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Old 02-14-06, 11:12 AM
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Cool story, blandin.

I've been very selective about which threads I read these days (mostly due to virtually no available time, hence absolutely no time for the negative threads), but it's always great to read about things like this happening.

To whomever your benefactor is... you rock.
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Perhaps the bumper sticker should read "Good Stuff Happens Too"
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Hey Stu...I was going to ask you where you've been but you just explained it. Nice to have ya back!

Cheers,

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I got a free used trainer from someone last year. I only had to pay for the shipping. I just did an hour on it last night.
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It never ceases to amaze me the camaderie that cyclists have.
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Originally Posted by baj32161
Hey Stu...I was going to ask you where you've been but you just explained it. Nice to have ya back!

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Thanks Brian! Never really left, just went in to lurk mode... been working on a project in Texas with crazily long hours, and apparently working way too hard.
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Nice to know that stuff happens.... stuff like that always makes me smile.
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I too, have benefited from other BFer's. Maybe not ina big way, put the PayiFor. thread was the venue. When I first went through that thread, I saw people giving away things that were not old pieces od junk, but stuff that was really valuable to people who needed it.

I saw all kinds of stuff go; cranks, books, forks, headsets, seats, frames, wheels, you name it. I was totally beboggled the first time I read it.

Thanks, and let's keep it up.
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Well, thanks for starting this thread. I'm kind of new here, still, and have been wondering whether I should continue to hang out. You have made the decision for me.
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Originally Posted by Stubacca
Thanks Brian! Never really left, just went in to lurk mode... been working on a project in Texas with crazily long hours, and apparently working way too hard.
I feel ya man...work can be a bear.

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Old 02-14-06, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by hiracer
Well, thanks for starting this thread. I'm kind of new here, still, and have been wondering whether I should continue to hang out. You have made the decision for me.
Welcome hiracer and we are glad to have you aboard. Jump on in with both pedals.

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I'll add this:

Over on the C&V Forums, sydney saw a large number of us stating that we were looking for a certain Shimano group (the first edition 105). In one of only two threads he ever started here on BF's was offering a NOS condition groupo that he had stored since new.He even threw in a set of crank ring bolts, a 42t ring, crank bolts and dust covers. I paid what I considered a very fair price for the parts and have been honored to own and use them since. In the same way I hope to help (and have helped in smaller ways) other members of the board.

And I can not put a price on the value of the knowledge, encouragement and advise I've recieved.
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Old 02-14-06, 04:36 PM
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Thats awesome. Nice job guys and maybe this will enlightin the trolls to come over to the light.
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Old 02-14-06, 06:50 PM
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I need to Nominate Mariner Fan as well, He's a great guy offering free parts. Him And Cydewaze!

Whats so awesome is these guys really don't know me from Adam, but because we share a common passion, it bridges any boundries.

It's good to have good people like this around, and that's not because they offered me free stuff, rather if you follow any of their posts, you'll see that they are Good People in general And very supportive in any thread.
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While on a long ride with several other BF riders, we stopped for refreshments and one of the riders in our group gave away bananas and water, not just to our group but to every rider who happened to stop at the same location. You know who you are, nothing but class!
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Old 02-14-06, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by baj32161
...work can be a bear.
No doubt about it, this working for a living b***s*** has got to stop - it's really crimping my (utter lack of) style.

And to the OP and the OP's benefactor - here's to both of you. It's always good to be reminded how a little kindness makes the world better for everyone - and how you never know how the ripples we make in the pond of life will radiate.
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Old 02-14-06, 09:26 PM
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Now this is part of why I love cycling. A big community. Thanks for a post on the upside.
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I just gave my stepdaughter my wife's one year old Trek Hybrid 7100. She's been trying to lose a bit of weight and the Univega and the Murray in her garage just weren't cutting it. They are headed for the trash. (and there was much rejoicing)

My wife will be getting a Trek 7.5FX WSD; just because. For Valentine's I gave her a Beavis and Butthead dvd. :-)
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OK Blandin, you need to "Pay It Forward", you need to do something just as nobel for 3 people. Anyone else read that book, what a great story.
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Originally Posted by cuda2k
I'll add this:

Over on the C&V Forums, sydney saw a large number of us stating that we were looking for a certain Shimano group (the first edition 105). In one of only two threads he ever started here on BF's was offering a NOS condition groupo that he had stored since new.He even threw in a set of crank ring bolts, a 42t ring, crank bolts and dust covers. I paid what I considered a very fair price for the parts and have been honored to own and use them since. In the same way I hope to help (and have helped in smaller ways) other members of the board.

And I can not put a price on the value of the knowledge, encouragement and advise I've recieved.
.. well Sydney was in a league of his own .. rip ..
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I was just thinking the same thing of a fellow cyclist. It wasn't a BF member but rather a guy that I've ridden on a few group rides with.

He had asked if I was doing the race this weekend to which I replied that I was and that I was a little concerned about how well I'd do in the TT portion. He then asked what size my bike was. Slightly confused I asked him to repeat the question. He said "well you look like you would ride about a 55 in a TT bike and I have one you could use". I declined sighting that the race was in a couple days and I wouldn't feel comfortable on it but really appreciated the offer. He then reiterated that I was welcome to use it and I could come by and pick it up today to have some time on it. Again I thanked him for his offer but declined as I wouldn't feel right about it. He again replied that I really should consider it, "it's was a nice bike, it's a Litespeed TT frame that's all setup"....yada yada yada As tempted as I was I still declined but was amazed that someone I barely knew was that generous and trusting. Sure would've liked to give it a go, if nothing else just to see what all the whoopla is about but would've been too worried about damaging it and taking advantage of somebody like that.

Cheers Jack!
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wow it's so nice to hear stories like these... makes me wanna ride more and more
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Originally Posted by race-me22
Thats awesome. Nice job guys and maybe this will enlightin the trolls to come over to the light.
Call me an incorrigible cynic, but I wouldn't count on it. But its all good as long as they don't invade this thread.

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