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    M2 Tunnel open

    Not quite true Between Lane Cove Rd and Beecroft Rd (that includes the tunnel) bikes are banned WESTBOUND. The rest of the westbound lanes and the entire eastbound M2 is still bikeable. For now... Transurban have lied and cheated their way to a 'compromise' alternate route. They say they...
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    normal practice on the “test ride” in a LBS?

    Sounds to me like a scam ...if it looks like a duck...
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    "Temporary" Halt to Cycling on Brisbane Airport

    What, and slow down the airport's profits. Lives and livelihoods aren't that important SCotty
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    Ordering from ProBikeKit

    I guess they have a huge turn-over. I've never had that prob. If they haven't had something in, I've never waited for more than a week or two. You can always try parker or chainreaction. Both are a little more pricey (so is the post) but their range is greater with few stock holes. But, I...
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    HED should make their wheels in the USA!

    I agree, but it's your self-confesed belief that you have the right to continue your illegal, deceptive ways that makes me cringe. Of course criminals should be allowed to re-integrate once they do their time, however, that you lie about your past tells me you are still thinking like a...
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    HED should make their wheels in the USA!

    JTE83 Even if you thought the old guy was following you / spying on you (or indeed - if he actually was) - does that give you the right to summarily beat the **** out of him? Something about not being judge, jury and executioner... If I were an employer or building manager, I'd not want you...
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    Where to buy a Garmin Edge 305

    Thanks I managed to obtain one locally (at an inflated price) but, I'll keep you in mind next time I need one. Thanks Scotty
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    Consumer Warning!!

    There is a difference between a kids bike and a toddler bike. I mean, if you're gonna have a 8 - 12 year old jumping around or racing around the neighbourhood then yes, I think K-Mart bike is a form of infanticide. I toddler ridong around the house ain't gonna put those pressures and strains...
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    Consumer Warning!!

    I don't buy the argument that because your kids are young, you can sacrifice quality and safety. Unlinke many, I don't want my kid riding a time bomb. So we bought her a high quality children's road bike. Paid towards $1000 for it. For that, we got 105 level components, a quality frame, she was...
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    Consumer Warning!!

    I'm talking about those who buy cheap **** knowing it is inferior. Not buing exactly the same item cheaper. Scott
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    Consumer Warning!!

    Then he's stupid to compete with that. He needs to compete on something PBK can't. Friendliness, fitting, convienience, whatever - offer people a coffee when they walk through the door. You're right, he's never going to sell a tyre cheaper than PBK - so sell something else. My other half is...
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    Consumer Warning!!

    Exactly, But the higher end of the market knows (or should) know better - we are more likely to screw ourselves with bling than getting caught with cheap ****. Trying to 'trick' us that selling us a tube has a service component is treating us like dickheads. Perhaps you could advertise a...
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    Consumer Warning!!

    That is perhaps the reason that, despite the boom in bicycle sales in recent years, there are dozens of lbs that have fallen by the wayside. In fact, suburban bike shops in every suburb are now a thing of the past, they are bigger and far apart. However, some shops that have a reputation (at...
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    Consumer Warning!!

    True, but that is the art of business; be you a bike shop, a plumber, a lawyer or a dentist. You need to provide things that others don't, provide a service level worth paying for and stop trying to compete when you can't. If I can change a tube / tyre, I don't want to pay a service factor...
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    Consumer Warning!!

    Overwhelmed with joy! I will feel that I am not being discouraged or punished for walking into the door. You know, when banks charged people for over the counter service rather than doing it online - there was outrage. Same here. People who use the hectic schedule, too busy etc excuse are often...