Friday, May 25, 2012

Leap Lemmings Leap

We are the circus clowns of the industry.
We make no decisions on what people are offered.
They flock like sheep to the newest offerings.
Half of which will never work.
(sram front derailleurs).
But they are offering it in Black now...
The industry works in crazy ways. 
We think we are different than the rest.
We cycle.
In fact, we just repackage the same crap in different boxes.
Anodized bits and pieces anyone?
‘Cause that was never done before...
Nope never been done before...

Now I am probably joining the old grumpy guy club,
but someone has to use their head.

How much more fucking nonsense
are they going to feed us????


Never ever seen that eh?


So really?

How many more bad ideas are we going to pony up a ton of money for?

I am a betting man.
And I am willing to bet 
that a shitton of you are
going to go jump on road disc brakes.


How can I possibly trust that a frame manufacturer
is going to do their homework?

I mean real fucking work.
Like for say,
 compensate for some idiot putting too big of a rotor on his bike?
You know,
for more power?


US mechanics know there is more than one idiot out there.

Like the one who will put SRAM on their bike.
Let's just say until they can figure out how to make any mountain bike brake work,

Fuuuuuuck that.
No sir, not me.

That shit is dumb.

Don't get me wrong.
I like the technology and the advancements.

But slow your fucking roll.
There is no need for it.

No one needs electronic shifting.




Is it badass. Yup.

But realize, as you continue to vote with your dollars and 
keep up with the fucking Jones',

the rest of us,

live in reality.

What the hell was ever wrong with this?

Honestly, its lived longer than most of you, 
and certainly longer than a lot of the media/marketing lemmings
who are pushing this down your throat hole.

You going to call an electrician
or roll down the street to the bike shop?

(trick question asshat, we all know you are loading the Bimmer right now to drive
two blocks over to Starfucks, and then coming down in a hizzy
because you just had to win the Tuesdaynightshoprideworldfuckingchampionshits.)

Bring me a beer.

I am the one giving you the grimy handshake.

the wrenches speak the truth.

We get paid either way

but yelled at only one way.



  1. Preaching to the choir, reverend! Love the Nuovo Record F der shot! Funny how technology changes but remains the same!
    Here's to grimy handshakes and cold beer!

  2. Yep. Then, even though I could outsell most of the staff, I get let go at the end of a year because I make more then the dumbass kids that the owner can replace me with.

  3. Overall, I agree that electronic shifting is a little unnecessary... though I find it ironic that you talk shit on SRAM mtb components and electronic components within the same post. Shimano fan-boy? Who's the one with electronic shifty bits?

  4. I should re-phrase that first part - electronic shifting is REALLY unnecessary.

  5. Rotten, I am only a fan of shit that works and makes sense. As one who turns wrenches for a wage I am pretty sure that Sram can't make a good front derailleur. If you look at their new 1X11 system it seems they finally figured it out as well....more shit for the lemmings.

    As for Shimano, well their shit works awesome. Too bad they are working on electronic Sora...I think it is a shame that the bike world thinks electronic is the future. Get used to it because its gonna be in Wally world soon enough on Magna's....

    So to re-phrase the above.....we the end user are stuck with two wrongs.

  6. I guess I can't argue with the FD thing as I have a 1x10 setup on my mountain bike and the Rival FD on my cross bike has never worked quite well, though to be fair I rarely need it and because of that and my laziness, I've never put any effort into making it work better.

    I'm normally a huge tech-geek and the concept of electronic shifting is interesting to me, though I just don't think I'll ever need it. That makes me feel like a bit of a luddite, but I feel guilty allowing myself to feel that not moving forward with the next big thing makes me a luddite. On the other hand, I hope that introducing all these electronic groups might lower the prices on the "lower-end" non-electronic stuff.