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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:27 pm 
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im not sure when it happened... was it when the first time i walked through the door, saw the MXCD's in the cabinet mentioned that my student loan had just come through so id have them and an MT-50 built wheel go with :D

or was it when they mentioned they rode twice a week and this guy from the flatlands pedaled as hard and crashed as hard and was just as daft as them! :)

what is nice, is when you go back after 5 years or so, they remenice about the old days and say we were just looking as some pics... the photos are dragged out and memory lane is revisited :)

speaking of which... i should reallt inflict some of these photos on you lot! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:46 pm 
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When they tell you to stick the kettle on.


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I remember a story from the Yeti factory guys of an Italian who spent a week holiday in Colorado and just moved in to the factory as he loved the bikes so much. They were cool with it - he didn't like their coffee machine so bought them a new one!

I guess that's one way to butter up your bike shop!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:36 am 
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To be honest, I really shouldn't be posting on this thread, as I don't think i've ever NOT been in with my LBS.

This strange state of affairs came about because I used to work (as the 'saturday lad') at a different bike shop alongside the bloke who now owns/runs my LBS. When he left the first shop to take over as workshop manager of a new shop it coincided with me getting a proper (as in paid in money rather than in bike bits) job.

I did still keep spending lots of money on bikes,however, and kind of took my custom over to my mate's new shop. First time I walked in the shop, was taken into the workshop and handed a Mug of coffee... it's kind of been that way ever since. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:45 am 
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I've never been "in" with my LBS... :( Probably because up until now, when I've had money I haven't been riding bikes!


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B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Do you have to be 'in' with all of the members of the shop or just a couple of them ? , I think most of the ones in my LBS dont get the vintage / retro scene and since I don't really spend much money I suppose I am just another waste of time browsing customer, but I do get on with two of the guys in the workshop who do kinda like the 'old stuff'.

:? , think I'm in :idea: or am I out :shock: - nah sure I'm in :wink:

never bought em beer or pizza though


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That Avatar is doing my head in! It's made my melon well mash up.

I'd say in with anyone is the answer.

My lot are a mixture of young and (ahem) my age, and they all seem to appreciate a set of onZa Ho's or a zooka, but then they are governed by a ti hardtail riding owner and have a quite race orientated outlook.


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That Avatar is doing my head in! It's made my melon well mash up.


It has tangled his Wu! :lol:


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B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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When I went in to see 'the guys' last time I took the saracen, they came downstairs to have a skeg and wowed at the double U-brake setup, called over one of the other staff to have a look at a classic, and he had simply never heard of a U-brake :shock:

youth of today :roll:


:lol: sorry about the avatar, just thought I would try something different


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:12 pm 
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My Wu's well tangled - yeah!

Seriously bad visual concentration mojo goin' on there.

Is that the Black Trekker? Or did you find a Green or Aquarius Blue one in the end?

I loved that my Trekker had dual U-Brakes when everyone was starting to turn against them. It didn't work that well on the front I found, but It was so not done and reminded me of the Roller Cams on the Cannondales of the time, that I thought it well special.


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