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Maybe you people should ride as much as you bash companies(4 posts)

Maybe you people should ride as much as you bash companiesRay Still
Sep 5, 2001 11:13 AM
Just my thinking here but maybe if you people that constantly bash frame manufactures, would put that much time, thought and dedication into your training we would probaly have a handful of world champions.
Think about it 99.9 % that do the bashing have never even been on one or seen the frame, bike you are bashing really get a fricken life.
same can be said for basher bashing!D'Oh!
Sep 5, 2001 11:39 AM
Look at this linkMikeC
Sep 5, 2001 11:51 AM
The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has stats that show a continuing decline in bike sales through LBS's. Their numbers show a drop of 14.4% during the first six months of this year (fortunately, I guess, road bike sales fell less than other categories). Of all sales, MTB, Comfort, Cruiser, and Kids bikes make up 80% of the total.

So when you add up all the "mass produced" Treks, Litespeeds, Giants, Schwinns, Cannondales, and every other road bike that regularly gets put-down on this site, it turns out that you still end up with a bunch of small businesses. Maybe not as small as your local custom shop, but they're certainly no Microsoft.

I agree with Ray. We need to celebrate every damn road bike we see out there and encourage every new roadie we can find. Maybe some of us want to be in an exclusive club, but I want to share the joy with others.
Sep 6, 2001 4:40 PM
I think bashing is more of an internet thing. People will say things online that they won't say face to face. I've never been around a group of cyclist that gather around a bike and make a bunch of snide remarks about the frame material. I've passed, and been passed, by a great array of bikes. Customs to rusted pieces of junk. I've never really understood why folks get up in arms and make a bunch of negative comments about silly little things such as what a frame is made out of. Maybe some of us get wrapped up with watching the talking heads on TV that make a living out of picking everything and everybody apart. To each their own posion. I really don't care what other people ride, I know what works for me and that is the important thing...