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    Rocky Mountain Cyclery Rocks!!!

    I just wanted to post up and let my fellow local brotha's know that there's a great shop in Loveland called Rocky Mountain Cylcery. (http://www.rockymountaincyclery.com/) I was in search for a tubeless wheelset scrolling the ebay boards when I came across Tom's ad (I think he's the owner) for some custom made wheels. Tom took the time to reply to my gazillion emails regarding a multitude of questions and offered me a great deal.

    I picked up hand built xtr hub laced to an mavic 823 ex rim/20mm hub laced to 823 ex rim for $250.00 brand new. It's a bit heavy, but it's hand built and being tubeless, I was able to save some weight there. Tom proceeded to ask me if I was looking for anything else and offered me a great deal on a very nice carbon bar, a shimano xt cassette, and tires, for reasonably less than retail, even beating out online shops and ebayers. When I went up to get my parts, Tom and another very informative tech spent time answering my questions, taking the time to figure out what type of rider I am, what I'm looking to build, and reccomending the right stuff.

    I just wanted to give them 2 thumbs up and share this with ya'll in case you live near there or go up that way as these guys know their stuff, and seem to sincerely care about pairing you up with the right components for the job. Unlike big box stores, they provided top notch service while still offering me a great deal! Un heard of IMO.

    Anyhow, if you're up that way, check em out!

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    Nice little shop.

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    I have purchased 3 wheelset and many bike parts from RMC. Always got a great deal.

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    No disrespect to that shop, but if you are already in loveland.. why go anywhere other than Mountain High Cyclery? Sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Phase
    No disrespect to that shop, but if you are already in loveland.. why go anywhere other than Mountain High Cyclery? Sheesh.
    Unfortunately I live in Boulder.....

    ....So Larry usually has to ship to me.
    Last edited by lidarman; 03-30-2008 at 12:14 PM.

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    I though mtnhighcyclery WAS Lovelend and the only reason I go there

    Larry for Mayor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    I though mtnhighcyclery WAS Lovelend and the only reason I go there

    Larry for Mayor!
    MHC is the official 'unspoken' shop of mtbr.

    Kinda like the local drug dealer.

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    Yeah, his offerings of Turner, Ventana, Knolly, I9s, etc. sure put any drug-dealers to shame. They have a hard time competing.

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    Well, thanks for the kind words, but I don't want to detract from the subject of the thread so I'll throw in my 2 cents.
    Tom and Louie are great guys to deal with, nice guys and very trustworthy. I don't hesitate for a second to recommend them to people for stuff that they specialize in. Obviously there's some overlap, but in general we have a bit different emphasis, so sometimes I send people their direction and sometimes they send customers my way.
    Louie is a hammer, good guy to ride with if you ever get the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    Well, thanks for the kind words, but I don't want to detract from the subject of the thread so I'll throw in my 2 cents.
    Tom and Louie are great guys to deal with, nice guys and very trustworthy. I don't hesitate for a second to recommend them to people for stuff that they specialize in. Obviously there's some overlap, but in general we have a bit different emphasis, so sometimes I send people their direction and sometimes they send customers my way.
    Louie is a hammer, good guy to ride with if you ever get the chance.

    Larry
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    Wow! Larry, I think you are the first bike shop owner I've ever met who doesn't have an ego the size of....well...a huge ego. I salute you.

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    I (heart) Loveland.
    Both shops are great. Cool people to deal with and competitive prices. Rumor has it that RMC is getting an espresso bar.
    Larry- what are you going to do to stay competitive?
    **** censorship

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    Quote Originally Posted by subliminalshiver
    Rumor has it that RMC is getting an espresso bar.
    Haha! Thats a good way to sell stuff. I know that whenever I go into a store that has a built in coffee shop (starbucks), I am much more likely to bust out the wallet in exchange for the merchandise. I guess it brings out the frivolent side of me. Good marketing strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subliminalshiver
    I (heart) Loveland.
    Both shops are great. Cool people to deal with and competitive prices. Rumor has it that RMC is getting an espresso bar.
    Larry- what are you going to do to stay competitive?
    An espresso bar? Damn, wonder if they're hiring

    Hmmm, what should I do....female mechanics in short-shorts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    An espresso bar? Damn, wonder if they're hiring

    Hmmm, what should I do....female mechanics in short-shorts?
    As long as they're knowledgeable. Otherwise, I'd rather have you in short-shorts...yeeeesh.

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    Lets leave the short shorts to the pretty females with nice legs.
    How about adding a kegerator? That might count as a one-upper.
    Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

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    Well, why don't you get Beastro to "initiate" each new girl by asking her (or paying her) to spend a week at the shop in short shorts. You can put up a schedule on your website and I'm telling you- buyers wil come from far and near. That parking lot will be overflowing. Beastro can even stand outside and sell beer and other goodies. I'll make sure nobody disrespects the chicks.

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    Larry-

    Might I suggest an outdoor beer garden with the appropriate servers
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    The more I drink, the smarter you get.

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    *passes out web design business cards to all parties mentioned.


    will design for 29er SSs

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    Easy guys... I said "what are you gonna do to stay competitive".... Not completely crush the competition. Kegerators and beer-maidens will completely crush the other shops in the area. Give the other guys a fighting chance!
    **** censorship

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    Yeah, we could haul in some sand and play beach volleyball outside too....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Yeah, we could haul in some sand and play beach volleyball outside too....
    I wonder what the gas station customers would think...I'll bet the gas station owner might even pitch in on the cost of sand.

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    Ride On!

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    What an awesome journey and story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    What an awesome journey and story!
    No doubt! Tom's a great guy, glad to have met him and his staff!

    Two for Customer Service!

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    Man I gotta come over to this board more often. BTW a to Larry @ MHC a true stand up guy.
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