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04-26-12, 01:10 AM
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Posted By ChrisDR

I was initially trying to buy as much as I could...

I was initially trying to buy as much as I could through Amazon because I had gift cards through them. Since then I have purchased stuff for the build through other sources as well.

I haven't...
04-26-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Damn well that is a bummer, the shops around here...

Damn well that is a bummer, the shops around here only carry white for some reason. I will track a black one down somehow.

It's strange that the shops I have spoken to that carry FSA only have the...
04-25-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Yeah I checked online and it shows that the...

Yeah I checked online and it shows that the overall stack height of the MX is ~.6" taller which doesn't worry me. What does cup stiffness mean in terms of riding? Or is it more of a durability...
04-25-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

I have called quite a few shops around me and in...

I have called quite a few shops around me and in Orange County, and only two shops have even close to what I am looking for and they say it will take at least a week to order in the X.

After...
04-25-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Did the service seem like it would be worth it?...

Did the service seem like it would be worth it? From a buyer's perspective, I love using Amazon. Plus I would have another place to use these gift cards, and I know I would be supporting an actual...
04-25-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

It seemed fishy to me so I checked your website...

It seemed fishy to me so I checked your website earlier. If I can't find anywhere local, you will definitely be getting my business. Too bad you don't sell through Amazon, or I would have purchased...
04-25-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

I ordered an Orbit X from Amazon a few days ago...

I ordered an Orbit X from Amazon a few days ago and yesterday I was contacted by the seller. I was told that they didn't have any stock of the Orbit X and neither did FSA.

I have been to 3 LBSs...
04-23-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

For the life of me, I can't figure out which 40...

For the life of me, I can't figure out which 40 series headset I need to be using. Is this right?

http://www.amazon.com/Cane-Creek-Series-Traditional-Headset/dp/B004XW7S06/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_2
04-23-12, 03:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

I picked up an almost new set of Weinmanns. One...

I picked up an almost new set of Weinmanns. One has a Gatorskin on it and the other has a Michelin Dynamic Sport. Both are in great condition.

This morning, I purchased an IRO build kit. Should...
04-19-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

I chose a white frame and black fork. I figured...

I chose a white frame and black fork. I figured that white would be the most visible for drivers to see.

I am picking up a set of Weinmann deep v's with tires and cog later this evening. Anything...
04-18-12, 11:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

My frame and fork are set for delivery between...

My frame and fork are set for delivery between 4/23 and 4/26. Hopefully I have some other stuff to show by then!
04-18-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Ain't that the truth. I understand retail...

Ain't that the truth.

I understand retail dealing with people coming in and wasting time but that doesn't mean that you have be annoyed, rude, or dismissive. Buying bike parts isn't the same as...
04-18-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Too late for that now, I purchased my frame and...

Too late for that now, I purchased my frame and fork last night!

I went to two LBSs today and was completely underwhelmed and annoyed by one. The first was definitely the kind of shop trying to...
04-17-12, 11:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Excellent, that is good to know. Thanks! ...

Excellent, that is good to know. Thanks!



Haha, thanks for the warm welcome. It sure is funny how far one can go by being able to write in complete sentences and use basic grammar.

I will...
04-17-12, 11:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Are these a good deal? ...

Are these a good deal?
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/2947257543.html

I read mention of the quality of Weinmann wheels not being great but being a good value.

I think I read somewhere...
Forum: Introductions
04-17-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By ChrisDR

I am looking in to building a Pake single speed. ...

I am looking in to building a Pake single speed.

There is certainly a lot of information to know, and it does make it difficult being that there are some threads with 1,000+ posts. Haha.

I...
04-17-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Thank you for the help and the welcome, I really...

Thank you for the help and the welcome, I really appreciate it.

I do have a mountain bike that I can ride for now, but with the weather being so nice out, I would like to get this build done...
04-17-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

I have a good set of those. I think I am...

I have a good set of those.

I think I am going to pull the trigger on that frame and fork. Any other comments on this idea?

Should I look into purchasing the crankset, cog, lockset, etc new...
Forum: Introductions
04-17-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By ChrisDR

Thanks for the welcome!

Thanks for the welcome!
04-17-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

15mm wrench, chain whip, lockring wrench?

15mm wrench, chain whip, lockring wrench?
04-17-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Those all city bikes do look nice as well. I will...

Those all city bikes do look nice as well. I will look in to them. Thanks.
04-17-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Thanks for all of the help guys. I have...

Thanks for all of the help guys.

I have looked at the Kilo TT and thought it was a nice bike, however, having this gift card to Amazon is making me look there first and Mercier isn't sold on...
04-17-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Thanks for the quick replies. I guess the...

Thanks for the quick replies.

I guess the better question is how much extra do you think I would have put in to be able to get it all together.

I actually didn't have an idea of how much I...
04-17-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By ChrisDR

Newb wants to build a Pake!

Hello all, I just signed up and introduced myself in the introduction area.

As I mentioned in my intro, I am looking to build a bike. I was given a gift card for Amazon ($300.00) so I was...
Forum: Introductions
04-17-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By ChrisDR

Hello from Long Beach, CA

Hello everyone,

I have been casually browsing for a bike for some time now, and have finally decided to get after it.

My main goal is to be able to enjoy the great Southern California weather...
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