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    Smile Oh Please don't be that guy.

    You know, with the sparkling clean new Specialized Epic S Work on top of your SUV. Clean SUV, clean bike. Weekend after weekend. It's obvious this bike has not seen a dirt path in a blue moon. I saw you cause you made all you sunday errand at the same harware store and grocery as me. Ride the shit out of that bike please!
    What's up with that. 5k+ on a bike rack and no use. Saw alot fo these since early spring. I don't get it.

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    Oh Please don't be that guy.

    Why do you care? Ride your bike more.


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    Perhaps the guy just likes his toys clean.

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    So the fact that I keep my car and bike clean makes me a poser of some sort? My car gets washed at least twice a month because I live at the beach. My bike stays inside my house in a white carpeted room so I clean it after every ride. So yeah, my rides are clean but I didn't think people paid too much attention because I couldn't care less what others assumptions are made up based on it. Don't be that guy who reads into everything so deep.

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    I keep my bike practically spotless, I also ride it about three times a week. Am I a clean freak? Yes. But a clean bike works better than a dirty bike. Besides, it wouldn't look good to customers if my bike was filthy leaning up against the wall.

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    Only scrubs keep their bike dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy1983 View Post
    Perhaps the guy just likes his toys clean.
    +1 I ride my bike on average 4 days a week. It's pretty much always clean and there's never anything broken or out of adjustment.

    I'm asked frequently why I never ride my bike or comments like that's a new bike etc.

    I'm weird and obsessed at times.

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    Maybe he SHREDS THE GNAR all week long and cleans it up each weekend.

    Maybe you should not worry about other riders gear so much? Riding is far to much fun to let judgments of others get in the way.

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    Maybe he rides a lot and keeps his bike clean. Maybe the $5K bike is mostly for show. Maybe he doesn't even take it off road for fear of scratching it. How does any of this impact you?

    I don't get why some people get so caught up in what others do/say/wear/buy. If they're not hurting anyone, who cares?

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    and on the opposite side you got lazy ***** like me with last seasons dirt still mucking up the drive train

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    Am I "that guy"? My SUV is spotless. My bikes are also spotless.

    This shot was taken just after a muddy pre-ride, then raced the next day.



    This "clean SUV"...


    ... also does this


    Maybe you're "that guy"?
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride are usually slow.
    Roadies who don't mountain bike are usually d***s.

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    Go up and introduce yourself, so next year when he upgrades you can grab it for 2500
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    I wash my bike after every ride. But my Car looks like shyte.
    Ya, I'm one of those Jabronies!

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    it's funny, before I had kids I had a nice two-seater sports car that I washed by hand all the time, why? because I paid a lot of money for it. But I've since traded that in for a family friendly car. Now I have a crappy sedan that see's a car wash maybe twice a year, why? because It's a cheap car and I'm not worried about it getting dinged or dirty If I had a $5k bike I would clean it after every ride same as my sports car. but I don't so my bike gets a wipe down about once a month. nothing fancy, I just clean off the build up.

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    All I know is the the 20 minutes spent keeping the car and bike clean each time they got dirty would be 20 more minutes of riding time.

    Plus, I like it dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin_amador View Post
    All I know is the the 20 minutes spent keeping the car and bike clean each time they got dirty would be 20 more minutes of riding time.

    Plus, I like it dirty.
    Oh, if only it worked that way. 95% of the times I clean the bikes, I'm capitalizing on a 20-30 window of free time on a weekday, in the evening. And sadly, the cars get washed via the big magic tunnel while it sit there on the phone. There was a time when I wouldn't "let" anyone wash my cars. I guess I had more time then?
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride are usually slow.
    Roadies who don't mountain bike are usually d***s.

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    Oh Please don't be that guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phiu-x View Post
    You know, with the sparkling clean new Specialized Epic S Work on top of your SUV. Clean SUV, clean bike. Weekend after weekend. It's obvious this bike has not seen a dirt path in a blue moon. I saw you cause you made all you sunday errand at the same harware store and grocery as me. Ride the shit out of that bike please!
    What's up with that. 5k+ on a bike rack and no use. Saw alot fo these since early spring. I don't get it.

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    Geez, dude! Please don't be "that guy". You know, the guy that judges others based on cleanliness. Worry 'bout your own damn thing.

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    Just a thought...but maybe he bought it that day and was getting other stuff done while out and about..?
    All good things in all good time

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    Keeping your bike clean makes it way easier to diagnose potential problems (worn parts, cracks etc).

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    A clean bike is a happy bike!

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    Back in the day people would keep their bikes dirty to make people think they were not posers. Me? I clean my bike after every muddy ride. Every three rides or so if it is a bit dusty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    Keeping your bike clean makes it way easier to diagnose potential problems (worn parts, cracks etc).
    Yeah! A relatively clean bike is definitely easier on the drive train, as well. I don't wash my bikes anymore, unless it's completely muddy, then I hose it off to get the drivetrain clear of gunk. The one area where I think it's most important to keep clean is the drivetrain. Keeps the parts from wearing down as fast and it keeps shifting functioning properly. Who's the fool - the rider with a clean bike/drive train that works really well... or the guy who's flaunting his pride with a dirty bike and crap drivetrain?

    I also find it pretty weird how others get caught up (in a negative way) on stranger's bikes, set-ups, gear, etc.

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    official troll thread

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    Does it really matter that much in the grand scheme of things? Things could be worse.

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    I love a clean bike. That is why I'm perpetually sad! The sadness comes from destroying all that good cleanliness by riding my bike in the dirt. The bikes don't get washed more than a few times a year, not because of laziness but because of water. I don't want it in the bearings, pivots, seat tube or anywhere else it doesn't belong. I don't like needing to disassemble stuff to re-lube and remove water so the bikes stay dirty. The only things that get regular cleaning are the drivetrain, stanchions, and saddle.

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    The DH bike gets cleaned, lubed and washed after every full day of DH/FR duty. The trail bike gets washed once every 2-3 weeks with a decent wipe down every weekend after riding. Clean bikes ride better.
    I'm thinking about shreddin' it up right now!
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    Holy cow. Lighten up.

    Okay, so I make fun of some poseur and all the people here take offense, what the heck ?

    Where is your sense of humour. This is simple observation, no offense meant. We've all seen some poseur and I just made fun of a local one we have in my neck of the wood (If I ever see him there I know the guy and he is exactly that. I'd expected more story about those people and their bike, the brand they use, etc. The only guy who mostly got it was sfgiantsfan. Can't have a little fun.

    This was surely not expected. Again, If the hat does not fit you, why you wear it ?

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    Oh Please don't be that guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by phiu-x View Post
    you know, with the sparkling clean new specialized epic s work on top of your suv. Clean suv, clean bike. Weekend after weekend. It's obvious this bike has not seen a dirt path in a blue moon. I saw you cause you made all you sunday errand at the same harware store and grocery as me. Ride the shit out of that bike please!
    What's up with that. 5k+ on a bike rack and no use. Saw alot fo these since early spring. I don't get it.

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    nm:/

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    Re: Oh Please don't be that guy.

    How about have some pride in the stuff you own... Clean bike, clean car.
    Pride and ownership.

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    When you own a 1989 Toyota truck, a Yaris and a 1996 Bontrager pride in ownership seems silly. I take pride in my superior driving and bike handling skills.

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    I keep my junk clean... No, I'm not gonna show you how clean, either. WTF does it matter? Nice troll.

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    Oh Please don't be that guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    Am I "that guy"? My SUV is spotless. My bikes are also spotless.

    This shot was taken just after a muddy pre-ride, then raced the next day.



    This "clean SUV"...


    ... also does this


    Maybe you're "that guy"?
    Sweet 100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    I keep my junk clean... No, I'm not gonna show you how clean, either. WTF does it matter? Nice troll.
    I'll bet my junk is even cleaner than your junk!

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    When I worked at a local state park, we used to call these people "The L.L. Bean Crowd."

    Clean SUV, matching hiking boots, a golden retriever, mom with a camera and a picnic basket.

    Yuppies like the outdoors too.

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    Sounds like me when I'm with my family - except we have a yellow lab

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    What's wrong with keeping your s**t clean? I ride 5+ days a week and I clean my bike after almost every ride, especially the drivetrain.

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    Oh Please don't be that guy.

    I clean my bike after wet muddy springtime rides whether it needs it or not. Let it dry, then brushes & wet cloth, never a hose. Why no hose? Because I'm a poseur. The cool racer bois look down on hoses. "Dude, all your bearings will get soaked and rust if you power wash with a hose." So I don't even spray mine for fear of getting busted by the cool guys.
    This is as clean as it gets.

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    LOL. There is clean and there is clean if you know what I mean. Like clean as in , never-been-take-non-a-dirtpath clean. I clean my bike too, but its not "outta the shop" clean. Not when I ride 4+ times a week anyway.

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    It's cute seeing people march their "I ride 3/4 times per week" baby nuts around among the ride daily crowd.
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    It's cute seeing people march their "I ride 3/4 times per week" baby nuts around among the ride daily crowd.
    Okay, we may have another one here... So, riding 3 or 4 times/week is "cute" and leaves one with baby nuts? Gotta here this explained.
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride are usually slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    When I worked at a local state park, we used to call these people "The L.L. Bean Crowd."

    Clean SUV, matching hiking boots, a golden retriever, mom with a camera and a picnic basket.

    Yuppies like the outdoors too.
    I'm with you except for the matching hiking boots, if you get good boots they will last you years (I'm talking full grain leather where you can replace the sole when needed)

    But yeah, reminds me of the Subaru commercials where dirty cars look cooler.

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    Oh Please don't be that guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    It's cute seeing people march their "I ride 3/4 times per week" baby nuts around among the ride daily crowd.
    It's cute that you've thought about this. Why do you care? Not everyone has the luxury of riding every day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phiu-x View Post
    You know, with the sparkling clean new Specialized Epic S Work on top of your SUV. Clean SUV, clean bike. Weekend after weekend. It's obvious this bike has not seen a dirt path in a blue moon. I saw you cause you made all you sunday errand at the same harware store and grocery as me. Ride the shit out of that bike please!
    What's up with that. 5k+ on a bike rack and no use. Saw alot fo these since early spring. I don't get it.

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    The worst part of all is when it turns out they are faster than you.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Oh Please don't be that guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta View Post
    The worst part of all is when it turns out they are faster than you.
    Maybe for the op. Me on the other hand, it's just something I've learned to live with.




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    I wash my bike every two weeks - WTF do you care if it looks nice?

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    I just gave both my MTB and road bike a good scrub down and lube today. Neither was that bad but this thread motivated me to get them in tip top condition.

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    I don't keep my bike that clean and my truck is usually in need of some soap and water, but I make up for it by being a slow rider. What's it to ya anyway?

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    I plan to start washing my bike daily in the shower with me from now on. This thread has motivated me to do so.

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    I try to keep my bike as clean as I can, but that's hard to do at the apt I'm stuck at for 4 days till I graduate. It's covered in sand right now. Washed it off after the last ride but it got splattered from the bike wash rack to the truck.

    Now my gas guzzling, pavement pounding, 420hp truck... That looks like a mirror 24/7

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    I have a riding buddy during my nightly urban rides who doesn't want to ride trails at all. His excuses are:

    1. Afraid to suffer a bad fall and injure himself.
    2. Afraid to suffer a bad fall and damage his bike.
    3. He doesn't like rocks hitting his RD or any of his spokes.
    4. He doesn't like mud/dirt/poop sticking to his tires.
    5. He doesn't believe riding trails is a better exercise than distance road riding.

    He's not riding a road bike, he's riding a Cannondale Trail 29er.

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