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Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Yes yes yes. You're right and I made a...

Yes yes yes. You're right and I made a unintelligible post. This is true. I'm trying to be sincere but I'm afraid this post will also be misunderstood. I'm going to stop now.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

I don't think I gave it the right "twist" then....

I don't think I gave it the right "twist" then. How about this? Wink
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Wanna take ... Oh, wait.. that's probably against...

Wanna take ... Oh, wait.. that's probably against forum policy. Nevermind.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

I too was convinced they did a site update today...

I too was convinced they did a site update today between my visits. But I'm from Seattle... Nashbar's description on the Lynsky frame pages reiterates the Made in the U.S.A. promise.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 04:27 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Now that's counter-intuitive. (heavy sarcasm) You...

Now that's counter-intuitive. (heavy sarcasm) You got more for less and you didn't have to give up any of the "good" stuff? Haha
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

It is typical of the bike industry to try to give...

It is typical of the bike industry to try to give some sort of advanced warning before "pulling out" of a sales arrangement. Especially an arrangement as important as one central to any important...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 04:01 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

You could have saved 20% ($440) yesterday. That's...

You could have saved 20% ($440) yesterday. That's not chump change.

But then how will we keep score? Haha
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

I looked and their prices are all higher than...

I looked and their prices are all higher than those at the Nashbar site, the opposite of what you wrote. Which site do you think gets more hits?



Your Chattanooga choo choo aside, if you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

In the league? Heck no. They're a second tier...

In the league? Heck no. They're a second tier manufacturer. You've compared them to first-tier manufacturers. (I don't find it easy to put Lynsky and Diamondback in the same sentence except to say...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

That info would have changed my opinion of your...

That info would have changed my opinion of your comment. But as you wrote it, I thought there wasn't enough evidence to make the claim anymore than a rumor.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

They offer high-end on a number of items. I don't...

They offer high-end on a number of items. I don't confuse them with being "low end" (that's the province of "fly by night" outfits) but rather as offering solid "American" value. They have made great...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

How do you rationalize the comment, "unless...

How do you rationalize the comment, "unless Lynskey cuts its prices (which it has not---reports are that the Nashbar prices are Higher than Lynskey's website)" with the fact that Nashbar says they...
12-21-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By cale

Agree but it looks less so to me because I...

Agree but it looks less so to me because I remember when Terry bikes were first sold. It looked odd then too but it was probably one of the few "nods" towards the performance needs of women.
12-21-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By cale

The shaping is very good. Is it possible to bring...

The shaping is very good. Is it possible to bring the front lower stay up so that is parallel with the ground?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

I'm afraid what you write is true and that anyone...

I'm afraid what you write is true and that anyone making Ti frames in the US is in "danger" of losing their job.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

I think the ball is about to drop at Lynskey....

I think the ball is about to drop at Lynskey. Manufacturing will move overseas.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Good analysis and GREAT insight (I'll keep your...

Good analysis and GREAT insight (I'll keep your speculation warning in mind).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

I think with BD offerings of "value-priced" Ti...

I think with BD offerings of "value-priced" Ti bikes, Performance has seized upon the opportunity to expand sales, through Nasbar, in a growing (albeit still tiny) market segment.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

BTW, a full disclaimer. I own a Litespeed but...

BTW, a full disclaimer. I own a Litespeed but didn't consider a Lynsky frame when I bought it last summer. I wasn't as familiar as I am now with the brand and I don't mean, in any of the posts above,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Performance owns Nashbar. Performance could have...

Performance owns Nashbar. Performance could have gone so far as to put the Lynsky bikes on their retail floor. But didn't. Why? That's the heart of this question, "Why is Lynsky now sold exclusively...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

In reflection of RPK79 comment above, I think...

In reflection of RPK79 comment above, I think Nasbar customers expect discounted goods or at least something akin to what BD offers (which I perceive to be value). That's a different "stage" for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Great point!

Great point!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Just because a brand can suffer a loss of...

Just because a brand can suffer a loss of exclusivity (and therefore value) doesn't mean that brand image can't be built back up. I make a living building brand image. (In a literal sense. For many...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

If the sales continue into the 2016 model year,...

If the sales continue into the 2016 model year, it will be more than periodic. I just see something more going on than a "closeout". The Nashbar home page makes significant mention (a prominent flash...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

You're not reading what I've written in support...

You're not reading what I've written in support of the fact that these frames most likely represent a total re-alignment of Lynsky sales. Go back. Read my post. Then make a comment with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Don't "broth"er trying to figure it out.

Don't "broth"er trying to figure it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Anytime a well known brand is deeply discounted,...

Anytime a well known brand is deeply discounted, it suffers a loss of its exclusivity. This is a fact beyond dispute.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

You're not understanding my point if you think it...

You're not understanding my point if you think it was simply to point out that they're different companies. If so, my bad. What I meant to say is that Diamondback bikes have been designed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

No. It's a good fit. Walmart doesn't move much of...

No. It's a good fit. Walmart doesn't move much of the "aspiration" gear that Sony and Samsung sell elsewhere and the two brands have such deep offerings that they can manage the mix of exclusive gear...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Corrected that for you.

Corrected that for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

It doesn't cheapen the brand if the brand name...

It doesn't cheapen the brand if the brand name doesn't appear on it which is what occurred back in 2009.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Sorry, I get a little wound up when Diamondback...

Sorry, I get a little wound up when Diamondback gets associated with Schwinn. You don't know Diamondback but I worked as a trusted supplier to the company for over 17 years. They don't sell only...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

I think your analysis is good. I'm concerned...

I think your analysis is good. I'm concerned (interested) that Lynsky would dilute the brand in this fashion. There must be a huge amount of overstock. That would lead to the cash flow problem you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Carrying Lynsky on the Performance site, at the...

Carrying Lynsky on the Performance site, at the sort of discount prices Nashbar offered yesterday, would undercut the Performance brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,088
Posted By cale

Did you know that Performance Cycles owns Bike...

Did you know that Performance Cycles owns Bike Nashbar? Just saying, Performance Cycles organizes (markets) products across (2) websites and the retail locations.

I've bought consistently from...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By cale

You can't knock tradition! Haha

You can't knock tradition! Haha
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 12:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By cale

50th Birthday? I believe that's the titanium...

50th Birthday? I believe that's the titanium birthday!
Forum: Commuting
12-20-15, 11:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,477
Posted By cale

I like your bike and believe you when you say...

I like your bike and believe you when you say you're about simplicity (no disc brakes, IGH, recycling a bike...), but you sure do like a lot of stuff on your bike! Haha
12-20-15, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By cale

Does it do it on a stand? A skipping derailleur...

Does it do it on a stand? A skipping derailleur cog would probably skip as it "works" absent of tension.
12-20-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By cale

Thanks. My bad.

Thanks. My bad.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,477
Posted By cale

But remember THIS BUILD will be super fast. I...

But remember THIS BUILD will be super fast. I couldn't pedal a track bike around a circuit for an hour/10 without breaking into sheets of sweat when I stop. But I'm not an athlete either.
12-20-15, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By cale

It is probably a worn cassette (which, I assume,...

It is probably a worn cassette (which, I assume, is what you refer to as a "freehub"). Generally chains and cassettes see wear at a similar rate.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,477
Posted By cale

Dang, if I rode 20 miles (750ft elevation gain)...

Dang, if I rode 20 miles (750ft elevation gain) in an hour / ten min, I'd arrive at work a sweaty mess. For me, at least, I wouldn't even bother with fenders because I'd have to shower and change...
Forum: Foo
12-20-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By cale

I wouldn't confuse photography (photo journalism...

I wouldn't confuse photography (photo journalism and science aside) with anything but art. The berries don't always hang down,branches are weighted by snow and bend inward, birds land and do the...
Forum: Foo
12-20-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By cale

Better already? (I just rotated the image.) ...

Better already? (I just rotated the image.)

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u143/cale_kat/piliated%20action_zpsugfay4ip.jpg...
Forum: Foo
12-20-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By cale

This isn't terribly helpful. This image isn't...

This isn't terribly helpful. This image isn't resolved anywhere near high enough to draw strong conclusions about sharpness. Just saying, if you shoot in Fine JPEG but share a "tiny" representation...
Forum: Foo
12-20-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By cale

(Directed to Alfster) ^+1 If you're not...

(Directed to Alfster)

^+1 If you're not using ISO settings above 400, you're missing out on a significant capability of your camera.

Frankly, I think camera's get sold, too often, by spec...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,173
Posted By cale

If you get an 11spd bike, will you sell the 10spd...

If you get an 11spd bike, will you sell the 10spd you own? (rhetorical) Adding a bike is fun and if I can borrow your analogy of "stable", variety among your "horses" fit different interests. I've...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,829
Posted By cale

Shimano recently introduced a dual control lever...

Shimano recently introduced a dual control lever (brifter) which offers mechanical (cable) control of the derailleurs with a hydraulic brake system. This is different from the previous electric/hydro...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,829
Posted By cale

It's actually a sensitive subject but not in the...

It's actually a sensitive subject but not in the way you are thinking. I don't mind sharing in the spirit that my mistakes aren't so banal that they aren't worth learning from and also I'm a glutton...
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