Holy shit/Bike Shop lulz

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kmcdon
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Does this mean that the LeveL brakes on ladybiek's krampus are going to die? I don't like hearing this. I don't like this conversation.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:13
theKearney
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(Reply to #12552)

Wintage Townie wrote:
theKearney wrote:
Do the issues with SRAM hydros extend to their brifters as well? Or is just their MTB shit?

Though I haven't heard about the thermal expansion problem on their hydroshakes (what's a brifter?), they are fraught with many other foibles.

It's already done (building a bike with SRAM hydroshakes that're already bought), but what're the other foibles? Other than looking like little Easter Island heads.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:44
jamey
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I've been riding guide rs brakes all season with 0 issue. Do I like them as much as shimano? Nope, but they work pretty damn well.

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:09
aerobear
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(Reply to #12554)

jamey wrote:
I've been riding guide rs brakes all season with 0 issue. Do I like them as much as shimano? Nope, but they work pretty damn well.

also just jinxed yourself.
GL, jamey

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:37
liquify
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I had two winters on them before this season on the trailfox.
Manager told me to call sram with serial number. Luckily it has finally ceased being hella hot around here.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:00
liquify
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If you have a silly bike with 34.9, Q is blowing out reverbs for them.

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 16:59
chazzwazzer
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Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:35
mdilthey
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At the risk of tarnishing my otherwise stellar reputation...

I hang out at Shop A all the time. I volunteer to work shifts when they're staff-light, I take out the recycling, I stock the beer fridge more than I drink from it, and I am friends with every person that works there. It's a place I go to hang out. If I don't go for a week for some reason, people notice and ask me where I've been. I love my local shop and I've brought in 3 friends and 4 family members for a total of 9 bike purchases to support them.

Kelley and I also go bikepacking with Shop B, which is about a mile from Shop A. Shop B tends to be the default shop for college students, and Shop A tends to be the default for faculty and locals, so even though they're technically competitors, they both have a niche audience and both thrive in the area. Kelley and I like Shop B, too, and when it came time to get Kelley a new bike, they hooked us up with a nice discount on a Jamis Renegade and we were grateful for it. My local shop, Shop A, gave me a little bit of a hard time for helping the "competition" and I got a good ribbing, but I brought them an alcoholic peace offering and it's all water under the bridge. They know I care.

Well, today, my buddy Jimmy came to visit and he was absolutely obsessed with Kelley's new bike, and he just got a bonus at work, so he ended up going to Shop B and he picked up one for himself. I'm feeling a little guilty for supporting both shops. Like, I feel like I'm supposed to have some sort of loyalty towards my "home" shop. I'm very conflicted, because I like all these people and I want to support all of the bike-related stuff in my area.

Am I in the moral clear or am I being a dick?

26/M/41t N/W

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 15:15
mdilthey
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.

26/M/41t N/W

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 15:16
ckd
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I think you're thinking too hard.

-is a sandwich
-is a REAL doctor

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 15:36
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Except for you, literally no one involved in this situation cares.

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Sun, 10/01/2017 - 16:16
lofarkas
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They'd have to be really petty to care. If they do, that's kinda a worrying sign.

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 16:25
mdilthey
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Well, shit, I'm always worried there's a line to cross with stuff like this but you folks are probably right. Now I feel pretty dumb for wondering, heh.

26/M/41t N/W

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 18:00
NOVELTYNAME
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Have you ever had one of those fits of yawning where you know you’re not tired but you just can’t stop yawnin and you’re asking yourself “am I tired? I got a good night sleep maybe I need a nap?”

"Folks want options!"

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 19:35
euclid
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Lol

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:40
newellbt

Support Your Local Bike Shops

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:56
jamesacklin
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I just bought a bike at Shop B after being a long-time customer of Shop A. I'm sure I'll catch some flak at some point, but I also don't care and none of my friends work at Shop A any more. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:07
crabbi
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Do shop A and B both sell Jamis? Probably not, based on their proximity to each other. Person wanted a Jamis and shop B was the dealer.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
if you're here, you probably fucked up somewhere along the line.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:30
ckd
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I regularly go to (2) coffee shops which are in the same general vicinity.

-is a sandwich
-is a REAL doctor

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:34
kmcdon
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I split my time/money between two shops because

a) I have friends that work at both
b) One specializes in mountain bikes (and more specifically, pukepacking and touring), the other is a general purpose road shop that gets high volume.

The high-volume shop is 4 blocks away so I go there for small stuff, and the farther away shop is the one I go to when I need wheels built or special order stuff.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:56
jimmythefly
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(Reply to #12571)

LOL that's great.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 13:51
Face
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(Reply to #12572)

ckd wrote:
I regularly go to (2) coffee shops which are in the same general vicinity.

You monster!

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:14
emor
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(Reply to #12573)

Wintage Townie wrote:
Except for you, literally no one involved in this situation cares.

I lol’d

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:12
littletinyfish
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I spend money in at least 5 different shops in my area, and I do my own work. But our scene is so small we all end up at the same events, so we all know each other.

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 00:28
cheese
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(Reply to #12575)

ckd wrote:
I regularly go to (2) coffee shops which are in the same general vicinity.

I occasionally wear a shirt or hat from one coffee shop to another coffee shop, and feel a little bit like a dick.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:47
ckd
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^ Do you follow me around? I actually got called out for doing exactly that this morning. Wore my Valhalla shirt to Bluebeard.

-is a sandwich
-is a REAL doctor

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 14:38
Todd
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is one viking themed and the other pirate themed?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 14:50
Rusty Piton
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The other day I was chatting with a mech at one shop that I frequent and I realized that he was wearing a tshirt from another local shop a couple miles away.
That was a new one.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:48
emor
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My family buys most of our groceries from a grocery store that is not the grocery store I manage.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:56
ckd
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(Reply to #12580)

Todd wrote:
is one viking themed and the other pirate themed?

Whoa. I never thought about that.

-is a sandwich
-is a REAL doctor

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:42
iwillbe
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(Reply to #12581)

emor wrote:
My family buys most of our groceries from a grocery store that is not the grocery store I manage.

Okay I get the coffee shops and bike shops, but this seems kinda fuckin wild. you don't mix business and pleasure?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:51
eric_ssucks
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Groceries have a low margin, and he manages an expensive store. There's not much of a discount when there's not much margin, and he probably doesn't make enough money to shop there. This is why I buy everything but meat from WinCo and not the local hippie shop.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:02
Endpoint
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As of today we now refer to BLL as "red neck radler" in the shop.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:40
VT regularbike
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But raddler is grapefruit. What's wrong with you. And redneck raddler required a 12 pack of Miller lite pounder cans, and a bottle of simply grapefruit. Pop a freshy, take a big ol swig, add grapefruit juice until full again. Swirl, repeat until sufficiently whatever.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:58
eric_ssucks
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Radler, according to my buddy from Germany, is lager and lemonade, where lemonade is something like San Pellegrino. Radler is literally any beer that has been watered down so you can keep riding.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:59
iwillbe
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(Reply to #12586)

eric_ssucks wrote:
Groceries have a low margin, and he manages an expensive store. There's not much of a discount when there's not much margin, and he probably doesn't make enough money to shop there. This is why I buy everything but meat from WinCo and not the local hippie shop.

yeah yeah thanks for the mild bummer of an explanation there Einstein

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:01
eric_ssucks
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Also the local coffee shop charges $4 for a mocha and she probably needs to raise prices so she can hire someone in order to have a day off because the Washington minimum wage has gone up.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:05
emor
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Yeah, as a single income family just can't swing buying all the family groceries at work, even with discount (which is solid).

i still spend a shit ton of money there.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:26
iwillbe
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I was picturing some kind of "don't get high on your own supply" type code of conduct that everyone in the grocery world followed. The other explanation makes more sense.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:31
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Everyone in Seattle bike shops wear Recycled Cycles socks.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:54
Endpoint
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(Reply to #12591)

VT regularbike wrote:
But raddler is grapefruit. What's wrong with you. And redneck raddler required a 12 pack of Miller lite pounder cans, and a bottle of simply grapefruit. Pop a freshy, take a big ol swig, add grapefruit juice until full again. Swirl, repeat until sufficiently whatever.

Watered down yellow beer with citrus flavor.

Also I don't drink an even I know radlers/shandys are more often lemon than grapefruit.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 23:00
TimArchyLime
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(Reply to #12592)

VT regularbike wrote:
But raddler is grapefruit. What's wrong with you. And redneck raddler required a 12 pack of Miller lite pounder cans, and a bottle of simply grapefruit. Pop a freshy, take a big ol swig, add grapefruit juice until full again. Swirl, repeat until sufficiently whatever.

Sean, you rocked my world the day you introduced me to the redneck radler.
Cuz sometimes grocery stores don't have BLL. But they always have Miller lite and grapefruit juice.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:06
NOVELTYNAME
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Other times they have the 12 pack of minicans

And all is right in the world

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:14
NOVELTYNAME
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If I had a steady supplier of 12 pack minicans I would make a tactical bandolier

And all would be right in the world

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:15
NOVELTYNAME
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Can you imagine
It’s mid August and 85 freedom degrees and you took Thursday and Friday off to pukeback a well traveled but still totally fun route and it’s saturday afternoon and you stopped at a small town gas station and they had the 12!pack of minicans in th ice chiller and you loaded up the bandolier and it’s like 430 and you are thinking about going for 2 more hours or so and you toss a minican from the bandolier to one or two of your buddies and the sound of the crack
“Aaah”
And systemic racism was eliminated

And all was right in the world

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:19
Sneaky Viking
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(Reply to #12596)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Can you imagine
It’s mid August and 85 freedom degrees and you took Thursday and Friday off to pukeback a well traveled but still totally fun route and it’s saturday afternoon and you stopped at a small town gas station and they had the 12!pack of minicans in th ice chiller and you loaded up the bandolier and it’s like 430 and you are thinking about going for 2 more hours or so and you toss a minican from the bandolier to one or two of your buddies and the sound of the crack
“Aaah”
And systemic racism was eliminated

And all was right in the world

You change that 430 to a 4:20 and you got yerself a deal there, buddy.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:35
jawn doe
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sram can't even make rim brakes...
v brake recall

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 09:33
dorth
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"Sold in the aftermarket and as original equipment on an ElliptiGo model"

lol

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:32
Rusty Piton
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Goddamnit. I totally have a set of those on my Kogswell. smiley

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 17:03
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #12600)

Rusty Piton wrote:
Goddamnit. I totally have a set of those on my Kogswell. smiley

Goddamn nothing. Go get some new, free brakes.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 22:38

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