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  • 12-11-2012
    wmac
    Bad MTB Advice Cat
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  • 12-11-2012
    marpilli
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  • 12-11-2012
    wschruba
    Rep for you, sir.
  • 12-11-2012
    AndrwSwitch
    Hey! I like big tires! Although I guess mine don't have that chunky a tread pattern...

    ;)
  • 12-11-2012
    Glide the Clyde
    Nice PSA. This could rival Hucking Kitty.
  • 12-11-2012
    shibiwan
    Good job with the BURNT ORANGE and yellow stripes. :D
  • 12-11-2012
    wyatt79m
    Nice
  • 12-11-2012
    Sean831
    Third one almost matches me perfectly... but I waited a year first. Oh well, upgrades are fun
  • 12-11-2012
    monzie
    Hahaha! Chock Full O' Win!
  • 12-11-2012
    DavyRay
    Dear OP
    Dear OP,

    I just bought a $500 SandSlammer brand new from my LBS. I want to spend $1800 on parts, so it will equal the PebbleSlammer ($1000 bike). Whadda think?

    (signed)
    Impatient...
  • 12-11-2012
    wmac
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DavyRay View Post
    Dear OP,

    I just bought a $500 SandSlammer brand new from my LBS. I want to spend $1800 on parts, so it will equal the PebbleSlammer ($1000 bike). Whadda think?

    (signed)
    Impatient...

    Dear Impatient:

    Below is a dissertation that took a lot of my time to put together. It outlines the pitfalls of spending a lot of money "customizing" your bike versus buying a bike designed to suit you. Since you already made up your mind about what you are going to do and you just posed your question to justify your decision, I have deleted my response. Go do whatever you want. Spend your money however you want. Unless you are racing, you are stroking your cock with a chamoise glove.
  • 12-11-2012
    zebrahum
    Love it.
  • 12-11-2012
    OscarW
    This could get really good. Where is my popcorn dangit....:cornut:
  • 12-11-2012
    wmac
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    -Bill in Houston
  • 12-11-2012
    wmac
    Pm me your bad advice and I'll post a Bad MTB Advice Cat meme.
  • 12-11-2012
    wmac
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    -Marpilli
  • 12-11-2012
    wmac
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    -Katz
  • 12-11-2012
    IAmHolland
    Katz is the best!
  • 12-11-2012
    Bill in Houston
    love it!
  • 12-11-2012
    Flyin_W
    Dear BAC [Bad Advice Cat],
    Seems I've made all of the above mistakes, and spent $$$$ on upgrades
    to my Jeep-branded MTB, since the salesman told me that it's one of the best!

    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...xBYB9CrQez5AVX

    Almost X-mas, need to buy a few more gifts, and must sell her to pay the CC bill.
    So..... I'm wondering if it's a vintage / retro / classic,
    and what a customized one like this - is worth?
    BAC wisdom needed to save X-mas.
  • 12-11-2012
    wmac
    You should put it on CL as a "Racing Mountain Bike." DO NOT mention anything that is wrong with it. What a potential buyer noob doesn't know, won't hurt them (until it actually hurts them). Add up everything you've spent on upgrades over the years and list it for that amount. Do not budge on price.
  • 12-12-2012
    Gasp4Air
    Dear B.A.C.,

    I fall down whenever my bike hits a rock. Do I need new tires?

    When I fall down, I leave the bike and bounce down the trail. Should I get clipless pedals to prevent this?

    One last thing: My poker buddies tell me I should bet heavily until the end of a hand, then fold. Does this sound right?

    Thanks in advance,
    gasp
  • 12-12-2012
    wmac
    Dear Gasp: Spending money on new parts always makes up for lack of riding ability. Yes, buy new tires and pump them up to 50 psi. It's faster that way. Also, definitely buy clip less pedals. It is so much faster. Lastly, your friends are mostly right - always bet heavy, regardless of your hand but ALWAYS go all in on the river.
  • 12-12-2012
    gmcttr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wmac View Post
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    -Katz

    Nothing wrong with this advise. Do you expect me to just HIT the poor fool?:p
  • 12-12-2012
    evasive
    I must spread reputation around before giving it to wmac again.

    So awesome. This thread has epic potential written all over it. In for the win. Sticky!