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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gforeman View Post
    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.
    Last edited by gforeman; 05-30-13 at 08:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gforeman View Post
    You caught me.

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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    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.
    Does that explain your immediate response by rote to the OP? Or was your response a "joke" too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    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 .
    Last edited by fietsbob; 05-30-13 at 03:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post

    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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