I go to replace my broken spokes from the other night.
The last batch I got from my lbs were the wrong size. The dumb kid who helped me last time can’t read a ruler I guess.
The owner and another guy I know helped me this time .
The spokes for the 29 must be an odd size cause they spent quite a few minutes measuring , looking, and discussing between themselves what would be the best size to give me.
I finally got what I needed. They just exchanged the others and kept apologizing.
I’m like ,relax, shit happens.
So while I’m there I tell the owner I’m "thinking" a little about getting a road bike.
I wanna get his opinion on a road bike and my weight.
I don’t want another Paragon experience.
Nice bike but not really suited for my weight and riding style.
First thing he does is ask me what I weigh and the money I wanna spend. I tell him 240, and around $700.
I don’t evan think he listened to me as he proceeds to show me something they have on sale sitting atop a display.
I swear it looked like this thing only had 6 spokes on each wheel.
The wheels actually got knocked outta true from me just looking at them.
"This is on sale, $100 off, so its a grand, and its got a 250lb weight limit".
I don’t think he understood.
240 is completely buff, outta the shower.
Me, fully dressed, and a half filled camelback would kill this bike.
I told him I’d think about it a little.
I think what I’ll do it just set my 26"er up with some slicks.
I just want something to ride on the road sometimes, I’m not looking into becoming a roadie.
As for helping our economy, I’ve ordered more goodies.
A new rear cassette, a spoke tension meter, and a few other things to get my order over $100.00
Nashbar was having a 2 day, get 20% off any order over $100.
Shit, couildn’t pass that up.
My wife would be proud if I told her.