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Im getting real sick of LBS around here.

Old 05-23-13, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by lenA View Post
I was in the moment.


Who talked you into that hideous bartape?
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Old 05-23-13, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by lenA View Post
Mine talked me into buying lime green tires.......I can't believe it :-)

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I gotta see this
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I gotta see this
Seriously dude?
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my LBS is amazing the first time I walked in they were really nice and didn't try to sell me anything till I asked and now they're still always giving me advice never trying to sell me anything in fact they once told me I would be better buying my tri clip on bars used cuz it would be cheaper . but that also might be cuz my family has bought 5bikes from them and a crap load of gear
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Old 05-23-13, 09:45 AM
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Seriously dude?
ignore me im late to the thread
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Old 05-23-13, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by prankster View Post
Everytime I visited LBS to check out the LATEST new products, they had no idea what I was talking about. I ended up being the one that explained to them the products. For example, I visited one of the branches of the largest retailer in town to ask when they would have Giro Air Attack in stock. They had no clue what that was.
When I go to my LBS to ask about sourcing a VINTAGE part like a brake bridge drop bolt or a leather saddle tension bolt nut, or a quill pedal dust cap, or a matching Avocet crank dust cap, or YOU NAME IT, they look at me as if I had four heads and am speaking Lithuanian. Seriously, how about maintaining a take off parts bin instead of throwing things out. Wouldn't require too much labor or space...

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Old 05-23-13, 10:26 AM
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Good luck finding a decent LBS. We don't have much to choose from locally but everytime I need assistance wrenching or a question about my own DYI wrenching they are more than helpful. Odds' n ends' such as nuts, washers, spacers... they got my back always. I can't always pay their prices, but I do purchase some supplements, lubes, and tubes often.
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Old 05-23-13, 10:34 AM
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Rules violation, specifically: Rule #8: Saddles, bars, and tires shall be carefully matched.

Valid options are:
  • Match the saddle to the bars and the tires to black; or
  • Match the bars to the color of the frame at the top of the head tube and the
    saddle to the color of the frame at the top of the seat tube and the tires to
    the color where they come closest to the frame; or
  • Match the saddle and the bars to the frame decals; or
  • Black, black, black
    Suggest you go with the lime green bar tape and lime green Fizik saddle to complete the look.

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I was in the moment.


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