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QBP Dealership Agreement/Rules
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Well howdy y'all...let's open a can of worms...I haven't seen the dealer agreement for QBP, but is there a clause or stipulation in that contract that prohibits dealers, or their employees, from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin K Mar 19, 2013.

Bike frame, rear spacing
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I've got a 2004 Raleigh cyclocross frame that I'm building up to a single-speed.  Right now I need to buy the wheel set.Question is -- should I A) buy a regular wheelset w/ a cassette hub, and also…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark stetson Mar 16, 2013.

Winter Biking Apparel Hook-up, HIND
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Winter bike commuting: we all know it's all about multiple layers, wicking fabrics, etc. Problem is, most of the 'performance apparel' out there ranges from too expensive to ridiculously fu**ing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vondo Feb 25, 2013.

Foiled Bike Robbery Video

This video just went up on Youtube, supposedly happened in Chicago, foiled bike robbery.It sort of looks fake. I can't tell.  Maybe it's b/c the two guys appear so quickly after the guy walks up. …Continue

Started Jul 23, 2012

 

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Kevin K replied to Zachary Maslowski's discussion Clarification Please...Lake Path and Road Intersections...bikes are required to stop?
"The crossing north of North Avenue (I think the road is technically LaSalle) is a bizarre one.  Not to mention one of the harshest crossing on the path. A friend of mine from work recently had an accident there.  He was trying to beat the…"
Aug 12, 2013
Kevin K replied to Zachary Maslowski's discussion Clarification Please...Lake Path and Road Intersections...bikes are required to stop?
"That's a really good question Zach, I've often wondered the same thing myself.  I ride that stretch on my work commute. Unless I'm mistaken, aren't there stop signs for the cars, and also yield signs for bikes?  Which…"
Aug 11, 2013
Martin Hazard and Kevin K are now friends
Apr 10, 2013
Kevin K replied to Kevin K's discussion QBP Dealership Agreement/Rules
"Yeah, I'm not slamming LBS's, I do realize it's hard for LBS's to stay in business, and they're not making a ton of $$, and without them we'd all need to buy $2000 worth of Park tools and spend 200 hours taking bike…"
Mar 19, 2013
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Kevin K's discussion QBP Dealership Agreement/Rules
"If you want to know what the QBP price is go to http://www.niagaracycle.com/ and check out their online price and multiply by about .75 and that will be pretty close to the QBP wholesale price.  "
Mar 19, 2013
notoriousDUG replied to Kevin K's discussion QBP Dealership Agreement/Rules
"The real question is why do you want to know? See what I already see coming is some great festival of complaint about how much stuff costs at shops vs. how much it costs online which is a road we have been down here already. QBP has a MSRP and MAP…"
Mar 19, 2013
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QBP Dealership Agreement/Rules

Well howdy y'all...let's open a can of worms...I haven't seen the dealer agreement for QBP, but is there a clause or stipulation in that contract that prohibits dealers, or their employees, from revealing the wholesale prices of the items in the QBP catalog to outside parties?  A confidentiality clause?Also, I'm wondering if there are minimum retail prices for each item, where selling any given item for less than X is a violation of the dealer agreement.  Assuming this would apply to sales in…See More
Mar 19, 2013
Kevin K replied to John Greenfield's discussion CDOT considers stripping parking on Milwaukee to make room for protected lanes
"Say you have 200,000 such point-of-sale terminals in the City.  You pass the law, or series of laws, as you described below, imposing the requirement that they all have a live attendant within 300 yards of the terminal. Of those 200,000…"
Mar 19, 2013
mark stetson replied to Kevin K's discussion Bike frame, rear spacing
"Front chainline is pretty easy to measure.  Measure from the edge of the seat tube to the center of the ring, then add 1/2 the diameter of the seat tube.  For the rear, measure from the inside surface of the RH dropout to the center…"
Mar 16, 2013
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Kevin K's discussion Bike frame, rear spacing
"The only time spacers should be used on chainrings is if there is an issue with the chain rubbing on the next-up ring when using an 8 or 9 speed chain on a modern 10-speed (or 11-speed) crankset.  But even then we are talking 0.5mm…"
Mar 16, 2013
Kevin K replied to Kevin K's discussion Bike frame, rear spacing
"Thanks y'all.  If I had a boxful of BB's it would be get the right chainline on a threaded freewheel, because I could just put on the rear wheel and switch out the BB's until I got the one that fit.  I know the chainline can…"
Mar 16, 2013
mark stetson replied to Kevin K's discussion Bike frame, rear spacing
"I'm with John.  I have a similar build coming up that I plan to do with a double crank.  It will have 2 cogs in the rear on a cassette hub, with the same tooth differential as the chainrings.  That way I can ride on the road with…"
Mar 16, 2013
John C. Wilson replied to Kevin K's discussion Bike frame, rear spacing
"If you run a cassette hub with a stack of spacers you could get perfect chainline without touching the BB and you could even have perfect chainline with either ring on a double crank. Or any ring on a triple. Most any threaded hub whether flip/flop…"
Mar 16, 2013
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Kevin K's discussion Bike frame, rear spacing
"It's easy to dial in the chainline and calculate the BB size you need if you have a spare BB laying around.  Install it and measure your chainline.  Your chainline will move 1mm for every 2mm you change the BB.  Of course…"
Mar 16, 2013
Kevin K replied to Kevin K's discussion Bike frame, rear spacing
"Thanks guys.  Should have mentioned that the frame is aluminum, so bending isn't really an option. Kelvin, good point on the SS adapter kit leaving the option to put gears/shifter on later, if desired. Picking the right BB length sounds…"
Mar 15, 2013
KevinM replied to Kevin K's discussion Bike frame, rear spacing
"There are plenty of 130 & 135mm SS hubs on the market. You should be able to dial in the chain line by choosing the correct BB length. I'd buy the SS cassette adapter kit if the frame has dropouts with a derailleur hanger, just in case…"
Mar 15, 2013

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Competition / Racing
About me:
Happiness is being able to commute by bike.

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