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Old 03-20-07, 07:14 PM
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Should I find this highly entertaining? And my one gripe with my bike.

Got out on the DMR for a street session today. Was taking a break from riding when some guy walking a hardrock to a lbs comments to me that I should return the bike to walmart. Wound up telling that my rear wheel is worth more than his bike was when new. He didn't believe me at first, he then noticed the raceface parts, rock shox fork and King Headset, he suddenly went silent. I wanted to laugh in the guys face so bad, but held back.

Guess this is what to expect when having a bike that isn't very common in the country.

The one thing that really annoys me with this bike is the weak paint on it. Only had it for a couple of months now, have numerous paint chips, and have hose rub on it from the rear hydro hose. Oh well, it will look much worse by the end of the summer.
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Old 03-20-07, 07:15 PM
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I this a true story???
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I this a true story???
Sadly, yes.
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....and then you rode away to do Jaw Drop.
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....and then you rode away to do Jaw Drop.
Nope, finished my apple and continued the session.
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Should have invited him to come watch ya race one day.
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was he just joking aaround or was he trying to be mean?
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was he just joking aaround or was he trying to be mean?
Was just trying to brag about his bike.
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Wow, what a loser. Was his hardrock all stock?

I'm trying to get a hold of a used dmr frame for my park bike.
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Was a stock hardrock. I couldn't come up with this, this just struck me as entertaining. I just had to share it.
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RE the paint - Salsa's putting his bike together, and has the frame leaning on a white-painted shelf, with a rag between the frame & the shelf. So his Dad says "let me get this straight - you need to pad the frame from the shelf, so you can put this bike together, and then spend the next 6 months smashing through the woods?" "Yup", replies Salsa.
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I remember water skiing one time and a person laugh at our Master Craft boat, thinking it was a Canadian Tire Job.

For those south of the border, Master Craft is a Canadian Tire Brand Name, not synonymous with Master Craft Competition ski boats.
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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
I still would have laughed (stereotypical anti-MC response, kind of like people who hate on Microsoft).

Maybe so, but it gave the best Tug of any boat available on the river that season
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Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy
Got out on the DMR for a street session today. Was taking a break from riding when some guy walking a hardrock to a lbs comments to me that I should return the bike to walmart. Wound up telling that my rear wheel is worth more than his bike was when new. He didn't believe me at first, he then noticed the raceface parts, rock shox fork and King Headset, he suddenly went silent. I wanted to laugh in the guys face so bad, but held back.
I don't get it. Isn't that the reason someone goes for a little known frame? and strips the decals off of the fork? So that no one recognizes it? Or whoever recognizes that it is a good frame and bike is cool too, so you feel like you are in your own little clique of coolness.

Now, I am not defending the newb, as he is a jackass just by saying that, but......

Why get bent out of shape and have to defend your bike when some newb doesn't understand your bikes ubercoolness?

Just let him be a jackass and keep going.

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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Maybe so, but it gave the best Tug of any boat available on the river that season
And who amongst us doesn't like a good tug?
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Originally Posted by Curt Kurt
And who amongst us doesn't like a good tug?
You got that right!
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Originally Posted by Curt Kurt
I don't get it. Isn't that the reason someone goes for a little known frame? and strips the decals off of the fork? So that no one recognizes it? Or whoever recognizes that it is a good frame and bike is cool too, so you feel like you are in your own little clique of coolness.

Now, I am not defending the newb, as he is a jackass just by saying that, but......

Why get bent out of shape and have to defend your bike when some newb doesn't understand your bikes ubercoolness?

Just let him be a jackass and keep going.
It's all about being cool.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
It's all about being cool.
I'm doooooomed.
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Originally Posted by Curt Kurt
I don't get it. Isn't that the reason someone goes for a little known frame? and strips the decals off of the fork? So that no one recognizes it? Or whoever recognizes that it is a good frame and bike is cool too, so you feel like you are in your own little clique of coolness.

Now, I am not defending the newb, as he is a jackass just by saying that, but......

Why get bent out of shape and have to defend your bike when some newb doesn't understand your bikes ubercoolness?

Just let him be a jackass and keep going.
Hmm. I paid $3k for a frame with no identifying features. And right next to me is my wife's FS on a trainer. It just has big ugly Shimano stickers on it, no brand. People assume it's an X-mart bike, rather than a one-off that probably had a replacement cost of $3-4k when it was new. Some people just need to be put in their place.
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Originally Posted by Girlscout13
....and then you rode away to do Jaw Drop.
On a prototype Double Barrel, although he wasn't impressed.
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Some people just need to be put in their place.
I would disagree. If it gets you upset that people aren't showing the proper 'respect' for your super expensive and/or cool bike, than there are deeper issues afoot.


I don't get it. Is it some ego thing?
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On a prototype Double Barrel, although he wasn't impressed.
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php...+double+barrel
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Originally Posted by Curt Kurt
I would disagree. If it gets you upset that people aren't showing the proper 'respect' for your super expensive and/or cool bike, than there are deeper issues afoot.


I don't get it. Is it some ego thing?
It's more like a distaste for ignorance. I used to ride with a girl that had a 1980's Diamond Back - all steel with a rigid fork. She absolutely smoked the girl with the full XTR Gary Fisher. It's not about the bike. So when some fool criticizes someone else's ride out of ignorance, yeah, he should be put in his place.

And yes, in some cases there should be a certain measure of respect for someone's bike. When we first built our tandem, it had custom titanium discs. Why strangers felt the need to touch them, I'll never know. But a less ignorant person would know better than to put their oily mitts on my braking surface.
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well, to keep people from rubbing their oily hands all over your disc brakes would you say;

1. hey , don't touch the discs as it will contaminate the braking surface. Oils and dirt on your hand screw up my brakes, newb.

or

2. hey, don't touch my $1000 ti disc brakes man!! they are worth more than your entire bike and house probably. If you ever disrepect me like that again I will have to deliver a smackdown on your poor ass!!

Jeez, didn't you even see my chris king headset?

Don't look at me anymore and please walk away in shame.
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Hopefully they like to check out your discs after a nice, long downhill.
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