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Old 07-17-04, 09:19 AM   #1
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I hope Lance loses...

maybe then the american bicycle industry will stop obsessing about racing. We don't need 5000 models of racing bike. What we need are sensible bikes that real people can ride.

Such bikes used to be available. Then Greg won the Tour and suddenly all the bike companies focused on racing and forgot everything else. I rejoiced when Greg retired. I thought "Finally, the bike companies will pull their heads out of their arses and start building real bikes again." But before they had a chance to come to their senses, along came Lance and the obsession continued.
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Old 07-17-04, 09:29 AM   #2
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What the heck are you talking about??
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Old 07-17-04, 09:40 AM   #3
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So you think everyone likes the same bike you do?

What exactly are "real people" to you?
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Old 07-17-04, 09:43 AM   #4
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Do you prefer the old model of bikes where there were pedals attached directly to the huge front wheel and you had a little baby-buggy wheel in the rear? I think the bikes of today are awesome and getting better.
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Old 07-17-04, 10:12 AM   #5
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If nowone buys those 5000 different brand racing bikes, then they wont be made.
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Old 07-17-04, 10:17 AM   #6
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maybe then the american bicycle industry will stop obsessing about racing. We don't need 5000 models of racing bike. What we need are sensible bikes that real people can ride.

Such bikes used to be available. Then Greg won the Tour and suddenly all the bike companies focused on racing and forgot everything else. I rejoiced when Greg retired. I thought "Finally, the bike companies will pull their heads out of their arses and start building real bikes again." But before they had a chance to come to their senses, along came Lance and the obsession continued.
What A Bitter Pill
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Old 07-17-04, 12:34 PM   #7
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Root for who you want. But the hybrid and comfort bike sector is huge anybody in the business have any numbers? Just curious.
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Old 07-17-04, 01:04 PM   #9
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maybe then the american bicycle industry will stop obsessing about racing. We don't need 5000 models of racing bike. What we need are sensible bikes that real people can ride.

Such bikes used to be available. Then Greg won the Tour and suddenly all the bike companies focused on racing and forgot everything else. I rejoiced when Greg retired. I thought "Finally, the bike companies will pull their heads out of their arses and start building real bikes again." But before they had a chance to come to their senses, along came Lance and the obsession continued.
Seriously, what are you talking about. There are so many bikes out there that do not fall under "RACE BIKE"
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Old 07-17-04, 01:16 PM   #10
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Um, no.
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Old 07-17-04, 02:37 PM   #11
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I hope he wins. It doesn't have anything to do with what kind of bike you want to ride. There's more models of bikes now in every functional catagory then ever before. If you can't find one out there don't blame the racers.
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Old 07-17-04, 04:40 PM   #12
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maybe then the american bicycle industry will stop obsessing about racing. We don't need 5000 models of racing bike. What we need are sensible bikes that real people can ride.

Such bikes used to be available. Then Greg won the Tour and suddenly all the bike companies focused on racing and forgot everything else. I rejoiced when Greg retired. I thought "Finally, the bike companies will pull their heads out of their arses and start building real bikes again." But before they had a chance to come to their senses, along came Lance and the obsession continued.

You dont need to JUST own a road bike. I own a mountain bike for when i go riding with my friends. I also own a road bike for when i train. Gezz maybe your the one who only thinks about road bikes. Lighten up
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Old 07-17-04, 04:49 PM   #13
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Hmmmmm lets see, is something wrong with this picture... I ride a "BIANCHI" not a "TREK"...
I Hope Lance wins, and even last Year I was Hoping he would win even tho he rides "TREK"
I was at the LBS today looking for some bar tape, and I was sure I saw Trek bikes of all different shapes, sizes and "TYPES"... Please tell me if I am wrong, but "TREK" does make touring bikes, cruisers, tandems, kid bikes etc.
(sarcastic arent I)
I have not noticed an increase of Racing bikes in any of the LBS that I frequent. I dont understand people. I mean if this guy doesnt like Lance and hopes he loses then fine, so be it, but dont blame the bicycle makers or LBS.
I hope Lance wins, I hope he kicks some major butt and I hope "TREK" makes millions more racing bikes
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Old 07-17-04, 05:09 PM   #14
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maybe then the american bicycle industry will stop obsessing about racing. We don't need 5000 models of racing bike. What we need are sensible bikes that real people can ride.

Such bikes used to be available. Then Greg won the Tour and suddenly all the bike companies focused on racing and forgot everything else. I rejoiced when Greg retired. I thought "Finally, the bike companies will pull their heads out of their arses and start building real bikes again." But before they had a chance to come to their senses, along came Lance and the obsession continued.
And we should all be driving VW Bugs. Are you nuts or just drinking?
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Old 07-17-04, 05:14 PM   #15
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maybe then the american bicycle industry will stop obsessing about racing. We don't need 5000 models of racing bike. What we need are sensible bikes that real people can ride.

Such bikes used to be available. Then Greg won the Tour and suddenly all the bike companies focused on racing and forgot everything else. I rejoiced when Greg retired. I thought "Finally, the bike companies will pull their heads out of their arses and start building real bikes again." But before they had a chance to come to their senses, along came Lance and the obsession continued.
You know, it would be a waste of time to try to explain how silly you are.
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Old 07-17-04, 05:16 PM   #16
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It really doesn't matter what you "hope". He is gonna win, sorry.
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Old 07-17-04, 05:20 PM   #17
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It really doesn't matter what you "hope". He is gonna win, sorry.
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Old 07-17-04, 05:26 PM   #18
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At my LBS they have 1 Specialized Road, & 1 Trek Road; everything else is MTB's & kid's bikes.
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There's shops that cater to racers, and there's shops that cater to the average Joe (like the one in my town), and there's everything in between.

Do you hope the Cardinals lose too so you can buy cheap baseball gloves?
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Old 07-17-04, 07:55 PM   #21
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maybe then the american bicycle industry will stop obsessing about racing. We don't need 5000 models of racing bike. What we need are sensible bikes that real people can ride.

Such bikes used to be available. Then Greg won the Tour and suddenly all the bike companies focused on racing and forgot everything else. I rejoiced when Greg retired. I thought "Finally, the bike companies will pull their heads out of their arses and start building real bikes again." But before they had a chance to come to their senses, along came Lance and the obsession continued.
Go to WalMart or Target and support them, I am sure they will have a great selection for you
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Old 07-17-04, 08:10 PM   #22
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Go to WalMart or Target and support them, I am sure they will have a great selection for you
yes he might be able buy a bike that fit his critiria
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cycletourist,
if Lance loses, you know you will be the most hated member of the forum, just a friendly advice, just keep to yourself those negative thought that you have.
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What we need are sensible bikes that real people can ride.
I remember when 'fanny packs' seemed like a sensible idea.
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Maybe all of the American racers will retire and then people will lose interest in cycling and companies will go under and there will be fewer choices.

I don't think I've ever seen such a one sided thread with everyone piling on. Did you just accidentally hit the keys and it by chance came out with your post? I hope so, as a fellow Missourian I'm embarrassed.
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