- if an industry insider shows themselves to be a ****
Ii dont understand why someone gets off on this sort of stuff tbh not exactly hard to be an offensive oaf now is it.
I am certain that he wont see a penny of my money though and he distributes a fair bit of kit I wont be buyingPosted 6 years ago
Quick Gary seize the day make a reference to child porn/ PC World I never stop laughing at your subtle wit
Mrmo keep going you are annoying him so you must be doing something rightRusty SpannerSubscriber
Ah, just found the thread in question. 🙂
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His original post about SPD’s didn’t wind me up in the slightest, as it was such an obvious troll.
But he seemed so pleased with himself about it later on in the thread that I thoroughly enjoyed seeing him loose his temper & spit his dummy.
That whole ‘Don’t you know who I am?’ thing on Twitter was just soooo funny as well.Posted 6 years ago
He’s far more amusing than some of the regular bores on here – can we keep him?mrmoMember
Just wondering out loud, if an industry insider acts in a a certain manner, i assume STW would never try and protect them? This is triggered by the missing thread earlier, but i have wondered this about all cycling mags, things like the Specialized love in that was MBR, the stories i have heard about how MBUK conducted some tests, etc.
I just want to know that advertising does not affect any aspect of the editorial policy of the magazine? That freebies, Junkets, threats, etc are treated with the respect they deserve? and not allowed to interfere with the truth?Posted 6 years agoHairychestedMember
I’m unsure I follow G.R.F.’s lead but, as Elf says, keep those arguments open guys. Nobody would close a helmet thread if TJ was speaking his thoughts there, would they? So why close one where somebody else says what more than a lot of people think?Posted 6 years ago
BTW Roadies are often thick, whatever lycra they wear. Thick but fit and fast. I ain’t fit nor fast.
You’re not my ‘target market’.
It’s not whether I am or not. I presume “bike riders” are for you and some of the brands you represent. Referring to the majority of bike riders as total cocks is probably not a strategy your brands would appreciate.
I mean, perhaps you just do it (troll) for the sport or whatever but really in your position, MD, Director, Representative, and at your age (what are you, mid sixties?) you should show a little responsibility and be able to rise above.Posted 6 years agodon simonMember
I’m kind of confused G.R.F., are you saying I have to choose between my road bikes, my mountain bikes and my city bike? That I’m not allowed to embrace the many forms of cycling or enjoy the meeting of minds of such a diverse group as that that posts here. I do, however, agree with you on the point about thick skin, dishing it out and taking it and the pissing off of those who aren’t the target audience.Posted 6 years ago
Referring to the majority of bike riders as total cocks is probably not a strategy your brands would appreciate.
You’re assuming that the vast majority of bike riders don’t think that the vast majority of other bike riders are total cocks. If they do… then he might be onto something. There’s a fine line between idiocy and genius.Posted 6 years ago
Well if you must know, the people who’s products I sell, on a personal level, find my ‘sense of humour’ just fine and our sales performance outstanding,
You clearly have no grasp of PR but I’d almost bet someone at the end of Dakines (for example) various contact addresses (http://www.dakine.com/customer-service/) would not find your ‘sense of humour’ ‘just fine’ if they were emailed links to your various posts and tweets discussing you.Posted 6 years agodon simonMember
The target audience is surely those that don’t ride bikes, it’s why the boat show/bike show was so successful.
Who are well informed and get advice from all sorts of areas, trade shows, the press and even work colleagues, you know, that bike riding nerd in the IT dept… Don’t underestimate the power of recommendations of peers.Posted 6 years ago
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