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Old 05-14-2010, 02:38 PM
meowy84 meowy84 is offline
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Default Re: Snobs in Bicycle Stores

I'm generalizing here but also I think hardware stores are just more used to 'tinkerers' coming in looking for odds and ends for whatever crazy projects they're working on whereas bike shops employ a lot of 'young punks' who are like drones and whos information comes from hype and buzz-words in shiny manufacturer ads in bike magazines but who can't seem to think outside the box. You take them out of their comfort zone of talking about the newest 'carbon fiber and unobtanium' forks that they just read about and they don't know what to do and think you're crazy for wanting something else.
McGyver could fix that with bubble gum.
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