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Old 05-04-08, 04:25 PM   #1
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REI Sale

REI is having a pretty decent sale through May 11th. Cycling goodies on sale include: 25% off on On-Guard locks, Topeak pumps & tools, Michelin tires, Serfas saddles, Giro helments, Shimano shoes & pedals, and select Pearl Isumi gear. 20% off of a host of other things.

Lots of nice camping gear, outerwear, and shoes on sale too.

And if you are a REI "Member", there's a 20% coupon good on any non-sales item.
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Old 05-04-08, 04:48 PM   #2
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Hmmm. Does your Mother need some bicycle accessories? Helmets perhaps?

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Hmmm. Does your Mother need some bicycle accessories? Helmets perhaps?

They would all be a lot safer in a car.
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Topeak pumps & tools, Shimano shoes & pedals
While you were posting, I was shopping on REI.com, and got a nice deal on:
- spd pedals
- topeak mini-morph pump
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They would all be a lot safer in a car.
Looks like Southern Europe so they would not have a car.
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Looks like Southern Europe so they would not have a car.
Nor helmets? I just want them in a car to be safe. After all, that overrides all. I always cringe when we can't look at a picture without critiquing the safety quotent of all participants.

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Nor helmets? I just want them in a car to be safe. After all, that overrides all. I always cringe when we can't look at a picture without critiquing the safety quotent of all participants.

Europeans do just fine without helmets, and apparently without the car. Maybe we don't need a padded world around us after all.
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Looks like Southern Europe so they would not have a car.
Folks in southern Europe don't have cars? I would have guessed they were more northern looking.
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Europeans do just fine without helmets, and apparently without the car. Maybe we don't need a padded world around us after all.
that's the difference between A&S, which thinks there should be a lifeguard in the gene pool, while the FG&SS folks know there's no lifeguard in the pool (or don't care what the water's like)...

at least here we can observe all the tomfoolery without the distraction or angst...

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p.s. on_topic: i hope some folks snag some good deals at the sale... good thing i stocked up several years ago - i won't need to purchase any bike supplies for several years to come...
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Looks like Southern Europe so they would not have a car.
I was thinking Amsterdam- that looks like a typical beater over there.
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I was thinking Amsterdam- that looks like a typical beater over there.
Look closer. It's a long-tailed bike similar to an XtraCycle. Note the extra-long covered chain case and how the frame extends forward under the front rack. It's purposebuilt for family hauling.

I found the picture on Clever Cycles.http://clevercycles.com/?p=78#comments

The bike is a Filiduo, http://www.tmannetje.nl/. Click on the link to Kindervervoer in the left hand column.

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Old 05-05-08, 10:53 AM   #13
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Hmmm. Does your Mother need some bicycle accessories? Helmets perhaps?

My first thought is that she needs contraceptives before she runs out of seating.
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Old 05-05-08, 06:52 PM   #14
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Odd as it may seem, but some folks LIKE to have kids and WANT a large family. While America is the best country in the world, we are not the end all when it comes to families.

I find the picture charming. As one above said, Europe seems to do just fine without helmets for bicycles. And parenting should be left to parents, not the government.



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Looks like a good way to get some exercise for her and to get the kids out in the fresh air. Compare that to the kids in a mini-van with two VCRs. I was shocked to read stapfam say in another thread that gas in Europe is 11 a gallon! Wow. I'd be schlepping the kids by bike, too.
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I bought the Topeak Joe Blow floor pump from them last year - absolutely the best floor pump I have ever used let alone owned.
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Yeah, that's on my list, too.
That, and a pair a Sidis. Seems like a good use of 20% off.

And a bunch of other little stuff, too.
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We went to the REI sale on Saturday and bought a few things -- long bike shorts and socks for me, new liners for Hubby.

I too cringe when I see the photo of the kids without helmets, but I also think of the fun they are having and what a cute sight that is.
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They got me for some Shimano pedals that I've been wanting for my commute bike. Also, some impulse buys that I really didn't need but I wanted anyway. I actually spent more time hunting for a bungee cord. I guess they are not as popular as they used to be - and finally found them over by the tents. Total damage about 100 bucks, and I got 20% off on the bungee cord - wow.
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I've been an REI member since I was in high school, which means I have a five-digit membership number. When I go into REI stores and tell them my number cashiers tend to get wide eyes and say, "Wow, a founding member" or something like that.

I've done a lot of business with REI over the years, A LOT. But lately, even with their sales and promotions and my dividend I tend to look elsewhere. Mostly this is because I tend to buy smaller items these days, and even with a 20% off, once tax and shipping is added, I'm back to the original full price.

A few days ago I went to REI looking for a Cateye Strada Cadence cyclocomputer to put on the Roubaix I just built. They had it and for a good price ($33.49) but I ended up buying it new from an eBay vendor and getting it for even less, without sales tax.

If I were buying a big item, like a new bike, the sale would be attractive, but REI's high-end stuff, particularly their clothes, isn't really what I go for anymore.
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I too cringe when I see the photo of the kids without helmets, but I also think of the fun they are having and what a cute sight that is.
Seriously, now, did you wear a helmet as a kid? No. Any of you? Me either. They didn't even have helmets. And yet we all survived. I don't know of ONE friend of mine who fell, hit their head and suffered life-long brain damage or died. Kids don't get to be kids anymore and that kind of makes me sad.

I wear a helmet now thoug... I'm 55 and no longer am indestructable. But what reall, REALLY bugs the crap out of me is to see a parent out on bikes with their kid(s) and the kids all have helmets (and, in some cases, pads covering every inch of their bodies) but not Mom or Dad. That's wrong on soooo many levels.
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Seriously, now, did you wear a helmet as a kid? No. Any of you? Me either. They didn't even have helmets. And yet we all survived. I don't know of ONE friend of mine who fell, hit their head and suffered life-long brain damage or died. Kids don't get to be kids anymore and that kind of makes me sad.

I wear a helmet now thoug... I'm 55 and no longer am indestructable. But what reall, REALLY bugs the crap out of me is to see a parent out on bikes with their kid(s) and the kids all have helmets (and, in some cases, pads covering every inch of their bodies) but not Mom or Dad. That's wrong on soooo many levels.
I agree with all of that.

For the record, I wear my helmet 99.9% of the time on the bike. I took it off for a 10 mile or so climb on a 100+ degree day while on tour last summer when the heat was getting to me and once in a great while in really cold weather I have left the helmet home to wear a thick hat.

Oh and I almost forgot to mention that I found the picture charming. The lack of helmets didn't even particularly register.
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I knew 3. One motorcycle, two bike.
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Oh boy! Sidi shoes, PI shorts, Joe Blow Pump... gel packs, gloves... all kinds of goodies!
And the 20% covered the upgrade to 2 Day shipping; about as close to instant gratification as it gets
I should have it all on Friday... in time to swap the Speedplay cleats from my PI Vagabonds over to my Sidis for Saturdays' excursion. The fine folks at Speedplay tell me that once I put on a pair of Sidis, I'll never go back. Hyperbole? Dunno but I'm pretty stoked
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But did you fix the shifter???
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