Bike Part Availability & Prices

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mikie, Nov 24, 2020.



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  1. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Although I know this is jest... but in fact this type of thing has actually happened in the past at a global level!
    (and BTW I am not conspiracy theory guy... after all your not paranoid if they are really after you )

    But I did find the The story is fascinating you could not write it... including the bobbling fool that blew it up.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysine_price-fixing_conspiracy

    The wikipedia article does not do it justice.
    This is **REALLY** a good listen!
    https://www.thisamericanlife.org/168/the-fix-is-in

    They even made a Matt Damon Movie.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Informant!
     
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  2. uzziboy

    uzziboy Member

    Location:
    south oc
    Name:
    aaron
    Current Bike:
    Intense tracer 275 carbon
    Well i spoke too soon. England seems to be all out of king products too. For the time being I’m going to use problem solvers adapter kit until i can find the hub. Seems to back ordered for 3 f**king months

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  3. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    Got my GX AXS, and the availability is non existent which is crazy for a new product.
     
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  4. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    As expected, the owner of the ship Ever Given is doing what the freight and maritime laws allow. That's not taking financial responsibility fur there ship and accident. They have declared General Average. What's that you say? A way to F@ck the cargo owners and the end users who will pay for this fiasco. What it does by declaring this is to say its not their responsibility and the cargo owners will have to pay their share of this mistake prior to release of the goods.
    I really hope that there are changes in the laws that govern shipping and ports, they're way of date.
    So get ready for higher prices because Shoei Kisen Kaisha LaSalle doesn't have to. Why don't they? Cause the got us by the basket balls.

    https://theloadstar.com/lengthy-wait-for-cargo-as-ever-given-owner-declares-general-average/

    https://www.shapiro.com/resources/cargo-insurance-what-is-general-average/#:~:text=Introduction,well as the ship itself.
     
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  5. grace muinamo

    grace muinamo Newbie

    Location:
    London
    Name:
    grace muinamo
    Current Bike:
    Honda

    great insight please add more on
     
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  6. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    Nothing fishy at all with this one... Nope. Especially when the IP comes back to Los Angeles, and not London... @Mikie

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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Well, we have had some London fog around these parts lately.
     
  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Totally legit.....








    In a scammer kinda way.
     
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  9. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    I'm tempted to ask the bot if it can get some bike parts... I spent an hour scouring eBay for a chain that wasn't double the normal price.
     
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I’m not exactly sure what the problem is here.
    A 36 year old dude named Grace Muinamo who is from London with a Los Angeles IP address, who rides a Honda... (no doubt an eBike) who was able to construct a 6 word sentence.


    Well.... unless it’s THIS Bot. I think I would ask very very nicely... :unsure:
     
  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Worst. Comicon. Ever.
     
  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Geeeez! To cool.
     
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  13. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Why do you think everybody rides an ebike? How do you know Grace isn't a downhiller and rides one of these?

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  14. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    Because I Googled Grace, and it appears that the spammer/bot stole her name for use in his/its nefarious scheme... Sadly, the real Grace does not appear to ride at all. :p
     
  15. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    Technically, it didn't create a sentence. It's missing several elements. :p
     
  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Because there were only 3 or 4 of those ever made.
     
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  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Thank you @Runs with Scissors :facepalm: :Roflmao
     
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  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Nitpicky. :rolleyes:
     
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  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    This morning we were in Corona del Mar and we could see the cargo haulers lined up from Inspiration Point. Bike parts are there somewhere!

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  20. jimbowho

    jimbowho Member

    Location:
    acton
    Name:
    james jim jimmy
    Current Bike:
    GT sensor 29r
    Went to the LBS, needed two 26r tubes for the klunker. I also have a 91-Stumpy so I figured pick up four. I said "dude" with
    Tax that's 50 efn dollars. I just respectfully said I can't make myself do it. Embarrassing walk to the door..

    Went to WalMart got (bell) tubes and patches. That's the problem with getting old, we remember when a tube was $1.23

    For the most part I have decided to just run what I have until I can't find parts. So my main ride a 10-year old GT FS which still
    Gives me giggles, will be stuffed into my casket. Now get off my lawn unless you have Pabst.
     
  21. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    Sorry… Pabst is now a hipster beer. We’re too old and uncool to drink it.
     
  22. jimbowho

    jimbowho Member

    Location:
    acton
    Name:
    james jim jimmy
    Current Bike:
    GT sensor 29r
    Well then it's back to Old-Milwaukee's-Best-Lite.
     
  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
  24. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    Dear God, no!
    Don't see any Billy Beer there, either.
     
  25. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    My grandmother used to drink the blue stripe one on the bottom.
     
  26. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    In the 80s, when my Dad was trying to get my siblings to drink less, he always made sure to have some of the yellow label beer in the house. I still remember the skunk like aroma...
     
  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Those were the days...
     
  28. jimbowho

    jimbowho Member

    Location:
    acton
    Name:
    james jim jimmy
    Current Bike:
    GT sensor 29r
    77-Army Ft Lewis WA. We got my Rambler stuck between two trees. We hiked back to base (in no hurry) at night with cases of
    BEER blue stripe, I think it was 3.2 beer we would get at the PX. Probably Luke cool at best. Great memory.

    I dabble in homebrewing. My Dad wasn't a beer drinker but occasionally would power down a Lager batch of mine from the 7oz Coca-Cola bottles. I got the bright idea to try rose peddles instead of Hops. I was looking for a hint of taste of what a Rose smelled
    Like. It was flat out nasty. No foam, smelled like a cat box. So I said hay dad we got a new batch, want one? He accepts, cracks it open, takes a small swig and says "brack sput patooey". Funniest sht ever. Wiped his tongue with a shop towel.

    What was this thread about?
     
  29. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Heck I didn't think these were real cans of beer, but apparantly they are.

    Remember brew 102. Used to pass the factory in LA on the way to Dodger Games back in, well a long time ago.
     
  30. Derek13

    Derek13 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower
    I was in my shop yesterday and was told that if a new chain is in my future I should buy now. "Chains are the new toilet paper of last year..."
     
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