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Reply to Alumium VS Chromoly? 12/16/2015 11:59 AM

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like boobs!

Reply to Alumium VS Chromoly? 12/16/2015 7:50 AM

Holy Crap! I get a little too busy to check the board for a few days and all you guys are arguing. hahaha! Skylight, I'm not an expert in metal or an engineer and never claim to be. My statement just comes from my experiences working in a bike shop for ... more »

Reply to What happened here... 12/12/2015 7:16 PM

I was there to watch that shit in person and it was scary just to watch.

Reply to Alumium VS Chromoly? 12/12/2015 7:31 AM

The main reason would be that if aluminum fails in most cases it gives no warning. It just breaks. With steel in most cases you'll see a crack starting and know it's probably not a good idea to ride it knowing a head tube could pop off soon. ... more »

Reply to Folded Wire Bead Tire 12/12/2015 7:28 AM

It's not the best idea to ship a tire like that. However 99% of the time it won't hurt the tire as long as you don't get any sharp kinks in the bead.

Reply to Hey, uh, Albes 12/1/2015 7:49 AM

Ah man! Bummed you have an issue with us. It's true that we sometimes work pretty hard to make it seem like we aren't working hard. However we process and ship 1000's of orders a month and have very few issues. When there is an issue we normally go above ... more »

Reply to mini shredder 16" custom build 11/30/2015 9:12 PM

I agree with Grumpy Steve. He'll be over a 16" pretty quick. If he's really into it and riding hard it may be worth building him up a bad ass 18" as he can ride an 18" till the age of 13 or so like Brett Banasiewicz did. There are a few decent aftermarket ... more »

Reply to Did I do this right? 11/30/2015 9:06 PM

Looks good in the photos. Maybe someday you can be like Turbo (our bad ass wheel builder here at Albe's) and tell people you twist nipples for a living.

Reply to I think I hate... 11/30/2015 9:02 PM

Kinda funny and kinda mean at the same time...

Reply to Which free coaster? 11/30/2015 9:01 PM

The Cult uses slightly modified KHE internals that have been around a long time and well tested. Most of the hubs using the same internals will treat you well. A few good deals on KHE style Freecoaster hubs are WTP Helix on sale for $99 ($84.96 if you ... more »

Reply to Hey, uh, Albes 11/30/2015 8:50 PM

HAHAHAHH!!! We've never claimed to be smart. We just ride bikes and sell them to our friends. There has been several items that were 75%. A few Cult forks, Animal Vade sweaters, Proper front hubs, DC shoes, Albe's Bandanas, ect... A few deals that are ... more »

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Reply to Downtown and Metro Detroit Area Parks and Spots 11/27/2015 12:08 PM

Here are a few of the indoor parks in our area. Hope that helps --

Reply to Spokes? 11/24/2015 6:20 PM

I'm not sure how Dan's does it but on the Albe's site we have a spot just to let us know what you are lacing and the shipping guys will figure the size for you.

Reply to Albes Rules 11/24/2015 1:03 PM

The "Bruce" deal was supposed to end last night but I'm letting the code work until midnight tonite so take advantage. That code will work on anything we sell but gift certificates. More info at...

Reply to Demolition Rotator 11/23/2015 11:28 AM

Should fit just fine.

Reply to looking for my first bike in a long time 11/20/2015 11:20 AM

It's a closeout so the sale runs until they are gone. We have a handful left. Hope the Chevy isn't too serious! --flip

Reply to ISO Complete Rim 11/19/2015 12:17 PM

No worries. If anyone else wants that set let me know.

Reply to ISO Complete Rim 11/19/2015 10:58 AM

In looking around here I found we have a Kink Viridian front hub in black I didn't know we had. Check this... Kink Viridian front hub black Kink Incite Rear hub 9t Black Kink Orion Rims Black Black spokes All hand built by turbo and ready to ride $175 ... more »

Reply to ISO Complete Rim 11/19/2015 8:01 AM

The are close to the same. I like the rim better on the Revenge and the hub better on the Mission (just because you can get axles and drivers for it really easy) but overall the wheels are the same quality. Did you see Revenge now has that wheelset available ... more »