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Old 02-19-07, 11:48 AM   #1
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Track Bike Billboard

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


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Old 02-19-07, 11:49 AM   #2
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Old 02-19-07, 11:51 AM   #3
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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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Old 02-19-07, 11:54 AM   #5
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Ah dude, plug your barends!

And, besides the wheels, that is some whack componentry.
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Old 02-19-07, 11:56 AM   #6
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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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Old 02-19-07, 11:57 AM   #7
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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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Old 02-19-07, 12:02 PM   #9
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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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Old 02-19-07, 12:03 PM   #10
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Maybe they're having a sale on white lycra?
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Old 02-19-07, 12:03 PM   #11
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i'm saying no.

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000ME14O0
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at least his legs are shaved......
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Whee, bikes are toys to Target!
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Old 02-19-07, 12:11 PM   #14
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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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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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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.
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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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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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