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    don't make fun of my bike guys

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    the landrider bike rules!

    Everyone insulting it is just jealous. All my friends think it's awesome...plus I don't have to ever change gears!...the thingy does it for me. After buying the landrider (and eating at subway), I lost a ton of weight.

    Only thing is...I don't know why the people at the bike shop laugh at me when I bring it in for a tune up...they make faces and such

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    Seriously,

    How many of you drive cars with a stick shift.

    If ANY of you drive an automatic, you're a hypocrite.

    Can't anyone here fathom that SOMEONE, might actually not want to deal with shifting a bike's gears?

    Your car probably only has 4 or 5, but most of us let the tranny do the shifting for us.

    Really, what's the big deal? They sell it for what they think the market will bear. They'll either sell a ton of em, or lower the price to something reasonable.
    I'm sure the quality is as good or better than most "cruiser" type bikes.
    Sometimes you just let the rabbits run, but sometimes you gotta let the dogs run.

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    Originally posted by ChipRGW

    I'm sure the quality is as good or better than most "cruiser" type bikes.
    I think I'd plop down cash for a Bianchi Auto Milano rather than LandRider. The LandRider seems to have some questionable parts aside from its drivetrain components which to me is also of suspect quality.

    There's nothing wrong with automatic shifting bikes for their intended market but LandRider's advertisement is misleading on many fronts. First of all, their explanation of how chainring/cogset gearing works is not just an afront to cycling but also to mechanical science.
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    I heard that next year campy will be introducing an electric shifting Record gruppo - how things change. Also, last summer, during one of our road teams "high-speed" Saturday workouts, a kid on a mountain bike joined us. Everyone was snickering in the background. He had a front suspension hard-tail - going up against 18 pound titanium merlins and carbon C-40s. Guess what, this kid was pulling the team through most of the ride - turns out he was Jr. Natl champ the year prior. Moral of the story, it is more the ability of the rider than the bike?
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    PS - Alex, this thread will never die! We will make sure it goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on ...
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    No it won't a newbie will start a new one. "I just bought a Landrider and now it won't move when I sit on it. The TV said it was all automatic....HELP"!!

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    I couldn't believe the Landrider Elite Version cost $600.00!! It's marketed as a "High Performance" bike that weights only 29 lbs!! How can you have high performance on a bike that weights a TON!!

    On a separate issue. The Landrider looks like it has horizontal dropouts so when that "auto-shift" beaks, you can make it a 3 speed!!

    Zoom.. Zoom

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    They also flight it here in the uk. From where I sit, it looks like a crock of sh1t, 100% pure trash!
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    You know, it might be kind of fun to deluge the customer service with a bunch of questions that they can't answer just to see what kind of BS they come up with. Example: At what cadence is the landrider set to shift up/down? Is there a way to adjust the autoshifter to increase or decrease the cadence at which it shifts?

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    600 bucks! Riporama! Think of what you can get for that money- a decent mountain bike, at least, instead of a pile of crap that weighs a ton! I hope no one gets sucked in by that.
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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    Originally posted by MKRG
    You know, it might be kind of fun to deluge the customer service with a bunch of questions that they can't answer just to see what kind of BS they come up with. Example: At what cadence is the landrider set to shift up/down? Is there a way to adjust the autoshifter to increase or decrease the cadence at which it shifts?
    Why do I find this idea so interesting?

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    Damn, I made this thread, I really thought it was dead.
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    A Sucker is born everyday.
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    Originally posted by Chris L
    Why do I find this idea so interesting?

    Sounds good to me too. We could ask them metallurgy questions, rotation weight questions, geometry stuff..blah blah blah..It could be a blast!!
    Booyah!!

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    Only Bianchi make a decent lightweight hub-geared conventional bike.
    Check out this Burley.

    It does cost $1100 though.

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    This infomercial is on again. Picked up another contradiction. They claim you don't have to shift. But guess what, you have to shift the front deraillieur. BUSTED. Also the one person on the infomercial says he doesn't have to worry about where the line is. Line; is he talking about the chain? Also there is a 30 day trial, if you don't like it, you can return it regardless of condition. Should I run one into the ground?
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    Ah I love recycling old threads

    My biggest question on viewing the informercial is why don't I ever see that LandRider truck drive around my city offering people trials.

    I would love to ride my track bike (which also requires no shifting but not because I'm too lazy to shift but rather not soooo lazy that I need pansy brakes and uphill gears) full speed right into someone riding one of those. It would be worth the personal injury to see the look on their face as I flew at them.

    I just for the life of me can not figure out why anyone would ride anything sold on an infomercial, in a Walmart, etc...

    But then I also can not figure out why people insist on driving cars like Chevys and Pontiacs instead of a tricked out BMW or Puegot...

    You are what you ride (or drive). It's mind boggling that people would want to be poop.

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    Originally posted by danka24
    Also the one person on the infomercial says he doesn't have to worry about where the line is. Line; is he talking about the chain?
    I seriously hope so because if they've got people talking about ignoring their riding line then the commercial has crossed over from absurd into consumer endagerment.
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    Originally posted by danka24
    ...Should I run one into the ground?...
    No need to Danka. Run into the ground is a feature it's already got built into it. You get it free if you phone the operator. They are waiting for your call. Hurry! The offer only lasts for 14 days...
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    I see a few of these Landriders around my LBS, they're broke, parts aren't avalible, and they're junk. The frame is a cheap weld steel on the quality level of a $59.95 Roadmaster from Wal-Mart.
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    Well, I guess all of you serious riders can be annoyed about bashing regular bikes -- but there are a lot of good points raised in these replies. The Landrider is NOT for gearheads. People need exercise and they need to do something besides drive cars...Landrider is a good alternative for those people. I drive a stickshift, but I don't hate everyone with an automatic transmission! So, can you guess....I own a LandRider, and have for 2 years. it's a great bike for trails and street -- not mountain trails, but any regular bike trail. I've had no trouble with mine, even called Customer Service to help find a bike shop for regular maintenance checks and they were great. It's not a cheap piece of crap...not everyone can afford a $2000 Trek -- and I'm glad I did it! Maybe someday, I'll try another kind, but for now, I'm just glad to find out that I LIKE riding a bike!

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    Ohh boy I'm not touching that one with a ten foot pole.

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    You know, it might be kind of fun to deluge the customer service with a bunch of questions that they can't answer just to see what kind of BS they come up with. Example: At what cadence is the landrider set to shift up/down? Is there a way to adjust the autoshifter to increase or decrease the cadence at which it shifts?

    ARE YOU ALL CHILDREN? For heaven's sake, just grow up and ride your bike! when they try to enter a LandRider in the Tour de France, you can start complaining. The people who buy recreational bikes don't know what cadence is and don't care...they just want to ride. And yes, it's exercise no matter how much resistance you encounter. Also, if you ride your bike to work, you'd probably like to cruise along without getting too sweaty...there are lots of reasons why an autoshift works for some people. So excuse me while I go rev up my Maserati....

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    LOL Sorry I can't stop laughing at this one

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