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Why does it happen? I am pissed(20 posts)

Why does it happen? I am pissedWoof the dog
Mar 6, 2002 9:12 AM
Monday: order two Vred. Fortezzas folding 20c from lickbikes place. Price: 37.88 + 8 bucks shipping. Lowest price I could find.

Today: open my mail from Performance bike. BANG! 27 bucks a tire!!!!!! I can't believe it! Should I just buy more? My god this is expensive. But that will mean I will not have to buy tires for like a year (i have some others too).

SHIT MAN!!!!!!!!

Woof
it's a dog's life...nmmr_spin
Mar 6, 2002 9:14 AM
dont worry....put it this waySpirito di Finocchio
Mar 6, 2002 9:18 AM
if you get 2000 miles on each of them the higher priced vreds will cost you only $0.01c extra for each mile.

whatever you buy you will always find it cheaper somewhere else - at least it was tires and not a frame!

and your money deserves to go to lick more than performance in my opinion.
After you purchase something,TZ
Mar 6, 2002 9:33 AM
don't browse catalogues, until you NEED to buy something else. This way you won't find out that the same product is offered at much lower price, and therefore won't get upset. :)
...same thing happens when you marry. NMSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 6, 2002 9:44 AM
...same thing happens when you marry. NMPaulCL
Mar 6, 2002 10:21 AM
Ooh! That's cold. But its' so true. Notice when you're dating or married, for some reason attractive seem to be readily available. Break up and there gone!
have you tried to trade in for new model? nmcyclopathic
Mar 6, 2002 1:55 PM
If you order from Performance, they will . . .morrison
Mar 6, 2002 10:15 AM
ship 5 Michelins to Cherry1 and charge you 700 bucks. When you call them, they will apologize, and send you three left full-fingered gloves, which will take 6 weeks to arrive. When you send them back, they will claim they never received them. Ultimately, you will get it straightened out, and they will send you the tires. By then, the special will be over, and they will charge you $42 per tire. Six weeks later, the charges on the Michelins will magically reappear on your bill. But don't worry . . . you'll end up with 3 free subscriptions to Bicycling magazine, only one of which ever will arrive on time. Bicycling will recommend that you shellack the tires to improve over-all appearance. In a drunken stupor, you will follow their advice. The next day (your last on this planet), you will careen off the side of a mountain wondering, in your last moment with us, why the tires don't quite grip the way you wanted.

Therefore, I would stick with what you have.
Shellacking the tires.Elefantino
Mar 6, 2002 10:32 AM
As a loyal reader of Bicycling, I do not recall an article about shellacking your tires.

It was your frame.
No. They suggested you armor-all the tires. nmmorrison
Mar 6, 2002 10:47 AM
Shellacking the tires.char
Mar 6, 2002 6:18 PM
The Bicycling article was from the 80s and was about using shellac to attach sewups to rims, a trackie kind of thing as I remember.
charbroiled
It wasn't the airplanes, it was beauty that killed the beast.
Doesn't Licktons Cyclery offer to match prices?MB1
Mar 6, 2002 11:14 AM
Give 'em a call tell them RBR sent you.

Let us know how it goes.
Lickton price match policycyclopathic
Mar 6, 2002 2:00 PM
You can't beat our prices!

If you find a lower price we will match it, and give you 11% of the price difference.


I'd give 'em a call..
re: Why does it happen? I am pissedSharky
Mar 6, 2002 11:28 AM
Thats what you get for barking up the wrong tree!
If you cant run with the big dogs get back on the porch!
It's a dog's life!
a Dog Day Afternoon!
Mad Dogs and Englishmen
No more exhaust fumes!
Bad Dog!
Hey, I made out. Ordered pedals from Performance, flyer came outPaul
Mar 6, 2002 11:45 AM
with a sale on the pedals, pdals came in, I got the discount which was also discounted on their web site. Shit happens!
arroooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!fritzthecat
Mar 6, 2002 2:20 PM
ha hah ha ha ha ha ha

CritUSA can probably beat both!
arroooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Woof the dog
Mar 6, 2002 6:10 PM
whats the website? www.critusa.com doesn't work.
don't look nowbn
Mar 6, 2002 6:44 PM
but world class has a special @ 2 for $44! plus, they usually throw in free michelin tubes and shipping when you get 2 or more
Link for World Class? (nm)Wheels
Mar 6, 2002 7:22 PM
http://www.worldclasscycles.com/ nmSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 7, 2002 5:50 AM