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    Retrogression

    We've undergone quite a few changes since Sept 2009 and have decided to step it up a bit in '11 by offering a good amount of quality parts in addition to our own goods. (The name change was something that had to happen. Sigh...it's complicated.)

    Our new site - while still being what's seeming to be a never ending work in progress - went live this afternoon.

    Please check out the new storefront by clicking the image above (or my sig) and let me know what you think!

    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 07-02-13 at 07:02 AM.

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    wait - why the change in name? legal issues?

    prices are fair as usual, but who is making your cogs/lockrings/straps and clips? i have a feeling this may turn into a full operation like benscycle =x.

    store front possibility once you move to the west coast?

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    Possibly Singleworks.

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    I make them in our spare bedroom.

    The clips are basically unbranded versions of All-City Craytons, Eighth Inch doubles, etc. Same with the straps. It's all made in the same place and people put they're respective logos on it and charge outlandish prices (which pisses me off).

    The cogs and lockrings are really good quality on par with others at the same pricepoint (All-City, Eighth Inch, Singleworks). I actually took the EAI Superstar off my Leader and have been running one of our 19t cogs. It's quiet and has been holding up nicely. I dig the light bronze finish too. Impressed with the lockring as well. We definitely wouldn't be selling the stuff if I couldn't back it!

    We've got a lot more tricks up our sleeves for the near future so keep an eye on us.

    A storefront on the west coast sounds lovely.
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 01-31-11 at 07:13 PM.

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    Hook me up with the code for the ad in your sig. I wana rep!

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    looks great. seems to be some glitches though, as i can see the sugino 75 arms on the main page, but they don't show up on the parts page. also... are you going to continue to expand your product line or is this it for now? i ask only because i'm currently leaning towards getting a nito noodle handlebar, and figured if you can get the 021's you could also get them. also, got any discounts for fellow BF members/leader enthusiasts?

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    Right on. Thanks. Angie just fixed that glitch with the 75s and it shows up now. If anyone else notices anything wonky, please let me know!

    I can get Noodles and will most likely be stocking them soon for right around the same price as the RB-021s. Coupon codes will happen again at some point but I can't disclose when.

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    mmmmmm... me want those dia compe hubssss
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    You mean all the Bikeage stickers I got will be old-school when I finally slap them on my fork?

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    Collector's items, dude!

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    Dang big improvement i'm liking it, probaly buy some stuff when a coupon code goes out hahah.
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    id ride it. after making it a fixed gear

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    Ever considered a pedal/strap combo?
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    They sell furniture too. ****ing posers.

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    That's a good idea. What were you thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capocaccia View Post
    Ever considered a pedal/strap combo?
    like this? http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...twisted-pedals

    or did you mean having the straps actually be part of the pedal? which i think is a bad idea, because the strap will wear out before the pedal does, and you'd want to replace them independently

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    Originally I was saying a MKS Sylvan or GR9 deal with the V 1.5 straps for 45$/50$ respectively. Now im thinking a better deal would be like free shipping on all pedal strap combos or 5$ off when ordering pedals and straps of any combo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    They sell furniture too. ****ing posers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedutchtouch View Post
    like this? http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...twisted-pedals

    or did you mean having the straps actually be part of the pedal? which i think is a bad idea, because the strap will wear out before the pedal does, and you'd want to replace them independently

    Like the first example. But thats just one pedal and theres alot of combos out there to be made with whats available on that site. Just noticing a business opportunity but I know first had that I suck with money.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    They sell furniture too. ****ing posers.

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    With all the options for different combinations available, I feel it would be hard for me to keep track of - both on the site and in actually handling them - at this stage of the game (we're seriously up to our necks in bike parts right now and have very limited space) but opening up different package deals from time to time is definitely something that could happen somewhere down the line.

    This may be a little way off but we're tossing around the idea of eventually offering a limited amount of custom wheel builds too. My lady builds a damn good wheel.
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 01-31-11 at 11:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    With all the options for different combinations available, I feel it would be hard for me to keep track of - both on the site and in actually handling them - at this stage of the game (we're seriously up to our necks in bike parts right now and have very limited space) but opening up different package deals from time to time is definitely something that could happen somewhere down the line.

    This may be a little way off but we're tossing around the idea of eventually offering a limited amount of custom wheel builds too. My lady builds a damn good wheel.
    depending on how far off that is i may be interested.

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    I'm love the new logo on your straps Dave. You ever consider a complete horizontal logo like the one on your front page?
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    Thanks calv! We thought about it but decided against it. I don't really like when logos are overkill and the whole strap would have ended up being one big logo. I think it's much better small and somewhat subtle (that's what she said).

    The horizontal logo will most likely show up on a shirt and/or stickers someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Thanks calv! We thought about it but decided against it. I don't really like when logos are overkill and the whole strap would have ended up being one big logo. I think it's much better small and somewhat subtle (that's what she said).

    The horizontal logo will most likely show up on a shirt and/or stickers someday.
    I was thinking more like this:

    restodasds.png
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    Ohhhhhh.......

    That's an amazing drawing.

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    Courtesy of a touch pad while I was in class, lol.
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    SToooooked about this.
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    My nuts are always sliding all over the place when I skid. Need some grip. For my nuts.

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    on your websites FAQ you should change this:

    "Do you offer wholesale rates?

    Absolutely. If you are a shop/retailer interested in setting up an account to sell Bikeage stuff, please contact us for more info."
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisJauntyGent View Post
    The stories about the smell are absolutely true: straight elephant dick.
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