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    Track Bike Billboard

    At Times Square in NYC. It's an ad for Target!?


    http://cyclehawk.com/ http://www.nybmf.org/

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    ew.
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    I love ads that give you no idea what they are for. Target seems as good a guess as any, but unless they are starting a line of tri-spoke carbon wheels, I have no idea what they are trying to sell me.

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    unicrown fork... unplugged bar ends... no socks... who is this guy? Why isn't he covered withn logos? Whats this funny feeling I have in my pants?

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    Ah dude, plug your barends!

    And, besides the wheels, that is some whack componentry.
    trued 'till death

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    Is it just me or is that a computer generated (ie. drawn) image? The rider looks like a character from a video game.
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    hehe, maybe he&bike are not covered in logos because no track/bike/related manufacturer could figure out why the hell they would want to associate with Target either.







    (cause Target sucks)

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    yeah, i'm wondering what if anything in that ad can actually be purchased at target. not curious enough to go to one though...
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    I find that Target has a good price on Haagan Daz ice cream, so they are okay in my book.

    I like any billboard with a bike on it. It is better than a stupid SUV ad.

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    Maybe they're having a sale on white lycra?
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    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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    at least his legs are shaved......

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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel
    Whee, bikes are toys to Target!

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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel

    hmm, actually that bike might be an example of what should be a minimum expectation in a bike with gears & brakes, although it'd still be good for a novice to get a bike mechanic to assemble it

    For monstrosities, always turn to the FS bikses, below a hundred bucks are the best
    http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000EG9Q64

    That ones got the cool linear-style handbrakes, they can only be found at box stores & usually come with the very useful advisory "For stopping or slowing down" in case you mistook it for the throttle.

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    they dont have to advertise any product in the ad

    just the pushing the brand is enough

    it certainly worked on you peeps

    only took a red circle

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    Thanks marketing professor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Thanks marketing professor
    you fail

    but maybe we can "work something out"

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    but was it their objective to remind us they suck & only sell cheap throwaway stuff & nonfoods? Way to go Target! Maybe it's to keep fit people out of the store because we make the regular customers all self conscious

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    There's something very TRON about that to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamHouston
    hmm, actually that bike might be an example of what should be a minimum expectation in a bike with gears & brakes, although it'd still be good for a novice to get a bike mechanic to assemble it

    For monstrosities, always turn to the FS bikses, below a hundred bucks are the best
    http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000EG9Q64

    That ones got the cool linear-style handbrakes, they can only be found at box stores & usually come with the very useful advisory "For stopping or slowing down" in case you mistook it for the throttle.
    under 100....beatertastic! i dare someone to fix/ss one of those.
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadeux
    you fail

    but maybe we can "work something out"

    lol, I think we passed. If we didnt you failed too!....you don't want to be Targets ***** do you?

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    maybe it is a warning of the impending invasion of track bike riding robots

    which we can prepare for a our nearest target

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    Maybe its actually an ad from the Japanese NJS body to annouce that gaijins are going to be allowed to race regularly. But only on timed single rider events, because gaijins mixing with the national racers would be disgusting. Plus they have to be plastered with Japanese colours and circles and are disallowed from showing any facial expression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    unicrown fork... unplugged bar ends... no socks... who is this guy? Why isn't he covered withn logos? Whats this funny feeling I have in my pants?
    Well a lot of track riders dont wear socks and track sprinters almost never.

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    Pearl Izumi shoes ... that is all.

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