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04-26-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 539,851
Posted By bw286

it's a 55cm seattube c-t-c and a 57cm top tube. ...

it's a 55cm seattube c-t-c and a 57cm top tube.
was custom built in longmont CO in 1998. full dura ace 8 speed. tires are panaracer t-serv.
here it is on ebay-...
04-26-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 539,851
Posted By bw286

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasst...

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/100_0262.jpg
my GT Edge Cross bike. unfortunatly, now on ebay...
11-09-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

no local shop would have treated me the way mike...

no local shop would have treated me the way mike did on the phone. at least no good shop from which i had bought 2 bikes and a number of parts.
the undersized seatpost was never an issue until the...
11-09-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

i've already said that i had an adequate amount...

i've already said that i had an adequate amount of seatpost in the frame. it was at least a centimeter, maybe two, over the minimum insertion. unless the seatpost was marked with the wrong minimum...
11-09-10, 06:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

i don't answer rhetorical questions as a rule. ...

i don't answer rhetorical questions as a rule.
but, i've worked at shops and coops for 5 years now.
when i put the post in, it did slide in easliy, but it didn't "rattle around." when i...
11-08-10, 09:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

you forgot to add the three months of waiting for...

you forgot to add the three months of waiting for an undamaged frame.
and i got ONE warranty frame that was damaged on their end and in shipping that i never rode and then one in replacement for...
11-08-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

having me pay $40 to you to have a frame shipped...

having me pay $40 to you to have a frame shipped when it actually cost me $35 is not "covering return shipping."
and since in my experience, 2 of the 2 bikesdirect products i have ordered have been...
11-08-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

you never offered to cover return shipping. i...

you never offered to cover return shipping. i have all of the emails and it was never offered. that would have changed my willingness to return the frame a great deal. don't make lies that i can...
11-08-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

also, i DID send the first frame back to...

also, i DID send the first frame back to Bikesdirect, at my own cost.
the replacement frame they sent me was badly damaged due to poor packaging, which was not from the manufacturer, it was from...
11-08-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

just got a great deal on a Surly Steamroller. ...

just got a great deal on a Surly Steamroller.
after this experience, i DO NOT want to be seen riding on any bikesdirect product or have anyone thing i support the company (though i would be happy...
11-08-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

wow, dealing with mike himself is not a fun time....

wow, dealing with mike himself is not a fun time. the man is an *******. he continually raised his voice to me, as well as interrupting me when i tried to make my point. he also continually...
11-02-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

does the bikesdirect guy still post on here? i'd...

does the bikesdirect guy still post on here? i'd be interested in hearing what he has to say.
11-02-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

still have the original, it is stamped 26.8. ...

still have the original, it is stamped 26.8. post was not raised beyond the minimum insertion, although it was within 2cm or so. that's part of the reason i got a thomson, b/c it has more length.
11-02-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

my response from bikesdirect: so...

my response from bikesdirect:


so apparently using a superior product voids the warranty.
i really don't trust them with my entire bike, since they can't even ship a frame without letting it...
11-02-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,744
Posted By bw286

anyone else having problems with Kilo WT?

i bought a kilo WT from bikesdirect at the beginning of the summer. after a month, the seat tube had cracked horizontally about an inch from the seatpost clamp. i wasn't sure what happened, so i sent...
10-15-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 108,689
Posted By bw286

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasst...

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/24692278-DSC_0134.jpg
10-10-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 44,177
Posted By bw286

bikes i own or have owned: ...

bikes i own or have owned:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/DSCN3798.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/DSCN3796.jpg...
10-10-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 44,177
Posted By bw286

bikes i have seen or worked on: dc messenger ...

bikes i have seen or worked on:
dc messenger
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/PICT0043.jpg

for sale at my shop...
10-10-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 108,689
Posted By bw286

found a photo from 9/18's charm city race ...

found a photo from 9/18's charm city race
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/24557949-DSC_0267-20100918_09-33DSC_0267.jpg
10-10-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,789
Posted By bw286

i've had nothing but bad luck buying from bikes...

i've had nothing but bad luck buying from bikes direct. 2 broken frames from wrong sized (stock) seatpost and 2 seriously damaged in shipping. would stay away. convert an older road frame. 27"...
10-09-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 2,614,132
Posted By bw286

they are tektro r556. came stock with the bike. ...

they are tektro r556. came stock with the bike. they work fine. probably better than a lot of cheap canti brakes, and no noise.
10-02-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 465,619
Posted By bw286

they have one set at their storefront. might be...

they have one set at their storefront. might be worth giving them a call.
10-01-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

finished. ...

finished.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/100_0144.jpg
09-29-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 173,761
Posted By bw286

anyone interested in my 56cm Kilo WT Frameset? ...

anyone interested in my 56cm Kilo WT Frameset? brand new, Emerald green.
looking for any kind of trade.
09-28-10, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

they're pretty good. as the name implies, very...

they're pretty good. as the name implies, very grippy, and the big platform is nice for my big feet
09-28-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

this makes a better cross bike than both: ...

this makes a better cross bike than both:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/100_0138.jpg
09-28-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

new addition, giant via. stock- ...

new addition, giant via.
stock-
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/100_0141.jpg
halfway done. waiting on new bars (maybe), VO Leather Grips, rear rack, and polishing on all...
09-23-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By bw286

sleeves are one of the only things separating...

sleeves are one of the only things separating real cyclists from tri dorks
09-23-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 2,614,132
Posted By bw286

retiring the makeshift cross bike. got this- ...

retiring the makeshift cross bike. got this-
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/100_0130.jpg
Custom Tiemeyer built GT Edge, Longmont CO, 1998, with 8 speed Dura Ace and XTR
09-22-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 2,614,132
Posted By bw286

yup. those crossfire tires suck. i spent a lot...

yup. those crossfire tires suck. i spent a lot of it on the grass
09-17-10, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

cross set up until i get my geared bike- ...

cross set up until i get my geared bike-
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/100_0128.jpg
09-17-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 2,614,132
Posted By bw286

makeshift cross bike- ...

makeshift cross bike-
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/100_0128.jpg
06-10-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

my iro. going to sell it, sad to see it go, was...

my iro. going to sell it, sad to see it go, was my first real fixed gear.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/109_0058.jpg
06-02-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By bw286

i'll try to make it!

i'll try to make it!
06-02-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

better pictures of things, and a few changes,...

better pictures of things, and a few changes, mainly better peedals.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/109_0036.jpg
...
05-27-10, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

also- rasta scramroller ...

also-
rasta scramroller
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/0527101806a.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 560,979
Posted By bw286

my new to me fixed gear dahon ...

my new to me fixed gear dahon
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/0527101551a.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/0527101550a.jpg
05-27-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

new toy. pedals are just for the first test ride....

new toy. pedals are just for the first test ride.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/0527101551a.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/0527101550a.jpg
05-19-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 402,660
Posted By bw286

my nashbar touring bike. will be a light grocery...

my nashbar touring bike. will be a light grocery hauler this summer. i have an xtracycle for the serious stuff, like beer runs....
05-19-10, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

scramroller ...

scramroller
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/0519101330a.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-17-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,562
Posted By bw286

sometimes if i'm really bored, i will make my...

sometimes if i'm really bored, i will make my turn signal "flash" by opening and closing my hand a whole bunch. kind of a one hand clapping gesture.
that said, i signal with my right arm for right...
05-17-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,318
Posted By bw286

scan your butt so that we can evaluate more...

scan your butt so that we can evaluate more accurately which saddle is most comfortable for you.
05-17-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,656
Posted By bw286

i had been thinking about getting one of these. ...

i had been thinking about getting one of these. it looks a lot like my spicer that got stolen.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/DSCN3791.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By bw286

Dahon Cadenza, 700c conversion?

hi all-
just bought a 2007 dahon cadenza. i was thinking about maybe switching the 26" wheels out for 700c or maybe 650b. i have the parts. was thinking it might make the commute a little faster...
10-21-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,526,515
Posted By bw286

white grips: ...

white grips:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/DSCN4030.jpg

and a sneak-peek at the fixtracycle
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/DSCN4027.jpg
10-17-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 397,510
Posted By bw286

downhill racer ...

downhill racer
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/7421_518671726278_73701163_30706697.jpg
10-17-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 397,510
Posted By bw286

downhill racer ...

downhill racer
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/7421_518671726278_73701163_30706697.jpg
10-11-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 178
Sticky Trade Thread
Views: 30,672
Posted By bw286

looking to trade my geared TREK 930 Singletrack...

looking to trade my geared TREK 930 Singletrack for a SS 29er.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/DSCN3651.jpg

nice bike, discovered i don't really care about gears off-road....
10-11-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 173,761
Posted By bw286

looking to trade my geared TREK 930 Singletrack...

looking to trade my geared TREK 930 Singletrack for a SS 29er.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a108/upperclasstwit42/DSCN3651.jpg

nice bike, discovered i don't really care about gears off-road....
10-09-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,899
Posted By bw286

no, even the 52cm complete is cheap, and it has a...

no, even the 52cm complete is cheap, and it has a 55cm top tube. never going to happen guys.
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