Jees, i hope we're not turning into a load of the incrowd that used to hang around LBS's sneering and mocking anyone with a bike that isn't dripping with the latest "trick" kit & who isn't a pro cyclist.....glad a lot of bike shops aren't like that anymore
It is possible that this guys' LBS has sold him half of the kit telling him it's indispensable....and knowing no better he has gone with it.
I'm looking to get into a bit of kayaking but if i went to buy some kit without any prior knowledge other than brief research (& it depends how keen this guy is as to how much he looked into the bike/kit, but i assume he's not done too much research so can't be that keen) and the guys in the shop stood around smirking/mocking me behind my back i'd basically think they were dicks and pretty sad. It would just make them look like school kids bitching in the yard. That's not directed at anyone here but just how i feel about it....
Probably best to subtly mention that you ride a bit and that he would benefit from raising the seatpost and removing a pointless seat cover.
Saying that, if the guys a dick....he's a dick 'nough said....he doesn't live next door to me so i don't know.....
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