11-29-2012, 01:16 PM
Thank you, sir.
Originally Posted by Tim Kelley
That's a lot of the reason why I don't make that change. Most of my endurance rides are done with groups where I don't spend much time in the aero positioning. I'm at least somewhat responsible for setting pace for the group, so I ride in a more traditional roadie position. Since I have neck and back issues, I tend to keep my positioning on the bikes pretty darn close.
That said, I'm not opposed to building a bike for aero positioning. With three builds in the works already, the likelihood that I do anything in the near future is fairly minimal. I will go there at some point, I'm sure.
11-29-2012, 05:03 PM
11-29-2012, 05:11 PM
11-30-2012, 01:15 PM
has anyone else found this "chainlove.com" website? I loaded the stupid firefox plug-in so I could see deals as they pop up. There seems to be a direct relation between how fast the deals pop up, and how fast my bank account empties. HELP!
11-30-2012, 01:40 PM
Chainlove, SteapandCheap, Whiskeymilitia: they are all evil babies of backcountry.com. They suck money from my wallet on a regular basis. Watch it for a while though: you'll see that items with LARGE quantities available will recycle, and often the price will drop by a couple bucks as they try to dump the overstock. Some of the "great" deals are on really crappy-reviewed items.
Originally Posted by Certifried
Also note: supposedly MANY manufacturers will not recognize their warranted items bought from Chainlove (this is purely hear-say.)
All my wifes X-max gifts have come from Steapandcheap. Where else can you actually afford to buy Patagonia or Arc'teryx gear?!? No where!
A good way to see what items are listed repeatedly: http://www.cleansnipe.com/chainlove/history/
Last edited by thecyclingeconomist; 11-30-2012 at 01:43 PM.
11-30-2012, 01:59 PM
I sure like shopping at my local bike shop. I will likely be stopping at 3 different shops on my way home tonight.
11-30-2012, 02:02 PM
Although my LBS SUCKS at getting me quality stuff like this:
At least in any size that fits me...
11-30-2012, 02:47 PM
I'd love to support the LBS closest to me, but they aren't worth patronizing. What good is a LBS if they don't carry basics for standard setups!? i.e. chainrings, pedals, deraileurs, bottom brackets. Not once have they had ANYTHING I needed; including a standard 9 speed mountain cassette, replacement chainrings for either my road or mtn bike, a standard square-taper bottom bracket, or even a decent 9-speed chain! They "could order it."
Originally Posted by Dirt
Well, so can I, and for half the price they'll have to charge after being stuck buying from QBP, J&B or KHS and then marking up. And, I'll get it faster by buying online. I hate that this is the case (having been a manager of a LBS a decade ago.)
Anything outside the big-brand that bike shop is really ruled by... they don't have it.
I'll frequent other shops as I get to know the area better. Silver Cycles was great to me when I first came out and toured this place, but they are 30 miles from where I ended up living. Ugh!
Last edited by thecyclingeconomist; 11-30-2012 at 02:50 PM.
11-30-2012, 03:33 PM
Nor do they want to sell it to you if they do have it :P
Originally Posted by thecyclingeconomist
11-30-2012, 04:31 PM
Coffee on me forever if you show up to Friday Coffee Club wearing that.
Originally Posted by Dirt