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Generosity of a Bike Forums Member

Old 02-11-06, 10:51 AM
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This thread is to anonymously acknowledge the generosity of a fellow Bike Forums member. A little while ago I was following a thread discussing the benefits of a bike part of a brand and model that gets a bit of attention around here, and in the midst of the exchange, someone posted that they had a virtually new one in a color scheme that appealed to me available at a very low price. I sent a PM and said I was interested. He responded that I was the first to contact him and that I could have it, but he wasn't going to accept any money - he would send it to me free of charge. Needless to say, I wasn't expecting that. I offered to pay for shipping, he declined, I offered to reciprocate by sending him a spare part of his choice from my stash, he declined. The item which retails for around $140 arrived yesterday via UPS in pristine condition. So I thought the least I could do was thank him again via this post. Thank you my friend!
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Old 02-11-06, 11:09 AM
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What a nice thing to do. Whoever you are, thanks from me, too.
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Indeed, the generosity of some of the BF's crew is absolutely astonding. The Pay-it-forward thread is a testimate to that, as is this gesture. Enjoy your new parts.
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Excellent!

I too was offered a Free Carbon Fork by another BF member... It was so generous of him. You know who you are Cyd
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Old 02-11-06, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Kuma
What a nice thing to do. Whoever you are, thanks from me, too.

+1. Class act.
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Old 02-11-06, 12:29 PM
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This might sound kinda strange, but one of my "dreams" has been to win the lottery and be able to go into a bike shop, and buy someone a nice bike that is out of their (or their parents') financial grasp - whether it be a $400 BMX bike or a $4,000 road/mountain bike. Having a nice new bike is something everyone should experience at some point in their life....
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And this thread is proof positive as to what a wonderful community we have here. Thank you for your post to remind us of that.

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Old 02-11-06, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
This might sound kinda strange, but one of my "dreams" has been to win the lottery and be able to go into a bike shop, and buy someone a nice bike that is out of their (or their parents') financial grasp - whether it be a $400 BMX bike or a $4,000 road/mountain bike. Having a nice new bike is something everyone should experience at some point in their life....
That's what I tell my wife is the first thing I'd do if I won the lottery.

Then I'd go order myself a $15000 BMC Time Machine to reward myself for being so generous.



And to whomever the OP is speaking of, that was extremely kind of you.
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Old 02-11-06, 01:17 PM
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Yes, there are quite a few very generous people on this forum. One of them, a good friend, gave me a set of Cane Creek 200SL brakes for free, so I could finish my wifes custom build.

I have yet to find a way to repay him adequately. Someday.
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Old 02-11-06, 01:17 PM
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I would have to give a lot of props to PhantomCow2, I know he is more of a MTBer but everything I have gotten from him in the form of advice and tips and tricks is just sweetness. Thanks man.
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A member here loaned me a FSA SLK Compact Crank for a month to see if I'd like it. There are some great people on this forum.

Yes, I bought the same exact one and returned his.
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Old 02-11-06, 02:25 PM
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made me think of sydney and that story of how he put together a bike for a gal that lost hers...nice.
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Old 02-11-06, 02:46 PM
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I like to refer to it as bike karma. What goes around, comes around. I too can attest to the wonderful generosity of the BF community.

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I once needed a mtb drive side crank to replace the bent one on my commuter.

A BF member PM'ed and offered a whole group - crankset, BB, brake/shift levers, chain, cassette, and RD that he had just pulled off his new bike for upgrade. All of it in like new condition - for free.
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Its threads like these that emphasize the true community
here on BF (and in the cycling community in general), and
not the I dropped a poseur ones.
Props to the member who sent item to OP
and everyone else here.

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Old 02-11-06, 05:23 PM
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I'm very pleased with the responses to my post and I hope my benefactor has dropped in and seen all the kudos. Also, I think Rad and lotek are right on with references to the value of the community that we've created here.
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dekalbSTEEL sold me a full set of Tiagra drivetrain parts, a nice Bontrager flatbar, a fuji stem, and two saddles for $100... Buying this stuff separately would have been well over $400.
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Originally Posted by hi565
I would have to give a lot of props to PhantomCow2, I know he is more of a MTBer but everything I have gotten from him in the form of advice and tips and tricks is just sweetness. Thanks man.
What does that mean? It just seems odd, like A MTB'er.
The person Joe asked to run the forums is a mtb'er.
You can thank whomever you like, anybody dis'n any cycling group is a Fred
The guys I'd chat with in the Mech forum are mostly road?
Maybe I'm sensitive to the road specific reference. I ride on the road..on a mtb.

Sounds a peach gesture. Some folks are soooo sweet. Return the flavour to the world.

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That is one nice gesture... what a classy person
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Old 02-14-06, 10:30 AM
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Its nice to see this in light of all the trolls hanging around here.

That made my day
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Old 02-14-06, 10:31 AM
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*bump* For a day where we've had far too many negative threads on the frist page. Go out and ride if you can, I'm stuck inside today studying for an exam.
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Blandin....

Thanks for all the kind words about me...(HIPCYCLER)
You really didn't need to post that about my...(HIPCYCLER) generous offer
I mean really, I (HIPCYCLER) don't need any attention for doing a good deed

But it was the least I (HIPCYCLER) could have done for you


OK, OK, it wasn't me.
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I'd like to say thanks to all those who offer excellent advice and words of encouragement to those who are just starting out or getting back into cycling. That's what these forums are all about.
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With very few exceptions, BF "peeps" are great people. I've been the victim of random BF kindness as well, and I tell you, that's certainly something I'll be paying back in kind to the next person who needs something I've got kicking around.
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Originally Posted by iamtim
With very few exceptions, BF "peeps" are great people. I've been the victim of random BF kindness as well, and I tell you, that's certainly something I'll be paying back in kind to the next person who needs something I've got kicking around.
Here here Tim...I tip my hat to you.

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