Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby mudguard on Mon 9/Feb/09 8:58pm

Serial numbers makes stuff expensive.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby wachtourak on Mon 9/Feb/09 9:21pm

Funny, I've never seen serial numbers on a derailleur, OEM or aftermarket.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Spokes on Mon 9/Feb/09 9:24pm

{facepalm}
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby pushbikerider on Mon 9/Feb/09 9:26pm

wachtourak wrote:Funny, I've never seen serial numbers on a derailleur, OEM or aftermarket.


Lets play spot the Shimano User
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby wachtourak on Mon 9/Feb/09 9:31pm

I have SRAM on both my bikes. Perhaps I just didn't look hard enough.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Roma on Mon 9/Feb/09 9:56pm

Spokes wrote:
Roma wrote:
That sounds like a shop I went to (which I've been told none of the staff actually ride) they had just run out of run of the mill short valve road tubes but before I could walk out tried to convince me that their $20 super light latex tubes were in fact better because 'the lighter the tube, the more puncture resistant'. Aaaaaaah.


The sad part about that is that they were right. Latex tubes do resist puntures more. I worked for the Michy agent and we had a rep from them come out and show us how good they are. He got a standard tube and jammed a pen through it, did the same with Latex and it would not go through. Youve just got to pump them up more is all.......


Oh for real!! Well, good to know in retrospect. This just means the bike shop that told me that was bollocks was something of a bullshit artist himself :)
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby mudguard on Tue 10/Feb/09 3:42pm

Spokes wrote:
mudguard wrote:
How exactly do your homophobic riding buddies decide that your XTR derailleur is from T7 or your local?



The ones from your LBS still have there serial numbers. :lol:


If I give you a serial number, can you tell me where it came from?
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Spokes on Tue 10/Feb/09 3:58pm

mudguard wrote:
Spokes wrote:
mudguard wrote:
How exactly do your homophobic riding buddies decide that your XTR derailleur is from T7 or your local?



The ones from your LBS still have there serial numbers. :lol:


If I give you a serial number, can you tell me where it came from?


No but the maker can.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Wobbler on Tue 10/Feb/09 4:02pm

who would ever get a warranty on a mech anyway?
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Spokes on Tue 10/Feb/09 4:04pm

Some tight ass would try.....
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby slidecontrol on Tue 10/Feb/09 4:16pm

I did. must be the scot in me.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby mudguard on Tue 10/Feb/09 4:38pm

I broke a brand spanking deore derailleur on it's first ride. Awesome.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby Spokes on Tue 10/Feb/09 4:40pm

mudguard wrote:I broke a brand spanking deore derailleur on it's first ride. Awesome.


Maybe if you went to a shop they would fit it correctly next time.......
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby mudguard on Tue 10/Feb/09 4:48pm

Spokes wrote:
mudguard wrote:I broke a brand spanking deore derailleur on it's first ride. Awesome.


Maybe if you went to a shop they would fit it correctly next time.......


That was Element in Queenstown that put that on when they built my Big Hit... Everything ordered through them as well.

I'm not sure a Torpedo7 derailleur would've behaved any differently to an R&R Sport bought one when subjected to a fist sized rock from the front wheel at 40k.
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Re: 2009 Bike Prices Are Outrageous

Postby xcmtb on Tue 10/Feb/09 4:49pm

I repaired my borked XTR for 5 bucks a few weeks back...
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