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    I'm going to win!...but maybe not.

    I saw this over at 33...and thought holy crap.



    Her? parents must be really desperate and I find this awfully disgusting...

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    I wish I had ellipses.

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    That is pretty damn awesome/



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    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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    I don't know what's disgusting about it. A kid likes bikes and wants to look like her parents. Get over it.
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    I dont think those are elipses.

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    you are dumb.

    edit: not killemall.

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    They are 8 and this kid bring a $3000 bike to race other 8 years old with their cute little bikes. The other kids just want to have fun and she comes with her aero helmet and full kit, tries to leave everyone in the dust...sure being competitive is a good thing but come on...

    EDIT:Exactly what CardiacKid said.

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    I think the point Vixtor was trying to make is at that age it should be about the engine, not how much money Daddy has. It reminds me of the kid that shows up at the Pinewood Derby with a car that Daddy spent 100 hours building.

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    i used to have a skateboard pinewood derby car. it was boss.

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    she's getting a head start too! no fair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Her? parents must be really desperate and I find this awfully disgusting...


    I really, really mean this. It's not your business what people do with their money and for their children.

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    I bet she fell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    They are 8 and this kid bring a $3000 bike to race other 8 years old with their cute little bikes. The other kids just want to have fun and she comes with her aero helmet and full kit, tries to leave everyone in the dust...sure being competitive is a good thing but come on...

    EDIT:Exactly what CardiacKid said.
    By the way, the wheels are $3,500. The Dura Ace DI2 Electronic Shifting system is another $3,000.

    But don't let me disrupt your hatin'.

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    Lol, this was posted on LAfixed and apparently he did not win either.

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    that kid is going to have some issues when he/she gets older.

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    That will be very unfortunate for him, since he will have issues. Unlike all the other kids, who will all grow up to have no issues at all. Because normal people, on average, never have issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    By the way, the wheels are $3,500. The Dura Ace DI2 Electronic Shifting system is another $3,000.

    But don't let me disrupt your hatin'.
    How is that even necessary for a 8 year old? She is probably going to grow out of it in a couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post


    I really, really mean this. It's not your business what people do with their money and for their children.
    It is definitely the business of the parents of the other kids in the race. You either don't have kids or are the parent of that kid in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    How is that even necessary for a 8 year old? She is probably going to grow out of it in a couple of months.
    Bike Geek + Fatherhood.

    How many dudes make awesome bikes for their girlfriends, when the girls don't know Dura Ace from Jack in the Box?

    For all we know, the guy works for Lightweight and got the parts for free. Like someone else in another thread wrote, maybe the kid has some illness and wants to be a "Pro bike racer" before it's too late and the companies donated the parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    It is definitely the business of the parents of the other kids in the race. You either don't have kids or are the parent of that kid in the picture.
    Actually, I have a 10 year old son who plays baseball and football (two sports with some expensive equipment).

    It's envy that makes you guys sick in your stomach to see this. A real bike geek would be all excited to see such a project pulled off.

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    for me it's not envy. it's just thinking about how the other kids and their parents must feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Bike Geek + Fatherhood.

    How many dudes make awesome bikes for their girlfriends, when the girls don't know Dura Ace from Jack in the Box?

    For all we know, the guy works for Lightweight and got the parts for free. Like someone else in another thread wrote, maybe the kid has some illness and wants to be a "Pro bike racer" before it's too late and the companies donated the parts.
    I see where you are coming from, shouldn't have judge by just looking at one picture...

    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Actually, I have a 10 year old son who plays baseball and football (two sports with some expensive equipment).

    It's envy that makes you guys sick in your stomach to see this. A real bike geek would be all excited to see such a project pulled off.
    It's not even envy, I just think that it is so discouraging to the other kids, they obviously just want to have a blast out there, winning is just a bonus for them and the fancy bike is not going to make them feel any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plowmanjoe View Post
    for me it's not envy. it's just thinking about how the other kids and their parents must feel.
    I'm a parent, and I don't feel anything but, "Whoa! Awesome!" I see plenty of kids that look like Reggie Bush and A-Rod playing against my son and I don't think that they have any advantage over him. Being a parent, I know that the kids probably wanted that gear and probably earned it through chores and/or birthday wishes. Gear does not give an 8 year old any advantage over the next. Actually, how early or late your birthday falls in the year is a better predictor of success in youth sports than equipment.

    Dude, they are just little kids. It's gonna be a cute race and this kid dressed the part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    I'm a parent, and I don't feel anything but, "Whoa! Awesome!" I see plenty of kids that look like Reggie Bush and A-Rod playing against my son and I don't think that they have any advantage over him. Being a parent, I know that the kids probably wanted that gear and probably earned it through chores and/or birthday wishes. Gear does not give an 8 year old any advantage over the next. Actually, how early or late your birthday falls in the year is a better predictor of success in youth sports than equipment.

    Dude, they are just little kids. It's gonna be a cute race and this kid dressed the part.
    I took it a little too serious...and made a fuss about it. I'm not a parent yet so I don't know...

    But that little bike seems like an awesome project but expensive.

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