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Discussion in 'North East' started by Jrs13086, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Jun 28, 2020 at 12:59 PM
    TOMB

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    Changed all drain plugs to Dimple Magnetic plugs UNI filter on air pump
    My frustration for the week--Not Tacoma related.

    I needed to put new tires on a 12 speed bike that Im putting on the road-sidewalk so i can ride with the grand Kids.
    The frustration is this, I needed a tube (27 x 1 1/4 ) so off to the neighborhood Wall Mart, no only didn't have any tubes but no bicycles anywhere.

    A glutton for punishment I made 4 more visits to area Wall Marts --no luck.

    Went to the local Trex Corporation Bicycle Newington Ct. store and was told that they didn't want any customers in the store in a snarky tone , I said thank you and started to walk out of the store as they started laughing at me. That pissed me off and I kept walking . If they used a different tone I maybe consider making a purchase there in the future. NOT going to happen.

    The thing is they had no clue as to if I was going to buy a $3000.00 bike ,or 10 different bikes, or a $10.00
    purchase.

    I guess with lack of sales for 3+ months they forgot how to interact with customers, maybe if I purchased a $3000.00 bike their bottom line might look good on the plus side of the books.

    I fixed my frustration (lack of tubes) by taking a tube off of my spare bike until stores restock.

    Rant over , and bike on the road-sidewalk .

    Time for a couple of cool ones.

    TOMB
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
  2. Jun 28, 2020 at 1:09 PM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Stupidity. Complete stupidity and ignorance.

    Not surprised about the lack of parts though..people are buying bikes and parts faster than the stores can get em, my local shop is 4 weeks out for doing most work as well. Amazon the one you need as a spare though would be my advice.
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2020 at 1:25 PM
    themajewski

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    Stores have been out of bicycles for a long time, shortage while everyone is home during COVID and seeking to do active stuff.

    My go to is REI in West Hartford, their customer service is always great and have stock in most things on the spot.
     
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  4. Jun 28, 2020 at 1:36 PM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    I've been shopping online but mostly for older stuff anyway, not stuff I can get in a LBS
     
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  5. Jun 28, 2020 at 1:47 PM
    lapoltba

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    Pedal Power in Vernon, Middletown, or Willimantic is pretty good. I have only had to stop in once or twice but service was fine.

    A little off topic plug here... (if there was actually a topic here), but if anyone was on the fence about getting OVtune on their truck I'm local and offering flashing as a service for 3.5L trucks MT/AT. As soon as the editable AT files are released I can adjust charge voltages as well as shift points if the files I currently have don't work for you.
     
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  6. Jun 28, 2020 at 3:18 PM
    Breakfast Taco

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    not good idea. dislike. CT over hump, Portugal not so much.
     
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  7. Jun 29, 2020 at 4:52 AM
    Cativelense

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    Morning everyone.

    Happy Monday. Extra short work week... get Friday off for the 4th.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2020 at 6:24 AM
    mhoadley

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    If you need another tube or two, let me know. Couple good and reputable bike shops in my area.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2020 at 10:51 AM
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    Sorry I'm just seeing this....next time go to Cutting Edge in Berlin. Great guys and great company.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2020 at 10:43 PM
    Breakfast Taco

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    :wave::woot::yay:

    Don't know if it's good morning or goodnight (as usual) so a bunch of cartoons.
    got an update for the muffler & gasket. muffler shipped 0. Gasket shipped 1. Sigh.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 2:33 AM
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  12. Jun 30, 2020 at 4:15 AM
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  13. Jun 30, 2020 at 6:35 AM
    Cativelense

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    Morning everyone.

    Happy Tuesday. Rainy day on tap?
     
  14. Jul 1, 2020 at 2:46 AM
    vssman

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  15. Jul 1, 2020 at 4:57 AM
    Cativelense

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    Morning everyone.

    Happy hump day.
     
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  16. Jul 1, 2020 at 5:35 AM
    Breakfast Taco

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    Morning all.
    Muffler on the move - shipped from Warwick RI. They showed it coming from MA on the order page, so.... go figure.
    Gasket came in yesterday. I think it's the wrong one so will have to see. Of course it's a holiday weekend during a pandemic - which means I won't be able to pick up a gasket locally. Of course I don't get an extra day off - living the @Cativelense lifestyle. :frusty:
     
  17. Jul 1, 2020 at 3:55 PM
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  18. Jul 1, 2020 at 9:13 PM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    UGH..no more fkn rain!!
     
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  19. Jul 2, 2020 at 2:37 AM
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  20. Jul 2, 2020 at 4:31 AM
    Cativelense

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    Morning everyone.

    Happy Friday, since tomorrow is the holiday.
     
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