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tjayk
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
Sneaky Viking wrote:
zombie wrote:
part time bike shop job for the summer to stack some extra cash

does not compute.

He's gonna work at a MTB shop and sell weed out of his shop apron. Duh.

oshi that's a good idea bro!

either that or talk everyone into a custom shawver.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:30
wickedwagon
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deadforkinglast wrote:
Some old bitch came in the other day with some shitty road bike and complained that the shifter wasn't working because it didn't "have enough backlash." After a good 15 minutes of going over everything on the bike, my poor coworker concluded that there was nothing wrong with her shifter and that the problem was she wasn't pressing the lever hard enough.

"Well can't you do anything about that?"
"No."
"Well you should!"
"There is literally nothing I can do to make you press the lever harder."
"I'm going to take this to City Cycle."
"You do that."

We had to turn the music up to cover up the laughing from the back of the shop. the entire time he was working on the bike, he was trying to coax some more detailed explanation from her ofthe problem, but she wouldn't stop talking about the lack of backlash.

sorta similar story, an lbsbro told me about a tri dork who came back to the shop the day after he bought it cos he thought the front tt shifter was broken. The idea of friction shifting was apparently beyond his comprehension.

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:50
deadforkinglast
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wickedwagon wrote:
deadforkinglast wrote:
Some old bitch came in the other day with some shitty road bike and complained that the shifter wasn't working because it didn't "have enough backlash." After a good 15 minutes of going over everything on the bike, my poor coworker concluded that there was nothing wrong with her shifter and that the problem was she wasn't pressing the lever hard enough.

"Well can't you do anything about that?"
"No."
"Well you should!"
"There is literally nothing I can do to make you press the lever harder."
"I'm going to take this to City Cycle."
"You do that."

We had to turn the music up to cover up the laughing from the back of the shop. the entire time he was working on the bike, he was trying to coax some more detailed explanation from her ofthe problem, but she wouldn't stop talking about the lack of backlash.

sorta similar story, an lbsbro told me about a tri dork who came back to the shop the day after he bought it cos he thought the front tt shifter was broken. The idea of friction shifting was apparently beyond his comprehension.

I never thought DA would be a hard sell until I started meeting Triathletes.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 21:37
TimArchyLime
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Did I ever tell the one about the person who put their bike in the back seat of their convertible and then pulled a u-turn across three lanes of traffic out of their parking space? The bike flew out of the car and skidded across the road. I was just watching out the window when EJ walked up. He just saw a car stopped and a bike laying in the street and thought someone had been hit. I think he was sort of pissed that I was standing there, almost laughing. He helped get the bike back in the car. Not any real damage.

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Thu, 03/31/2011 - 21:51
bigmatt

turpencat wrote:
just got job at performance as a mechanic/ sales duder
will report the lols in the future.
today we had a guy return a pro race 3 because the green wasn't green enough to match his bike. so he ordered some other green tire.

Me too! They are opening a new store in a few weeks here, and I got a mechanics job. Should be starting this week to help fill it full of stuff and bikes. I am just happy to have a steady paycheck again after a few months of unemployment since the other shop closed down. The other bonus is not having to deal with the huge amount of B.S. from a shop going under.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 23:30
zombie

Sneaky Viking wrote:
zombie wrote:
part time bike shop job for the summer to stack some extra cash

does not compute.

Am I being naive about part of that? It's either that or bar tending but I'd rather work during the day.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 23:39
dougtruck
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bigmatt wrote:
turpencat wrote:
just got job at performance as a mechanic/ sales duder
will report the lols in the future.
today we had a guy return a pro race 3 because the green wasn't green enough to match his bike. so he ordered some other green tire.

Me too! They are opening a new store in a few weeks here, and I got a mechanics job. Should be starting this week to help fill it full of stuff and bikes. I am just happy to have a steady paycheck again after a few months of unemployment since the other shop closed down. The other bonus is not having to deal with the huge amount of B.S. from a shop going under.

lollin

but my buddy works there
best part of the job is total management apathy towards massive ep'ing for the bros

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 00:22
deadforkinglast
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zombie wrote:
Sneaky Viking wrote:
zombie wrote:
part time bike shop job for the summer to stack some extra cash

does not compute.

Am I being naive about part of that? It's either that or bar tending but I'd rather work during the day.

Bartending will definitely pay better. Honestly, the main reason I am working at a shop instead of some other shitty job that pays the same is because of the sweet EP deals. You can pretty much get discounts from every company. I pretty much just need to get all my bikes dialed before I quit my job and get one that doesn't suck. Of course, then I'll be making more money and will likely be able I afford the shit I want without prodealzz...

TC: I need a better job.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 01:27
aerobear
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aek wrote:
What bolt did she break?

it was a screw actually not a bolt. i think it was on the pedal? mechanic replaced it with an spd cleat screw. i wasnt really paying attention to that part of the ordeal.

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

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 01:33
TimArchyLime
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deadforkinglast wrote:
zombie wrote:
Sneaky Viking wrote:
zombie wrote:
part time bike shop job for the summer to stack some extra cash

does not compute.

Am I being naive about part of that? It's either that or bar tending but I'd rather work during the day.

Bartending will definitely pay better. Honestly, the main reason I am working at a shop instead of some other shitty job that pays the same is because of the sweet EP deals. You can pretty much get discounts from every company. I pretty much just need to get all my bikes dialed before I quit my job and get one that doesn't suck. Of course, then I'll be making more money and will likely be able I afford the shit I want without prodealzz...

TC: I need a better job.

Best deal: Get a real job and still work some hours/maintain friendship with the shop. Then you make more money and still get somewhat of a hookup.

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

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 07:45
NOVELTYNAME
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or in my case, turn somebody on to bicycles. this kid moved here(PDX) from NC and had barely ever been on a bike. 2 1/2 years later he's opened his own repair shop. he doesnt get deep discounts from companies but i get to buy parts at cost. win, atmo

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 12:49
aerobear
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yeah I work like 5 hours a week at a bike shop. the $$ i'm saving on EP deals is so much more than i make actually working.

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

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 12:59
Gary Fissure

yeah, I'm working at a shop just to get 27" tires at cost.
flipping bikes=moar lucrative than getting paid by the hour

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 14:25
oogens
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zombie wrote:
Sneaky Viking wrote:
zombie wrote:
part time bike shop job for the summer to stack some extra cash

does not compute.

Am I being naive about part of that? It's either that or bar tending but I'd rather work during the day.

i need that job opening so i can order a frame from you.

actually i should probably work at a place where i won't spend my entire paycheck on ep deals

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 14:48
biek

Sneaky Viking wrote:
yeah, I'm working at a shop just to get 27" tires at cost.
flipping bikes=moar lucrative than getting paid by the hour

kmart used to have the cheapo cst ones for like $6 or something round these parts, well, until the kmart closed.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:23
bigmatt

Sneaky Viking wrote:
yeah, I'm working at a shop just to get 27" tires at cost.
flipping bikes=moar lucrative than getting paid by the hour

A shop job and bike flipping on the side are the only things keeping money in my pockets. I have been unemployed since November, but flipping kept money in my pocket. My first year of working at a shop in 09' my take home pay after the year was just slightly above the profit I made flippin.

But, finding quality or even the quantity of bikes/parts to be able to flip can be a full time job itself.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 18:00
turpencat
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white folks wrote:
bigmatt wrote:
turpencat wrote:
just got job at performance as a mechanic/ sales duder
will report the lols in the future.
today we had a guy return a pro race 3 because the green wasn't green enough to match his bike. so he ordered some other green tire.

Me too! They are opening a new store in a few weeks here, and I got a mechanics job. Should be starting this week to help fill it full of stuff and bikes. I am just happy to have a steady paycheck again after a few months of unemployment since the other shop closed down. The other bonus is not having to deal with the huge amount of B.S. from a shop going under.

lollin

but my buddy works there
best part of the job is total management apathy towards massive ep'ing for the bros

three point motherfucking five man. smart wool for like 75% off. yes please. will rock that up all day long.

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 18:43
aerobear
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3point5 is annoying. fucking stupid trainings.

the amount of shit you gotta go through just to get some pearl izumi gloves is straight up ridiculous

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

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 19:17
turpencat
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the point for me is that i can get shit performance doesn't sell.
IE actual quality stuff

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 19:18
tjayk
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aerobear wrote:
3point5 is annoying. fucking stupid trainings.

the amount of shit you gotta go through just to get some pearl izumi gloves is straight up ridiculous

paying shipping on a pair of gloves is straight up ridiculous. that deal is for stocking up.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 09:50
aerobear
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tjayk wrote:
aerobear wrote:
3point5 is annoying. fucking stupid trainings.

the amount of shit you gotta go through just to get some pearl izumi gloves is straight up ridiculous

paying shipping on a pair of gloves is straight up ridiculous. that deal is for stocking up.

yeah ive never ordered anything but brent did the "trainings" for shits and giggles i spose and it was a whole lot of shit i couldnt believe it.

we pretty much order all clothing from castelli. ep prices are good through them and they'll let you will call. their warehouse is pretty centrally located in pdx too.

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

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 15:20
catdrew f

new shop officially opened today, was grood. Hope it goes well lol.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 20:00
feta lightning
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turpencat wrote:
white folks wrote:
bigmatt wrote:
turpencat wrote:
just got job at performance as a mechanic/ sales duder
will report the lols in the future.
today we had a guy return a pro race 3 because the green wasn't green enough to match his bike. so he ordered some other green tire.

Me too! They are opening a new store in a few weeks here, and I got a mechanics job. Should be starting this week to help fill it full of stuff and bikes. I am just happy to have a steady paycheck again after a few months of unemployment since the other shop closed down. The other bonus is not having to deal with the huge amount of B.S. from a shop going under.

lollin

but my buddy works there
best part of the job is total management apathy towards massive ep'ing for the bros

three point motherfucking five man. smart wool for like 75% off. yes please. will rock that up all day long.

the powertap deals from 3.5 are pretty gnar as well. i havent done the smartwool yet, i may have to get on that

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 10:12
crabbi
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if i didn't want a quarq i would jump on the powertap. but fuck buying two powertaps.

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

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 20:28
catdrew f

why not go crank?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 22:19
tjayk
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feta lightning wrote:
turpencat wrote:
white folks wrote:
bigmatt wrote:
turpencat wrote:
just got job at performance as a mechanic/ sales duder
will report the lols in the future.
today we had a guy return a pro race 3 because the green wasn't green enough to match his bike. so he ordered some other green tire.

Me too! They are opening a new store in a few weeks here, and I got a mechanics job. Should be starting this week to help fill it full of stuff and bikes. I am just happy to have a steady paycheck again after a few months of unemployment since the other shop closed down. The other bonus is not having to deal with the huge amount of B.S. from a shop going under.

lollin

but my buddy works there
best part of the job is total management apathy towards massive ep'ing for the bros

three point motherfucking five man. smart wool for like 75% off. yes please. will rock that up all day long.

the powertap deals from 3.5 are pretty gnar as well. i havent done the smartwool yet, i may have to get on that

icebreaker > smartwool

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 22:20
turpencat
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tjayk wrote:
feta lightning wrote:
turpencat wrote:
white folks wrote:
bigmatt wrote:
turpencat wrote:
just got job at performance as a mechanic/ sales duder
will report the lols in the future.
today we had a guy return a pro race 3 because the green wasn't green enough to match his bike. so he ordered some other green tire.

Me too! They are opening a new store in a few weeks here, and I got a mechanics job. Should be starting this week to help fill it full of stuff and bikes. I am just happy to have a steady paycheck again after a few months of unemployment since the other shop closed down. The other bonus is not having to deal with the huge amount of B.S. from a shop going under.

lollin

but my buddy works there
best part of the job is total management apathy towards massive ep'ing for the bros

three point motherfucking five man. smart wool for like 75% off. yes please. will rock that up all day long.

the powertap deals from 3.5 are pretty gnar as well. i havent done the smartwool yet, i may have to get on that

icebreaker > smartwool

was wondering. the icebreaker jerseys look better. I am waiting to get paid a couple of times before i blow loads on stupid bike shit i don't need.

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 23:22
anomaly

feta lightning wrote:
turpencat wrote:
white folks wrote:
bigmatt wrote:
turpencat wrote:
just got job at performance as a mechanic/ sales duder
will report the lols in the future.
today we had a guy return a pro race 3 because the green wasn't green enough to match his bike. so he ordered some other green tire.

Me too! They are opening a new store in a few weeks here, and I got a mechanics job. Should be starting this week to help fill it full of stuff and bikes. I am just happy to have a steady paycheck again after a few months of unemployment since the other shop closed down. The other bonus is not having to deal with the huge amount of B.S. from a shop going under.

lollin

but my buddy works there
best part of the job is total management apathy towards massive ep'ing for the bros

three point motherfucking five man. smart wool for like 75% off. yes please. will rock that up all day long.

the powertap deals from 3.5 are pretty gnar as well. i havent done the smartwool yet, i may have to get on that

Aye, I very nearly bought a powertap through my friends 3.5.

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 00:11
crabbi
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catdrew f wrote:
why not go crank?

quarq and srm are the only two crank-based power meters...

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

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 01:48
aerobear
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Mr. Bear wrote:
feta lightning wrote:
turpencat wrote:
white folks wrote:
bigmatt wrote:
turpencat wrote:
just got job at performance as a mechanic/ sales duder
will report the lols in the future.
today we had a guy return a pro race 3 because the green wasn't green enough to match his bike. so he ordered some other green tire.

Me too! They are opening a new store in a few weeks here, and I got a mechanics job. Should be starting this week to help fill it full of stuff and bikes. I am just happy to have a steady paycheck again after a few months of unemployment since the other shop closed down. The other bonus is not having to deal with the huge amount of B.S. from a shop going under.

lollin

but my buddy works there
best part of the job is total management apathy towards massive ep'ing for the bros

three point motherfucking five man. smart wool for like 75% off. yes please. will rock that up all day long.

the powertap deals from 3.5 are pretty gnar as well. i havent done the smartwool yet, i may have to get on that

Aye, I very nearly bought a powertap through my friends 3.5.

brent has bought two smiley

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

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 02:28
petit jong cat
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wickedwagon wrote:

LOL

this thrad brought the lulz. I'm amazed at some of the things that've gone on. People could really be that dense. Who knew?

teepz wrote:
ive never wanted to punch you in the fucking face more than i do right now, lpc

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 03:34
tjayk
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turpencat wrote:
tjayk wrote:

icebreaker > smartwool

was wondering. the icebreaker jerseys look better. I am waiting to get paid a couple of times before i blow loads on stupid bike shit i don't need.

i guess the only smartwool items i've owned are hats/socks. but my icebreaker socks have been much better than the smartwool. also pretty sure patch will back me up here. i have tried lots of icebreaker stuff though and like it all.

didn't know icebreaker was doing jerseys.

ITT:shop talk

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 08:53
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I stupidly passed on the chance to buy the Saris rep's PowerTap SL wheelset with computer for $800. I guess it wasn't stupid, because I really didn't have $800 sitting around, but still.

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, 04/06/2011 - 09:28
catdrew f

rabbi wrote:
catdrew f wrote:
why not go crank?

quarq and srm are the only two crank-based power meters...

oh good carry on

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 10:11
catdrew f

only lulz ive had recently is despite me calling it "ser-velo" 5 times in the conversation people continue to say "oh yeah that charvello brand"

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 10:12
anomaly

aerobear wrote:
Mr. Bear wrote:
feta lightning wrote:
turpencat wrote:
white folks wrote:
bigmatt wrote:
turpencat wrote:
just got job at performance as a mechanic/ sales duder
will report the lols in the future.
today we had a guy return a pro race 3 because the green wasn't green enough to match his bike. so he ordered some other green tire.

Me too! They are opening a new store in a few weeks here, and I got a mechanics job. Should be starting this week to help fill it full of stuff and bikes. I am just happy to have a steady paycheck again after a few months of unemployment since the other shop closed down. The other bonus is not having to deal with the huge amount of B.S. from a shop going under.

lollin

but my buddy works there
best part of the job is total management apathy towards massive ep'ing for the bros

three point motherfucking five man. smart wool for like 75% off. yes please. will rock that up all day long.

the powertap deals from 3.5 are pretty gnar as well. i havent done the smartwool yet, i may have to get on that

Aye, I very nearly bought a powertap through my friends 3.5.

brent has bought two smiley

He is also fast and it is probably useful for him.

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 12:00
oogens
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today i was waiting in line to check if the on campus bike shop (bike barn lulz) had any decent 27.0 seatposts (they didn't). If you're not familiar with the bike barn, it's a shop that hires students, of which maybe 10% really love cycling. I really don't know why the rest work there. anyways, this super hipster looking employee (still rocking curly moustache, tight jeans, and those ironic vans slip ons that have the laces holes but no laces) comes out to help this guy with a beat-ass motobecane road bike.

said motobecane has completely rusted chain, shot bb, exploded front diacompe centerpull brake, and rear brake housing and cable is all frayed, rusted, and trashed. frame has dents and rust bubbles.

employee tells the guy that the bike is super nice and totally worth fixing up. tells him he needs a new bb, chain, rear brake housing and cable, totaling around $160 in parts and labor. When he tells the customer he's gonna need to buy a new brake, the bike owner asks if he can just get rid of it. for reasons beyond comprehension the employee agrees that all he needs is just a rear brake (a rusted out dia compe centerpull with cheap flexy suicide lever equipped brake lever) and that he'll take the front brake stuff free of charge.

can't wait for this asshole to crash into me when he can't stop his bike.

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 23:09
pirate
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Fuck that place. My headset came loose while I was riding over the causeway, so I dipped in there to use some headset wrenches. The ironically mustachioed mechanic told me that they don't lend tools unless you are a member or something, and that I could come back tomorrow (the shop was empty) and he could look at it. I explained that I was riding to Winters and then back to Sac and could I please just use the wrenches for 15 seconds and then I'll be out of your life forever? Mustache sighs possibly the loudest sigh I have ever heard, goes into the back and audibly talks shit about me to his coworker for 5 minutes and comes back with one adjustable wrench that is obviously too small to even fit on the locknut. I just handed the wrench back and rattled over to one of the downtown bike shops, who adjusted the headset for free.

Machines were mice and men were lions once upon a time, but now that its the opposite it's twice upon a time.

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 23:28
oogens
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bike barn is easily one of the worst bike shops i've been to. friend just quit working there, so they're down to maybe one decent mechanic (my other friend, don't know if he quit yet).

they also destroyed 3 argon18 bikes trying to assemble them for the team sponsorship we have. mostly involved cracked headtubes and bb shells from improper headset and bb installations. apparently if it isn't attached to a magna or next, they're completely mystified

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 02:44
petit jong cat
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"...we do everything to keep the prices low and the service levels high..."

teepz wrote:
ive never wanted to punch you in the fucking face more than i do right now, lpc

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 04:50
deadforkinglast
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Holy shit dat wheel press.

Why?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 13:50
biek

whoa i've never seen a wheel press like that before

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 13:57
Shortpants
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that wheel press is actually kinda useful in a shop geared towards low cost repairs on shitty bikes. none of those kids want to pay even 40 bucks for a new wheel or wait for a new one to come in. it's a shitty fix for shitty bikes.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 14:51
oogens
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when i was a freshman and knew jack shit about bikes, i got in a crash and broke a brake lever. I went to the bike barn (because it was the only shop i knew of at the time) and had them install one tektro r200 lever, with new cable and housing. they didn't even wrap the bar where they took the old lever off, and didn't tape the cable down (coz aero now)

price? ~$75 dollars. for a set of r200s and labor on one lever, and not even bothering to retape or cover the right side of my bars (so the side that was replaced had a strip of old cloth tape hanging off like a streamer)

i'm fairly certain they're charging the price of a new cheapo wheel to use that wheel press.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 18:46
deadforkinglast
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Straws wrote:
that wheel press is actually kinda useful in a shop geared towards low cost repairs on shitty bikes. none of those kids want to pay even 40 bucks for a new wheel or wait for a new one to come in. it's a shitty fix for shitty bikes.

When I worked at the Bike Coop in Santa Cruz, we sold new cheapo replacement wheels starting at $25 and we were making a profit on them. They were one of our biggest sellers aside from tubes and $9 tires. There is seriously no need for a wheel press. If you can't fix it on a truing stand, bending it in a (somewhat) glorified vise is not going to render it safe to ride either.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:11
liquify
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I am not sure about that vice do-hickey, but Bruce from the shop i worked at (previous youtube video) would do his 'wheel dance' that involved three 4x4 blocks of wood and his tiny amount of weight. The tension of the spokes combined with supporting it at the low points would normally pop the wheel into remarkably true shape that could be easily straightened out in a few minutes on the truing stand. Most wheels left more true (even after the dance) than they likely were before the accident.
no one in CU sold $25 wheels, but that sounds interesting.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 22:38
deadforkinglast
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I mean, $25 for a pre-built, single wall 27", 26" or 700c single wall front wheel. I think it was like $28 for a freewheel threaded, 126mm spaced rear and $35 for a freehub, 130/135 wheel. Still, most college kids were able to swing that, even I they had to come back a week later for it. Totally against the wheel press.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 00:09
Shortpants
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I wouldnt use the wheel press but I'm sure it works for them.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 00:26
Shortpants
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oogenssssss wrote:
when i was a freshman and knew jack shit about bikes, i got in a crash and broke a brake lever. I went to the bike barn (because it was the only shop i knew of at the time) and had them install one tektro r200 lever, with new cable and housing. they didn't even wrap the bar where they took the old lever off, and didn't tape the cable down (coz aero now)

price? ~$75 dollars. for a set of r200s and labor on one lever, and not even bothering to retape or cover the right side of my bars (so the side that was replaced had a strip of old cloth tape hanging off like a streamer)

i'm fairly certain they're charging the price of a new cheapo wheel to use that wheel press.

just read this. yeah, I'm sure it works for them now. true or not I bet they charge 50 bucks for it.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 00:27
pirate
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Wow, I could tell that placed sucked from the one time I went there, but god damn.

Machines were mice and men were lions once upon a time, but now that its the opposite it's twice upon a time.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 01:46

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