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Old 08-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #46
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funny I just stumbled across this thread but I just ordered a Big Dummy frame earlier this week. I can't wait to get it together and stretch it's legs. :)
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #47
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those are cool! but MAN..... there is a lot of kool aid drinking going on there.

Why cant people just do cool things and not be so self righteous about it?
That was my thought too.

edit: after reading thread--- my take wasn't that she was "struggling" other than struggling to show how constantly sanctimonious she could be. Prius aren't good enough, Democrats aren't good enough, but by golly she uses a washable towel to clean up organic unpasteurized milk not paper. She buys things- old Volvo, bicycle, Marin county house, to show how anti-consumerist she is.

PS I used to support a foundation "Fondue pots for Namibia," now I think I'm going to start one, "Hair combs for Marin."
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #48
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And uses her kids as her crumple-zone.


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Old 08-30-2012, 10:40 PM   #49
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sanctimonious
You do realize that IS this site..... right?
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:49 AM   #50
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Not to sound too practical.....

....but $2500+ for the electric assist Trek?? My ROI would be like 10 years on that!! I was considering something like that as a daily commuter.......but not at that price.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:53 AM   #51
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....but $2500+ for the electric assist Trek?? My ROI would be like 10 years on that!! I was considering something like that as a daily commuter.......but not at that price.
Yeah, I'm not sure it adds up for everyone, which is why I think it's a small part of their business. But if you look at other countries, it's a segment that can explode in sales, if it reaches a tipping point, which is why I think they're in the game. The thinking is that if you drop power assist, your bike becomes a more significant part of your daily life. I the first thing I ever shelled out 4 digits for was a 49cc scoot. It'd be about the same. I'd place alot more "return" on my investment if I'm using the bike to get crap done, rather than just for tooling around singletrack in my spare time, which is essentially what I did with my first mtn bike.

Reminds me of this old thread.

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Old 08-31-2012, 06:58 AM   #52
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That was my thought too.

edit: after reading thread--- my take wasn't that she was "struggling" other than struggling to show how constantly sanctimonious she could be. Prius aren't good enough, Democrats aren't good enough, but by golly she uses a washable towel to clean up organic unpasteurized milk not paper. She buys things- old Volvo, bicycle, Marin county house, to show how anti-consumerist she is.

PS I used to support a foundation "Fondue pots for Namibia," now I think I'm going to start one, "Hair combs for Marin."
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:19 AM   #53
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And uses her kids as her crumple-zone.


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Old 08-31-2012, 07:24 AM   #54
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funny I just stumbled across this thread but I just ordered a Big Dummy frame earlier this week. I can't wait to get it together and stretch it's legs. :)
awesome. My LBS says the supplier's out of pre-built 2012's in my size. They've got a few frames, though, so if I wanted to spec my own, I can still get it done relatively soon. He's working on some research for me.

I was trying out a LHT, just to see how it felt. I've been on aluminum frames for a decade.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:14 PM   #55
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I didn't know it was a bandwagon. So be it. I'm on the wagon. A CL special $15 delivered. It said Saftey 1st on the fabric.



Got rid of the sun-weakened nylon and added some 550 cord woven into "netting."





This bike is on its 3rd rear rack. It used to look like this...



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Old 08-31-2012, 01:18 PM   #56
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That was my thought too.

edit: after reading thread--- my take wasn't that she was "struggling" other than struggling to show how constantly sanctimonious she could be. Prius aren't good enough, Democrats aren't good enough, but by golly she uses a washable towel to clean up organic unpasteurized milk not paper. She buys things- old Volvo, bicycle, Marin county house, to show how anti-consumerist she is.

PS I used to support a foundation "Fondue pots for Namibia," now I think I'm going to start one, "Hair combs for Marin."
What's her number? I'm all for that kind of anti-consumerism.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:32 PM   #57
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What's her number? I'm all for that kind of anti-consumerism.
She'd suck the joy out of your life and leave your dessicated corpse in her composter.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:32 PM   #58
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That was my thought too.

edit: after reading thread--- my take wasn't that she was "struggling" other than struggling to show how constantly sanctimonious she could be. Prius aren't good enough, Democrats aren't good enough, but by golly she uses a washable towel to clean up organic unpasteurized milk not paper. She buys things- old Volvo, bicycle, Marin county house, to show how anti-consumerist she is.

PS I used to support a foundation "Fondue pots for Namibia," now I think I'm going to start one, "Hair combs for Marin."
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:22 AM   #59
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This bike is on its 3rd rear rack. It used to look like this...



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Heya Matt. I'm nixing the idea of electrifying my bike. But I was wondering, how many miles/months did your batteries last?
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #60
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