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Good Samaritans on roadbikereview(7 posts)

Good Samaritans on roadbikereviewbianchi boy
Mar 22, 2001 7:03 PM
I've gotten a lot of help from other bikers since I started visiting this board last summer. Just today several people told me how to adjust my Ultegra derailler that was skipping a gear. I've learned how to fix several other problems, gotten some good deals on used bikes and equipment, and sold some stuff that was gathering dust in the garage.

This one takes the cake, though. I posted a message several days ago about the sensor breaking on my Flight Deck computer, asking how to fix it or where to get the parts. The next day I got an e-mail from a guy in Israel (named Marc) who offered to send me a spare FD harness (which includes the sensor) that he had on-hand, just for the postage. I said, sure. Anyway, he e-mailed me today and had shipped the part and told me to forget about the postage because it wasn't much. Nice guy!

Despite the ocassional flamers and twits, most of the people who use this board seem to go out of their way to help fellow cyclists. I, for one, really appreciate the help.
a warningFBI
Mar 22, 2001 7:47 PM
Unknown mid-east guy sending you a package? Call 911 immediately. Who knows how many more Yousefs are out there. Open the box...BOOM! Goodbye cyclist, goodbye bike par, goodbye riding!
a warningNot a Moron...
Mar 23, 2001 4:36 AM
What a Moron! Get a life pal...You've been watching too many action movies.
YOU'RE one to talk! geez...Haiku d'état
Mar 23, 2001 4:46 AM
you replied to my question the other day about mirage components, told me about the bianchi giro at gvhbikes on sale with full 105, and now he's got a check with my signature on it. so, right back atcha!

who wouldn't dig FREE stuff???Jiggy
Mar 23, 2001 4:46 AM
goes around comes aroundDog
Mar 23, 2001 5:23 AM
If you help others, usually the help will be there when you need it, too. Even if it's not always true, it's a good philosophy to live by.

Nice StoryMeDotOrg
Mar 23, 2001 6:37 AM
I have gotten a lot of good advice here that has made my riding more enjoyable. One of the amazing things about the Internet is the sense of community that goes across borders. In the abstract, we are all members of the cycling community. This BBS makes it a virtual reality.