HUBRIS! by Greg Cravens

HUBRIS!

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  1. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    You get what you pay for.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    Must be made in China.

  3. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, about 3 years ago

    The funny part is that he’ll eventually end up spending more on a series of poorly made bikes.

  4. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, about 3 years ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    Not when getting a new one within the warrenty each time.

  5. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 3 years ago

    @Tue Elung-Jensen

    He doesn’t seem quite smart enough to do that on his own…

  6. JackiAnne

    JackiAnne said, about 3 years ago

    Another option would be to take the bike back, get a refund, then invest in a better bike. But then, if he was that smart, he wouldn’t have bought a bike at Tarmart.

  7. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 3 years ago

    Good old American Schwinn.

  8. stripes64

    stripes64 said, about 3 years ago

    Quite possibly spent more than that just on gas….

  9. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Buying bikes and skateboards is like buying a guitar. You buy junk, you’ll spend less and less time learning or doing anything worthwhile with it. I know a lot of guys who bought crap bikes from the TarMart who would otherwise have spent a lot of fun time on the trails, but instead got disappointed and disinterested when the brakes don’t work well, the bike is poorly balanced, the derailleur comes apart, etc. Junk skateboards are the same problem. A kid wants to learn to skate and sees the other kids at the skatepark doing fun, inventive things seemingly effortlessly. And then he has to work himself to death getting a chainstore board to perform like a good one, which it can’t. – you can’t learn like that. Cheap guitars were a bane of my dad’s store just after Christmas. Too many grandmas saving a few bucks and getting Li’l Johnny a toy guitar- that can’t be reliably tuned, can’t be repaired when the neck twists or breaks, and therefore can’t be "learned on ‘til we see if Li’l Johnny has an interest’. Lots of kids gave up learning to play because their guitar needed more working with than got played.

  10. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 3 years ago

    @Greg Cravens

    Same thing with Sears telescopes….

  11. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, about 3 years ago

    True, mind you it seems like Hubris is able to break a “good” bike quicker than I was able to break the junk one I bought at Sears.

  12. Susan Thomas

    Susan Thomas said, about 3 years ago

    You buy cheap, you get cheap. You either throw it away and give up, or you end up buying good later on anyway, so buy good to start with. Plus, even if you give up with something good, you at least have some resale value not to mention something that you’re much happier with.
    Target+Walmart=Tarmart?

  13. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 3 years ago

    @Greg Cravens

    I said to my father (when I was 8) that i’d like a guitar. I got a Spanish guitar with such high “action” that I had to press VERY hard to touch the finger board. I gave up very quickly as my fingers often bled. This put me off learning an instrument for life. I wish he’d bought me something else.

  14. JeepersCreepers

    JeepersCreepers said, about 3 years ago

    Personally, about 12 years or so ago I bought a Magna 21 speed mountain bike from either Target or Walmart and it’s still going just fine – sitting out in my driveway right now. I bought my son a smaller one and it lasted until he outgrew it – I then gave it to a neighbor kid who rode it every day to school and back.
    Unless you’re constantly doing some serious mountain biking (like Hubris), I see no reason to spend $1000 for a bicycle.

  15. JeepersCreepers

    JeepersCreepers said, about 3 years ago

    @JeepersCreepers

    This in no way means I didn’t get a good laugh at the doofus with the cheap bike above, Greg.

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