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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-11-06, 09:56 PM   #1
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Sugino Bummer

i'm finished installing my new 75s that came in the mail today. as i get to the left pedal, i realize it doesn't seem to be threading correctly. i back it off slowly, and try again... weird. then i look at the threads in the crank - it doesn't appear that they bothered to finish chasing the threads. Back in the mail it goes, i guess.

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wow - are they being machined in America now?
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Old 01-11-06, 10:00 PM   #4
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where'd you get them from? if corporate, complain and get lots of stuff free.
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Old 01-11-06, 10:02 PM   #5
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and wouldn't that be thread CUTTING, rather than CHASING thats the issue?
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Old 01-11-06, 10:09 PM   #6
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and wouldn't that be thread CUTTING, rather than CHASING thats the issue?
blah, semantics. you know what i mean.

but to answer your first question, and [165]'s, i got 'em from BIKE USA

we'll see how they handle it.
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Old 01-11-06, 10:14 PM   #7
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that champagne looks familiar ... grand mighty's or is it just the lighting?
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just regulation, boring old 75s. i suck at photography... that was the least blurry of about 15 snapshots.
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blah, semantics. you know what i mean.

but to answer your first question, and [165]'s, i got 'em from BIKE USA

we'll see how they handle it.
oh ****. i got a pair of 75s for christmas from them, but i haven't really looked at them very closely yet. i better check them out to make sure this is just a fluke.
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Nice pic, by the way. What camera do you use?
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man that is so strange! seems like there had to be zero quality control to let those things out.
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as in all cases, things slip by QC sometimes, even if it is ordinarily really good. the guy at sugino in charge of checking threading was probably thinking about the tight vagina of the 14 year old prostitute that he saved enough money for after finally paying off his late wife's cancer treatment bills and funeral costs.
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leave it to shants to give the proper explaination but he's right, about the slip. No one has a perfect quality control, this is the only time I've heard of that happening so FnB, guess you got the one bad apple in a million.
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update: i called up (the ficticious ) missmercian and bikeworks. they finished the job that sugino didn't, and all is well. thanks bikeworks - i *heart* you.
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Old 01-12-06, 03:50 PM   #17
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bikeworks rules... I wish I had an excuse to go let them work on my bike but nothing's wrong so I can't spend money there. They deserve my money and the next time I need work done I'm going to them.

it was hot seeing missmercian take a hammer to my bent wheels...
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