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Old 04-12-12, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by bdswest View Post
Say it isn't so. Generation X is a bunch of pampered, whiny, incompetent, ingrates. I deal with it everyday. Same reason shows like "Insider", "Biggest Loser", "Swamp People", "Fashion Star", and "IceT loves Coco" are on TV. Same reason Obama is in office. The average person is uninformed, ignorant and incapable of correcting themselves. Buy something on the internet and if it is junk or you can't install it then live and learn. Pay a 100% markup at your local LBS because the owner had no business plan when opening and can't manage his inventory or payroll but then feel good about yourself for supporting the local guy. Fine. BTW, if you don't like the internet, move the f*** to China.
Yeah, and you're not whiny at all...
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I got my 520 by means of lay away at my LBS, since then I've been preparing for my CC trip this fall. The only things I've got offline are the things they didn't carry, Tubus racks, Ortlieb bags. Everything else I've gotten from them even if I could save a few bucks online. I even delivered a pizza on my bike,(I cook pizza for cash), last week. The first time anyone has ever brought them a pizza on a bike! The Mechanic rebuild my front hub for free, even though I offered to pay, and he told me right before I leave for my trip to come down to his house and he will show me how to fully take apart my bike and put it back together again. Going to my LBS is generally the highlight of my week, I work 60 hours at a low wage job saving money for my CC trip. They know I'm not rich and always work with me when they can, and I always bring them my business. If I only got things online I wouldn't have the extra's you get from being loyal to a LBS. Expert advice and what not!
When I move to Oregon I'll find another shop and be just as loyal, all part of the fun!
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Old 04-12-12, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bdswest View Post
Say it isn't so. Generation X is a bunch of pampered, whiny, incompetent, ingrates.... blah, blah, blah
You see gentlemen, here we have another tragic textbook example of what happens when the subject is deprived of all forms of human love and affection. Truly sad.
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Old 04-12-12, 10:54 AM
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You must be old as dirt to be whining about Gen X.
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Old 04-12-12, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by bdswest View Post
..... The average person is uninformed, ignorant and incapable of correcting themselves..... .
but they are happy, unlike a certain grumpy gus.......( who seems to be trollin')
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Old 04-12-12, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by corvuscorvax View Post


Hell of a first post there champ.
Yeah, good one. Just because I don't hang around posting on forums all day doesn't mean I'm not informed.
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Old 04-12-12, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by scyclops View Post
You see gentlemen, here we have another tragic textbook example of what happens when the subject is deprived of all forms of human love and affection. Truly sad.
No. I just get tired of every person born before 1960 complaining about technology. "Well Goooooolleee Andy I was just down at the fillin' station with ****er playin' on the two-way radio." People shop on the internet. It's easy, convenient, and many times cheaper. Time for the old B&M stores to tighten it up or go the way of Borders Books and soon to be Barnes & Noble.
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Old 04-12-12, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by samburger View Post
You must be old as dirt to be whining about Gen X.
No but I bet my paying my taxes this year has partially lined your wallet.
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Old 04-12-12, 02:42 PM
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What has big ears, a large pointy nose, & lives under a bridge?

This guy^^
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Originally Posted by bdswest View Post
Yeah, good one. Just because I don't hang around posting on forums all day doesn't mean I'm not informed.
no, but spewing all that crap does. (still think you are trollin', but it's fun to respond)
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Old 04-12-12, 03:03 PM
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Not as funny as the Road Cycling forum

I came here looking for mt. bike information. How can anyone pass up a thread titled "How to be a jackass"? I should have passed it up because the OP was lacking BG panties regarding rude customers. I have a nice road bike purchased locally from a shop I can appreciate. Good prices, great service and competent staff abound there. Throw in a flame about the post and as I said it's not as funny as the Road forum. But I should have said Generation Y, not X.
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Old 04-12-12, 03:24 PM
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I usually buy something at the lbs when I stop in, but not always. Typically if I ask them for advice I'll buy something from them. The most recent time I didn't but that was because it was a "bring your bike back in and we'll see what size you need" kind of thing (a FD shim that I knew what size I wanted but they weren't sure whether the numbers on the part were for the size of tubing or size it'd shim it to with the shims they had laying around) and I haven't had time to bring the bike back in yet.
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Old 04-12-12, 09:57 PM
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So now we observe the subject (which we will refer to as bdswest) in a desperate attempt to justify his maniacal ravings, indeed in an effort to convince himself that he is an emotionally healthy, well adjusted individual. However, with heartbreaking predictability, he accomplishes quite the opposite, only managing to reveal the true extent of his psychosis.

This type of individual is pathologically incapable of heeding the first lesson of the proverbial man trapped in a hole, unable to climb out:

Stop digging.
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Kind of reminds me of Pete ***erlin, but completely lacking in credibility & purpose.

So basically just another troll
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Old 04-12-12, 11:46 PM
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Since 'his taxes probably helped line our pockets', we're supposed to genuflect to his superiority, pedestaled on his wallet. After all, WE have the 'BG panties' issues....

Damn -- my light-gathering scope is out of adjustment....
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Old 04-13-12, 12:56 AM
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Wtf are BG panties? Will they help me ride faster? What colors do they come in?
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Old 04-13-12, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by scyclops View Post
So now we observe the subject (which we will refer to as bdswest) in a desperate attempt to justify his maniacal ravings, indeed in an effort to convince himself that he is an emotionally healthy, well adjusted individual. However, with heartbreaking predictability, he accomplishes quite the opposite, only managing to reveal the true extent of his psychosis.

This type of individual is pathologically incapable of heeding the first lesson of the proverbial man trapped in a hole, unable to climb out:

Stop digging.
Who says they are from the "Southeastern US" unless they are from Maryland? Maybe you are from Mayberry. Anywho, I sure am impressed with your prose.
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Old 04-13-12, 09:00 AM
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Wtf are BG panties? Will they help me ride faster? What colors do they come in?
Now this is funny. Well done ShimmerFade.
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Old 04-13-12, 10:53 AM
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Kind of reminds me of Pete ***erlin, but completely lacking in credibility & purpose.
Horrible comparison. ***erlin a very skilled rider. Also, he has more than two brain cells and does not drool on himself. Usually.
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What are you guys buying that you're saving 50% when you shop parts online?

Your LBS most likely has old stuff lying around as well.

Just something to think about.


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I support my LBS as far as is sensible but there's a lot of stuff that I buy online because of a huge difference in price.

Bottle cages - 3.99 online, 9.99 at LBS (possibly different brand but visually near-identical)
Brake pads - 4.99 online, 16.99 at LBS (different brand, comparing cheapest with cheapest here)
Cassette - 17.99 online, 34.99 at LBS (identical product)
Chain - 14.99 online, 19.99 at LBS (identical product)
Panniers - 63 online, 105 at LBS (identical product)
Rear rack - 20 online, 36 at LBS (identical product)

So put simply, to put two bottle cages on the bike, and buy the brake pads, chain and cassette, and add a rack and panniers would cost 128.95 online or 232.95 at the LBS. That's a saving of 104, or in US money the best part of $170. For that I can buy all the tools I need to measure chain extension, remove the cassette and still have a chunk of change left over. Even if the LBS gives me a 10% discount (which they sometimes do, depending on who is working when I'm in) the saving for buying online is still about 80, or almost 33%.
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Originally Posted by corvuscorvax View Post
Horrible comparison. ***erlin a very skilled rider. Also, he has more than two brain cells and does not drool on himself. Usually.
+ rep for sage observation.
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Originally Posted by corvuscorvax View Post
Horrible comparison. ***erlin a very skilled rider. Also, he has more than two brain cells and does not drool on himself. Usually.


Love how you ignored the latter end of that sentence, even after quoting it
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Well after reading this thread, I'm glad to know that I'm not a jackass. Though, I was pretty sure I wasn't beforehand. I buy everything for my bikes at my local shop, gotta support small business...and that online shop aint gonna help you with anything after the sale.

BTW, my first post here, nice to meet everyone...
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The 2 Bike Shops here in Fayetteville NC don't carry touring gear of any type. So I got them online. But Im getting my crank set cassette derailleur brake pads chain tools and cycling gear at my bike shop. The prices don't differ that much from the online prices plus I love to hang out at the bike shop!
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Originally Posted by YukonLT View Post
Well after reading this thread, I'm glad to know that I'm not a jackass. Though, I was pretty sure I wasn't beforehand. I buy everything for my bikes at my local shop, gotta support small business...and that online shop aint gonna help you with anything after the sale.

BTW, my first post here, nice to meet everyone...
Dead right on the online stores, although if I bought something online and then needed help with it I wouldn't expect my LBS to help me for free. Apparently some people do.
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