Search: Posts Made By: fixedmonkey
Showing results 1 to 50 of 166
Search took 0.14 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,771
Posted By fixedmonkey

I agree with op. They should adequately supply...

I agree with op. They should adequately supply the bikes needed.
04-18-10, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By fixedmonkey

****ing Sram r2c shifters!!!

So I was assembling a bicycle today. I went to install the shifters and pulled the wrong allen bolt (the sram red plate side), in order to get access to the compression plug. Big mistake. Anybody...
02-26-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,517
Posted By fixedmonkey

Yup basically fixed gear bikes are for frat...

Yup basically fixed gear bikes are for frat 'bros' and nostalgic pabst blue ribbon drinking people longing for the early noughts.
08-13-09, 05:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,405
Posted By fixedmonkey

I feel like i have to correct you. If you don't...

I feel like i have to correct you. If you don't know-- Specialized are gurus of marketing bs.

The old stumpy which he purchased is indeed far better then the newer rock hopper because it is much...
08-13-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,405
Posted By fixedmonkey

Mountain biking's popularity plateau changes...

Mountain biking's popularity plateau changes depending on who is talking. For me it was the mid to late 90's when riders like Tinker, Paola, Ned, were at their peak. Cross country racing had a true...
08-06-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,887
Posted By fixedmonkey

I dunno. I'll put my XTR V-Brakes (on ceramic...

I dunno. I'll put my XTR V-Brakes (on ceramic rims ofcourse) against whatever latest disc brake. The superiority of the stopping power of discs is in large part a myth created by companies trying to...
07-30-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By fixedmonkey

Hands down go for TI TI has an amazing ride....

Hands down go for TI

TI has an amazing ride. I personally have never seen "low end ti" so I would be highly skeptical of the quality, since it truly takes and artisan to weld a decent ti frame....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By fixedmonkey

Where are you finding these deals at? So far the...

Where are you finding these deals at? So far the only deals I have found have been lick bike and they are still around a grand, no where near what rival goes for. Hell if you can Dura at the price of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By fixedmonkey

Why are you asking this question? Dura ace...

Why are you asking this question?

Dura ace is far far superior to anything sram makes. So if you have the money definitely go with quality Japanese manufacturing over Srams Chinese junk.

The...
03-12-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By fixedmonkey

Whats the deal with white bikes lately?

They're hard to keep clean!

This phenomenon is not just for mass produced track bikes, mountain bikes, jump bikes, bmx bikes have also caught the virus.


pictures to come when i figure out...
03-12-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By fixedmonkey

+1. DIY is always better.

+1. DIY is always better.
03-12-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,879
Posted By fixedmonkey

Only carbon should be that Deep of a V imo. ...

Only carbon should be that Deep of a V imo.

They look really heavy and purposeless.
01-29-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By fixedmonkey

Not true Not true. Their are dual pivots on the...

Not true Not true. Their are dual pivots on the market with appropriate amount of clearance for those uses-- although look's are up to you.
01-29-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,322
Posted By fixedmonkey

-10 The farmers around where I live don't...

-10

The farmers around where I live don't have any bearings in their wheel barrels. Its just and axle and grease, and the wheel barrels are like 25 years old at least.
01-29-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,615
Posted By fixedmonkey

There comes a time when it things become undoable.

There comes a time when it things become undoable.
01-29-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By fixedmonkey

BTW shimanos instructions are written by...

BTW shimanos instructions are written by Engineers, while being very good most of the time, can be overly technical. 16lbs of tork is a Engineers way of saying, tighten down hard.
01-29-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By fixedmonkey

Put some anti-seize on the threads (if they are...

Put some anti-seize on the threads (if they are new they should already have some) and tighten them down with a good amount of pressure, but don't go He-man on them. The external bearings are pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,387
Posted By fixedmonkey

I edited, my post apparently you're not as...

I edited, my post apparently you're not as obsessed with this thread at the moment as I am XD. I am in town all the time!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,387
Posted By fixedmonkey

+10,500 starfire crit

+10,500 starfire crit
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,387
Posted By fixedmonkey

Good luck with your shop, I wish you the best. ...

Good luck with your shop, I wish you the best.


BTW I live in around 1900 N Western in wicker park- we're close and should give each other a rolling high five.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,387
Posted By fixedmonkey

It's not crap. You hear it so much because that...

It's not crap. You hear it so much because that is the hard reality, idealism is good, but your concern is to stay in business in a very harsh market. Our profits were down about 40% for the months...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,387
Posted By fixedmonkey

Exactly, all extra that apparently we have to do...

Exactly, all extra that apparently we have to do to compete with internet. In addition to paying rent, wages for skilled mechanics, local and federal taxes we have to offer coffee now and give stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,387
Posted By fixedmonkey

I don't know, there are chatty people out there....

I don't know, there are chatty people out there. If you spend all day chatting them up you will surely be out of business in a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,387
Posted By fixedmonkey

So your that guy who hangs around and likes to...

So your that guy who hangs around and likes to talk gear. We don't make any money off you, maybe 40$ a month at most. I don't know what supplier your bike shop orders from, but our parts from Quality...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,387
Posted By fixedmonkey

Exactly. The most irritating thing I encounter is...

Exactly. The most irritating thing I encounter is customers coming in wanting to look at parts with all intentions of ordering them from the internet. I had one guy actually come in with nashbar...
01-26-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By fixedmonkey

I read a quote in a imported UK magazine where...

I read a quote in a imported UK magazine where one rider said mountain biking was "about getting in touch with history". Guess your country must be incredibly dense. Here the attitude is more like...
01-26-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,205
Posted By fixedmonkey

Try and spend the very upper end of your price...

Try and spend the very upper end of your price range, since this will be your only bike purchase for a long time. There tends to be a huge jump in frame material and shock quality as well as...
01-26-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By fixedmonkey

Don't touch it! This is normal for disc brakes,...

Don't touch it! This is normal for disc brakes, and one of their disadvantages. If it is a minor annoyance while not riding, just let it be. If it really loud and bugging you take it to you lbs and...
12-01-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,461
Posted By fixedmonkey

This is incorrect

This is incorrect
12-01-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,477
Posted By fixedmonkey

Simplification: Any FS bike under $1200 is...

Simplification:

Any FS bike under $1200 is not worth riding.
12-01-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,477
Posted By fixedmonkey

When I sell a customer a bike I always try and...

When I sell a customer a bike I always try and steer towards a hard tail no matter what the price range is.
Thats just my style though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,088
Posted By fixedmonkey

My choices are limited to the Brands that my shop...

My choices are limited to the Brands that my shop carries because of great ep pricing $_$. I am either looking at this beast

http://img174.imagevenue.com/loc1020/th_48634_9920_122_1020lo.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,088
Posted By fixedmonkey

Commendable, choosing a good shop is much better...

Commendable, choosing a good shop is much better then the bicycle brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,555
Posted By fixedmonkey

OMG I hate fixing your bike when you bring it in....

OMG I hate fixing your bike when you bring it in. Do your mechanic a favor and never never use any type motor oil.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,555
Posted By fixedmonkey

Stay away from that crap and their bull****...

Stay away from that crap and their bull**** marketing.

Either go triflow or step up to T9.
11-05-08, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,223
Posted By fixedmonkey

Its the difference if you want your parts made by...

Its the difference if you want your parts made by little fingers in China, or you want meticulously crafted Japanese components. You decide.
11-05-08, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By fixedmonkey

Well your ignorant.

Well your ignorant.
11-05-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By fixedmonkey

Disc brakes are the biggest gimick pushed by the...

Disc brakes are the biggest gimick pushed by the industry.

Disc Brakes are far heavier then v brakes. V brakes are cheaper per stopping power ratio - for the price of a decent cable actuated disc...
08-09-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,263
Posted By fixedmonkey

Its amazing how marketing has destroyed peoples...

Its amazing how marketing has destroyed peoples logic. For all you sram lover out there, you can have your chintzy chinese made ****. As far as I am concerned shimano and japanese quality is still...
01-29-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,660
Posted By fixedmonkey

Maybe

Maybe
01-29-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,660
Posted By fixedmonkey

Factual is something that can evaluated by...

Factual is something that can evaluated by methods either of empirical science or of documentary research. It is documented that shimano's system has more torque and it is also documented that...
01-29-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,660
Posted By fixedmonkey

Facts are facts not opinions. hawr. Shimano =...

Facts are facts not opinions. hawr.
Shimano = more torque no creaking = better. I don't know how you could argue otherwise.
01-29-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,660
Posted By fixedmonkey

This would go nicely with his new fancy cranks ...

This would go nicely with his new fancy cranks

http://cgi.ebay.com/EIMEI-NJS-TRACK-FRAME-56CM_W0QQitemZ250210523508QQihZ015QQcategoryZ98084QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
01-29-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,660
Posted By fixedmonkey

Heres an idea. Take the money an buy a better...

Heres an idea. Take the money an buy a better frame.
01-29-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,660
Posted By fixedmonkey

I think we need to get over this sugino obsession.

I think we need to get over this sugino obsession.
01-29-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,660
Posted By fixedmonkey

IMHO if you are going to buy top end i would go...

IMHO if you are going to buy top end i would go for nothing but an ultegra or durace crank. This crank is not "Sugino" nor "messenger" but it is Japanese and it is a superior system.

The blue to...
01-16-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 282,391
Posted By fixedmonkey

Another auction where the seller has overvalued...

Another auction where the seller has overvalued the worth of the frame. The reserve is 700 and the shipping from germany is 820 is anyone cares (I was one of the bidders)
01-16-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 282,391
Posted By fixedmonkey

I completely agree. Also, WTF that frame is...

I completely agree. Also, WTF that frame is dented and the seller still wants over a grand. Its amazing to me how inflated the njs label has become.
12-23-07, 03:07 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 16,835
Posted By fixedmonkey

This comment is going to be racist (I am not...

This comment is going to be racist (I am not apologizing because I feel that my opinion is justified). My experience living in kensington, philly is that some black people feel that nice stuff and is...
12-03-07, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By fixedmonkey

Throw it out

Throw it out
Showing results 1 to 50 of 166
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.