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Old 02-13-17, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
Yep, I have sold abandoned bikes on CL. I never understood how people just abandon their stuff like that. At least your guy came back, my customers just gone and disappeared.
When they come back they argue the living crap out of you. "Why should I have to pay so much...wanh wanh wanh...the bike isn't worth that much...you didn't call me...I had personal stuff going on...wanh wanh wanh..." Usually I just end up giving them a discount on the storage to get them the heck out of the shop without being nasty towards them. Instead of being an adult and saying hey, I screwed up big time, they whine like little petulant children to get their way and I don't have the time to argue all day. I would much rather make sales on CL or in my case just donate the bikes to charity and get tax writes offs.

If you leave a bike for that long with no solid communication from both ends, you aren't really someone I want in my shop. You don't care about the thing and to you it is a toy you play with when you don't have anything better to do but want someone else to keep it so it doesn't fill up your own personal space but you also don't want to pay that other person to keep it and wouldn't want them using it.
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Old 02-14-17, 01:51 PM
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today i found this rad old ITM stem and polished it up real good.
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Old 02-14-17, 02:20 PM
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I'm really regretting not riding to work yesterday.
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Old 02-14-17, 02:45 PM
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I did not ride to work today 'cause I didn't feel like messing with the rain gear this morning. However, I am off tomorrow and will be riding my bike really hard.
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Old 02-14-17, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
today i found this rad old ITM stem and polished it up real good.
Those stems are great. I have a black one on my MX Leader. Pretty stiff, and the shaping/tapering matches the shaping of the frame tubing nicely.
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Old 02-14-17, 05:22 PM
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Today me and @AristoNYC :



Not spending money on stupid **** is pretty great. I totally forgot about it till abou 5 mins ago
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Old 02-14-17, 05:39 PM
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Today me and @AristoNYC :



Not spending money on stupid **** is pretty great. I totally forgot about it till abou 5 mins ago
Very much yes.
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Old 02-14-17, 06:31 PM
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Old 02-14-17, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
today i found this rad old ITM stem and polished it up real good.
Ooh that's an ITM eclypse
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Old 02-14-17, 07:06 PM
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Went for a little hike:



It was a beautiful day, but I could have done without crossing this guy:

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Old 02-14-17, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
After 30 days, our shop charges $1 a day. It is posted in the shop. We are a bike shop, not a storage locker.
The shop I worked at back in MA before I opened Retrogression had an even better tactic.

After 30 days, the owner would sell the bike on Craigslist just to cover whatever labor charge was due, which was posted openly in the shop too. It was awesome.
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Old 02-14-17, 08:22 PM
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Today I bumped my GTI into the wall of a parking garage
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Old 02-15-17, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
The shop I worked at back in MA before I opened Retrogression had an even better tactic.

After 30 days, the owner would sell the bike on Craigslist just to cover whatever labor charge was due, which was posted openly in the shop too. It was awesome.
I am going to tell the owner about this, he might like to do something similar.
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Old 02-15-17, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I am going to tell the owner about this, he might like to do something similar.
Same I might suggest it as well.
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Old 02-15-17, 11:18 AM
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today i got my bonus from work (only 5% - times are tough) and it's most likely going straight to property taxes. adulting blows.
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Old 02-15-17, 12:36 PM
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today i got my bonus from work (only 5% - times are tough) and it's most likely going straight to property taxes. adulting blows.
Ugh @ property taxes in Texas.
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Old 02-15-17, 01:06 PM
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ive been waiting for my annual bonus since i was 15.
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Old 02-15-17, 09:53 PM
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ive been waiting for my annual bonus since i was 15.
I was an elementary school teacher for the first 7 years of my career - so I know what no bonus and crap pay is like. Ive only been in this job three years an bonus eligible for two.
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Today I rode my Steamroller for the first time since last Fall. It was beautiful! I was reminded of why I like that bike so much. It's not perfect, but the little faults are easy to overlook, and it handles so well. I've decided it is about the best possible bike for paved trails and casual rides around my neighborhood.

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This morning on my ride to work, I watched in disbelief as an off-duty school bus sideswiped four parked cars and kept going.
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Old 02-16-17, 06:26 PM
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...started buying Dura-Ace 7800 parts to build the Lemond back up. Have a crank, STIs, derailleurs, and a cassette so far.

I decided with less setback (my Ritchey post had 25mm setback) and shorter drop/reach bars, the fit will probably work. This should tide me over on buying new bikes until my Thrive is done.
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Old 02-16-17, 06:29 PM
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This morning on my ride to work, I watched in disbelief as an off-duty school bus sideswiped four parked cars and kept going.
They're all ****ing drunks. They bring elementary school kids to watch shows at my campus, when they're on standby and whenever one of them walks past me they always leave a trail of scotch vapors
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
This morning on my ride to work, I watched in disbelief as an off-duty school bus sideswiped four parked cars and kept going.

Like full on hit and run? Was it a light grazing or did it grind the snot out of the cars?
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Old 02-16-17, 07:08 PM
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Bus drivers are the worst!
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today i put some soma portola bars on the hardrock.
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