The stupidest thing you've heard at a bike shop...

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gt5504b
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by gt5504b

Haha, made me laugh.
Working in the shop I never heard it, but my wife has had clitoris 'roughing-up' while on the bike for long rides.
In the end she solved it herself, switching to Specialized's high-end women's BG saddles, and now recommends them left and right to every female cyclist she knows.

Needless to say, a happy clitoris makes for a happy woman and a happy husband :D

Thank you Specialized :thumbup:

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Tinea Pedis
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by Tinea Pedis

Yep, definitely worth unlocking the thread.

Happy wife indeed :lol:

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by roadman

I'm enjoying the elitism within boutique bike shops :mrgreen:

LBS: "We only build high end custom bikes with high end components, Athena 11 is rubbish and entry level"
Me: Does not comment on all the custom bikes equipped with Miche, Centaur, and Veloce built for MDs waiting to be collected..

LBS: "We are a high end shop and only sell high end wheels, not cheap Shimano RS-80 wheels"
Me: Does not comment on the Tiagra builds, Aksiums, random mountain bikes on display...

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by kulivontot

There's No such thing as a high end random mountain bike?

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by Gregorio

Brass spoke nipples cost cost $0.53 each..... :shock:
And he thought I was talking about a brass color.

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Tomstr
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by Tomstr

"You can go faster on a 29", it's just better" :roll:

And the worst part is that they actually expect you to believe them. :shock:
Ride it like you stole it

weeshuggy
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by weeshuggy

WD-40 fixes just about everything....................

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by headwind816

Me: Do you have Shimano Special Grease SP41?
Store: No. Why?
Me: To reduce internal cable friction.
Store: What's that?
Me: Never mind.

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by lone wheeler

But WD-40 does fix just about everything!

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by LeePaton

weeshuggy wrote:WD-40 fixes just about everything....................


Wrong a duck tape fixes anything!!!

WD40 just fixes everything that squeaks for 4.23 minutes.

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by Frankie - B

Indeed, ductape does! WD40 is a cleaning agent. it sucks for bike maintenance. In fact, it sucks for almost everything.
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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by TheRookie

Frankie - B wrote:Indeed, ductape does! WD40 is a cleaning agent. it sucks for bike maintenance. In fact, it sucks for almost everything.

You never had Scalextric as a kid then? Tried all the lubes and I assure you WD40 was the dogs, just a drop before each use!

Me: Have you got a nine speed chain, I'm converting the daughters bike
LBS: To nine speed?
Me: Kinda, it's only a 7 speed freehub so I'm using 8 of the 9 speeds off a SRAM cassette with a 9 speed shifter
LBS: If it's 8 speed you need an 8 speed chain
Me: No, its a nine speed cassette with one gear missing, so it has the same spacing as any other 9 speed cassette, I need a 9 speed chain
LBS: If it's 8 speed you need an 8 speed chain
Me: I assure you I need a nine, however it will be my fault if it's wrong, so can I take that one (points)......
LBS: If it's 8 speed you need an 8 speed chain (damn this records stuck)
Me: I'll go down the road.....yes this donut lost a sale when the next LBS was only 400 yards away!

Yes the bike works great....on a 9 speed chain, just wished I hadn't told him what I was doing and said yes to the 9 speed question!

Said Daughter works in Bikehut so I now expect suitable abuse!

Simon
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Budget 26" HT build viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110956

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by stella-azzurra

TheRookie wrote:just wished I hadn't told him what I was doing and said yes to the 9 speed question!


That's exactly what you need to remember when you know what you are doing and buying something at the LBS.
I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree

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by TheRookie

You're right of course, but its my favoured LBS (I'm spoilt, I have 3 good local ones) and I expected better, next time I went back and talked to one of the regular members of staff he told me the guy only lasted a week......now I have my favoured member of staff's mobile (cell) number so can check he's in before I pop in!

Simon
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Budget 26" HT build viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110956

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by Jameslee92

While shopping for a first road bike a few years ago, I asked if the bike in question could be ordered with a compact crank. He carefully explained to me that this bike was a compact because a compact crank has 2 chain rings and a standard crank has 3. The same guy was adamant that I would need a 56 or 58cm frame. I'm 5'6", currently riding a 51.

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