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New bike! So excited!

Old 09-07-04, 12:20 PM
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New bike! So excited!

I'm like a little school girl on her birthday! Just got off the phone with the bike place and they are starting my build as we speak! Gloss White frame w/carbon fork, carbon stem, carbon spacers, carbon bar and lots of other goodies! The frame may not be carbon but it is a cyclocross bike. I post this here because it's more of a All Terrain Road Bike. I have the STI Shifter and brake levers as is common on a full road bike (and not common on a cyclocross bike) and it will be mostly used for roadie pursuits! I am crossing over; slowly but surely!
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That's Great! If I can just get my wife to understand why a bike store is like Toys R Us to me.
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if some store clerks did not act like such jerks at times, I would be there every day checking out stuff.
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Tell her at least it's not like, thehardware store or the gun store or the car dealership or performance shop.
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Originally Posted by pogoman
if some store clerks did not act like such jerks at times, I would be there every day checking out stuff.
Thats how I feel, I actively aviod going to my local shops as much as possible because everyone who workes in them are really werid.
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By using the phrase "little school girl" are you implying that real men don't get excited over new toys?
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Originally Posted by Gustaf
Thats how I feel, I actively aviod going to my local shops as much as possible because everyone who workes in them are really werid.
You would think that comic book clerks are weird, but noooo. Those guys actually GREET YOU at the door (!)

There are only 2 stores by me (New Jersey) that the people were alright....the rest all have some attitude for some reason. It almost feels like I have to pay them for some customer service.
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Well; I am going off my nieces whome turn into tiny vortices of pure energy and joy. o_o; So, I get excited by new toys; But honestly, I am more excited about this new bike than I would be if I were getting a new car. My girlfriend thinks I am ill, for that. I used to be a huge car nut.

Guess I found my niche
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congrats on your new bike, who makes it? make sure to post pics when you bring it home.
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