Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:36 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: D.O.G.S. B.O.L.X.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:03 pm 
Temporary Ban
Temporary Ban
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:26 pm
Posts: 314
Location: ABERDEEN
Anyone got one of these ? are they really as good as they say ?
anyone seen any second hand ones for sale ?
so many questions - so little time !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:20 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:49 pm
Posts: 771
I had a Genesis for a while - slightly cheaper tubeset than the Dogsbolx and possibly a few cost-cutting measures. Was a nice bike - a little difficult to get a handle on it because it was too small for me. Someone turned up for a meeting on a fairly modern one a little while ago - seemed to think it was a nice bike.

They don't come up for sale that often - I can think of perhaps 3 or so in the past two years.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:40 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:00 am
Posts: 5220
Location: York
Was one on singletrack about 2 months ago (frame only no forks), he wanted about £100 which I thought was reasonable but when I contacted roberts to ask if they could refurbish the frame back to its 90's glory they said that a frame that old would probably be full of internal rust and not worth it :shock: , and that they couldn't do a replica fork - just a std taper style for £100+ :shock: :shock: .

gave up on that idea :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:05 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:14 pm
Posts: 13404
Location: Warwick
Thats quite odd for a frame builder to say that. Wierd.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:07 pm 
Concours Judge
Concours Judge
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:59 pm
Posts: 8171
Location: a proper EU country
Quote:
they said that a frame that old would probably be full of internal rust and not worth it


Sounds like they are not really passionated


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:08 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:14 pm
Posts: 13404
Location: Warwick
Yeah dont want the work obviously!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:08 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:00 am
Posts: 5220
Location: York
jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
Yeah dont want the work obviously!


Thats what I thought :|


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:59 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:26 pm
Posts: 6191
Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Chas Roberts seems to hate mountain bikes and only made them to cash in a bit during the early 90s Brit bike boom (donkis knob, cats wiskas etc etc). Take a road bike to them and they are very passionate. Pity cos they were really nice


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:52 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:34 pm
Posts: 1836
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
:shock:

Wow, that was the British bike back in the day (apart from Pace ofcourse :D) sad to think they feel that way...now if you took a bike back to Chris Chance....

Rich


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Roberts
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:00 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:42 pm
Posts: 783
Location: Brighton
I think they're different if you are the original owner. Most Roberts frames are custom made so if you buy one S/H it probably won't fit you properly, even if it's technically the right size.

Tell them you've had it from new, see what they say then !

Wasn't the white spider their top end MTB?

Terry...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: boswell, groovyblueshed, IHateRain, Thias, tomato2, WRC27DH and 39 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group