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Old 11-20-2007, 08:36 AM   #7621
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I patiently await for you to provide the annual report that shows exactly what the "majority of bicycles being sold" are.
I already did =

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Old 11-20-2007, 09:49 AM   #7622
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Some interesting reading:

http://www.bicycleretailer.com/downl...TATS_ISSUE.pdf

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Old 11-20-2007, 10:02 AM   #7623
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WOW. That backfired pretty good.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:12 AM   #7624
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so if you lump CSG and 'Other' in with MM, they beat LBS on $ as well as volume

interesting that the total unit volume is split 28% 'all mountain', 14% 'comfort', 15% hybrid/cross, 17% road, and 16.5% 'youth' including bmx and freestyle

cruiser and comfort are kind of nebulous categories imho.

I wonder what was put in that hybrid/cross category... I can't imagine those are all serious cyclocross racing bikes. I'm guessing stuff like the Specialized Crossroads are lumped in there, which are really more like 'comfort' bikes.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:20 AM   #7625
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I'm pretty sure that hybrid/cross catergory does not include cyclocross specific bicycles.. only meant for bicycles with 27" wheels that have flat or upright handlebars with wider tires than 700c road bike catergory.

Cruisers are typically the baloon tires beach cruiser type.

I'm not sure of the distinctions between comfort and hybrid/cross.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:29 AM   #7626
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So the avg unit retail price per bikes was $450 at specialty bike retail (LBS).

makes sense.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:03 PM   #7627
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Yeah, but where do we get the $0.05 tubes????????

I know the quality is $0.05, because the first tube out of the box had a hole in it.

CAT - You never said what you recommended for a patch kit to be kept with the bike??????
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:25 PM   #7628
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:58 PM   #7629
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They are somewhat dificult to pick up. I learned as a kid, but I was pretty rusty when I got back on them.

1. The smaller the drum the harder to push/balance/ride
2. Release the brake levers (the switch you use to remove the wheels on each caliper. You don't EVER want to use brakes.
3. I actually DO look at the drums, it never bothered me to do that, but it does get easier to zone in on an imaginary staight line.
4. Don't use clip ins until you get good at it.
5. Tires actually make a difference on rollers. The more texture the louder they will be, and rougher the ride.
Thanks Perry

I think I am going to give them a whirl. I will use these in a porch where I can lean against a wall if needs be when I start out. If all else fails I see you can buy a stand for the front wheel which would seem to negate most of the stability issues (please correct me if I am wrong ). I want to try it without first but I like the fact I have that option if I can't get to grips with it.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:11 PM   #7630
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wondering

anyone find riding a road bike, sometimes upwards of 50mph, wearing nothing but lycra and a styrofoam salad bowl on one's head slighly incongruous with the ATGATT mentality of full face helmet and a roadcrafter suit to ride 30-40 mph for a backroad spin on the GS?

anyone?
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:13 PM   #7631
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Thanks Perry

I think I am going to give them a whirl. I will use these in a porch where I can lean against a wall if needs be when I start out. If all else fails I see you can buy a stand for the front wheel which would seem to negate most of the stability issues (please correct me if I am wrong ). I want to try it without first but I like the fact I have that option if I can't get to grips with it.
The stand for yer front wheel also negates most of the benefits of rollers. Best if you can avoid em if at all possible.

If yer riding a trainer/rollers/whatever stationary, get a fan and point it at yer head. Helps keep you cool. DAMHIK how much you sweat otherwise.

AFA the price of bikes argument I missed while sleeping: MOST of the bikes I sold working at PBS just recently were less than $300. Some between $3-400. 1-2 over that. It just ain't the 'Average Joe's' thing to spend more'n a few hundred on a 'toy.' Us 'Cyclists are the oddities spending more on our bikes than some do on a cage. Yer messenger/cyclist/'rider' types are all above average. Go check out the 'normal' people and you'll see lots of WM bikes: Huffy, Pacifica, etc. being ridden. I see em in Denver lots. The high end stuff is reserved for yuppies.

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Old 11-20-2007, 05:16 PM   #7632
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anyone find riding a road bike, sometimes upwards of 50mph, wearing nothing but lycra and a styrofoam salad bowl on one's head slighly incongruous with the ATGATT mentality of full face helmet and a roadcrafter suit to ride 30-40 mph for a backroad spin on the GS?

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Yes and no. It takes a LOT of work to go even 25mph on a bicycle. Riding in a RC would be instant heat stroke thru most of the year.

Downhillers, etc. wear body armor. But then again, they don't hafta ride UP the mountain first!

Till they come up with something as protective as a RC, but breathes as well as cycling gear, don't make you hot, etc. I'll stick with the 'regular stuff.' On the MC, I'm in a poseur suit (Rallye 2) by BMW.

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Old 11-20-2007, 05:39 PM   #7633
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Yes and no. It takes a LOT of work to go even 25mph on a bicycle. Riding in a RC would be instant heat stroke thru most of the year.

Downhillers, etc. wear body armor. But then again, they don't hafta ride UP the mountain first!

Till they come up with something as protective as a RC, but breathes as well as cycling gear, don't make you hot, etc. I'll stick with the 'regular stuff.' On the MC, I'm in a poseur suit (Rallye 2) by BMW.

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exactly.

just making a point to those condemning high horse ATGATT judgemental folks who live in a black and white world that it is actually gray

"too hot, too heavy, not comfortable, not convenient, socially unacceptable" - sound familiar?

I was swooping down a steep hill last weekend just around 45+mph in lycra knickers and a wool jersey and it dawned on me that I was OK with that risk profile but wear RC or R2P (poseur?) every moto ride

Then I discovered this thread (who knew - in ADV?) and thought I'd ask...
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:47 PM   #7634
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exactly.

just making a point to those condemning high horse ATGATT judgemental folks who live in a black and white world that it is actually gray

"too hot, too heavy, not comfortable, not convenient, socially unacceptable" - sound familiar?

I was swooping down a steep hill last weekend just around 45+mph in lycra knickers and a wool jersey and it dawned on me that I was OK with that risk profile but wear RC or R2P (poseur?) every moto ride

Then I discovered this thread (who knew - in ADV?) and thought I'd ask...
Oh, don't get me wrong... I AM one of the high horse ATGATT types. I just don't go 'round preaching to the unwashed masses. I DO however shake my head in disgust when I see non-helmet-wearing idiots riding around.

Having said that, ATGATT on a bicycle is a different critter than on a MC. Unless yer one of said downhillers, then it ain't much different.

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Old 11-20-2007, 06:16 PM   #7635
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