Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Race it on Sunday, sell it on Monday
Guys in the motorcycle business have an old phrase: "race it on Sunday, sell it on Monday." That is apparently very much the MO for shops selling road bikes. Case in point, the above advertisement. This shop had some great stuff in the window including a Gary Fisher Simple City bike with full fenders, internally geared hub, a cargo rack and was as close as the US may every get to urban European cycling bliss. And I'm sure that the guys running the shop know that most people that walk in the door are looking for something that will be useful for a combination of recreational riding, touring and maybe commuting like this. But hey, they probably make the most margin on the high end road bikes and every once in a while, one will turn into this and bring them great amusement. You've really got to click that last link.