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Old 04-28-2011, 10:07 PM   #19966
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Even if the owner of the store encourages us to get new bikes every year?

Gotta keep sales numbers up somehow.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:03 AM   #19967
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Gotta keep sales numbers up somehow.
He does not see a penny for our bikes. We get them from the manufacturer (Specialized, Trek, etc...) at roughly 50% or retail price. It is a lot less than the dealer pays.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:08 AM   #19968
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Good Luck on Tour De Moore. I did that twice eons ago it's good to hear it's still around. Good bike races seem to come and go. What race you doing? I'm figuring not the 100mi Pro 1,2,. When I did it it was a fast start the first 5-6 miles were downhill. Good Luck.
Thanks. Doing Cat 3/4 on Saturday. About 62 miles of rollers from what it looks like. Sponsored by New Belgium so hopefully free beer post-race like they gave us last year!

Sunday is the Brick City Crits in Sanford. Doing the 3/4 followed immediately by the 4/5.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:32 AM   #19969
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So one of us got let go for texting the wrong thing to the wrong person today.

Evidently, what *I* thought was slightly crude, yet funny, wasn't taken that way.

Since she has the owner wrapped around her finger, I get the boot.

I got the impression my days were numbered when they brought in the new guy and they were just LOOKING for a reason. Since I gave em one, guess what?! [George Thorogood]Out the door I go.[/GT]

I knew this gig was temporary, I just didn't figger on THIS temporary.

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I guess where I see an oversight, on behalf of the shop, is letting a wealth of knowledge walk out the door. Anymore, all shops have are snot-nosed kids, working minimum wage, who know nothing. Ask a question and you get "I don't know".

A simple, verbal reprimand would've been appropriate.

Their loss.

Good luck on your future endeavors.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:24 AM   #19970
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He does not see a penny for our bikes. We get them from the manufacturer (Specialized, Trek, etc...) at roughly 50% or retail price. It is a lot less than the dealer pays.
careful. the IRS could see the difference as income, and demand taxes on it.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:58 AM   #19971
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I guess where I see an oversight, on behalf of the shop, is letting a wealth of knowledge walk out the door. Anymore, all shops have are snot-nosed kids, working minimum wage, who know nothing. Ask a question and you get "I don't know".

A simple, verbal reprimand would've been appropriate.

Their loss.

Good luck on your future endeavors.
The new guy's been doing this as long as I have, so AFA 'knowledge' there's a change of emphasis. AFA mechanic work? Different story.

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Old 04-29-2011, 02:22 PM   #19972
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Not quite 3 hours today with a buddy. Hilly-ish ride into a headwind for 80% of the ride.

So I got fired from the bike shop, so what do I do?

Go out to the garage and work on bikes! Swapped stems around, tightened the bearings on a NOS pair of hubs I just built into a wheel, get stuff ready for sale, etc. (if ya need 9sp cassettes, lemme know!)

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Old 04-29-2011, 04:43 PM   #19973
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Did some work out in Nevada the last couple of days. On my way back through Sparks today, I stopped at Scheels to stretch my legs and have a look around. I walked out with a jersey, bibs and glasses. I guess I'll see if it really is easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission when TheWifester gets wind of my purchases.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:46 PM   #19974
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Did some work out in Nevada the last couple of days. On my way back through Sparks today, I stopped at Scheels to stretch my legs and have a look around. I walked out with a jersey, bibs and glasses. I guess I'll see if it really is easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission when TheWifester gets wind of my purchases.
Just ask how many pairs of shoes she has in the closet. Case closed

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #19975
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So I got fired from the bike shop, so what do I do?

Go out to the garage and work on bikes! Swapped stems around, tightened the bearings on a NOS pair of hubs I just built into a wheel, get stuff ready for sale, etc. (if ya need 9sp cassettes, lemme know!)

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Contractors do the same thing; they live in a fixer-upper all their life because they're too busy working on other people's stuff. Now you got time for your stuff.

BTW, My last day is Tuesday. I turned in my notice 2 Thursdays ago. I don't, yet, have another job. I feel better already, as I'm headed to Chattanooga, to ride bikes, next Thursday. Woot!
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:40 PM   #19976
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Bike Trials -- on the cheap?

I would really like to try out playing around on a trials bicycle. My son spends a ton of time on his BMX bike and my Titus Quasi-Moto is just too big and springy for playing around. Does anyone have a recommendation for a trials bike I could get into really cheaply? The used ones I've looked at are really beat up, and building one out is way over $1000. I'm certainly not cool enough to roll around on a mod and would prefer something that looked more conventional in a 26 or preferably a 24 (like an Inspired Element or Echo Urban) that has a seat looking object. I've even thought of just getting a BMX bike or a 24" bmx since they can be found really reasonably, but of course they are overbuilt and heavy.

I just want to have something to play around with...any ideas or lines on something used for a decent price?
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:09 PM   #19977
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Just ask how many pairs of shoes she has in the closet. Case closed

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Between motorcycles (road, offroad, trials) and bikes (road, offroad, trials), I actually have more shoes than my wife..... And mine cost a HELL of alot more!
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:15 AM   #19978
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Between motorcycles (road, offroad, trials) and bikes (road, offroad, trials), I actually have more shoes than my wife..... And mine cost a HELL of alot more!
All right... Purses! Try that.



I'm tryin to help keep you out of trouble here.

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oh, and OT for bicycles anyway: Game of Thrones is good stuff. HBO series that you can find for download on the net.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:53 AM   #19979
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I would really like to try out playing around on a trials bicycle. My son spends a ton of time on his BMX bike and my Titus Quasi-Moto is just too big and springy for playing around. Does anyone have a recommendation for a trials bike I could get into really cheaply? The used ones I've looked at are really beat up, and building one out is way over $1000. I'm certainly not cool enough to roll around on a mod and would prefer something that looked more conventional in a 26 or preferably a 24 (like an Inspired Element or Echo Urban) that has a seat looking object. I've even thought of just getting a BMX bike or a 24" bmx since they can be found really reasonably, but of course they are overbuilt and heavy.

I just want to have something to play around with...any ideas or lines on something used for a decent price?
Try reposting that here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...664648&page=15
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:27 PM   #19980
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Thanks. I wasn't aware of the other thread in the moto trials section. Perfect!
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