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Old 01-26-11, 09:36 PM   #1
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Spokane, here I come!

I have to wake up and head to the airport at 4 in the morning. I can't wait! I need a bike asap. My budget isn't what I hoped it would be. I just got a macbook pro (was a need, not a want).

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We'll figure out something to put you on.
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Old 01-27-11, 02:30 AM   #3
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Thanks man, preferably somthing with wheels.

man its early. Im headed out now.
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You 'needed' a mac book pro? The school you're going to required you purchase that specific computer?
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We'll figure out something to put you on.
If the weather is OK - might have to get him up to Beacon on Sun, or next weekend - Bob offered his bike for a ride or 2 (he can tag along on his new Transition)
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Sunday sounds great if you guys don't mind. How do I gear up?
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You 'needed' a mac book pro? The school you're going to required you purchase that specific computer?
Your annoying.
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Your annoying.
You're going to college? Maybe you should learn to spell first.

BTW, you could have bought a Dell and saved maybe $500-$1000. But instead you'll bum rides and parts off of people because you had to have the Macbook. That's nice of you.
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If the weather is OK - might have to get him up to Beacon on Sun, or next weekend - Bob offered his bike for a ride or 2 (he can tag along on his new Transition)
That would be cool, cyco; very nice of B. Some runs can be had on the Yet-eye too, even though it'll priobably be largish and oversprung for him. Want you guys to get a run on it too and tell me what you think.

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Sunday sounds great if you guys don't mind. How do I gear up?
Riding shorts and platform pedal shoes will do. If you feel the need, I have three spare sets of armor plus a couple different full face helmets to choose from; oh and a somewhat tatty set of knee-shins.

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. . . of shady-website abuse & not a hint of virus protection.
Like that sketchy BikeForums place . . . .
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yikes. I think he was saying in most cases a mac is more expensive than a dell although the dell will do just about everything if you take care of it. way to stand up for your friend though while he is on a plane somewhere. According to you if you have a dell you are sacrificing your education. I have had the same dell for 8 years and my education seems just fine. Best part about his mac is he can take naughty videos edit them and sell them for money to buy his fancy toy. But what do I know? my education has been sacrificed due to my computer choice.
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bikeforums.net taking care of poor college cyclists since 2000
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Oh boy, such a number of things to cover on this one. Where to even start...

He paid $400. Somehow I doubt Dell would have paid him $100-600 for getting one of their computers (though they should). You could have asked what he paid instead of making assumptions, but instead you came off looking like a total d-bag. That's nice of you.

He could have bought a Dell. And then another one in a year when the cheap battery overheated his computer & fried the processor. And then another one a year later after hackers easily found their way around a number of computer-slowing virus protectors. And then another one yet again, for a long list of other possible reasons why Dell & Gateway have no place in the computer world.

Or he can buy a Mac, like I did after having two Dells fail on me in less than a year, & have it run strong after 6 years of shady-website abuse & not a hint of virus protection. If you're going to recommend a MS OS, at LEAST recommend a company with quality parts & hardware put into their computers, like Toshiba or Compaq.

Honestly, on a forum that stresses quality so much, why would you recommend he buy the 'Next Power X' of computers to get him through college, just so that he can afford a nicer bicycle? That's terrible advice, & I lost any potential respect I could have ever had for you because you're honestly trolling a forum telling kids they should sacrifice their education so they can get nicer toys. You're a ******.
What the **** are you talking about? I asked him a simple question, if his school required that computer, and he replied that I was annoying. He could have answered honestly, but he chose not to. If you could get your face out of your friend's crotch for a second you would see that.

So I made an assumption about the cost of his computer. Big deal.

Get of your high horse Sam, you're looking too much like Johnny up there.
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Cheese!

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I didn't get any email. So I don't know what to say to that.
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my dell rides like this:
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Does that mean one o' them hippie laid-back Apples rides like this?

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Here's a fun activity. Reread this entire thread and replace the word Apple with SRAM and the word Dell with Shimano (or 29er / 26" or singlespeed / 9-speed, etc.)

That's how silly you all look.
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Or replace Apple with dminor and Dell with santiago.
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Or wait, should that be the other way around?
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wow. This turned into a huge thing lol. Rank, you dont have a clue what i payed for my Mac. And i said my BIKE budget is lower then i wanted... what on earth does that have to do with bumming rides?! And im not on a high horse at all man.. actually im a pretty humble guy that is excited to move to spokane (doug and joe, its beautiful!).

Anyways, i can spend my money how i want, be transported from place to place how i want, and spell hwo i want... Whats it to ya, dad?
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