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Or perhaps not.



Insert yer own card. Hrm.
 

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Evil4bc said:
Credit Garrett from MASH fame for all the new Globe goodness !!!
Great Job Gerrett !!!!!
Keep suckin' on that Kool-Aid mate.
 

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Of course what will happen is the lawyers at Specialized will trademark it or something because Steve can't afford to and then they'll go after him because that's what they do best.
 

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Keep suckin' on that Kool-Aid mate.
What the F are you talking about all that Vegimite has effected your thinking process , educate yourself on who's doing the work your speak of before you make mindlesss post .
Link to help educate -
Link to a few of Garrett's post on Arkitip about the Globe development process


Garrett Chow - MASH team rider and Specialized Globe creative director and Brand manager.( text taken from Garrett's blog )
Six months ago I signed on to help Specialized Bicycles as a creative director and brand-manager to re-vamp their Globe line of urban-focused bikes. In the past half year I've had the privilege of working with some of the most talented designers and creative minds within the cycling industry; and have had the opportunity to see the inner-workings of this incredible world. Experiencing a design go from drawing board to first prototypes, through the marketing, engineering and financial/budgetary filters; and on to final production has been a truly enlightening and incredible process.
 

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Look what is that? See it off there is the distance?

It is getting closer.

Closer.

Closer.

See it now?

Ah yes, a wee fixie jumping clear over the shark.

Available in three coloways!
Includes spokecards!
 

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Evil4bc said:
What the F are you talking about all that Vegimite has effected your thinking process , educate yourself on who's doing the work your speak of before you make mindlesss post .
Link to help educate -
Link to a few of Garrett's post on Arkitip about the Globe development process


Garrett Chow - MASH team rider and Specialized Globe creative director and Brand manager.( text taken from Garrett's blog )
Six months ago I sold out Specialized Bicycles as a cnuty dictator and icon deceptor to co-opt their Globe line of urban-focused bikes. In the past half year I've had the privilege of working with some of the most cliche designers and uncreative minds within the corporate sellout industry; and have had the opportunity to see the inner-workings of this incredibly bourgeois world. Experiencing a design go from drawing board to first botched samples, through the deception, engineering and financial/budgetary filters; and on to final production has been a truly enlightening and incredible process. I had no idea how things were made and sold![/parody]
It's Vegemite, diçkhead.

Why are you getting so excited and jumping to the defense like a doting girlfriend to a corporate, co-opted POS bike like that?

And speaking of mindless, why don't you tuck the cheerleaders' skirt back in the cupboard and 'contrast and compare' the two photos above? And then after that, find out how corporations wait for the smaller industry players and social sub-cultures to innovate, before co-oping them when they reach a certain saturation point.

Man, you probably think the Langster is the coolest bike ever.

You got it on one, eMcK - this shi† has jumped the shark. Bigtime.

I especially like how another pom-pom waver on the Globe Flickr site was espousing the highlights of the range, by saying that the fixies hubs weren't just ordered from a catalogue, they were made especially. Holy sh!t, Specialized made some fixie hubs! How did they overcome such an insane technical hurdle?!

The whole site is peppered with such gold. I won't link it because I'll assume some of you would like to keep your lunch where it is.
 

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Thylacine said:
It's Vegemite, diçkhead.

Why are you getting so excited and jumping to the defense like a doting girlfriend to a corporate, co-opted POS bike like that?

And speaking of mindless, why don't you tuck the cheerleaders' skirt back in the cupboard and 'contrast and compare' the two photos above? And then after that, find out how corporations wait for the smaller industry players and social sub-cultures to innovate, before co-oping them when they reach a certain saturation point.

Man, you probably think the Langster is the coolest bike ever.

You got it on one, eMcK - this shi† has jumped the shark. Bigtime.

I especially like how another pom-pom waver on the Globe Flickr site was espousing the highlights of the range, by saying that the fixies hubs weren't just ordered from a catalogue, they were made especially. Holy sh!t, Specialized made some fixie hubs! How did they overcome such an insane technical hurdle?!

The whole site is peppered with such gold. I won't link it because I'll assume some of you would like to keep your lunch where it is.
LOL'ing WOW clearly your way too full of yourself to be the only one generating such humor over a headbadge , You try to give credit to the work that Garrett has done to another only over simple aesthetic's of a headbadge then are fast to slamm the cookie cutter Corerate generated hype in their web site :rolleyes:
Your smart enought to know 2 complety differnt deptments handle each of these tasks but you bash all the same .
I'm not jumping to Garrett's defense , only pointing out and giving credit to one of my friends were credit in justly due . He did a great job as a first year PM specing these bikes and his hard work shows .
 

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Gee, you must think comedians are the worst type of people, creating all those jokes just for their own egos. The shame you must feel for laughing must be terrible.

Clearly you're not to close to your friends, because we're not just talking about a headbadge here, we're also talking about the fixie that they've concocted, and who-knows-what else they've co-oped. Maybe Google what your friends are up to so you're up-to-date.

Two different departments responsible for different things don't communicate? Wow, that's news to me. How did you find out about this glaring lack of communication, this irresponsible isolationist policy by either/or department?

And you're not jumping to his defense? Sure you are. Man up. All I'm bringing to peoples attention is the blatant co-op and coat tail riding. If you want to congratulate your mate for doing his job, goodonya, go buy him some flowers, but this has zero to do with whether or not someone is doing their job properly.

Anyway, go have a look at the bikes, go read some of the comments on the site, and then you can lambast the project like the rest of us :thumsup:
 

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It does look eerily similar, don't it?

Well, at least others want to use my ideas... I suppose that's somehow good.

Still waiting for that other guy to come up with something worth taking ;)
 

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I heard that Globe is going to bring out a bike especially for people who like to go out for a hot chocolate, called the.......Cocoa El Nino.

Boom-boom.

Oh! And a bike made from wood called......Bystickle.

And one for leg fetishists called.....Thighlascene.

One for getting beers called.......Maltworks!
 

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He'll be playing here all week folks. Have a safe ride home and don't forget to tip your servers.
:)
 

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Thylacine said:
I heard that Globe is going to bring out a bike especially for people who like to go out for a hot chocolate, called the.......Cocoa El Nino.

Boom-boom.

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SWEET! i can see it now.....:thumbsup: ....back to building my boring old bikes for stoked people. works for me............Steve.
 

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I had a nice ride tonight on my normal 'test loop' and it gave me the chance to think about things a bit. I came to a couple of conclusions:

I love the product development process. I get to design, fabricate, and test bikes. I get to test them in the woods! I never have to see a cubicle. I'm really happy to have chosen this path. Things are good and getting better.

I just can't devote any more energy to this Steve Garro feud. I believe it began a long while back when I took a shot at Master builders who leech off their wives. It wasn't directed at Garro, and I took time off-list to explain this, but to no avail. Then there was the crazy rotor brace thread. The other builder and I patched things up, but things are still not right between Steve and I.

I hope that the pot-shots will cease. I don't look forward to, and don't intend to participate in any further exchanges with him. It's a waste of energy and it accomplishes nothing. We have already determined that there will be no agreement, unfortunately.

I have had numerous opportunities since the last dust-up to attack Steve's threads and his posts. I'm not gonna say I wasn't tempted, but I figured it was best to just let it lie. Nothing to gain.

Despite that, we have this. I hope it ends. I wish Steve all the best in life and in business. I congratulate him on his wait list and I think he makes a good product. Best of luck to you, Steve, and I hope you too no longer have to spend any energy on this.

Let's all focus our hatred on the Big S ;)
 

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D.F.L. said:
Despite that, we have this. I hope it ends. I wish Steve all the best in life and in business. I congratulate him on his wait list and I think he makes a good product. Best of luck to you, Steve, and I hope you too no longer have to spend any energy on this.

Let's all focus our hatred on the Big S ;)
sounds good to me. rock on, i'm outta here fer 12 days on vacation............happy building, Steve.
 
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