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    moving target c0urt's Avatar
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    i fell off because my lbs my cog loose

    argh.

    I just purchased a langster today from the local lbs and they took it in back i assumed to check to make sure everything was tight. and put it on the fixed side for me.

    i get home I recheck the allen keys. and i realize that seatpost doesnt have assembly lube on it. I figure I will get some tomorrow and recheck everything that gets it.

    either way I am excited about having bike so i take it for a ride. I get it somewhat adjusted. the second turn from my house is a downhill I back pedal to stop with one foot clipped in to track stand at the bottom, and my cog and chain came off. and I suddenly have no back pressure so I slip off.

    I get up rotafix the cog but I cant do much about the lock ring and I put it on the freewheel side and go home
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    bummer

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    Did it have grease on the threads?

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    nope, or on the seatpost
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    They fail then.

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    sorry man. you need to storm into your lbs tomorrow and give them some serious **** about that negligent build.

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    bring it back have them check everything over...

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    Did you pay with money that you got from the automatic ATM after you entered your personal PIN?
    I have a front brake, but I only use it for slowing or stopping.

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    My LBS once forgot to tighten my front wheel. It started rattling down the block and pretty much fell out when I was stopped. I ended up walking my bike home.

    In matter of fact, the mechanics at my LBS love to be rough with my bike. They've stripped chainring bolts, stripped my lockring, scratched in my rims from sloppy flat repairs, installed pinched tire tubes, and paintchips ALL OVER MY FRAME, etc. I finally moved on from them. They seem to care more about their rental business than their returning customers. Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacked View Post
    Did you pay with money that you got from the automatic ATM after you entered your personal PIN?
    isn't the term 'automatic ATM' redundant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddistic View Post
    isn't the term 'automatic ATM' redundant?
    You're a POS of ****.
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    This is SSFG. Nothing is logical here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolroflmaoafk View Post
    My LBS once forgot to tighten my front wheel. It started rattling down the block and pretty much fell out when I was stopped. I ended up walking my bike home.

    In matter of fact, the mechanics at my LBS love to be rough with my bike. They've stripped chainring bolts, stripped my lockring, scratched in my rims from sloppy flat repairs, installed pinched tire tubes, and paintchips ALL OVER MY FRAME, etc. I finally moved on from them. They seem to care more about their rental business than their returning customers. Sigh.
    Sounds like time to learn some of your own repairs. It's actually alot of fun and pretty convenient to at least know how to repair a flat. It'll save you money too and you don't have to go without your bike while you wait for the mechanics to get the work done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddistic View Post
    isn't the term 'automatic ATM' redundant?
    yeah, so is personal pin. did you miss the local lbs part of OP?
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    There are good shops and bad shops and as I work in one of the good ones...we hear a lot of horror stories.

    Yesterday a fellow came in with a newly purchased back wheel, installed the tire and upon inflating it there was nothing but pings and cracks to be heard as the wheel de-tensioned itself.

    The list of people I would trust to work on my bike is a short one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacked View Post
    Did you pay with money that you got from the automatic ATM after you entered your personal PIN?

    Very jackass but very funny. Nice.
    Oh noes....

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    Work on your own stuff. It's an investment of about $50 in tools and you know what the hell is going on with your whip at all times.

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    LBS = Local Bull ****...please dont go there again. Anyways for real I think you should take the bike back, throw the cog at the mechanic like a ninja.

    At least you are ok now, very lucky.... Ride Safe.

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    Congrats on the new bike! Does this mean you're retiring the conversion?

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    I realized I should not post to the forums on vicoden

    anyway. I sold the conversion a few days ago was really tired of dealing with the 650's and it was geared out, had the smallest cog they makein the back. and I couldnt fit a bigger chainring up front

    I was going to build up something a bit nicer.
    but i crashed this weekend. dropped 1k in the ER had to get stitches
    lost my glasses in the river, have to drop $500 there soon
    and have to fix my road bike from the crash. it needs wheels, pedals, probably bars. and lots of small stuff you know you crashed when you bend a water bottle cage.

    it hasnt been my week
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    I gave up on LBSs a long time ago

    I agree with those saying DIY. Me last three LBS attempts were:

    Have Local REI ship my bike to REI in Portland at start of a tour (to avoid hassles at airport). Should have been less that the $75 airline fee, except the Portland REI took it upon themselves to do a "tune up" on my bike that I had already gone through fully. "no bike leaves here without a tune up - that will be $50 please".

    Have REI near my father's house in CA ship my bike back home at the end of the tour (was ready to just get boxes and use the airline as they wanted almost $100! but Dad says no - I dont want any hassle at the airport please). The bike shows at my house - no packing, just tossed into the box, and the cassette against the frame, which is now all scratched up. IDIOTS!

    Last straw. Get a new frame and build kit, do it all myself, except I am not comfortable doing the headset since I dont have a press, and am nervous about cutting the steer tube. I come back to get it, and see that they didn't cut the tube, they just put 2 inches of spacers on it OK, they will fix it. They quickly rip it out, sort of measure, grab a hack saw and wail away. Fortunately their eyeballing was OK, but not their tightening of the lock ring - Had to do that myself since it slipped on the first ride. .... and this is the local family owned biz that has a racing team!

    That was 5 years ago, and the only time i go in now is if I need a part and can't wait for mail order.

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    Just curious... Since the lockring is reverse-threaded compared to the fixed-gear cog, if the cog was lose, it would just tighten up against the lockring, preventing a disastrous slip. I can't imagine how the lbs could make this mistake. But... $h!t h@pp3n$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeprox View Post
    Just curious... Since the lockring is reverse-threaded compared to the fixed-gear cog, if the cog was lose, it would just tighten up against the lockring, preventing a disastrous slip. I can't imagine how the lbs could make this mistake. But... $h!t h@pp3n$.
    depends on the hub and lockring they used. some lockring + cog combos wont leave enough thread for the lockring to come down securely on the cog. example: miche carrier + miche lockring on formula hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TempeRider View Post

    Last straw. Get a new frame and build kit, do it all myself, except I am not comfortable doing the headset since I dont have a press, and am nervous about cutting the steer tube.

    That was 5 years ago, and the only time i go in now is if I need a part and can't wait for mail order.

    Here man, make your own "press".

    http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/20...placement.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMyA** View Post
    I'm not sure it's worth the trouble, especially since it was 5 years ago. but I appreciate the link.

    The main point is that while there are I am sure some very good mechanics out there, my experience shows there are bad ones too.

    Thus it is a good idea to know how to do things ourselves.

    Remember the old adage:

    If you want something done right, do it yourself.

    I am an old(er) man (52) and the older I get the truer that is

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    The "A" in ATM stands for automated which is not the same thing as automatic.
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