it's baaack: the laaaaannd riderrrrrr
eek! i saw an infomercial, but unlike previous editions this one made no statements about being banned from racing, no-one was smoked going uphill against an lr, no-one complained how hard shifting was on a normal bike, and no-one had to stop to shift a normal bike.
they just emphasized how easy it was to ride (and no mention of having to shift the front derailleur), and inclines were very gentle.
i asked an lbs feller about it and you could actually see a headache coming on. fascinating. he said 'bad idea'. is that all? 'no. bad, BAD idea. we can't fix them'.
i called the operator standing by for my call (how'd she know i was gonna?). shipping was $65 fedex ground direct from the factory, no local dealers for support, no accessories.
that's about as bad as wuh wuh wuh mmmmart.
and do big box stores have a warranty on the stuff they sell? who posta do the repairs?
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