ADV Rider style shop in East TN

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Minimike, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    Great looking shop! I hope to make it out that way some day. I'm curious... who are these riders on your homepage?

    http://www.skur.net/tellico/

    They look so familiar.
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  2. GaelicDog

    GaelicDog Lesser of Two Weasels

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    You have a PM my man!
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  3. Jamie

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    Nice shop! Good luck with it!:thumb
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  4. SenorFeliz

    SenorFeliz hangin' out

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    Wow! awesome looking shop. you have an excellent selection of gear. I must come and visit you. me thinks this will make a nice long weekend ride from Ontario. best wishes for much success.
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  5. fgsnyder

    fgsnyder Wandervogel

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    I'm close (Athens). I'll be over to see you soon. Great looking stuff.

    :lol3
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  6. Groomez

    Groomez Been here awhile

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    Well, I need to get up there one of these weekends. Nice lookin' store..

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  7. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure, but I think these are the shops GPS #

    N 35' 21.767'
    W 084' 17.696'

    But, don't depend on them since I still haven't played with my gps too much yet.

    If you've eaten at the Subway in Tellico Plains, you may have met the girls. :D They modeled for an add we're running next month. My wife & I try to help out some of the local kids by using them as models. Since we've opened up, there isn't a day that goes by that someone doesn't come in looking for work. It's a small town with very little industry.

    GaelicDog, pm returned.

    Byways, pm sent


    We've had some really cool bikes thru here in the last few days. Took a few pics; but, was too busy to capture the pair of Triumph Scramblers from Tallahassee. One of the guys even had a green Belstaff waxed cotton coat on! I think they were headed off to the forest.

    The Airhead Rally is next weekend! I'm looking forward to that.

    Minimike
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  8. byways

    byways byways

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    Visited with MiniMike on the phone Sunday. It was a real pleasure visiting with a vendor who is one of us. I like the guy! Hopefully, over time he'll get his site able to take online orders.
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  9. ra2bach

    ra2bach drive-by poster

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    fantastic. I'd like to get up to see you soon.

    as a small suggestion, you might want to stock some things that a rider would need if they broke down or were worried about it - like universal clutch cable repair and tool kits, Zip ties and Duct tape, tire patch kits and Slime tire inflators, camel bak parts, first aid kits, FrogTog or other cheap rainsuits and waterproof overgloves, Ram mount parts, batteries, seamsealer and tarp patches, non-polarized sunglasses or the strip that goes inside your faceshield to block the sun, and a bunch of impulse items like Sunblock, Advil Liquigel, Immodium - stuff like that.

    at least that's the stuff that I worry about when I travel... :uhoh

    good luck with the new business! :thumb
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  10. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    You would be surprised how much on your list I do have.

    We have Camel Backs & some camel back parts, tire patch kits, CO2 & CO2 inflators, Slime Air Compressors, bungee cords, battery tender, Cruz Tools, LED Flashlites. cheap rain suits & rubber over boots, cheap water proof bag liners (can use as beer cooler in emergency), water proof pouches, some Tech Mounts & Powerlet stuff, sunglasses & clear glasses, a few googles, some water proof Teknic boots, (may add Oxtar soon), gel seat pads, Wolfman & Marsee soft luggage, 30 feet of Olympia Moto Sport Clothing (Men's & Women's), ZR1 Helmets, tiedown straps & tiedown extensions, locks & cables, water proof summer & winter gloves, vented gloves, & glove liners, and to top it off we have ADV Rider t-shirts & stickers!. :clap

    Most importantly, we have a clean rest room! The rest room even has some cold medicine & aspirin in the cabinet.

    Waiting on the FrogTog rep to come around to sign me up.

    The new line of First Gear under gear is on order & will be here soon! Not that we've needed it yet, it's been really warm for October.

    Had a couple guys from Canada in this morning. One of them was on a really neat little Honda 125R. He said it was aropund $4000 Canadian out the door. This thing is tiny! It must be a riot on the dragon.

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  11. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Nice shop. I stopped by Wednesday about 4:20 on the way home from a 1570 mile trip. You were out riding. See you at the Airhead Rally this weekend.
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  12. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    The ADV Airhead Rally guys are starting to show up!

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  13. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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  14. kevrider

    kevrider Been here awhile

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    cool! if i ride in, will you ship the new gear instead? i haven't ridden up that way since last fall. i really need to get up there and scope you out while i'm at it.
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  15. leeo45

    leeo45 Longtime Lurker

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    Great looking shop. Best wishes for success.

    I'll definitely need to stop by sometime soon.
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  16. GB

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    Mike,

    if an inmate on this site wanted to buy something from you, but can't quite make it to your store, can you send it by mail... ?
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  17. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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  18. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    We can ship your new purchase; or your old replaced gear, home for you for free. We had a lot of folks in that this summer that purchased Winter jackets & just wanted us to ship them home for them. Not a problem.
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  19. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    I was in Tellico Plains right after your store opened and saw some signs for it. Since so many motorcycle stores are cruiser gear, I assumed you were more of the same and didn't bother to check it out. Looks nice.

    I'll keep on the lookout for your ride info. Might be nice if you also started an email list to alert people to the threads.
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  20. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    I've sold a few items over the phone; &, then shipped by UPS or USPS depending on the customers wishes. Olympia I have drop shipped by Olympia; &, that goes FedEx Ground.
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