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Old 07-28-18, 03:47 AM
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Elitism

The more you spend, the better you are.

There's a gap between those who actually use their bikes and those who spend the most money on them. The latter are posers. The former are pragmatists.

That's a gross oversimplification. I admit that. But I think it does highlight a very interesting and very real divide. Do you use your bike as a vehicle, or do you use it as a status symbol? It's a false dichotomy. You can do both, and you can very easily have multiple bikes for multiple purposes. I do, and so do others.

Bikes are for fitness. Bikes are for utility. Bikes are for enjoyment. Bikes are for competition. All of the above apply. Use your bikes how you want, and don't be a jerk to other riders who make different choices. You both ride, and that alone gives you more in common than you have with a lot of other people.

Be chill. We all love cycling.
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Old 07-28-18, 04:00 AM
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I see no point to this thread other than to inflame.

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Old 07-28-18, 04:06 AM
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ib4 indyfabz writes ib4tl



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Old 07-28-18, 04:57 AM
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Old 07-28-18, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by toast3d View Post
Use your bikes how you want, and don't be a jerk to other riders who make different choices.
Some people use their bikes as status symbols, so let's not be jerks to them
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Old 07-28-18, 05:07 AM
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Old 07-28-18, 05:16 AM
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Thanks for teaching me what you actually care about.
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Old 07-28-18, 05:49 AM
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Insomnia

Thread started: 07-28-18 04:47 AM


Toast3d, having trouble sleeping? I like the sentiment you ended your post with:

"Be chill, we all love cycling."


I will not be inflamed!
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Old 07-28-18, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by DanBraden View Post
Thread started: 07-28-18 04:47 AM!
OP doesn't say where or in what time zone he is.
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Old 07-28-18, 06:26 AM
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I see no point to this thread other than to inflame.

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Old 07-28-18, 06:29 AM
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Is this the same user name that posted about CL? It is? Then.....
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Old 07-28-18, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I see no point to this thread other than to inflame.

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I hope it does not inflame but as a reminder of the cycling culture, even in far-away regions.
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Old 07-28-18, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I see no point to this thread other than to inflame.

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Pretty much
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Old 07-28-18, 06:33 AM
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Old 07-28-18, 06:36 AM
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Elitism

I'm the best.







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Old 07-28-18, 06:37 AM
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Old 07-28-18, 06:38 AM
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Old 07-28-18, 06:44 AM
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Bikes are cool! Mountain bikes and their kind, and road bikes and their kind and hybrids and their kind and all different colors and components and sizes and used for a multitude of purposes. Expensive bikes, budget bikes, middle of the road bikes, cheap bikes or inexpensive bikes. I think the bike world needs more inexpensive titanium xtr and dura ACE bikes!
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Old 07-28-18, 06:47 AM
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Elitism

I'm the best.







You sure are!
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Old 07-28-18, 07:02 AM
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Cool, another lecture thread.
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Old 07-28-18, 07:21 AM
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I am not sure how to respond
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Old 07-28-18, 07:31 AM
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...don't be a jerk to other riders who make different choices.
...well, there goes half the content on bikeforums.
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Old 07-28-18, 07:36 AM
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...well, there goes our marketing campaign.

Elite Bicycles

...ours, too...

El1te Bicycles

...corporate says it just wasn't in the cards...

Bicycle Elite Edition Playing Cards

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Old 07-28-18, 07:40 AM
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This thread reminds me of a couple of lines from an S. J. Perelman story:

"You hate me!" she wailed.
"I don't hate you," I said kindly. "You merely don't exist as far as I'm concerned."
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Old 07-28-18, 07:46 AM
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Oy vey.
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