Holy shit/spencer Shop lulz

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Face
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(Reply to #12651)

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Face wrote:
I used to work for a skateboard collector. He understood how silly it was to buy a skateboard and never ride it and had dozens of decks on his walls, all perfectly brand new. If he bought one with an imperfection it would get ridden, so I kinda think that evens it out a little.

I used to sell skateboards (mostly longboards, but that's another story). Dealing with collectors or any customer over the age of, say, 27 was a nightmare.

If you want to see crazy money being spent, search "vintage bmx" on eBay and sort by price high-to-low.

I bought wheels, bearings, and misc hardware from you in my 20s.

Got any stickers left?

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 17:00
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #12652)

Face wrote:
Rentable Faxmachine wrote:
Face wrote:
I used to work for a skateboard collector. He understood how silly it was to buy a skateboard and never ride it and had dozens of decks on his walls, all perfectly brand new. If he bought one with an imperfection it would get ridden, so I kinda think that evens it out a little.

I used to sell skateboards (mostly longboards, but that's another story). Dealing with collectors or any customer over the age of, say, 27 was a nightmare.

If you want to see crazy money being spent, search "vintage bmx" on eBay and sort by price high-to-low.

I bought wheels, bearings, and misc hardware from you in my 20s.

Got any stickers left?

I might have some left. All the legal/financial BS killed whatever enthusiasm I had left, and I ended up destroying or giving away what remained.

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 17:10
Face
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If you find any, LMK. A good friend bought a ton of stuff from you back when and I'm sure he'd appreciate a BNIB NOS MHS sticker.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:23
Rentable Faxmachine
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I'll see what I can find.

Do you remember the MHS bearings? There are/were multiple suppliers on Aliexpress/Alibaba offering MHS bearings despite the fact that none of them are/were the original supplier.

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:41
chazzwazzer
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I bought my first board (a Dervish!) from you. It was rad. Were you running the shop as your full time gig?

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:52
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #12656)

chazzwazzer wrote:
I bought my first board (a Dervish!) from you. It was rad. Were you running the shop as your full time gig?

No, thank god.

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:35
Face
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I remember them, I always ran redz though.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:48
joy of vaping
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I've still got MHS stickers on a toolbox:

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:00
littletinyfish
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Collectors suck until you find them after 70 years, then their collection is amazing.

I'm a terrible collector. I have ideas of picking a genre of something and collecting, but I can never settle on one thing because it eventually becomes too expensive to be maintainable.

So instead of collections I have piles of clutter.

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:41
Face
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I too collect piles of clutter.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 01:19
aek
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Why would anyone want to start a collection from scratch, just for the sake of it?

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:51
littletinyfish
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Gotta start somewhere?

Starting a collection is better than having someone start a collection for you. I had a girlfriend in high school who decided I liked Piglet, and thus the Piglet collection was borne unto me.

Also, I don't willfully start collections. I just notice that I have a pile of something, and that's when I contemplate becoming a collector of that thing.

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:12
aek
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I think that if I discovered I had a pile of something arbitrary, N-1 of which was redundant, I would either give it away or throw it out.

I'm sure I have a huge blindspot of things I own, but consider useful. Collections have just always seemed like a compulsive disorder to me. I guess it's harmless enough in most cases, so what do I care, I guess?

Also, if I didn't move so often or had more space, I would probably have never given it a second thought.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 06:44
spaghetti
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lol at a bikes forum full of folks with a lot of bikes confused about collecting bikes

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:16
Tail Hook Lengthener
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n/m

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:38
derrayyyvid
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borked a junction A during a firmware update, at the end of the day, right when the customer came to pick up the spencer. not good feels.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:32
NOVELTYNAME
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How exactly?

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:57
derrayyyvid
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New junction A can only update firmware thru Bluetooth using phone/tablet, can't use PC e-tubes. My iPhone auto-locked a minute into the push and lost the connection.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:01
mdilthey
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I asked Parker at Laughing Dog if I could buy some tire milk. He looked at me and said "What the fuck is tire milk?"

Goddamnit tarck

26/M/41t N/W

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 13:11
drwelby
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Continental officially called it "sealing milk" for a long time.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 13:20
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #12671)

mdilthey wrote:
I asked Parker at Laughing Dog if I could buy some tire milk. He looked at me and said "What the fuck is tire milk?"

Goddamnit tarck

I hang out here all the time and I wouldn't know wtf you were talking about if you came in asking for milk without any context.

When I was wrenching, if a customer came in and asked for "milk", I for sure would have posted that shit in this thread on my lunch break. No malice intended, of course, but you might as well have gone in and asked for shakes.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:56
mdilthey
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To be fair, I did ask for Tire Milk but I still felt hella stupid afterwards. It just slipped out.

26/M/41t N/W

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:33
Endpoint
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(Reply to #12673)

derrayyyvid wrote:
New junction A can only update firmware thru Bluetooth using phone/tablet, can't use PC e-tubes.

LOL, what the fuck Shimano?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:53
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #12674)

mdilthey wrote:
To be fair, I did ask for Tire Milk but I still felt hella stupid afterwards. It just slipped out.

I'm just giving you shit. It's a silly thing to say and he probably got a good laugh at your expense, but you definitely didn't ruin his day or anything.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:13

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