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Thank god for sponsership(8 posts)

Thank god for sponsershipjim hubbard
Mar 27, 2002 10:48 PM
I get my new ride on Saturday so tomorrow is the last day of the Cannondale Cadd 5. I am being up graded to a Giant TCR with Profile AC forks and full dura-ace with Mavic Kysriums SSLs(God I love my sport). For those out there that shop using the internet this is what happens when you support your LBS.
what, you get to watch other people ride dream bikes for free?dustin73
Mar 28, 2002 12:09 AM
or am i reading that wrong?
what, you get to watch other people ride dream bikes for free?jim hubbard
Mar 28, 2002 1:08 AM
Not quiet. Support the LBS and they support you was kind of the message.
Sorry didn't quiet understandjim hubbard
Mar 28, 2002 2:24 AM
No what I was saying was that if people want discounts etc from shops then those shops should be recieving your business. By being a regular customer for a while with a shop I would be expecting a few kickbacks after this time. This usually starts out as not charging labour on small- medium size repairs/builds etc. This is how it started for me. The point I was trying to make is that if you are loyal then a shop should be rewarding that after a time period. Achieving sponsership from a LBS starts off with this but is also a combination of results and exposure for the shop. Results can be achieved by sponsering a lesser rider who has a higher profile in the racing community and people talk to and seek out for advice. Therefore I think this gives hope to some riders who while without the results have the profile. You just won't know unless you ask. It's kind of like applying for a job, you front with your CV and tell them why it is in there interest to sponser you.
Mar 28, 2002 11:06 AM
about the discounts and such from the LBS...i've been going to mine since i started (3yrs ago). i've bought 3 bikes, gloves, pump, tubes, tires, yadda yadda from them...but...the other day, i took a tire in to get checked out and it still cost me 15$ i believe. bought a spoke wrench also, and didn't get any type of discount. the joys of little in a small town with a really small bike shop.

so needless to say, i'm learning how to do a lot of wrenching on my own stuff.

anywho, have fun on the new ride.
re: Thank god for sponsershipmackgoo
Mar 28, 2002 2:20 AM
that's funny, I read it as a shameless desperate plea from a frustrated LBS.
re: Thank god for sponsershipmackgoo
Mar 28, 2002 4:45 AM
Hey just wanted to say I was joking. I've been working night shift the last 7 nights and I can get a little punchy. More than usual that is.
re: Thank god for sponsershipnew1
Mar 29, 2002 5:56 AM
don't know about the sponsorship thing, but can totally agree with the LBS being supportive when you are loyal. Now while I am new to the road thing (about 1 month) I have been mountain biking for about 2 1/2 years, I'm on my 3rd mtn bike. When the frame on my bike broke they handled everything got me out of the GT and onto an upgraded Specialized for no $$, others haven't been so fortunate. So when I wanted a road bike, although there were many other choices out there loyalty kicked in and I bought from them again, so did the hubby. They gave me about $400 off when I bought my road bike and tons of stuff to go with it, cages, bottles, bags, inflators etc. The hubby got the same plus a computer and his first lycra shorts :). We always get discounts and never pay for minor repairs/adjustments. If something is way cheaper on-line i'm honest and always check with them. They usually come really close in price, order for me and I buy from them, but if they can't they tell me to buy on-line. They offer to help with the selection to make sure I get it right, and usually install it for me! I believe my loyalty is rewarded tenfold!