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Old 05-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #2031 (permalink)
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There is no real comparison of a $200 bike to a $1000+ bike. Even to someone who doesn't know/appreciate the nuances, you would immediately notice how much a $1000 bike doesn't weigh in comparison even to a $500 bike. That is not to say you can't get a very nice, long-lasting and serviceable entry-level bike for $400-500, it's just going to weigh a shitton and the quality won't be as nice.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:29 PM   #2032 (permalink)
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Second what Dave wrote. My bike was $800 and it was NO comparison to the $2500 Trek!
Believe me when I tell you, I felt the same way about $1000 plus bikes. That is until I rode one!

I always figured for that price. They should pedal themselves up hills AND come equiped with a HOT chick mechanic to keep, (me) the bike tuned!!!

Shoot,.. During my demo, I passed people on the climbs and that NEVER happened before.

Not sayi ng my bikes shit, just saying "Compared" to the $2K bike,.. It's like SHIT!

If your interested I'll sell you mine for Around $600. This years model, same bike retails for $900. (mines the 2011). PM me if u think you'd want to check it out!!!
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #2033 (permalink)
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I appreciate the offer but I'm not at the point where I'd consider dropping that kind of money on a bike. I wouldn't get the value of it.

..and yet I didn't think much about spending a premium amount for my board. Go fig.
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I appreciate the offer but I'm not at the point where I'd consider dropping that kind of money on a bike. I wouldn't get the value of it.

..and yet I didn't think much about spending a premium amount for my board. Go fig.
Hey Bud, save the "justifications" for the little woman!! . You don't have to make any excuses to me for ANYTHING you spend on boarding!!!! SERIOUSLY, I am a FULL BLOWN, responsabllity be damned, board ADDICT!!

I'm not joking when I say that I Maxed the CC's on equipment and trips up north. The only diff is I got no significant other ( to use the PC code words ) to give me any grief about it!

Of course I couldn't qualify for a loan for a cupp of coffee right now, but I only screwed myself there.

My forum signature is not just a funny quote unfortunately, (..or fortunately depending!)
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #2035 (permalink)
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what's up people nobody been on here since May?

Trying to get some ppl to maybe go to Misfit Lab on Sunday for a little jib practice, if I can get out for a few hours
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I've been waiting for you and Leo (or others from here) to go to Misfits so I could join but it just happens that I'll be in the U.P. this weekend.

Bummer.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #2037 (permalink)
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well I would like to get out there at least a few times this off-season so we will have to coordinate something later
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #2038 (permalink)
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Anyone know of any shops in or near the UP? I need some new gear for the upcoming season and want to at least get my boots in person so I don't end up with boots that don't fit.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:08 PM   #2039 (permalink)
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There's gotta be a shop or two in Marquette. Google says yes to Casualties board shop:

Casualties Skate Snow Surf | Marquette, MI

Google also says there's a few over at the Soo (MI and ON sides)

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:53 AM   #2040 (permalink)
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There's gotta be a shop or two in Marquette. Google says yes to Casualties board shop:

Casualties Skate Snow Surf | Marquette, MI

Google also says there's a few over at the Soo (MI and ON sides)
Casualties is one of the best shops I've ever been in as far as customer service goes...prices are a tad high, but the whole crew oozes stoke and friendliness. Unless something's a real hot seller, they change up their inventory about every year though. I'm actually wearing one of their t-shirts right now!

Otherwise, Switchback Outfitters deals in lightly used consignment stuff, so there are always tons of deals if you don't mind pre-loved gear.
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