Link is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 06:46 PM   #6
Louis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 4,866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Weak Link
My wife says if I order any more bike stuff she'll pull a Lorena Bobbitt on me. So I'm not too tempted to buy anything.
Maybe that's what happened to me!
Louis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 06:48 PM   #7
roccobike
Bike Junkie
 
roccobike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
Posts: 9,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Sorry guys, I'm looking for a new road bike. The wife reluctantly agreed. It went like this:
Her "But you just bought a bike last year".
Me "Yeah, but thats a MOUNTAIN bike".
Her, "So ride it on the road".
She's so cute.
__________________
Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator

Last edited by roccobike; 07-11-07 at 07:26 PM.
roccobike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 06:54 PM   #8
tlc20010
The Grampster
 
tlc20010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Eddy Merckx SXM, LeMond Buenos Aires, Cannondale Road Warrior 1000 plus a couple of comforts (Specialized Crossroads and Giant Cyprus) and a beater mtb for around town.
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It is even worse than that. I was at a Performance Store (sort of like walking into their catalog) on Tuesday and they were running a noon to 2:00 p.m. "lunch time special" of 10% off anything you bought.....let's see, jersey, riding shorts, tire, chain lube, chamois cream, gloves and almost another set of pedals but they were out of the ones I wanted--no, not the kind that fit Florsheims.
__________________
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
--Ben Franklin
tlc20010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 06:56 PM   #9
card
Happy Rider
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Texas
Bikes: Gold Rush, Moots compact, Bike Friday Pocket Crusoe
Posts: 749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Weak Link
My wife says if I order any more bike stuff she'll pull a Lorena Bobbitt on me. So I'm not too tempted to buy anything.
You won't have to worry about the size of the slot in your saddle anymore. Maybe beelz needs to meet someone like your wife. Solve his problems.
card is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 06:59 PM   #10
The Weak Link
Banned.
 
The Weak Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Post-partisan Paradise
Bikes: GF Wahoo '05, Trek T1000 '04, Lemond Buenos Aires '07
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by card
You won't have to worry about the size of the slot in your saddle anymore. Maybe beelz needs to meet someone like your wife. Solve his problems.
I dunno. It could make draining the old prostate gland a bit tricky.
The Weak Link is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 07:03 PM   #11
card
Happy Rider
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Texas
Bikes: Gold Rush, Moots compact, Bike Friday Pocket Crusoe
Posts: 749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Weak Link
I dunno. It could make draining the old prostate gland a bit tricky.
At that point, the prostate is a moot point.
card is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 08:02 PM   #12
robtown
Muscle bike design spec
 
robtown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sterling VA
Bikes: 70 Atala Record Proffesional, 00 Lemond, 08 Kestrel Evoke, 96 Colnago Master Olympic, 01 Colnago Ovalmaster, 76 Raleigh Gran Sport, 03 Fuji World, 86 Paramount, 90 Miyata CF, 09 Ritchey Breakaway CX, Bianchi Trofeo, 12 OutRiderUSA HyperLite
Posts: 3,668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It seems like every time I order from Nasbar or PerformanceBike they come out with a 20% off or free shipping two days later.
__________________
Korval is Ships
See my Hyperlite 411 it's the photo model on OutRiderUSA web page
robtown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 08:06 PM   #13
CrossChain
Senior Member
 
CrossChain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,023
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Weak Link
My wife says if I order any more bike stuff she'll pull a Lorena Bobbitt on me. So I'm not too tempted to buy anything.
But, TWL, by your own advice, were you to be "bobb'ed", you prostate would continue to expand until presumably it burst. The wife must be made to understand....or have you already used this argument on her. Has she taken out any life insurance on you lately? Your own in-home Chernobyl.
CrossChain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-07, 08:17 PM   #14
stringbreaker
stringbreaker
 
stringbreaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: wa. State
Bikes: specialized crossroads hybrid 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2 1971 Schwinn Varsity, 1972 Schwinn Continental, 1977 Schwinn Volare (frame)
Posts: 4,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Speaking of AARP they saved me a *&^% load money on my car insurance with better coverages even with a teenager in the house. Best thing I gotten from them since I became a junior senior citizen
stringbreaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-07, 03:37 AM   #15
maddmaxx 
Small Member
 
maddmaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
Posts: 7,136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 132 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digital Gee
Well, I am. I didn't mention that AARP sent me roughly the 100th solicitation today as well.

Ah yes, I remember the 100th solicitation from AARP. The 20th century was a good time....
maddmaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-07, 04:18 AM   #16
Beverly
Senior Member ??
 
Beverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Englewood,Ohio
Bikes: 2007 Trek Madone 5.0 WSD - 2007 Trek 4300 WSD - 2008 Trek 520 - 2014 Catrike Trail
Posts: 5,094
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Weak Link
My wife says if I order any more bike stuff she'll pull a Lorena Bobbitt on me. So I'm not too tempted to buy anything.
That's one of the benefits of being single.....no one to tell you where to spend your money. Performance and my LBS have become my favorite places to shop. Even the mall doesn't appeal to me anymore

Performance is opening a nearby store this month and I'm lovin' it
__________________
=============================================================

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Antonio Smith
Beverly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-07, 02:57 PM   #17
swan652
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central Illinois
Bikes: '01 Specialized Hard Rock, '06 Specialized Sequoia
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just picked up my new Trek helmet at the LBS last Saturday and it was FREE. Of course, all it took was breaking my old one in five places in a slight mishap a few weeks ago on a charity ride...
swan652 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:24 AM.