Most name brand bikes sold
today, including some brands which we sell from our site and our shop are outsourced from a few large
factories in Asia. So what, then, makes the difference? The hands do. Almost every day I am asked these two
questions: 1) Why do you sell only Raleigh and Diamond Back bikes, and 2) Why should I buy a bike from you
and not from Mega Mart? The answer to the first question is that all of the big brand name bikes are the same.
They are all the same. Sorry to burst your bubble, but these companies just source their bikes from big manufacturers
all over the world. I found a site that shows where they all come from, take a peek at Who made my Bike? An article I found and copy to my web site.
SRAM's 'Red' road groups
are available! They are nice, and you can pop over to the
SRAM page to look and learn. Also, SRAM has issued a voluntary recall to some front brakes, so pop over
to see if the recall applies to you.
Not bike related, but I opened
up a web page for my art work. If you are interested, pop over here for a peek!
We are putting together an
E-Newsletter. If you would like to get regular updates and special offers on labor or parts sent right to your
computer, click on this link E-Newsletter.
Come visit our Miscellaneous
Mechanical Ramblings. I will be posting problems and events that have happened here at The Bike Stand with some
answers and insights to what we did to solve the problem with out getting too preachy in the meantime. I will be updating
these from time to time. If any thing I mention on the page seems to pertain to any problem you are having, feel free to
e-mail me at The Bike Stand.
When you get a chance, take a
look at the assembly page and take a look at your bike. Pull out the brake cable pinch bolt and see
if there is any grease on it. If not, take some time to go over your bike or bring it down for me to go over it with you.
I have been in this field for a
little over thirty years now so, as you can guess, I have acquired a lot of NOS and used older bikes and bike parts. I
started to list some of the older parts we have under the heading Vintage. Feel free to e-mail
me with any needs you have, and I may have the answer. Keep checking back. I will be adding to the list every few days
or so, and if you have some free time take a look at the new page of component weights.
We are trying something different
here. Quality labor has a value. I will try and do it right or not do it at all.
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