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Old 05-29-13, 08:48 AM   #1
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Gotta love those "Big Box" stores!

Look close and you will find another fine job done by those professional bike assemblers at our local big box stores. It does give a shorter wheel base this way!

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Yea, they come out of the box, slap the bars and wheel on, and go back to selling guns or paint.
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Geeeeeee, why the hatred? They "almost" got it right....................
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Geeeeeee, why the hatred?
Self interest?
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Unless they come with rusty chains, that bike's been around while. Maybe someone else reversed the stem.
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Wouldn't the forks be correct if you rode it backwards?
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Doesn't look like a big box assembly - the bike looks pretty old. Unless it has spent all it's life like this
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Ugghhh... Look at the seatpost clamp...
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Maybe someone else reversed the stem.
Maybe by a guy who loves to dis big Box stores and or their bikes, and possibly even their customers.
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Interesting how it came out of the box with a rusty chain and cassette.
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I'm sure it was a joke, I just found it somewhere else
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I'm sure it was a joke, I just found it somewhere else
But YOU weren't joking in your OP were you when you were bad mouthing the employees of the stores? Only after being outed using a doctored photo comes the just joking routine. Ya sure you weren't the fork turning jokester?
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You caught me.

I thought it was real until I the rusty chain was mentioned.
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You caught me.

I thought it was real until I the rusty chain was mentioned.
Don't you feel better now?

Remember honesty is the best policy, even on the Internet.
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I'm sure it was a joke, I just found it somewhere else
Had at least one of those backwards fork assembly jobs brought into the LBS, here, in the past year.

$35 spring tune-up special flushed it out.

Magna... backwards fork increases the trail a lot.

Motorpaced track racing 'Stayers' did that intentionally..But,
custom built bikes for the race event.
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Had at least one of those backwards fork assembly jobs brought into the LBS, here, in the past year.

$35 spring tune-up special flushed it out.

Magna... backwards fork increases the trail a lot.

Motorpaced track racing 'Stayers' did that intentionally..But,
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Does that explain your immediate response by rote to the OP? Or was your response a "joke" too?
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But YOU weren't joking in your OP were you when you were bad mouthing the employees of the stores? Only after being outed using a doctored photo comes the just joking routine. Ya sure you weren't the fork turning jokester?
how dare you besmirch the character of a fellow bf poster

there has been no indication that this photo has been doctored in any way
just misidentified or inaccurately described

for shame
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Does that explain your immediate response by rote to the OP? Or was your response a "joke" too?
most who have been invoved in the bike world have seen things like the ops photo
or worse
in real life
so we have been conditioned to accept bso assembly to be comically bad

although it is true that not all box store bike employees ride the short bus to work in the morning
it is also true that they are all either child molesters or communists

or worse

that is
if there is anything worse than communists
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But YOU weren't joking in your OP were you when you were bad mouthing the employees of the stores? Only after being outed using a doctored photo comes the just joking routine. Ya sure you weren't the fork turning jokester?
Oh, and NO, I didn't turn the forks, or Dr. the photo.
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I was stating a Fact.

Bikes are shipped with the fork backwards, so the Box is shorter./.
you can get more in the shipping container.. to ship on the Boat.

Lack of training, has the guy in the sporting goods section , leave it like that.



to not train an employee for a job is a management supervision fault.

Training is considered a Cost .

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to not train an employee for a job is a management supervision fault.

Training is considered a Cost .
True, but also a lot of costumers ask for price, and price only.
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