Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-17-06, 01:55 PM   #1
evanyc
i believe in me
Thread Starter
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
it's torture...

sitting here waiting for a shipment from business cycles! it was supposed to be delivered yesterday, but i was at the doctor. now i keep checking the tracking info every 20 minutes... i saw i fed ex drive by an hour ago and got all excited... but where'd he go!?

i'm waiting on:

sugino 75 cranks with a 48t dura ace chainring
nitto jaguar seatpost and stem
kashimax top tube protector
kmc track chain
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 01:57 PM   #2
hyperRevue
King Among Runaways
 
hyperRevue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MKE
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 4,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gotta order with USPS.
I hate having to sign for stuff.
I'm never home in the middle of the day.
__________________
"I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue
hyperRevue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 01:58 PM   #3
mrRed
we're here, we steer!!
 
mrRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I ordered a set of wheels over 2 weeks ago from my LBS through Phil Wood, and I haven't heard even as much as a ship date on them. It's torture indeed....
mrRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 01:58 PM   #4
roscoenyc57
knucklehead
 
roscoenyc57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: East Village, NYC
Bikes: Rocky MT Track, Vivalo, Pista Concept, De Bernardi Track
Posts: 520
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sometimes I go down and look for the guy.....
it is indeed a tough wait!
__________________
bikes

Studio
roscoenyc57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:00 PM   #5
hyperRevue
King Among Runaways
 
hyperRevue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MKE
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 4,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, whenever I order from UPS I always call and meet the driver on route.
Makes it much easier.
I bet you can do the same with FedEx.
__________________
"I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue
hyperRevue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:28 PM   #6
jyossarian
SERENITY NOW!!!
 
jyossarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In the 212
Bikes: Haro Vector, IRO Rob Roy, Bianchi Veloce
Posts: 8,756
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm waiting on Tony @ IRO to give me the call to let me know my bike's ready to be shipped. Waiting sucks.
__________________
HHCMF - Take pride in your ability to amaze lesser mortals! - MikeR



We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
jyossarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:43 PM   #7
shishi
Senior Member
 
shishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Sparton(custon track), Fuji
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For some reason, Fed Ex loves to deliver at 6:30pm in Brooklyn
shishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:47 PM   #8
wangster
MADE IN TAIWAN
 
wangster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SF
Bikes: Tarmac, Humble, Makino, Schwinn
Posts: 2,438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I try not to order things online just so I don't go through the agony of waiting. But when I do I send it to the office so there's always someone there. ups and fedex both suck ass.
wangster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:47 PM   #9
gregg
puvpntb
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 794
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Waiting for the delivery guy to drop off the goods is sweet torture
gregg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:51 PM   #10
evanyc
i believe in me
Thread Starter
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
so, should i grease the stem and seatpost before installing em?
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:52 PM   #11
shants
roll'em high
 
shants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: columbus, ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes, lightly.
shants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:59 PM   #12
mrRed
we're here, we steer!!
 
mrRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
if you don't grease your quill you might get wierd noises eventually, and the noise is a scary metal moaning.
mrRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 03:06 PM   #13
dommer
Banned.
 
dommer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: south philadelphia
Bikes:
Posts: 445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
im waiting for a lock ring before i can ride my bike again... that ****ing torture
dommer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 03:38 PM   #14
Sinfield
Eat. Lift. Ride. Drink.
 
Sinfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: pdx
Bikes:
Posts: 572
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
tell me about it...just got an email from IRO saying they'll be building my bike on mon. Then I gotta wait for shipping...
Sinfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 03:42 PM   #15
sashae
ganbatte!
 
sashae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: nyc
Bikes: '06 Vanilla touring, '09 Vanilla cx, Zanconato cx, Moots Psychlo-X RSL prototype, Nagasawa track, Kalavinka track, Black Cat 29er, Cannondale Rize 2 26er, Serotta CRL Legend
Posts: 1,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm waiting on my Open Pros, now all I need are spokes... trying to decide if I should bother ordering online, or just pick em up locally.
sashae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 03:43 PM   #16
morbot
Senior Member
 
morbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
USPS sucks because if they do require signature, they come to your house once and then you have to go pick it up. at least fedex/ups try 3 times. on the other hand, the local post office is usually a whole lot closer than the fedex depot
morbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 03:44 PM   #17
Fugazi Dave
Beausage is Beautiful
 
Fugazi Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: 2006 Langster, which I actually like.
Posts: 5,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Got my wheel, cog, chain, and lockrings from Business Cycles today.
__________________
photo otaku | flickr | davidrmunson
Fugazi Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 04:44 PM   #18
curlybro
lives in a giant shoe
 
curlybro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: st paul, mn
Bikes:
Posts: 252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got my brooks b17 from IRO today. :-D
curlybro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 05:17 PM   #19
evanyc
i believe in me
Thread Starter
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
now im being tortured by the fact that i can't find the right screws for my hubs. ****ING ANNOYING
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 05:41 PM   #20
whoosh!
armchair touring
 
whoosh!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NNY/Philly
Bikes:
Posts: 299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
waiting on my stronglight crank/bb from businesscycles.

everytime fedex rolls by i run to the window.




TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORTURE INDEED!
whoosh! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 06:05 PM   #21
schloe mo
`
 
schloe mo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago
Bikes: vintage carlton track, vintage carlton tourer(fixed)
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh man, i waited for my frame to ship from scotland with no tracking #... it's all i could think about for days.

me on the big day:
schloe mo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 06:09 PM   #22
sers
Senior Member
 
sers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Salem, MA
Bikes: Land Shark, Level Professional, Tsunami singlespeed, Giant Reign 1
Posts: 2,188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got the final part of my drivetrain - sugino 75 crankset - right before work today. I think it's made me more relaxed. Well, that and the quickie I squeezed off as soon as I saw the 75's are built like a brick house.
sers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 09:19 PM   #23
12XU
Dismount Run Remount etc.
 
12XU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Some Latitude and Some Longitude
Bikes: A couple customs and some beaters.
Posts: 2,235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like you dropped some serious scrilla, Evan.
12XU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 09:34 PM   #24
luggedwithlove
bicyclelove
 
luggedwithlove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: brooklyn
Bikes: surly commuter single-speed, a aegis road bike and a fuji 650 c track bike.
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
holy crap! that was me all this week.
until today!!!
my new frame and wheels arrived!
i just greased the q/r skewers.
i bought a new road bike frame !!!!
luggedwithlove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 09:36 PM   #25
r-dub
likes avocadoes
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: oakland, ca
Bikes: heh, like that info would fit here...
Posts: 1,125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
currently waiting on:
spokes, tires from nashbar (should arrive tuesday)
more cogs from phil (about a week or two?)
IRO Angus frame/fork!!! (tracking says next wednesday)
headset, pedals, stem, cr bolts from wilsons (tuesday)

...and I'm not good at waiting...
r-dub is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:45 AM.