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    would it be wrong of me...?

    so some girl named "Megan" (i don't know her personally, but i did talk to her on the phone today, as will come in later) is having a fixed gear built by an LBS in about the worst way possible. she brings in an old schwinn varsity frame she probably got for $5. the cranks are one piece and on top of that the freewheel is in the BB, not the rear hub (whaaaaa?) regardless of this, the main wrenchmonkey at the LBS says he will set her up. i'm not sure exactly what he told her, but he sold her on ordering a $85 soma hub to re-lace to her old back rim (piece of crap). along with this the back rim is 36 hole and the hub is 32... so she'll probably have to pay for a new rim, plus the spokes, plus the labor to put it all together, and even then she can't ride fixed because of the bottom bracket.

    i find this out all today as i stop by regularly and the guy who set her up with all of this is gone for a month, another mechanic (newer guy) is trying to make heads and tails of what is supposed to go on here. when he notices the BB he decides he needs to call her, i offer to give up another crap schwinn frame with a regular (but still one piece) BB if she wants it... so i talk to her on the phone for a few minutes to see if she wants it, and she says sure.

    but she's still, in the end, getting some sort of overpriced (IMO) wheel on a crappy bike, if the chainline even works, which isn't adjustable with a one-piece crank.

    anyway, i feel like she's going to get screwed out of $$$ and end up with something she's not happy with... should i tell her that i think there are better ways to go fixed when she comes to pick up my frame, or should i just let the LBS do it's business? i think she'd be a lot happier with a 3-piece crank frame and a cheaper/pre-built wheel.
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    Someone has a crush...
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    Either way you probably wont get into her padded shorts so I'd let it go.
    Ask yourself; If it was a hipster smartmouthed punk off the street would you get involved?

    Enjoy

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    summer vacation since '85 stendhalian's Avatar
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    who said chivalry's dead!?


    edit: i mean, build the bike, get the girl. done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stendhalian
    who said chivalry's dead!?


    edit: i mean, build the bike, get the girl. done.
    Chivalry will never die but someone told them why we invented it so now it's just a waste of time.

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    Either way you probably wont get into her padded shorts so I'd let it go.
    disagree completely. it worked for me. twice
    Push me in the corner and put that pooty on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgraham81
    disagree completely. it worked for me. twice
    Statistical anomolie.....the whole lottery system is based on the same principle.

    Enjoy

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    yeah so what; a good deed's a good deed. Show her the way.

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    Tell her. Let her know what you think but dont force it on her. Uninformed consumers can get owned. nothing wrong with giving her a heads up.

    (- s, a, up)

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    fixie robin hood (:

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    exactly. Rob that ****. j/k in all seriousness it would be wrong of you NOT to help her, knowing what you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    Statistical anomolie.....the whole lottery system is based on the same principle.

    Enjoy
    i dont know what kind of game you run, but the lottery and getting some cut-up are two very different things...

    ...or maybe i should just start playing the lottery.
    Push me in the corner and put that pooty on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by nme
    Tell her. Let her know what you think but dont force it on her. Uninformed consumers can get owned. nothing wrong with giving her a heads up.
    Listen boy
    Dont want to see you let a good thing
    Slip away

    You know I dont like watching
    Anybody make the same mistakes
    I made

    Shes a real nice girl
    And shes always there for you
    But a nice girl wouldnt tell you what you should do

    Listen boy
    Im sure that you think you got it all
    Under control

    You dont want somebody telling you
    The way to stay in someones soul

    Youre a big boy now
    Youll never let her go
    But thats just the kind of thing
    She ought to know

    Tell her about it
    Tell her everything you feel
    Give her every reason to accept
    That youre for real

    Tell her about it
    Tell her all your crazy dreams
    Let her know you need her
    Let her know how much she means

    Listen boy
    Its not automatically a certain guarantee
    To insure yourself
    Youve got to provide communication constantly

    When you love someone
    Youre always insecure
    And theres only one good way
    To reassure

    Tell her about it
    Let her know how much you care
    When she cant be with you
    Tell her you wish you were there

    Tell her about it
    Every day before you leave
    Pay her some attention
    Give her something to believe

    Cause now and then
    Shell get to worrying
    Just because you havent spoken
    For so long
    Though you may not have done anything
    Will that be a consolation when shes gone

    Listen boy
    Its good information from a man
    Whos made mistakes

    Just a word or two that she gets from you
    Could be the difference that it makes

    Shes a trusting soul
    Shes put her trust in you
    But a girl like that wont tell you
    What you should do

    Tell her about it
    Tell her everything you feel
    Give her every reason
    To accept that youre for real

    Tell her about it
    Tell her all your crazy dreams
    Let her know you need her
    Let her know how much she means

    Tell her about it
    Tell her how you feel right now
    Tell her about it
    The girl dont want to wait too long
    You got to tell her about it
    Tell her now and you wont go wrong
    You got to tell her about it
    Before it gets too late
    You got to tell her about it
    You know the girl dont want
    To wait--you got to
    Tell her about it

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    Make yer move !
    Then follow up with a 'instructional training ride' to a coffee joint / bar or
    something.....

    PS : I wouldn't badmouth the LBS or anything, tho'
    -ADVOCACY-☜ Radical VC = Car people on bikes. Just say "NO"

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    I think you should tell her, but I'd be a little worried that she'd say something innocent to the LBS that would tip them off that you essentially took business away from them.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    I wouldn't worry about that. They were going to...umm...not treat her correctly.

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    When she asks you the correct way. Have a printed copy of sheldon browns conversion faq taped to your penis. It works everytime

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    While your at it, try to get into those padded shorts in the morning.

    By the end of the day they can be quite gamey...
    just a sig test !

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    THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT PICS! (lol)

    But in all seriousness. Hell, why not help her? You've you got to lose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBender
    While your at it, try to get into those padded shorts in the morning.

    By the end of the day they can be quite gamey...
    ughhh...
    =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka12na
    THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT PICS! (lol)

    But in all seriousness. Hell, why not help her? You've you got to lose?
    business for the lbs. but seriously, just do it.

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    i pretty much agree with everything no minkah has said so far.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    yeah why wouldnt you help her?
    what do you have to lose?
    you are informed and she is not.
    you scratch her back, she rubs yours. sounds like an even deal to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by stendhalian
    who said chivalry's dead!?


    edit: i mean, build the bike, get the girl. done.
    I wish it were that easy. I'd totally build a bike for a girl.

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    i'm actually moving (to baltimore) pretty quick here, so i wouldn't be able to build it for her, and i don't care if the LBS gets mad about business getting taken away... i just don't like that the @ssclown of a mechanic didn't think more in depth about what he was doing when he bought her a $90 hub for a bike it won't even work on... i'd rather it be his loss than hers.
    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

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