I've sold plenty of bikes over ther years to people who thought they needed more travel than they did for their needs, most of the time i'd catch them red faced and panting on a pis* easy track with all the gear, full face helmet etc body amour..........I call it the ' action man ' syndrome.
But hell if you have the money to burn and pose, why not. Sometimes the pleasure is in ownership and dreams.
Remember a guy buying a Whyte full sus and asking for a side stand to be put on it ?!?
Top of the range spesh to walk the dog with......holding the lead with one hand !
...and all the obsessed ones who insisted we serviced thier bikes even though their bikes had been ridden twice a year ...
.......or the spoilt teenagers getting their folks to buy the latest brakes/frames each time a magazine review came out...........a lot of people buy with their eyes not their brains.
We always tried to suit the bike/componants to their needs, when they listened they were very happy with our help.
Going off on a tangent, my fav customers of all time where the people who phoned up and said (in the accent of the queen) we would like a 'stork' for our bike please ?????? they meant a stem..........when they came in, mum dad and daughter were all in hunting tweeds and hats...
Voodoo Erzulie 19.5" bit too big looking for 18.5" steel Voodoo
Lots of memory bikes !
That is what I mean, if you think I meant something different....well,that is in you head , not mine !
Just think of all the people that would agree with each other, but can't because they don't speak the same language