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Old 04-06-13, 05:50 AM   #1
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Another Reason for N+1???

My reputation for adding bikes must be getting around. When I dropped off my bike at the LBS for the new cables they immediately spotted the threads showing on my rear tire. I knew it was about time to change tires and I've been checking them before each ride. Instead of trying to sell me on new tires they immediately said "another reason to get a new bike. This one is worn out!".

Which one of you have been spreading rumors about my addiction???
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Old 04-06-13, 05:57 AM   #2
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It wasn't me - but only because I've never been to North Carolina.
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Maybe you should check the bathroom walls in the shops, some sales person probably has written your name and bike of the WEEK on the stall with your cell number ans "For a good Sale call........"

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Can you blame the LBS? Wearing out tyres shows how many miles you have put on the bike and as the bike doesn't have an ashtray- they have have to have something to judge the mileage by.
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Which one of you have been spreading rumors about my addiction???
I saw it on a Men's Room wall in a tavern in Willimantic, CT.
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Old 04-07-13, 05:16 AM   #6
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Old 04-07-13, 05:49 AM   #7
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My reputation for adding bikes must be getting around. When I dropped off my bike at the LBS for the new cables they immediately spotted the threads showing on my rear tire. I knew it was about time to change tires and I've been checking them before each ride. Instead of trying to sell me on new tires they immediately said "another reason to get a new bike. This one is worn out!".

Which one of you have been spreading rumors about my addiction???
I think it's time for an intervention.
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Old 04-07-13, 12:37 PM   #8
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My reputation for adding bikes must be getting around.

Which one of you have been spreading rumors about my addiction???
Nope, not around these parts. But let's help you bolster your reputation by spreading the wealth...

This one will do in 52cm http://moots.com/our-bike/road/vamoots/overview/

JPPE, send me a PM so we can work on the details, thanks!!
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