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Old June 30th 03, 07:37 AM
B. Sanders
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"JD" wrote in message
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"Prometheus" wrote in message
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Hey all, I'm lookin for some hardtail buying advice.

I'm in the market for a new bike, I ride mostly bad pavement, some
fire roads, and the occasional not-too-technical singletrack.

It appears my choices are Gary Fisher Marlin, Specialized

Rockhopper,
and a Cannondale F300 (all new). Any recommendations, experiences,

or
other bikes to look at? I was hoping not to spend more than $500.

Also check out the Giant Iguana, Kona Blast and Kona Fire Mountain.


Why not try everything in your price range and not just what barry
bargain suggests.


Why not try bikes *out* of your price range, too? Never hurts to learn what
you're paying for (and not paying for).

I would check out these bikes, but the local Kona dealer tried to rip
me off selling me last year's blast at this year's price. Maybe I'll
try another dealer.


You have *two* local Kona dealers? Dude!


How lame.


Get some bandages on those dragging knuckles after your PBR hangover wears
off.

Yeah, my local Giant dealer pulls that stuff. They jack up the prices
sky-high, waaay above MSRP, then "discount" the prices to just above

street
price. Lame, lame, lame. But if I want a Giant, gotta go there or drive

160
miles to the next dealership.


Yeah, barry bargain will burn $40 in gas to save $10.


He's just mad because he overpays for everything, and thinks we should
congratulate him for being a fool. Then he stalks people who have the nerve
to disagree with him. He must love occupying the killfile.

You need to test ride some Kona's. They're so dialed-in. I'd still have

my
bee-yoo-tee-full Kona Kilauea if I didn't loan it to an [ex] friend who
won't give it back!


So, what you are telling us is that you are too much of a punk to get
your crappy kona back?


I live in Illinois. He moved to Wyoming. Should I draw you a map?

Here comes that wonderful sound you've heard many times before...

plonk

Good riddance.

B



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Old June 30th 03, 09:21 AM
JD
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"B. Sanders" wrote in message news:[email protected]
snip barry bargain pap
Good riddance.


Balless barry bargain begrudingly begets belittlement.

JD
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Old July 1st 03, 01:02 AM
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I would choose more on the store that provides better support then on the
brand of bike. If you get something that is not dialed properly that is
worse then a bike of lower quality that is dialed right. It make a big
difference.

Kyle
"Prometheus" wrote in message
m...
Hey all, I'm lookin for some hardtail buying advice.

I'm in the market for a new bike, I ride mostly bad pavement, some
fire roads, and the occasional not-too-technical singletrack.

It appears my choices are Gary Fisher Marlin, Specialized Rockhopper,
and a Cannondale F300 (all new). Any recommendations, experiences, or
other bikes to look at? I was hoping not to spend more than $500.

thanks,
Mike



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Old July 8th 03, 12:35 AM
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I would choose more on the store that provides better support then on the
brand of bike.


I would rather buy a better product from a store with poor support, than buy
a piece of junk from a store with better support. A good product doesn't
need support anyway, and you can always take your bike to any other place for
service.

If you get something that is not dialed properly that is
worse then a bike of lower quality that is dialed right.


What the hell is dialed? If you mean "put together properly", I can take
my better brand bike and have it put together or fine tuned later and have a
great bike, your way, you still have a piece of junk.


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Old July 8th 03, 12:25 PM
Stephen Baker
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Hosh says:

I can take
my better brand bike and have it put together or fine tuned later and have a
great bike, your way, you still have a piece of junk.


That's fine for real he-man mountain-bikers like you, Hosh, but for us mere
mortals who can't ride wide, plush. springy saddles, we prefer to take the bike
back to the place it was bought for the (probably) FREE tune-ups provided by
them on the basis that you will purchase a new springy seat while you wait for
the work to be done.

Steve "rigid ass-hatchet bike, still goes back for free tune-ups 3 years after
purchase....."
 




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