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Waiting is the pits(8 posts)

Waiting is the pitsmakalu
Feb 28, 2003 8:59 AM
So I ordered my bike on Monday. Spoke to the LBXS guy today. The order is in, but my model is not in the 'eastern' warehouse. It is in the 'western' one though. LBS dude is unsure whether they will ship it from the western warehouse, or just wait for a shipment to arrive here in the east.

So here I wait, anxious for the snow to melt and the new steed to arrive. Hopefully next week
re: Waiting is the pitsnoveread
Feb 28, 2003 9:11 AM
I can relate, but I am happy to say, the waiting is over and I pick up my new ride this afternoon! Wohoo! Too bad I can't (or won't) ride it outside until all this salt and crap are off the roads...

Post some cool pics...PEDDLEFOOT
Feb 28, 2003 9:17 AM
...of the bike,not you:-)
Yeah, will do...noveread
Feb 28, 2003 9:31 AM
Not to worry, I won't be in the pics. Why make something pretty look ugly by having me stand next to it! ha-ha!

Anticipation is half the fun...DINOSAUR
Feb 28, 2003 9:41 AM
I went through the same thing last year when I ordered my Colnago Master X-Light frame. A three week wait turned into eight. Mine was the first '02 Robobank LX-23 MXL frame ordered from the U.S.. To top it off it was shipped to the wrong LBS by Trialtir. Then after ot finally arrived I had to wait about 5 days to have it built as my LBS was very busy. Looking back, half of the fun is the anticipation. Hopefully I can go through this experience again. The wait was worth it...I was so ticked at one point I was ready to cancel my order..sure glad I didn't....
left click left click left click left clickAkirasho
Feb 28, 2003 10:05 AM
... this is the age of near instant gratification... and I expect such! A left click of the mouse takes too long let alone the time to actual delivery!

... while you'd think snow would help ease the tension... after I purchased a bike back in '96... we received heavy snow that very day... so I "slept" with the bike to ease my jones.

Congratz on your new ride.

Be the bike.
Could be worse ...pmf1
Feb 28, 2003 11:54 AM
At least the weather sucks while you're waiting. I have a better story ---

Wife and I ordered 2 colnago C-40 frames while on a trip in Italy a few years ago. We got measured and they were supposedly custom built. This is in early September. So we go home and wait and wait and wait. The dollar goes gradually up against the lira for the next three months (the seller was adamant that we only pay when we get them). Finally, in early December they arrive ... at least at the airport in NJ, about 200 miles from DC (my home) where they get stuck in customs. Some form was missing. So I spend the next three weeks trying to straighten this out with customs and DSL. Finally, they arrive on December 28. I get them built up about 4 days later. The next day, before we have a chance to ride them, it snows.
Related waitingrockbender
Feb 28, 2003 12:38 PM
I ordered a HRM earlier this week and was anticipating it arriving yesterday. Yesterday, I might add, was a great day - got some things done at work I had been working on, cut out of work early to get a short skate ski workout in and then went to spin class. After a day like that, why WOULDN'T my package be in the mail?

Well, when i tryed to open my mailbox (central box at the end of the cul-de-sac), my key refused to work. It wouldn't even go in! It's 9 at night, mind you, and I'm out there for about 10 minutes trying to get my key in the lock. I finally give up and go to the house. After dinner, I decide to give it another go. I arm myself with screwdrivers, lubricants, flames, files and a headlamp determined to get the damn thing open.

To make a long story short, after about another 30 minutes of screwing around, I finally got it open. Not one single piece of mail in there!

oh well... hopefully today is the day.

Now I just need to have a reasonable answer to my neighbors about why I was causing such a racket out there in the middle of the night!