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kleinbl00  ·  304 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 31, 2019

I'm rebuilding the bike. Whole new groupset. Guess what. Brakes don't fit. See, you can mix and match parts all you want but you can't, not really. So the calipers you ordered don't actually fit in the caliper holes on your forks so you need to use the v-brakes. Except the pull on the shifters for the groupset is too short so you need to order mini-vs. And the cassette doesn't fit on the hub so you need a new hub, except it's cheaper to buy a new wheel than a hub, so now you need new wheels, and since you live in the tiny rural hamlet of Los Angeles none of these parts are available anywhere locally so you have to order from Amazon and because you're ordering from Amazon in Los Angeles, and Amazon Los Angeles hires drivers that just don't feel like it so they say your address is undeliverable, eat shit.

They did this to me last year. I sent them a Google Streetview shot of the house I live in because it happened to have an Amazon Prime Delivery truck in front of it with a driver holding a package and walking through the gate. It appears that whoever replaced the people I got fired last year got sick of it and have been replaced with more people who just aren't feeling like getting out of the car in my neighborhood.

I mean, I wouldn't feel like getting out of the car in my neighborhood either. But I'm not driving around with the express purpose of getting out of the car.

I talked to an Amazon driver back in my old neighborhood. He told me he'd been delivering for two weeks which, at that time, was a week longer than most people delivered for Amazon.

This is one of the things that happens when you let the Internet eat the world - you have to deal with the world at a local level. And on the one hand, fuck Amazon for making it impossible for me to buy a goddamn brake lever. But on the other hand, all that money is being sucked out of Los Angeles and right into my back yard in Seattle and that, right there, is what globalism is about.

Fuckin' hell tho I've changed transmissions on cars with less hassle than switching from Acera to 105...