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    Thanks Turner

    I kind of gave Turner a hard time the other day about my Burner being a black sheep. Since Turner was kind enough to visit the board, I figured it would be nice to thank them for some of the things that make them unique:

    1) Thanks for striving to build the best bikes you can,
    2) Thanks for addressing why the Burner's were being blown out at supergo and being honest that they didn't go over well,
    3) Thanks for answering my questions when I called and asked them,
    4) Thanks for caring more about how a bike rides than if it weighs 28 grams less than its competition,
    5) (along the the lines of number 4) Thanks for building bikes that are stronger than they "need" to be. It inspires confidence and is well worth an extra .5 pound (especially when you are 225 pounds like me), and
    6) Thanks for responding to customer's needs and wants (02s with XCE rears, calling Pauls to get 4" rockers for the Burners).

    I feel like I bought the Porsche of bikes, except the builder actually cares what their customer wants.

    Now, how about a Hardtail???!!! If it has a supension fork on it, it would still be a suspension cycle.

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    I agree with you on all points.....except, "I feel like I bought the Porsche of bikes" - I always think of Turners as Mercedes Benz's
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    I agree with you on all points.....except, "I feel like I bought the Porsche of bikes" - I always think of Turners as Mercedes Benz's
    Yes, Mercedes...definately...stout, solid, well thought out...

    I like to describe the intangable as: It rides like a pair of Sidi's fit .
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    I think of Turners (and most hi-end bikes) more like purpose built single seat, light weight, racing cars.

    A street legal GT car is a huge compromise when compared to a dedicated racer.

    At any rate Turners doesn't have cup holders .... well I guess people attach water bottle cages, but that not the same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    It rides like a pair of Sidi's fit.
    Them's fightin' words.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve3
    Refining bikes is not cheap, either.

    Those ever so slight improvements of the same models didn't go unnoticed. Shows the dedication of the folks over there.
    Absolutely. I've watched Turner since I got my first XCE in 99, and every year he seems to make subtle, well thought out, tweeks to improve his bikes or keep them current with component and suspension requirements. I've been VERY hard pressed to even consider a different bike, and this is from a guy who never owned a bike longer than a year until I got my Turner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Them's fightin' words.
    I take it you're not a Sidi lover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    I always think of Turners as Mercedes Benz's
    You think of Turners as overweight porky slushboxes?

    I think of them as a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDMC
    2) Thanks for addressing why the Burner's were being blown out at supergo and being honest that they didn't go over well,

    I must have missed this thread. What's the story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    You think of Turners as overweight porky slushboxes?

    I think of them as a bike.
    No, My Windstar is a porky slushbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    No, My Windstar is a porky slushbox.

    So is my Sienna . As for my Turner 5 Spot, I think of it as magic on wheels. I love everything about it. Elegant simplicity also comes to mind in the beauty and craftsmanship. Thanks to the Turner family.........may we all enjoy the ride!

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    The Burners are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Biandon
    I must have missed this thread. What's the story?

    ...being blown out at Supergo because they are being discontinued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    No, My Windstar is a porky slushbox.
    So your Windstar drives like a MB?

    Got it.

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    You may have missed this in grammar school

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    So your Windstar drives like a MB?

    Got it.
    Analogy: resemblance in some particulars between things otherwise unlike, comparison based on such resemblance

    Simile: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by 'like' or 'as'

    Be nice to the lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Zero
    Analogy: resemblance in some particulars between things otherwise unlike, comparison based on such resemblance

    Simile: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by 'like' or 'as'

    Be nice to the lady.
    Quick! Duck! Something just flew over your head!

    Still confused? Here's a defintion, since you seem to be fond of them:

    Main Entry: 1joke
    Pronunciation: 'jOk
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Latin jocus; perhaps akin to Old High German gehan to say, Sanskrit yAcati he asks
    1 a : something said or done to provoke laughter; especially : a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist b (1) : the humorous or ridiculous element in something (2) : an instance of jesting : [size=-1]KIDDING[/size]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    So your Windstar drives like a MB?

    Got it.
    LOL-well, if I thought a MB was a porky slushbox, then yeah, I would say that. But, its a good thing I don't. Of course, I could pretend that my Windstar drove like a Mercerdes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    ...I could pretend that my Windstar drove like a Mercerdes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Here's a defintion, since you seem to be fond of them:
    Main Entry: 1joke
    Pronunciation: 'jOk
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Latin jocus; perhaps akin to Old High German gehan to say, Sanskrit yAcati he asks
    1 a : something said or done to provoke laughter; especially : a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist b (1) : the humorous or ridiculous element
    Quote Originally Posted by Count Zero
    Analogy: resemblance in some particulars between things otherwise unlike, comparison based on such resemblance

    Simile: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by 'like' or 'as'
    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    ...like a pair of Sidi's fit
    Okay I'm really confused now...uh, what were we talking about?
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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