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    Skidstrong

    I was cruising the FGG today and saw a new banner: www.skidstrong.com

    Some Gaansari Cyclery-affiliated folks in Ohio are coordinated enough to get a bunch of those colored bracelets, some seats from On-one, Chrome bags, and other bike stuff together. They slap the skidstrong logo on it, and sell it to you. Some prices are slightly inflated, but most proceeds are donated to the Bicycle Messengers Emergency Fund. Other products include wool jerseys, stickers, Pro-Tec helmets, coffee, wheelsets(!) and a signature track frame(!!).

    I might get a jersey if I don't spend too much on the bikes I have now...
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    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    i dunno, if it didnt have the -strong part

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    I've seen the Gaansari stuff (company behind Skidstrong). I like some of their stuff, but I don't like when people mix religion with their business. From the Gaansari website:

    Our Beliefs

    "The world needs individuals: who cannot be bought; whose word is their bond; who put character above wealth; who possess opinions and a will; who are larger than their vocations; who do not hesitate to take chances; who will not lose their individuality in a crowd; who will be as honest in small things as in great things; who will make no compromise with wrong; whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires; who will not say they do it `because everybody else does it'; who are true to their friends through good report and evil report, in adversity as well in prosperity; who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hard-headedness are the best qualities for winning success; who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular; who can say `no' with emphasis, although the rest of the world says `yes.'" ~ Ted W. Engstrom, The Making of A Christian Leader, 1976.

    Purpose Statement
    To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Cycles Gaansari.
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    Doesn't really make a difference to me. I wish that all bike shops (hell, all shops) had that kind of attitude about their work. Whether it's doing a great job and having integrity in order to glorify God, Allah, Yahweh, Thor, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it's still them doing a great job. And that benefits me, the customer.
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    the whole "r u skidstrong" thing is not so sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroplane
    Whether it's doing a great job and having integrity in order to glorify God, Allah, Yahweh, Thor, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it's still them doing a great job.
    You left out Burt Reynolds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    I've seen the Gaansari stuff (company behind Skidstrong). I like some of their stuff, but I don't like when people mix religion with their business. From the Gaansari website:
    ditto. those armband things are super played out also...
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    these armband's trendiness is what makes them effective for raising money. if it's for a good cause i say buy one and where it. someone will see it and ask you about it and maybe buy one themselves, repeat repeat repeat... some snobs will think you trendy and some money will be raised.

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    agree with skelly, it's trendy but it's a good cause. I'm not one to wear any sort of wristband or even a watch but I do wear a livestrong band most of the time. Whats a dollar, even if you don't wear it, the money still goes to a good foundation that does good things. It might look corny or trendy to wear it, but I know why I personally wear it and thats all that matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroplane
    Doesn't really make a difference to me. I wish that all bike shops (hell, all shops) had that kind of attitude about their work. Whether it's doing a great job and having integrity in order to glorify God, Allah, Yahweh, Thor, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it's still them doing a great job. And that benefits me, the customer.

    All hail the FSM!
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    that flying spaghetti monster thing is awesome dude. that's what this post should be about!

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    What they are doing is great, but the name is boring and uninspired. Skidstrong? What does it mean, that your undies have remarkable stain resistant qualities? For a better choice, check out http://www.livewrong.net/. They are affiliated w/ Drunk Cyclist , 'nuff said.

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    noodly appendage. OMG ....... or OMFSM

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    Is it me, or are those wheels really overpriced? $375 for formula hubs laced to deep vees?

    Fluorescent green deep v's + black hubs = ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
    Is it me, or are those wheels really overpriced? $375 for formula hubs laced to deep vees?

    Fluorescent green deep v's + black hubs = ugly.

    Don't you mean k-rad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Don't you mean k-rad?
    ???

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    Did someone say K-Rad?



    ..I love those tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    Did someone say K-Rad?



    ..I love those tires.
    oh.my.god.

    I really need tires called 'k-rad'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
    Is it me, or are those wheels really overpriced? $375 for formula hubs laced to deep vees?

    Fluorescent green deep v's + black hubs = ugly.

    These with yellow rims and silver hubs were 300 on his regular site when I got them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zonker
    These with yellow rims and silver hubs were 300 on his regular site when I got them.

    If those are formula hubs with deep Vs for $375 he should be beaten with a stick!
    You can build a phil wood with deep v set for about $20 more, for the same even if you don't care about color.
    That's a rip-off even his God would get updset about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 46x17
    If those are formula hubs with deep Vs for $375 he should be beaten with a stick!
    You can build a phil wood with deep v set for about $20 more, for the same even if you don't care about color.
    That's a rip-off even his God would get updset about.
    Yeah, you could build it yourself more inexpensively...that applies to most things in life. I could change the oil in my car myself, but it's worth it to me to have someone else do it for 20 bucks. Flying Spaghetti Monster forbid that someone should charge enough to also help pay for some electricity, or employee salaries, or a mortgage as a service to those who can't or don't want to do it for themselves. YMMV.
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    *yawn* Everyone has deep Vs these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    I've seen the Gaansari stuff (company behind Skidstrong). I like some of their stuff, but I don't like when people mix religion with their business. From the Gaansari website:
    I was skeptical about this myself, until I spent time with Gary and his family ( and their mechanic, Justin)at the FG symposium.No pushy religious overtones or wierdness..........just really nice, motivated people who dig bikes. I'd rather support a passionate and positive family run business than some of these other suppliers who worship the dollar over all else.

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    I don't. Yet, I everytime I use the rim brake on my silver Shamal.

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    is it me or is their something just a little bit off with this whole skidstrong/gaansari operation. nothing major and I'm sure they are nice people but just how is a company founded in 2002 (by a marketing company) "old school"? The xtian page is a bit excessive too, sort of like their lugs...

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