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Hey Trannies Gang!

A couple of posts in the another thread alluding to the possibility of attracting future advertisers / partners to Transitions. Cadens wheels comes up regularly!

It got me thinking about my own spending habits and how that has been driven by this site, I thought as a possible data point for the future it could be valuable to document how we have been influenced by advice / what we have read on here. 

For me:

Bike purchases - Pedals Plus in Gordon have had > $6k from me due to a recommendation on here.
Shoes - Willie gets all my shoe purchases now, initially this was only from his posts on here $650ish. Plus I tell everyone I know to go to him too.
Power meter - again through Willie around $1200
Swim Coach - $150 I think through here
Science in Sport - $150 a month
Elite energy - I don't know whether they count 'cos I raced my first race with them before I joined here but I've become such a loyal attendee of their events partly due to Emo & Seb's involvement here (and the rest because they're top folk and looked after me at LCW last year). I reckon around $1500 in race fees a year?

The rest are too small to mention but I'm fairly certain that every brand / product choice I make that's triathlon related has been chosen through the lens of this forum.

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I'm a cheapskate, so technically not much.  Willie will get my shoes.  I did my first Gundy cause I read of it here.  

My mate, who's never been on here, never lurked or looked on here, and rolls his eyes every time I say "was reading on trannies"; has a set of 80mm deCadence wheels and a 50mm deCadence front (for those windy days) because of me and this place though.  And I'll be asking Willie a Ridley related question for him in the very near future too.

I did try infinit because of here though, and my mate also still uses it.

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Brought some stuff on recommendations, eg wetsuit from Aqua Plus

main ones from advertising on here:

Caden wheels - sorely based on Trannies 

Pedal Plus is my local store anyway

Trannies Hat

Elete Energy races

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44 minutes ago, goughy said:

Being a member though, I think Willie is a little bit different than just or normal advertiser's, or even a normal recommendation.

Yep, but it does demonstrate the value of becoming part of a community, contributing etc. People buy from people!

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56 minutes ago, KieranR said:

Shoes from Willie

I'm trying to buy shoes from willie  but he won't return my messages. 

Guess I cried wolf once too many

 

😉

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10 minutes ago, roxii said:

Hey hey hey......

Whats happening here,,,,, wait till I leave and then try and turn this into a cash cow for Willie  :angry:

 

 

:lol:   Just kidding. 

 

didn't you negotiate a percent of future sales/revenue?

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I also acquired a wife pretty much directly from my involvement in trannies... long story but yeah. We were old friends who ended up getting back together because I ended up in WA one year doing the IM Busso commentary. Although we are no longer married we remain the best of friends. I talked to her last week as a matter of fact. Marriage is over rated. 

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1 hour ago, TUv5.0 said:

I also acquired a wife pretty much directly from my involvement in trannies... long story but yeah. We were old friends who ended up getting back together because I ended up in WA one year doing the IM Busso commentary. Although we are no longer married we remain the best of friends. I talked to her last week as a matter of fact. Marriage is over rated. 

I have a vague recollection I was there at Perth airport for said reunion.

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40 minutes ago, willie said:

Did you race in the Beacons? 

Ooh and Beacons from Willie.

Yes I did race in them. 3 sub 20 parkruns in the lead up to worlds too.

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ignoring the trannies merch

Otter sold 3 bikes to me (so - 12k? plus some servicing and sundries)

Fusion suit, thinking about getting another one.

LCW I know of only because of here, did it last year, will be back in a month.

In future.

Looking at changing my supplier for hoka's...

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Cadens from Ben

Coach for IM (shuffla's wife)

Shoes from Willie (2 pairs so far, I think)

HR Monitor from Willie

Treks Titanium headphones from Willie

30 pairs of socks from Willie

Infinite from Jase 

2nd hand helmet from IP's wife

Trannie hats x 3

I'm sure there's more I've forgotten about!

Willie needs to start stocking FUNKITA swimmers

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On ‎20‎/‎09‎/‎2018 at 2:19 PM, Cranky said:

Cadens from Ben

Coach for IM (shuffla's wife)

Shoes from Willie (2 pairs so far, I think)

HR Monitor from Willie

Treks Titanium headphones from Willie

30 pairs of socks from Willie

Infinite from Jase 

2nd hand helmet from IP's wife

Trannie hats x 3

I'm sure there's more I've forgotten about!

Willie needs to start stocking FUNKITA swimmers

I think Cranky has a thing about 'Willies"

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