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    Do you own a Specialized or a GM?


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    They're gonna sell Specialized bikes in GM dealerships? Can I use my GM Card earnings?

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    Wow! I don't even know what to say.

    I was glad to learn that GM is not a mass merchant

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    I went in for a Corvette. I left with a Tarmac.

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    I hope they would now buy Cadillac bikes and GMC bikes and move out of car manufacturing altogether.

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    I work at a GM dealer, do I get a discount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    I work at a GM dealer, do I get a discount?
    You tell us!

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    It's already April 1st in the UK.

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    I may be the only one to say it, but I think this is great.

    Many didn't know that Merida owned the majority stake in Specialized, so its nice to have ownership back in US. Second, Mike Sinyard is apparently still at the helm so to speak and just as Dorel will not take down the Cannondale name, neither will GM with Specialized. Finally, GM has some of the worlds best industrial designers & engineers and they may be allowed to play with bike design, so we may see some incredible concepts brought to reality. As one who got an inside view into GM recently, they are not the same company of old and they've been slowly but steadily turning my negative perception of GM into a positive one. The old guard are retiring and new young blood is bubbling up.

    Wait a minute, we are hours away from April fools day and that website is the only place this HUGE (in the bike business) news is posted. Hmmmmm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ezoons View Post
    I hope they would now buy Cadillac bikes and GMC bikes and move out of car manufacturing altogether.
    At least now they'll be Specialized underneath I wonder if they're going to use this to increase the average mileage estimate of their "vehicles"

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    I think Merida probably still holds the majority stake. (That is, I'm buying the April Fool's theory...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcvelo View Post
    I think Merida probably still holds the majority stake. (That is, I'm buying the April Fool's theory...)
    I'm not, the San Jose Business Journal link panned out

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
    It's already April 1st in the UK.
    exactly.

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    Specialized and GM

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    Yep, Cyclingnews already has a whole April Fools page up. They totally got me with the first story about a possible relay TTT in the TdF. I was all excited about the possiblity until I read the Landis decision was being handed to Judge Judy to arbitrate and my "wait a minute, what the $#%@" BS radar finally kicked in.

    That being said, this doesn't yet appear to be fake and business journals generally do not kid around, and when they do it is wildly obvious.

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    I'm glad I got mine before they took over. Thanks for the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teterider View Post
    That being said, this doesn't yet appear to be fake and business journals generally do not kid around, and when they do it is wildly obvious.
    Exactly

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    actually it makes sense - 75% of "cycling" in the usa involves a car trip of some kind to get to the starting point..
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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman View Post
    I went in for a Corvette. I left with a Tarmac.
    Or vice versa, which I'm sure they would prefer.
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    SWEEEET! I can't wait!

    I wonder what GMS ( Gm employee discount ) pricing will be!

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    Does that mean they're going to build in planned obsolescence and I'll need to get a new bike every 3 years?
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