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Old 08-14-06, 08:44 PM   #1
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Sad But True

Hey guys, been working on my current build. Just wanted to talk about an observation.

I decided to drive over to the San Francisco performance to see if they had anything I could use for my build. I looked around, and noticed EVERYTHING I was contemplating getting, even though onsale was 30%+ more than what I've found it for on the internet. Now I know some of you guys believe in supporting your local bike shop, but when your 19, have 500 in your pocket to cover your bikes its hard to drop money on more expensive things.

Now I will admit it's nice to be able to look and see everything as its much more awesome in person. The iron horse yakuza fs bike was onsale for 1100 instead of 1600. Anyways, maybe places like jensonusa and wheelworld are taking over in terms of bike parts.
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Does anyone actually consider a performance store a "Local Bike Shop"... I don't.
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I think buying shifters,derailleurs, cassettes n stuff like that are much more expensive than an online store.
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Old 08-14-06, 08:50 PM   #4
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Does anyone actually consider a performance store a "Local Bike Shop"... I don't.
Well let's break it down. They sell bikes, it's a shop, and it's close enough to be local. Furthermore, that's besides the point the other lbs that isn't a large company down a couple towns even sells parts for more.
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I'm going to sound like a huge dick by saying this, but why did you have to share this with us? This isn't helpful, nor did you ask a question? We all see these types of things, and usually just store it in the back of our heads as reference.
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JASON!!! Why do you attack EVERY SINGLE thread or post that Pheard makes??? Why do you have to always do this? He is trying to post an OBSERVATION!! He is trying to save everyone money!! That to me is helpful. If you chose not to follow it, don't!

Why are you so mean? Why can't you be nice? Do you have something for Pheard is that it? You do this to every newbie and Pheard. Please stop being so mean to others. PLEASE.
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I'm going to sound like a huge dick by saying this, but why did you have to share this with us? This isn't helpful, nor did you ask a question? We all see these types of things, and usually just store it in the back of our heads as reference.
No reason, just thought it was kinda sucky I couldn't go to the lbs and get something decently priced like online.

I didn't know topics had a requirement of being useful/helpful or needing to have a question.
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JASON!!! Why do you attack EVERY SINGLE thread or post that Pheard makes??? Why do you have to always do this? He is trying to post an OBSERVATION!! He is trying to save everyone money!! That to me is helpful. If you chose not to follow it, don't!

Why are you so mean? Why can't you be nice? Do you have something for Pheard is that it? You do this to every newbie and Pheard. Please stop being so mean to others. PLEASE.
http://www.ultimatenetnut.com/foamy/rant5.php

I just don't see the point in posting observations that mtbers see everyday.
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If you don't see the point don't post. Who cares, I made the topic because I felt like it. You can post about my frustrations or post about something else, either way the thread is still here.
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I just don't see the point in posting observations that mtbers see everyday.

Okay Jason. *sigh* Thanks for not being a brat to me after I just yelled at you. Sorry. I just don't like when you two go at it.
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Here's how you make a purposeful thread:

Tell us what parts you need to finish off your build. Get some pics to show how it's looking so far. Then you can say some meaningful observations that you noticed about bikeshops or online stores. And ask people what they think. It gets more people to read the post and reply.

By me starting on this, I've already succeeded in making this thread more interesting by adding some drama. Argue a point. It makes threads more fun to read.

Spice things up
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Get some pics to show how it's looking so far.
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My parts that I currently have aren't on the bike yet

I need a headset to put on the fork and stem, I need to cut the steerer and a bike stand would be nice.
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+1 on bikestand. I always have to flip mine over on the handlebars.
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So all you need is a headset?
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I have the stem, frame, crankset, fork, front derailer, seatpost, and seat. That's it. Only thing I can put on right now is the front derailer , so there isn't much of a pic for the build right now.
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So you'd need bars, wheels, cassette, shifters, rear derailleur, headset, levers, cables, grips,tires, tubes, and more...oucho. You know, you could probably save a crap load of money if you looked around for a used bike with nice components, salvage what you can, and put it on your build.
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So you'd need bars, wheels, cassette, shifters, rear derailleur, headset, levers, cables, grips,tires, tubes, and more...oucho. You know, you could probably save a crap load of money if you looked around for a used bike with nice components, salvage what you can, and put it on your build.
Been trying that for the last 2 months good idea though.
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You know you can probably buy a Trek 4300 new.
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Im Not A Mtn Biker But I Come Here Once In A While To Look Around, I Think This Info Is Pretty Valuable Considering I Dont Goto Bike Shops Much.

More Reason To Stay Away Now.
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Nice caps.
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You know you can probably buy a Trek 4300 new.
Funny thing is that this bike is going to have xt/lx drivetrain. I don't want crappy components, I should have just gotten a different frame.

Right now I have xt crankset, lx front derailer, my stem is partially carbon, the fork is pretty good, and I ordered xt shifter/lever combos.
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WHAT THE **** IS UR PROBLEM *******
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Getting this thread back on the original topic, you may find an individual parts lots cheaper at a given online shops but you rarely find all of the parts you need cheapest at one place so you have to figure in the shipping costs for each item. I've done the mental math and found that when I can catch stuff on sale at Performance, combined with my Team Performance 10% kickback, I can get prices as good or better than online and I don't have to wait a week to get it.
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WHAT THE **** IS UR PROBLEM *******

Exactly what I mean. Jason picks on the new people. See?

Your post to sunv Jason, was only to berate him using caps.

Not a very nice way to welcome the newcomers. noope

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