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Forum: Commuting
04-20-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,041
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Yes; and they are on the water - with new 406rim;...

Yes; and they are on the water - with new 406rim; wider spacing; 20x1.5 stock tire; room for at least 20x1.75

I want people to try these bikes out; so I am doing a 'pre-sale' on them at $269...
04-20-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

We are going to start pre-selling them now; for a...

We are going to start pre-selling them now; for a special price [basically at cost as I want people to be able to try these]

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/nano.htm

I do not...
04-05-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By bikesdirect_com

This is a great way to use the newsletter ...

This is a great way to use the newsletter

An example just came up; a supplier ask me to take the last few of a jumping bike
which instead of listing on the site as there are so few
we will just...
04-05-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By bikesdirect_com

These must be a technical issue As lots of...

These must be a technical issue
As lots of newsletters have gone out in the last 4 months

and I know people get them as
1 - I am on the list on my personal email and I see them
2 - sales of...
04-04-11, 04:54 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Yes I will keep MiniVelos under $300 as I...

Yes
I will keep MiniVelos under $300 as I really want cyclists to get a chance to try these

Monster Cross I have in the works now are all multi speed; but it would be easy to do the Gravity...
04-04-11, 04:50 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

We get a LOT of requests for tall head tubes;...

We get a LOT of requests for tall head tubes; many cyclists want more comfort and to be a bit more upright

I designed the Gravity Zilla to be the 'do it all' bike in a customers assortment of...
04-03-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

No only on the Aluminum versions which will use...

No
only on the Aluminum versions which will use a 'semi-compact' design
which has a taller HT; so the TT with bend makes sense for increased safe standover

Steel and Ti versions will use a more...
04-03-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Actually almost sold out already but I am...

Actually almost sold out already
but I am planning to stock a lot more

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/oxford_deluxe.htm
04-03-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

At last more info on Monster Cross two Aluminum...

At last more info on Monster Cross
two Aluminum Gravity models - one 27-speed shimano; one 20-speed Apex Sram
due in late summer

two moto models; one Reynolds Steel; one Ti with CF fork
both...
03-12-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 29,391
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Thank you AND I look forward to your report ...

Thank you AND I look forward to your report

A design blog put up this post http://www.designspongeonline.com/2011/03/bike-season.html and the bike has been selling much better than I forecasted....
03-12-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 29,391
Posted By bikesdirect_com

How do you like name Kensington for the 8-speed...

How do you like name Kensington for the 8-speed nexus version I have planned?

If not, what other name would anyone suggest?

{of course, on these bikes we do not put on a model name decal...
Forum: Touring
03-12-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,487
Posted By bikesdirect_com

We could easily replace the fork; however...

We could easily replace the fork; however Tourists are a special group of customers. Most can replace a fork in their sleep. Which makes sense; long distance tourists need some skills. And the extra...
Forum: Touring
03-10-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,487
Posted By bikesdirect_com

It would be a STUPID mistake, IF it were spec'd...

It would be a STUPID mistake, IF it were spec'd that way

Factories make errors; they are operated by humans and they just sometimes make an error
Good companies [like the factory that builds...
03-09-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 29,391
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Thanks for all the posts on our new Classic City...

Thanks for all the posts on our new Classic City Bikes
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/city_bikes.htm

I am sorry I have not jumped in earlier; but we are insanely busy this spring
so I will...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Very interesting I am sure she will love the...

Very interesting
I am sure she will love the Linus; they are nice
and the wicker basket idea is excellent

Also I was thinking 3 to 1 girls over guys
you could be correct at 4 to 1
02-12-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 101,822
Posted By bikesdirect_com

I think you maybe kidding me but the bike has...

I think you maybe kidding me
but the bike has been produced wiuth two different seat tube sizes
the correct post comes in the box to match that production run

However, I do not think there are...
02-12-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 101,822
Posted By bikesdirect_com

packaging includes a rear brake; at least that is...

packaging includes a rear brake; at least that is what my specs say
i assume they currently have two brakes
02-12-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 101,822
Posted By bikesdirect_com

I see this is a common issue; and I can see why ...

I see this is a common issue; and I can see why
it is strange CPCS rules

A TRACK BIKE - does not need brakes; but a Track Bike must have sew-ups to be classed as such; thus most track bikes...
02-12-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Getting quotes and samples I know we will...

Getting quotes and samples

I know we will have two Aluminum ones; one 4130DB steel one; and a real nice Ti one with a super nice CF fork.

Prices will run $595 or $695 UP TO $1695 or so
...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Retro City, Dutch Bikes, or what name? Opinions

A bunch of questions about these bikes

http://publicbikes.com/Bikes

http://www.linusbike.com/models/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERBfFx1VW1Q
02-12-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Mercier Nano should be in around end of May I...

Mercier Nano should be in around end of May
I am pushing to see if it can come sooner
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,133
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Even with the price increases that everyone must...

Even with the price increases that everyone must know about now [due to currency, oil, labor in Asia, rubber & steel commondity increases, etc]
we will keep these under $300 so that we can get...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,133
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Mercier Nano coming in late spring; probably May ...

Mercier Nano coming in late spring; probably May
Changed to 406 rims with 1.75 tires
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,041
Posted By bikesdirect_com

We redesigned Mercier Nano to use 406 wheels and...

We redesigned Mercier Nano to use 406 wheels and a bit wider tires; They should be in around May.
If this catagory gets some interest; we will add more models and levels and options etc

I like...
02-12-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,670
Posted By bikesdirect_com

We have been selling Gravity branded bikes for...

We have been selling Gravity branded bikes for about 12 years or so. However, we are now going to stock and sell a lot more in 2011 and 2012; especially the new Gravity 29ers will be super strong...
01-14-11, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By bikesdirect_com

The New 2011 Kilo TT PRO is in stock; in several...

The New 2011 Kilo TT PRO is in stock; in several colors including White
01-08-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

4 on the way will take till early summer ...

4 on the way
will take till early summer

thanks
01-06-11, 05:57 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

I hope so too; but factories are running slow...

I hope so too; but factories are running slow this year; which I think is a pre price increase indictator. [2011 will probably see lots of price increases]

but we do have on order a good order of...
12-24-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

I really like the look of those tires and I am...

I really like the look of those tires and I am redesigning frame & fork for 406 rims with 20x1.75 tires as stock

Should ride a bit nicer and look better too; IMHO

Funny thing is; these bikes...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-10, 06:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,133
Posted By bikesdirect_com

I will ask site adminstrators to allow a post on...

I will ask site adminstrators to allow a post on group buys on RBR, MTBR, and BF when nthe Mini Velos are on the site
Plus we do send out special deals to people signed up on our site newsletter...
12-12-10, 06:05 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

I will ask site adminstrators to allow a post on...

I will ask site adminstrators to allow a post on group buys on RBR, MTBR, and BF when nthe Mini Velos are on the site
Plus we do send out special deals to people signed up on our site newsletter...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,133
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Thanks for all the comments. VERY HELPFUIL! ...

Thanks for all the comments. VERY HELPFUIL! Every comment I learned something from and I hope that benefits our customers and cycling in general. {I even learn from those that slam me or our...
12-11-10, 06:49 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Thanks for all the comments. VERY HELPFUIL! ...

Thanks for all the comments. VERY HELPFUIL! Every comment I learned something from and I hope that benefits our customers and cycling in general. {I even learn from those that slam me or our...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,133
Posted By bikesdirect_com

New Trends: Mini-Velo, Retro City, Monster Cross, Monster Tires?

As SS/FG and 29er become much more mainstream, there are several other trends that seem to be coming along. I would love to hear comments on these

Mini-Velo - very popular in Asia and growing in...
12-03-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,672
Posted By bikesdirect_com

New Trends: Mini-Velo, Retro City, Monster Cross, Monster Tires?

As SS/FG and 29er become much more mainstream, there are several other trends that seem to be coming along. I would love to hear comments on these

Mini-Velo - very popular in Asia and growing in...
11-10-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,925
Posted By bikesdirect_com

I have and they are a blast very quick...

I have
and they are a blast

very quick and snappy handling

Ride quality will varyt a lot with tire width and type
11-10-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,925
Posted By bikesdirect_com

we have four right now that I had made as...

we have four right now
that I had made as samples

two chrm-moly Merciers
two aluminum Windsors

they are fun to ride
very nice specs
and our price would be $299 delivered
11-08-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Intersting question but I can not dream the...

Intersting question
but I can not dream the bolts were sheared
they must have just fallen out

and it would not surprise me if they fell out before this happened
and are a mile or two up the...
11-08-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By bikesdirect_com

This is odd it does look like two bolts feel...

This is odd
it does look like two bolts feel out and then the ring bent under force of pedaling

of course, we need to be notified of bike claims and issues before someone hires a bike shop to...
11-08-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,717
Posted By bikesdirect_com

maybe you did not understand me that is exactly...

maybe you did not understand me
that is exactly what I offered the first time I spoke with you

Since you have said right here "it was obvious to me that bikesdirect is not capable of shipping a...
11-08-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,717
Posted By bikesdirect_com

interesting points 1 - I actually offered...

interesting points

1 - I actually offered to cover return shipping; and free labor; defect or not [OP did not want us to get either frame back and I think I know why]
2 - I have not seen a...
11-08-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,103
Posted By bikesdirect_com

This is our standard best solution; Sorry...

This is our standard best solution;

Sorry you had this issue. This problem has come up on a few dozen bikes; it seems fork factory used slightly shorter legs on some forks.
In all cases, we of...
11-08-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,717
Posted By bikesdirect_com

After talking to the OP I was shocked He...

After talking to the OP I was shocked

He took zero responsibility. He in fact told me that he worked in several bike shops and that standard procedure would be to install seat posts, BB, or...
11-08-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,717
Posted By bikesdirect_com

I think you should not assume the the factory...

I think you should not assume the the factory {UEC** supplied the original bike with a non-matching post. That could happen in any factory; but it is very unlikely. I have never seen the original...
11-06-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,717
Posted By bikesdirect_com

Hi I have been off the site for months; mainly...

Hi
I have been off the site for months; mainly due to having 90 year old parents that have been in the ER and in Hospital too many times to count in the last six months. Add to that design of about...
05-05-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,074
Posted By bikesdirect_com

I am very sorry it took me so long to weigh in...

I am very sorry it took me so long to weigh in here. I have had a lot of personal issues that have kept me off-line for awhile.

We are restocking all the time: and then quickly running out; this...
04-10-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,520
Posted By bikesdirect_com

we are talking 6 weeks to 2 months in salt air...

we are talking 6 weeks to 2 months in salt air before we land and ship them; kinda have to go for clear coat; sorry
04-10-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,520
Posted By bikesdirect_com

they will come with clear coat; and of course it...

they will come with clear coat; and of course it is nice to wax them if your like

Get this - one of my employees is going to get one; strip the parts; remove the clear coat; bury it in his yard...
04-10-10, 06:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,520
Posted By bikesdirect_com

What I know is that Chrome and Black Chrome are...

What I know is that Chrome and Black Chrome are good - very few issues I have seen in decades of bikes.
But honestly - I have never seen anyone do a copper like the frame shown here.
A guy in the...
04-10-10, 03:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,520
Posted By bikesdirect_com

To start it is a bike only [stripper level and no...

To start it is a bike only [stripper level and no decals except ST & HT]
Should be in by June
Complete bike in copper or black chrome will be $399 or so

If popular and durable and high QC; we...
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