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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 09-20-10, 08:12 PM   #1
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new eigthinch stuff

it all says summer 2010 on it, but summer 2010 is pretty much over... does anyone know when their new stuff is arriving or being available to the public?
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Old 09-20-10, 08:58 PM   #2
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check their blog. alu track frames next month
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Old 09-20-10, 09:33 PM   #3
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A prototype frame was at local alley cat race just a few weeks ago. My local wheel and sprocket store is the ebay store. So if you buy something 1/8" on ebay then it came from there. I went down this past summer to the basement of the store where they do all the ebay sales and everything 1/8". Oodles and oodles of parts galore. Too bad it's not a retail store and not really part of the Wheel and Sprocket retail store upstairs. So if I need something fixed then I need to order it as they don't really like folks just coming down. It was like a fixed gear warehouse dungeon. My other LBS is a Origin8 dealer and I like their stuff a little better but in reality the stuff is pretty much all the same. lol.
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Too bad it's not a retail store and not really part of the Wheel and Sprocket retail store upstairs.
Sorry for the hijack, but I went to the Wheel and Sprocket in Oshkosh looking for fixed gear stuff. They told me to go to the Appleton store, saying it has a huge basement of stuff as you described. I went there and they acted like they didn't know what I was talking about. What's the deal?? Why are they holding out on us?
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Sorry for the hijack, but I went to the Wheel and Sprocket in Oshkosh looking for fixed gear stuff. They told me to go to the Appleton store, saying it has a huge basement of stuff as you described. I went there and they acted like they didn't know what I was talking about. What's the deal?? Why are they holding out on us?
Because it costs much more to run a brick and mortar store front, you have to staff, have complete inventory on-hand, have cash/debit/credit processing.......
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They run it like two completely different stores. It's really weird. There's like 3-4 guys that run the ebay/1/8" online store and a whole crew that run the retail store. I mean they were able to check me out on the stuff I bought but did it through paypal on their computer but weren't ready for it. If you buy something online through them you can always go and pick it up if you need it ASAP but shipping is always cheap if not free on some stuff. But to go down there and just browse around isn't something on their list for customers to do. One retail store employee told me just to go down there after I told him what I need and they would have it so that's why I did it. The guys down there acted like when Dorothy went behind the curtain to see the Wizard of Oz...kinda like a umm what do you think you doing down here but were still cool guys and showed me around. They open before the retail store opens at like 8am till 4 or 5. I say just go and check them out. Just go to the back of the store and go down the ramp and walk in. They didn't hear me knocking last time as it's pretty big down there. There would know about any of the newer stuff. The prototype frame wasn't even painted yet but I'm just not a fan of burly street style frame and more of a lugged road frame fixie build. If think if more people go down there and show a need for fixed parts to purchase instead of going online they might change how to they run it. I don't think many people know about it and have to resort to buying at Cranked Bike Studio in Neenah for fixed parts(Origin8 dealer) or buying on 1/8" parts on eBay from W&S and wait the couple of days for it to be shipped to you.
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