Argon Man said:Why are so many non-professional cyclists so consumed by componentry weight? So many times I see people sending thousands on conponentry then they need simply due to savings in a few grams when they are kilos overweight!
Sheltowee said:We do it because we can and others can't. Same with houses, cars and boats. Success = the one with the most and best toys.
elapid said:While I am not a weight-weenie for the very reasons mentioned here, I have no problems with people investing in the cycle industry if they have the money and the inclination. It doesn't hurt the non-weight weenies because we know better anyway. And bottom line, whether you are a weekend warrior or pro, we all jump on our bikes, regardless of whether we are running 105 or Di2, and enjoy riding. Simple as that. Isn't that what it is really meant to be about, rather than worrying about componentry someone else is riding?
St. Elia said:The funny thing is that the older we get and the more money we make the less time we have to stay fit. I have found that the only people that can afford these super high end machines are the least likely to use them (properly).
On the other hand, why not buy a nice bike if you love cycling! I know I did
Yes i bought a bike that could be used by a pro and I ride like an amateur, I can live with that cuz now I have a very sweet ride and I love it. Do I measure every ounce I put on the bike.... no but I do think about weight and performance when I need to replace anything. For sure the best place to start losing weight is the belly next is wheels but only if you want to head to the hills.
Personally I would rather see people spend money on bikes then bombs or golf clubs, but that is me.
Pietro said:Watch some golf channel and see all the gadgets foisted to make you a better player, read some bike mags or websites and see all the gadgets foisted to make you a stronger cyclist but like one guy said, it's the Indian, not the arrow.
ElChingon said:Its a good thing you don't work at a shop anymore, the rest of us can reap the benefits , they can talk all they want but it doesn't mean I'm listening, the beauty of a radio in the shop. I'll make sure to store my bottles when I ride with ya in your back pockets, it doesn't matter to you anyway.
RDV4ROUBAIX said:Funny. Back at the old shop we had a running streak of Best Bike Shop in our city paper for 4 of the 5 years my friends and I were there. When we finally had enough of the d*ckhead owner, most of us left and that shop went completely downhill.
Back to the matter at hand. Least you forget that you attacked me for merely pointing out the fact that I was talking about the shop in the past tense. It's there on the 2nd page for everyone to see.
Pretty crass response for a simple time frame correction, wouldn't you say? Who's the curmudgeon again?