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04-26-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,565
Posted By InTheTrenches

You need to remember that the people you are...

You need to remember that the people you are asking this question think that filtering, hopping on the sidewalk and back off, running red lights, running stop signs, wrongway on one way, lane...
09-04-09, 11:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,675
Posted By InTheTrenches

At least I don't think I understand a business...

At least I don't think I understand a business because I managed to replace a BB a couple of times.

If you guys had even a limited amount of reading comprehension, you would see my comment was...
09-03-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,675
Posted By InTheTrenches

Wow, more than a dozen. The best part of...

Wow, more than a dozen.

The best part of the whole deal is the shop is trading you a crank they could sell for one they will sit on for five years. It is a poor cash move for them. They are going...
05-04-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By InTheTrenches

So if the LBS is not to do any "unauthorised"...

So if the LBS is not to do any "unauthorised" work, that must include all the free stuff. Don't want to be topping off the tires, replacing those missing valve caps, straightening a crooked stem,...
09-03-08, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By InTheTrenches

Really? And what do you base this on? My shop has...

Really? And what do you base this on? My shop has sold more than 10,000 Giant bikes and I have yet to see one with a misthreaded BB. Sometimes they have not been torqued properly, but never crooked....
09-01-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,548
Posted By InTheTrenches

That is not common sense, that is good sense. ...

That is not common sense, that is good sense.
There was one claim here that there is no good evidence that a helmet reduces your chance of a brain injury(This is wrong). Followed by the point that...
08-30-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,548
Posted By InTheTrenches

I would have figured it was because you did not...

I would have figured it was because you did not want your wife dealing with a drooling, incontinent idiot just because you got your foot caught in the pedal at a stop and whacked your head on the...
08-27-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By InTheTrenches

The Bikeforums member mantra, "Anyone can fix a...

The Bikeforums member mantra, "Anyone can fix a bike". Looks like it is fixed. As a side benefit you know when you need to work on your brakes, because the tire fails.
08-27-08, 10:13 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,548
Posted By InTheTrenches

I totally see what you are saying. The higher...

I totally see what you are saying. The higher incidence of brain injury in helmetless riders does not take into account the fact that they are already ********.
08-26-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By InTheTrenches

Sorry, from what I have read on this forum, you...

Sorry, from what I have read on this forum, you guys already knew everything.
08-26-08, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,235
Posted By InTheTrenches

That is amazing, the two in the shop have worked...

That is amazing, the two in the shop have worked perfectly on every Presta(or shcrader) valve we have put them on. That would be around 150-200 tires a week. The only issue is the spring in the smart...
08-26-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By InTheTrenches

The title of the thread and this post remind me...

The title of the thread and this post remind me of the thousands of times customers have tried to rip us off.
08-26-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By InTheTrenches

UBI charges $750 for the "Introduction to...

UBI charges $750 for the "Introduction to Cylcling" class. I would do it for that.

As above, showing someone how to do something more complicated than changing a tube is a pain(And even showing...
08-20-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,161
Posted By InTheTrenches

And the opinion of someone with such limited...

And the opinion of someone with such limited knowledge of bicycles that wheel=tire has validity?

This is the same as the guy that that claims his car runs great he just pushes it down the hill and...
08-10-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By InTheTrenches

I am making a big issue about telling a person...

I am making a big issue about telling a person that truing the wheel is something you can just grab a wrench and do, because it is not. It is a learned skill like writing or painting(Or sculpting...
08-09-08, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By InTheTrenches

Yep that is all you do, just turn the spokes...

Yep that is all you do, just turn the spokes until the wheel is true.
Next you can chisel away at a rock until you have shamed Rodin.

A quality tool(Meaning not a piece of crap like Zan uses,...
08-09-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,122
Posted By InTheTrenches

My point was on all the things that the average...

My point was on all the things that the average cyclist would not be able to fix themselves. 99% of BFers cannot properly dish a wheel. ZERO PERCENT CAN FIX AN OUT OF SPEC CARBON FORK. Hell, I can't...
08-02-08, 11:36 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,122
Posted By InTheTrenches

BikesDirect Windsor in today. Frotn wheel 10mm...

BikesDirect Windsor in today. Frotn wheel 10mm out of dish(Pathetic) Once the wheel was dished, the carbon fork that came with the bike was about 5mm out of alignment. The front der was also about 10...
08-02-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By InTheTrenches

According to the OP the motorcycle was 50 ft away...

According to the OP the motorcycle was 50 ft away when he honked. The speed limit(as appears from the post) was 45mph. You can stop a motorcyle in fifty feet from 45 mph? Do it. Set aside reaction...
08-02-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,012
Posted By InTheTrenches

Could you provide a death per mile statistic?...

Could you provide a death per mile statistic? That would be more relevant. (Also discounting the increased likely hood of injury when struck by a 3000 pound object versus a 300 pound object.)
With...
08-02-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,481
Posted By InTheTrenches

Don't you read the forum? This is a deliberate...

Don't you read the forum? This is a deliberate attempt to screw the customer. The numerous reasons that a business has for closing have NOTHING to do with it. They have shut down, layed off...
08-02-08, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By InTheTrenches

Maybe he was on Munch Mammoth or any of the many...

Maybe he was on Munch Mammoth or any of the many other drum equipped motorcycles. They don't stop to fantastic. The guy pulling out from the stop sign into the right of way is at fault.

I have...
07-04-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By InTheTrenches

See that is the thing(I know there are shops that...

See that is the thing(I know there are shops that have poor help) all of the shop people I know, and it is a bunch, want to help the customer, no matter their level of knowledge. We want to make you...
07-04-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,772
Posted By InTheTrenches

You claim minority. Are you Black, Hispanic,...

You claim minority. Are you Black, Hispanic, Asian? Making an assumption you feel you are a minority because you are female. Women and men are about even so one is not a monority over the other....
07-04-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By InTheTrenches

Read all the threads on this forum declaring...

Read all the threads on this forum declaring every one that swings thru the door a customer deserving the very soul of the bike shop employee. You can't have it both ways. We either get to profile...
07-04-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By InTheTrenches

Thatsright. It would be a rare day to not have at...

Thatsright. It would be a rare day to not have at least two or three disapointing customer experiences. Another example: Customer comes in wanting an exchange for the part he has bought...
07-04-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By InTheTrenches

Several customers each day, have left their...

Several customers each day, have left their wallet in the car. It is not a rare or unsual statement.
07-02-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,784
Posted By InTheTrenches

Also interesting because of the several...

Also interesting because of the several references in Corinthians(Conservatives seem to be more religious(on the surface)) about treating the body as a temple. What better way than to exercise...
07-02-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By InTheTrenches

True. He must have been reading at bike forums...

True. He must have been reading at bike forums and decided that all us bikeshop folk are a bunch of knuckledragging morons, that are incapable of preforming a proper repair, or doing an honest days...
07-02-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,772
Posted By InTheTrenches

How is asking the paying price a red flag? Do you...

How is asking the paying price a red flag? Do you base this on many years of experience in purchasing used items and then taking them in for free adjustement at the place you did not buy them from?...
07-02-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By InTheTrenches

A customer seriously trying to pull a fast one

Customer brings the three thousand dollar full suspension rig to the counter and says he will take it. Ask him if he would like to test it out. "No I want this one" Start the ring up and pull the tag...
07-01-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By InTheTrenches

That calculator places a value of zero on your...

That calculator places a value of zero on your time.
06-30-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,359
Posted By InTheTrenches

Taking the lane at stop light or stop sign is the...

Taking the lane at stop light or stop sign is the correct thing to do. It should incite no road rage if you are paying attention and go when the light cycles, then move right as you pass thru the...
06-29-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,784
Posted By InTheTrenches

I have been to a couple of sites that have...

I have been to a couple of sites that have rightwingers that only post right wing ideology. They regularly link articles from Free Republic and the Rutherford institute listing them as factual...
06-29-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,359
Posted By InTheTrenches

The way that is worded it would still be illegal...

The way that is worded it would still be illegal if any of the cars, in line, wanted to turn right. It also still looks like it would be illegal because the idea of the, poorly written, law is to...
06-28-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By InTheTrenches

That would remove the crank arm. It will not do...

That would remove the crank arm. It will not do squat for the BB.
06-28-08, 09:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,784
Posted By InTheTrenches

Well that just makes it lame. Single speed is...

Well that just makes it lame. Single speed is only for singletrack(And even then you are a puss, so I have been told)
06-28-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By InTheTrenches

It is you. I will not claim one is better than...

It is you. I will not claim one is better than the other but they feel different.
Don't feel bad, some people think all food taste the same.
06-28-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By InTheTrenches

That happens when the customer cannot even...

That happens when the customer cannot even provide a basic explanation of when and how the noise occurs.

The deal is there are a few culprits in the mysterious noise game. Nine times out of ten...
06-28-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By InTheTrenches

And 27" wheels are 630. Man up and you can get...

And 27" wheels are 630. Man up and you can get them on the rim, but they still will not seat.

And yes if you go to a shop and ask for the wrong thing it will probably not fit. Not their fault.
06-28-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,771
Posted By InTheTrenches

Weight savings. Sure you could make it a solid...

Weight savings. Sure you could make it a solid rotor and have no cutouts, but then the rotor would either weigh three times as much or have have a swept area about 5-8mm wide. That would be more...
06-27-08, 10:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,784
Posted By InTheTrenches

Nothing. Your purchase of a complete fixie...

Nothing.
Your purchase of a complete fixie from Specialized zeros out your other bikes, further amplified by location. Location + purchase of prebuilt fixie reduces one to poseur status. For some...
06-27-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,468
Posted By InTheTrenches

Guess that explains all the Cat 1s using them....

Guess that explains all the Cat 1s using them. They are so hot,they run Ksyriums to keep them from making a sandbaggers break on the whole group.
06-27-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By InTheTrenches

When you have to try and do online pricing while...

When you have to try and do online pricing while have a retail store and keeping more than one person on staff, layed back happens.
06-27-08, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,468
Posted By InTheTrenches

Not so much as you would think, look at the...

Not so much as you would think, look at the Ksyriums. They handle training and racing like nothing else in the weight class.
06-27-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,468
Posted By InTheTrenches

Low spoke wheels have really freaking stiff rims....

Low spoke wheels have really freaking stiff rims. That is how they manage the low spoke count. Build one and stress relieve it and you will grasp the fullness.
06-27-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By InTheTrenches

http://www.aiyafitness.com/pics-inv-other/hand_exe...

http://www.aiyafitness.com/pics-inv-other/hand_exerciser_gripmaster.jpg
06-26-08, 09:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,784
Posted By InTheTrenches

Relax. It is an INDICATOR. LIke smoking is an...

Relax. It is an INDICATOR. LIke smoking is an indicator that you are more likely to get cancer.

You and the guy that managed to equate riding a train to make a long return bike ride home with...
06-26-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,728
Posted By InTheTrenches

WRONG. Most people chose to spend their money on...

WRONG. Most people chose to spend their money on other things. When a customer drops off a WM bike, they don't unload it from the front of the city bus. It comes out of the back of their SUV. Spend a...
06-23-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,784
Posted By InTheTrenches

Drive to the ride: Conservative Bike the to...

Drive to the ride: Conservative

Bike the to the ride: Liberal
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