Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 51 to 72 of 72
  1. #51
    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tustin, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Lemond Zurich, 2006 Santa Cruz Superlight, 2010 Landshark, 2012 Santa Cruz Juliana, 2014 Juliana Premiero Origin 29er and last but not least, the "Frankenweenie"!
    Posts
    4,447
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Just found a Santa Cruz Heckler on Craigslist. That's kind of a weird name!

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/515543206.html
    Dee - good bike. Great for what you are looking for although alittle heavy.

    I'm sure they still make it but there's a series of MTB bikes with Monkey in the name, like Brass Monday or something like that. We always call it Brass Monkey Nutz or something like that!

    PS: Went looking - it's K2 - their bikes are Brass Monkey, Flying Monkey, Funky Monkey, Disco Monkey and Bumpy Monkey!
    ______________________________________________________________

    Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.

  2. #52
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,748
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BCIpam View Post
    Dee - good bike (Santa Cruz Heckler). Great for what you are looking for although alittle heavy.
    I agree it's a good bike, but an "all mountain" type bike is designed for much more heavy duty action that DG says he wants to do. That's the kind of bike that would entice you into trying some really ridiculous stuff.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  3. #53
    Senior Member Velodiva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Peninsula, N. CA.
    My Bikes
    Orbea Orca - 2007, Orbea Ordu - 2008, Cervelo P3 track, Santana Sovereign tandem
    Posts
    542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think Fezzari is pretty contrived. I can say that because a couple years ago I bought a Fezzari Catania direct from the company. It served its purpose but it was a poor fit and hard`to shift. It got relegated to the rain bike and now sits forever on the trainer.
    In bocca al lupo!

  4. #54
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    2,259
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    I'll know that getting a custom bike might be worth it,

    http://www.bikeschool.com/

    Or build your own...I'm thinking about doing it myself!

  5. #55
    BTV 75 Seahorse Elwoodab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Washington County, PA.
    My Bikes
    Giant Iguana Mtn.Bike, Cannondale H700 Hybrid, Scott Speedster S10
    Posts
    123
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Ken, I love my CCM Supertacks, I'm on my 2nd pair, lol. Maybe they should stick with skates.

  6. #56
    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tustin, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Lemond Zurich, 2006 Santa Cruz Superlight, 2010 Landshark, 2012 Santa Cruz Juliana, 2014 Juliana Premiero Origin 29er and last but not least, the "Frankenweenie"!
    Posts
    4,447
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    I agree it's a good bike, but an "all mountain" type bike is designed for much more heavy duty action that DG says he wants to do. That's the kind of bike that would entice you into trying some really ridiculous stuff.
    Which is why I got the "Superlight" - it is a reminder to do only stuff that is sane!
    ______________________________________________________________

    Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.

  7. #57
    welshcyclist keiron curtis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Glynneath, a village in the Neath valley, in West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Chiltern 3 speed, Pioneer Venture GT 27 speed tourer, Carrera Subway 8. Sadly I don't like the Pioneer, which though I've had it for over a year, has only been ridden three times, and is still in brand new condition, with the blue grease on
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Is this bicycle snobbery?

    I've been back cycling for 20 months now,my first bike was a Raleigh Chiltern 3speed,and my current favoured commuter is a Carrera Subway 8,both dissed out of hand by you.I love to cycle,what suits me,does not suit you,and that's fair enough,but to state this on a forum,which I believe is supposed to be,not only encouraging cycling and beginners,is,if you don't mind me saying so,hardly helpful in any shape or form.It smacks entirely of schoolboy type snobbery i.e my bike's better than yours,and is sad.

  8. #58
    Old Fogy
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Murray, Utah
    Posts
    1,224
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sticky space bars can be fixed!

  9. #59
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just stumbled upon a new bike name that is a contender for this title, it is the ...

    Giant Metro Tran Send EX

    Is this code for Giant MetroTransexual? (Not that there's anything wrong with it)

  10. #60
    Senior Member big john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    In the foothills of Los Angeles County
    Posts
    10,811
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by keiron curtis View Post
    I've been back cycling for 20 months now,my first bike was a Raleigh Chiltern 3speed,and my current favoured commuter is a Carrera Subway 8,both dissed out of hand by you.I love to cycle,what suits me,does not suit you,and that's fair enough,but to state this on a forum,which I believe is supposed to be,not only encouraging cycling and beginners,is,if you don't mind me saying so,hardly helpful in any shape or form.It smacks entirely of schoolboy type snobbery i.e my bike's better than yours,and is sad.
    Dude, relax, it's all in good fun, just playing with names and such. If you want schoolboy snobbery, you should try the Road Forum.

  11. #61
    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Reno, Nevada
    My Bikes
    2012 Masi Evoluzione, 2009 Specialized Globe Vienna 2
    Posts
    7,894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just came across a Craigslist ad for a Giant Butte mountain bike. Tha could so easily be mispronounced!
    Visit my blog! The Leadership Almanac
    2012 Masi Evoluzione
    2009 Specialized Globe Vienna 2

    Proud member of the original Club Tombay

  12. #62
    stringbreaker stringbreaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    wa. State
    My Bikes
    specialized crossroads hybrid 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2 1971 Schwinn Varsity, 1972 Schwinn Continental, 1977 Schwinn Volare (frame)
    Posts
    4,443
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My 2006 Raleigh Cadent with 105 and Tiagra has been a great bike for me. Its surely not a hardcore roadbike but at my age I like the more relaxed geometry. Admitedly the later english mades had their problems but the new ones a really nice. Depends on what you want and your style of riding.
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

  13. #63
    Squirrel solveg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    My Bikes
    07 Rivendell Atlantis, 80's Mondonico, 91 Cinelli ATB, 83 Schwinn Peleton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 97 Klein Stage Comp, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM, 84 Bridgestone 200
    Posts
    4,917
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    I just came across a Craigslist ad for a Giant Butte mountain bike. Tha could so easily be mispronounced!
    My family once had a cabin on "Little Bear Butte"

  14. #64
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,180
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Good point. I meant no disrespect to anyone. If I could pull the thread, I would. Sorry!
    No need to be sorry. . . and no need to pull the thread. It's a worthwhile topic, and it is well within the Christmas spirit to share with those of us who might otherwise stumble into a bad purchase brands of bikes that will likely disappoint the purchaser.

    It is up to us responders not to throw unjust remarks disparagingly during this special time of year.

    Caruso

  15. #65
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,180
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    The high-end Schwinns have essentially no relationship to the Schwinns sold at Wal-Mart.
    . . . a sad sign of the times, if you ask me. There was a time when a brand was tied to the manufacturer. We have since done studies on the power of brands to determine that brand association runs far deeper in the purchaser's mind/heart than an objective consumer evaluation of the underlying merchandise quality.

    Today, while a brand still garnishes plenty of consumer respect and confidence, the quality of the underlying merchandise runs all over the board in terms of quality and value.

    I think that is a shame.

    Caruso

  16. #66
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,748
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Carusoswi View Post
    . . . a sad sign of the times, if you ask me. There was a time when a brand was tied to the manufacturer. We have since done studies on the power of brands to determine that brand association runs far deeper in the purchaser's mind/heart than an objective consumer evaluation of the underlying merchandise quality.

    Today, while a brand still garnishes plenty of consumer respect and confidence, the quality of the underlying merchandise runs all over the board in terms of quality and value.

    I think that is a shame.

    Caruso
    I guess the added sales for their crap bikes to the unknowing, lured by the prestigious name, makes up for the lost sales of their good bikes to the more knowledgeable, repelled by the tarnished name.

    It is a crying shame. As with many of the problems in the world today, it can be traced back to someone with an MBA.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  17. #67
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    According to Pacific Cycles, the strategy is working. They claim that when you total sales from all of their brands, that they are #1 in sales across North America.

    Their current president is improving quality in their LBS model lines. Have to give them credit for that. They offer good value in lines that make sense for them ... their world bikes, electric bikes, $500-$1000 road and flat-bar road bikes, hybrids, and comfort bikes. These are markets where the name Schwinn still means something positive.

    They are producing a few higher end road bikes, but they know that isn't their primary market.

    As I said before, if I was setting up a bike store in a small city, I'd think seriously about carrying Schwinn. They have a solid lineup of bikes in the $250-$1000 range. Trouble is, you have to sell against Trek and that is almost always a losing proposition in a small city/town.

    Even in their cheap incantation, at Wal-Mart, Target, etc., they are probably the best bikes on the racks. There's a lot of allure for a company to strike a contract with W-M, as that leads to a lot of sales. But you sell your soul when you do it.

  18. #68
    Geezer Member Grampy™'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    My Bikes
    Airborne, LeMond, Bianchi CX, Volae Century, Redline 925 (fixed) and a Burley Tandem.
    Posts
    1,384
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love my Airborne (USA) but they suck as a company.... they changed their name to Flyte (Flyte by night?) and promply voided my "lifetime" (ie: 4 year) warranty.
    Carpe who?

  19. #69
    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    My Bikes
    ariZona carbon fiber tandem & single
    Posts
    10,018
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Micargi . . .

  20. #70
    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    My Bikes
    RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
    Posts
    11,620
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    Micargi . . .
    ...........brought to you by AC Trading Company, a name you know and trust.

  21. #71
    Member Karlgw's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Syston, Leics, UK
    My Bikes
    Pacific Reach (Road version); Dahon Vitesse D5; Carrera Subway 1
    Posts
    40
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Pacific Cycles vs Pacific Cycle

    I think you may be talking about Pacific Cycle (singular). Pacific Cycles (plural) are a specialist manufacturer based in Taiwan, who fabricate frames for the likes of Riese und Muller (the Birdies) and Airnimal (who make the lovely Chameleon, Rhino and Joey). They also make bikes in their own name - but usually very unusual such as the 8"-wheel folder the Carryme, a couple of 'special needs' bikes and, more recently, a high end folding line called the Reach.

  22. #72
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brighton, UK
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Solo, Specialised Sirrus Triple (quick road tourer), Santana Arriva Tandem
    Posts
    1,546
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Since this tread is resurrected - missed it the first time

    I had an old grocery delivery bike as a student - wide tyre, single speed, rod brakes, small front wheel under a big basket carrier frame.

    The panel under the top tube advertised the Brighton Steam Bakery.

    And the makers name on the head tube proudly named it as .... The Mighty Grundle.

    I wish I still had it.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •