My manager at the bike shop had purchased a pair of ’98 factory XTR’s one for him in 21″ and one for his wife in 17″.  They were both avid cylcists and used them for about 6 weeks.  Then one day I happen to answer the phone and his wife is asking for him and crying. 

She did the classic “oops” and forgot she had 2 bikes on her roof rack and ran into the garage.  It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.  the frame looked like it was ripped apart down the center line of the top tube and down tube and all 4 of the stays were bent upwards  Basically they were about half their original length.  And thats the story of how 2 homegrowns were taken out of circulation before they even had a chance to be awesome.

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