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nuhtowel 01-18-12 08:01 PM

Next week will mark the date (my birthday) that I've been using the scrod-straps for about a year now, and they are still together! I would have never imagined that they would stay together for this long with daily use in all kinds of weather, props.

Scrodzilla 01-18-12 08:06 PM

That's awesome to hear. Thanks!

Muffin Man 01-19-12 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 13734681)
We most likely won't stock the 104 bcd rings so it would be best to order it directly from them.

ok cool. Thanks anyways

walnutz 01-19-12 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ddeadserious (Post 13598629)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...s/358da2db.jpg
It's possible, just need to angle the lever down so that it doesn't pull too weird.

How is that set-up working for you? Thinking about duplicating it. Are your grips mounted all the way on? On the picture on the site, it looks like they take up a little more of the bar.

Scrod, it seems like the shop is really taking off, congrats. Will probably make my first purchase soon.

ddeadserious 01-19-12 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by walnutz (Post 13740662)
How is that set-up working for you? Thinking about duplicating it. Are your grips mounted all the way on? On the picture on the site, it looks like they take up a little more of the bar.

Scrod, it seems like the shop is really taking off, congrats. Will probably make my first purchase soon.

It's working well, I definitely like it for leisurely rides - not so much when there's a lot of climbing involved though, but I think that partially that my frame is a bit too small for me. They're definitely fairly narrow bars though, I don't think I'd want them any narrower.

The grips are on all the way, it almost looks like the ones on the site on Scrod's Kagero are a little narrower; maybe he cut his down a little?

walnutz 01-19-12 02:32 PM

Cool, thanks. Yeah, for now I'm doing more leisurely riding on account of some recent knee surgery.

ddeadserious 01-19-12 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by walnutz (Post 13740725)
Cool, thanks. Yeah, for now I'm doing more leisurely riding on account of some recent knee surgery.

Ahh. Don't get me wrong, I've done plenty of climbing on them, they just don't have the comfort that bullhorns/drops have for standing up and "mashing". I'm sure there are a few factors contributing to that though.

Scrodzilla 01-19-12 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddeadserious (Post 13740695)
it almost looks like the ones on the site on Scrod's Kagero are a little narrower; maybe he cut his down a little?

Guilty as charged. :D

I like them a little narrower but I figured offering them at 46cm wide would give people the option of cutting them to their preference if need be.

walnutz 01-19-12 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 13741038)
Guilty as charged. :D

I like them a little narrower but I figured offering them at 46cm wide would give people the option of cutting them to their preference if need be.

Mystery solved!

walnutz 01-19-12 06:12 PM

just ordered the assault bars, some ourys and a bigger cog to ease up on my knee.
better be on my doorstep tomorrow!!! ;)

TejanoTrackie 01-19-12 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 13741038)
I like them a little narrower but I figured offering them at 46cm wide would give people the option of cutting them to their preference if need be.

You consider 46cm to be wide. Hipster ! :p

Scrodzilla 01-19-12 08:18 PM

Ha! Based on the width of my shoulders, I like my bars to be between 42-44cm.

TejanoTrackie 01-19-12 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 13742188)
Ha! Based on the width of my shoulders, I like my bars to be between 42-44cm.

Ha, yourself! That may be true for drops or horns, but flat or riser bars need to be wider to accomodate the width of your hands. In order for your arms to be straight facing forward, risers / flats need to be one hand width wider. My small hands are about 10cm wide and I go 38 - 40cm on my drops / horns and 48-50cm on my flat bars. If I decide to keep the SE draft, I'll cut those risers down to about 50cm.

Scrodzilla 01-20-12 07:15 AM

Trust me, my arms are pretty damn straight when my hands are on the grips. I tried riding with them at 46cm and it just didn't feel right when turning. At any rate, it's my bike and I'm comfortable.

Muffin Man 01-21-12 03:38 PM

When will you get pics of the new shop? I wanna see what it looks like when you guys are all set up haha.

Scrodzilla 01-21-12 05:49 PM

We're getting close. Some delays with plumbing/carpentry work is preventing us from being fully set and have everything put away where it should be (damn contractors) but I think Angie is going in there tomorrow to clean up a bit and take some good pics. For now, I'll leave you with a few quickies:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...op_window2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...BF/shop1-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...BF/shop2-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...BF/shop3-2.jpg

The place is starting to feel like home. :D

ddeadserious 01-21-12 06:56 PM

That's awesome man, it looks like it's come together very nicely!

yummygooey 01-21-12 08:06 PM

Sweet.

homebrewk 01-21-12 08:23 PM

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calv 01-21-12 08:41 PM

http://home.arcor.de/cruizinkev01/daaaaamn.jpg

homebrewk 01-21-12 09:09 PM

I'm actually pretty proud of myself.

Scrodzilla 01-21-12 10:27 PM

Oh, and here's the swank red velvet couch we just picked up for the "customer lounge":

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...BF/shop4-2.jpg

:lol:

BigglyPuff 01-21-12 11:08 PM

DAMN. I would spend so much time and money there if I was a local. I'd probably buy crap I don't even need just to support you guys. I'll just have to settle for the webshop though.

Tristanh666 01-22-12 02:16 AM

Hey dude can you give me some input on leaders cosmic saddle? Also will you be gettin any more in soon?

tjemitchell27 01-22-12 11:35 AM

Whats the drop on the Hood Rats? Also the shop is looking great!


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