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Old 02-25-24, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by mpetry912
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Old 02-25-24, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Almost every consumer transaction these days is a variant of the above.

This is why I have decided to forgo worldly possessions and become a Zen-master.

I'm down to 13 bikes in the garage, now.

....ommmmm is where the heart is.
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Old 02-25-24, 05:02 PM
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For $50, I would drink from it everyday and twice on Sunday.
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Old 02-25-24, 05:05 PM
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Now I gotta go crack open a wine bottle to see if my Campy corkscrew works...
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Old 02-25-24, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Buy a $200 Abby Hanger Alignment Gauge. You will feel better.
LOL. I bought 2, one for the shop, and a personal one, I hate slop on my HAG. I cut the Park in two with the grinder...
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Old 02-25-24, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
....ommmmm is where the heart is.
You just could't resist.
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Old 02-25-24, 05:55 PM
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I have Peugeot salt and pepper shakers with C Record but rim breaks. They were a gift, so I donít know what they costed.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
OTOH, the Campy bottle opener is cool accessory. See if they have one of those when you take the pedals back.
I have a cool Yakima bottle opener that was free, attached to the bike carrier.

I also have a cool Park Tool pizza cutter, it works great, but takes up a lot of drawer space. It was a gift.
https://www.thebikesmiths.com/produc...caAkv9EALw_wcB
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Old 02-25-24, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
You just couldn't resist.
...so the Dalai Llama says to the hot dog vendor, "Make me one with everything".
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Old 02-25-24, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mpetry912

But, not wanting to appear a cheapskate - I paid for both items and returned home.

In my world that's a feature, not a bug.
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Old 02-25-24, 09:27 PM
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If that mug had ambushed me with a $50 price tag there would've been no hesitation: "Whoa. Yeah, didn't realize. Let's go ahead and cancel that one out, sorry about that."
No harm, no foul.
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Old 02-25-24, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Buy a $200 Abby Hanger Alignment Gauge. You will feel better.
It is a nice tool, along with the Decade chain tool...expensive but quality in the hands even someone who knows nothing about bicycles but understands good tools put the Decade in their hands and loved it. Plus the HAG is cheaper than the EVT tool so you are already saving $400 there.
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Old 02-25-24, 11:03 PM
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I got my Abby HAG tool at Sea Otter when my wife made the mistake of making me wait a half hour by the Abby Tool display. It was my birthday, and since no one else seems to know what present to get, I took the initiative. When I told them my sob story, they threw in a silicon pint beer glass for free.
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Old 02-26-24, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by mpetry912
and then I spotted this wonderful coffee cup ! which I just had to have. Set it down on the counter, it was FIFTY bucks ! Fifty Bucks !

But, not wanting to appear a cheapskate - I paid for both items and returned home.
You paid $50 for a coffee cup just to impress some guy you don't know and likely won't see again?

That is Highly unreasonable.
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Old 02-26-24, 06:37 AM
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Buyers remorse always involves a bit of being unreasonable. It starts with the purchase.
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Old 02-26-24, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mpetry912
And then this morning - I put coffee in the cup, and the handle got so hot I could hardly touch it. The cup is metal, with a porcelainized finish. So it can't go in the microwave either.
You haven't encountered enamel kitchenware before? It's just common enamel cup with a nice design. The type of cup has been around for centuries, although I suppose it's increasingly possible to not run into them. Pros--not breakable (as easily, compared to ceramic). Cons--doesn't insulate.

It's kind of ironic that they command high life style prices now. I've encountered them mostly in this form (and the set costs $55!) on camping trips:

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Old 02-26-24, 08:07 AM
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bummer you went 0 for 2 at the shop OP. I feel for you. The campy cup would look great hanging from a dongle on a bag for an all-day outing or camping trip, or just relegate it to room temp beverages.

hope you receive some satisfaction from the pedal breaking.
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Old 02-26-24, 09:33 AM
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I understand wanting to throw the local shop a bone in buying the cup. On that one, I'd accept the loss and move on.

I'd be inclined to go back to the shop and see if they have the part that broke on the pedal. They might appreciate the opportunity to make it right. If nothing else, it brings it to their attention and gives them some options.
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Old 02-26-24, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
....ommmmm is where the heart is.

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Old 02-26-24, 09:59 AM
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Metal cups were the only option for like cowboys in the 1800's that needed an unbreakable cup. Now they are just delightfully terrible - even for camping. They can't keep anything hot or cold, and you burn your lips, you freeze your lips, you burn your hand, you freeze your hand.
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Old 02-26-24, 10:13 AM
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I would fill your cup with a nice Italian red wine and chalk it up to life experience - then take the pedal/s back to the lbs.
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Old 02-26-24, 10:49 AM
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Enameled metal cups are the best for drinking milk. Pedals were take-offs? You mean used? I'd return those, or at least take them back. perhaps they have replacement parts in a bin somewhere.
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Old 02-26-24, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
It is a nice tool, along with the Decade chain tool...expensive but quality in the hands even someone who knows nothing about bicycles but understands good tools put the Decade in their hands and loved it. Plus the HAG is cheaper than the EVT tool so you are already saving $400 there.
When the EVT one first came out, they were not as expensive, I forget what we paid for them, but it was "show special" late night at the casino price. That pulley on a pole bike lift thing somehow morphed into a sex toy, hypothetically of course....
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Old 02-26-24, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Black wallnut
Enameled metal cups are the best for drinking milk. Pedals were take-offs? You mean used? I'd return those, or at least take them back. perhaps they have replacement parts in a bin somewhere.
"Take-off" usually refers to items that a new bike purchaser doesn't want or need, such as saddles and pedals: installed on a bike but still new. Dealers take the original item off the bike and sell it, sometimes at a discount. Some shops keep a box full of take-off saddles from new bikes, selling them for maybe 15 or 20 bucks each.
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
"Take-off" usually refers to items that a new bike purchaser doesn't want or need, such as saddles and pedals: installed on a bike but still new. Dealers take the original item off the bike and sell it, sometimes at a discount. Some shops keep a box full of take-off saddles from new bikes, selling them for maybe 15 or 20 bucks each.
Umm Yeah I know the common usage for take-off. I've just not seen bikes come equipped with clipless pedals when new. Flat test ride pedals yes, but SPD SL's nope. Maybe I just don't get out much.
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