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stric 05-26-05 01:32 PM

What does LBS stand for?
 
i see it in posts but don't know what this stands for

Surferbruce 05-26-05 01:38 PM

Local Bike Shop

Sprocket Man 05-26-05 01:44 PM

Some posters would argue that it stands for "Lying Bull Sh_tters". There seems to be a lot of animosity towards LBSs on this board. I have to admit that I sometimes feel the same way towards a few of the LBSs in my area.

skydive69 05-26-05 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by stric
i see it in posts but don't know what this stands for

It's funny, but the first time I ever ran into a mention of the LBS, one of our members was raving about a particularly good deal at this LBS place, and I searched through Google trying in vain to locate this great bike shop! :D

Doctor Morbius 05-26-05 06:14 PM

LBS = Lottsa Bull Schtick :D

operator 05-26-05 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by skydive69
It's funny, but the first time I ever ran into a mention of the LBS, one of our members was raving about a particularly good deal at this LBS place, and I searched through Google trying in vain to locate this great bike shop! :D

Hahah LOL... :D

Little Bike Shop makes LBS soudn more quaint.

catatonic 05-26-05 09:28 PM

yeah local bike shop.

just remeber some shops are better than others. Out here I found one shop that really left me upset over service charges...then the next shop I found didnt stock anything for roaddies...oh well, onto the next one.

suntreader 05-26-05 09:29 PM

I love my LBS. Good as gold.

lilHinault 05-26-05 10:59 PM

It's kinda neat how the LBS concept exists in cycling ..... maybe if we were all walkers we'd talk about our LSS (local shoe store) but we're all essentially drivers in the USA anyway and there sure isn't the same feeling of attachment towards local auto machanics or Pep Boys/Kragans. Maybe it's because bike shops are relatively quiet, usually friendly, and social places. And bikes are so "human scale", you can have the mechanic at the LBS work on the bike, or do it yourself, and they'll often show you how it's done. You can meet riding buddies at the LBS and run into old friends, find out about local rides coming up, etc. Yeah sometimes the closest LBS has a jerk working there, or worse, a jerk running it, but compare LBS's and "car places" (dealerships, shops, parts places) and it sure shows the difference between bike and car culture.

J-McKech 05-27-05 12:25 AM

Ladies Big Size :D

my58vw 05-27-05 01:45 AM

Large Big Size :lol: (That is me)

Prosody 05-27-05 07:09 AM

THe question is, have you figured out what an LSD ride is?

skydive69 05-27-05 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by Prosody
THe question is, have you figured out what an LSD ride is?

I have, and choose not to do them - I am into hammerfests!

nick burns 05-27-05 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by Prosody
THe question is, have you figured out what an LSD ride is?

If you have to ask, you're obviously not "experienced". :D

J-McKech 05-27-05 12:35 PM

Long Slow and Demented?

jim-bob 05-27-05 01:07 PM

Let's Skip Dinner?

Lame, Slow, and Dumb?

Lightly Smoking Dimmers?

(Sorry, wrong LSD. I was thinking of the lighting vendor.)

BenyBen 05-27-05 01:20 PM

Long Saturated dreams?

samundsen 05-27-05 06:45 PM

LDS ride = white shirt, long, black pants, helmet and a backpack.....

midgie 05-27-05 07:24 PM

Just like the song says "Lake Shore Drive"

eubi 05-27-05 08:20 PM

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Mentor58 05-27-05 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by midgie
Just like the song says "Lake Shore Drive"

I can hear the beat now in my head... "There's a road I'd like to tell you about.... " if your talking about the same tune I think you are. I recall hearing that one on the radio in Southern Illinois MANY years ago.

Rock On

Steve W

LordOpie 05-27-05 09:49 PM

Everyday is an LSD for me :D

But I found out last night was DSL is ;)

khuon 05-27-05 09:58 PM


He did too much LDS back in the 60s...
Anywho... I consider a bike shop within 5 miles (actual road distance) of me to be a LBS. I however also use the term FBS with "F" standing for "favourite" because there's a former LBS I still go to for a lot of things because they always treat me right. However, it's no longer very local (30 miles away).

catatonic 05-28-05 12:28 AM

I usually say GFYAD to certain elements of traffic here, namely fools in cars worth less than my bike by about half, that spew out black smoke, and insist on passing me, then slowing down and fogging me out.

...pity florida has some very lax emissions laws.


Note it's also only one person....but I will have that day where I can manage to throw something nice and stinky into the car.....it may be a year or two from now...but yes, it will happen...muahahahahahaha.

midgie 05-28-05 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by Mentor58
I can hear the beat now in my head... "There's a road I'd like to tell you about.... " if your talking about the same tune I think you are. I recall hearing that one on the radio in Southern Illinois MANY years ago.

Rock On

Steve W

Oh sure, bring up how long ago it was, now I feel old. ;)
Thats the one. I couldn't remember all the words, or I would have posted them.
I love the tune, of course it recieved alot of flack for the use of LSD in the song.


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