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    I gave up my job to ride this bike

    I was fired for purchasing a Nashbar single speed, as the retail merchant that I worked for is AFRAID of competition. I built the bike, was disappointed with rear wheel being a geared hub conversion, not an actual single speed wheel. I will likely put a 28 t chainring on it, I also regret that there are NO rack mounts on frame. Otherwise, it handled boy scout/forest hollow w ease, is similar to a redline monocog that I had ridden, then gifted to a friend. Redline discontinued monocog 4 years ago... Much nicer Alex rims wheelset, much lighter weight. Hopefully Redline will bring back the Monocog. Great bike, steel is reel.

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    Well, my mom didn't get fired for driving a VW Bug to work at Generous Motors in the 1970's but they did finally make her park in a lot damn-near on the other side of town !!
    They now have a Prius and a Turbo Bug.

    Were I you, I'd have probably told my former employer;

    "I didn't buy that bike to stick it up your Azz but I'll bet it looks that way to everyone now . . . Well done !!"

    lol
    bachman must spread some Reputation around before giving it to himself again. :madman:


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    Definitely going to need some more info on why you got fired for buying a particular bike... hold on, let me grab my popcorn.

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    Hope Organic popcorn?

    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    Definitely going to need some more info on why you got fired for buying a particular bike... hold on, let me grab my popcorn.
    Hey buddy, I was maybe also fired, according to "them" for not installing pedals correctly.

    I had done that for years, in various shops, but even though I remove every set of pedals after a bike build, on a day that I was not there, someone forgot to check bike safety before selling, and then somehow, even though I was not working that day, it was my responsibility. It was a great shop, just some weak links. cool beans, i get ui bennies and all the beans I can eat!

    Paul Wilm (Morissite survivor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morissite survivor View Post
    Hey buddy, I was maybe also fired, according to "them" for not installing pedals correctly.

    I had done that for years, in various shops, but even though I remove every set of pedals after a bike build, on a day that I was not there, someone forgot to check bike safety before selling, and then somehow, even though I was not working that day, it was my responsibility. It was a great shop, just some weak links. cool beans, i get ui bennies and all the beans I can eat!

    Paul Wilm (Morissite survivor)
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    Co. BBS. Retail is clearly not my religion. Stolen bikes? I prefer inexpensive bicycles that I weld myself.

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    Donkey?
    Deflated - buy parts to sell parts to buy more parts.. bikes are my drug of choice

    FATTrailer for the kiddo

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    Unless it was a really crappy job, probably no worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    Colorado, California or Oregon?
    Canada possibly? Like the entire country?
    Bikes, lots'o bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    Canada possibly? Like the entire country?
    That is for sure a possibility...


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    Since you came on to a public forum, to gather legal advice, I'll give it to you. Go ride your new bike Dude! If thats the best job you ever get in your life, get ready for a giant dose of SUCK. Go ride your new bike man! When you get a normal job, you will be busy 39-50 hours a week, until you are 65. Go enjoy this summer!

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