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  1. I was knocking around their website and one bike...

    I was knocking around their website and one bike shows a medium as a 50cm bike. Typically a 54-56ish is a medium with 58-60 being a large (depending on the manufacturer). "Riders 5'7" to 5'9" will...
  2. You must have forgotten to check the box..."Do...

    You must have forgotten to check the box..."Do you actually want the bike to stop? Yes No "

    ;)

    Bottom line is that there is a market for their products and a market for folks that want...
  3. Unless I am off my rocker, and that could...

    Unless I am off my rocker, and that could be....2400 is Claris. 2300 is below that and has the fun stubby thumb buttons like Sora used to have.

    Frankly, I have not seen 2300 for a very long time...
  4. Good post. Well said.

    Good post. Well said.
  5. You should know what your output was on the bike...

    You should know what your output was on the bike before and after your fitting. In other words, given all your body idiosyncrasies (as TopFlight laid out really well), you can only ride the bike so...
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    And you stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last...

    And you stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night....;)
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    LOL. What the heck do professionals know anyway?...

    LOL. What the heck do professionals know anyway? Don't they read threads in the 41?

    ;)
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    The Moogie Foogie of Bike Fitting

    For the self-fitters...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNaLt285YE4

    And a good fitter will also check your flexibility.

    :thumb:
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    For the life of me I will never understand why...

    For the life of me I will never understand why people with health issues come out here to ask what to do.
  10. Less expensive shorts and bibs have pads that are...

    Less expensive shorts and bibs have pads that are thicker and less form fitting. Fewer points where it can bend around you. They are designed for the more casual rider who will not be on their bike...
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    We have a couple guys that are designated as a...

    We have a couple guys that are designated as a "concierge service" for adjustments, fixing flats, etc. especially on weekends so customers that have minor issues preventing them from riding can get...
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    2016 bike year is mid summer so they stop...

    2016 bike year is mid summer so they stop production about now.

    Your shop has access to a dealer site that will tell them availability of each model, size, and color.
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    Point is, if a customer comes in and wants a...

    Point is, if a customer comes in and wants a wheel built there are a series of questions to be asked. Type of bike, current groupset, so we don't run into an issue afterward. Further, this needs to...
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    Thus, the sign. See, people come in, buy...

    Thus, the sign.

    See, people come in, buy coffee and read a book, or browse then hit Amazon. Then put it back. Kind of like trying on bike shoes, then leaving.
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    Funny how that works. Loyalty. Step to the...

    Funny how that works. Loyalty. Step to the front of the line. :)
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    Or they come into the shop for help and advice,...

    Or they come into the shop for help and advice, then go online. Those are special moments.

    Like the sign at Borders said....you want to use the bathroom, go to the internet.
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    Yeah. They forget that the on line machine built...

    Yeah. They forget that the on line machine built wheel can have issues. But they will bring it to us to fix, then complain about what that could cost. And we can tell the difference between...
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    Lol...we run tune up specials, discounts on...

    Lol...we run tune up specials, discounts on parts....and the lemmings are still lined up on the first 70 degree day wondering why it is not a 24 hour turn around.
    Hit us up in December you will get...
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    I don't get why you wouldn't go in, pay for the...

    I don't get why you wouldn't go in, pay for the wheel, go home, take the old one off and put the new one on. Geez, it's not rocket surgery.

    This place truly cracks me up.
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    Correct.

    Correct.
  21. Nothing wrong with any of that. And I ilke the...

    Nothing wrong with any of that. And I ilke the unpaid consultant comment, one I have used as well.
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    It is not that hard. Well said. Pretty much...

    It is not that hard. Well said.

    Pretty much true for any business.

    The customer is not an interruption.
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    Like good service and helpful accurate...

    Like good service and helpful accurate information.

    It really seems like the small shops are going away faster and faster. People want it now. Unless you have a lot of bikes and...
  24. LOL....thank you for making my Friday afternoon...

    LOL....thank you for making my Friday afternoon brighter. :)

    Dontcha love broad sweeping stereotypes?
  25. No advertising, but the repair of a lot of...

    No advertising, but the repair of a lot of "misunderinformation " ;) from the home trained wunderkinds.

    Like I was telling the original guy...people come with opinions, then they get pissed off...
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