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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:42 pm 
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At first glance I was wondering how to order on Bike2Work. On subsequent glances I saw the chainset (horror!), stem, spacers and bar shape (can't see that being useful in any setting - long drop and lots of spacers?).

Frame and forks? Yes please?
Rest of bike? No thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:00 am 
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It's a fix gear, SO WHY DO THEY FIT IT WITH A BACK BRAKE?!? ARGH IT MAKES ME ANGRY!


Having both front and rear brakes on a fixed wheel bike is perfectly fine, what's the problem? Of course, front brake only is also OK, but it's not the only option.

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Looking at this, the Paul Smith Mercian is a far better option for the financially unchallenged.


Or get a Mercian Mercian and save even more money :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:09 pm 
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ededwards wrote:
At first glance I was wondering how to order on Bike2Work. On subsequent glances I saw the chainset (horror!), stem, spacers and bar shape (can't see that being useful in any setting - long drop and lots of spacers?).

Frame and forks? Yes please?
Rest of bike? No thanks.


That's what I was getting at. £1399 for a bike with Sugino Messenger cranks and the same generic stem/bars/seat post you get on £300 bikes? I bet it has Tektro brakes and Formula hubs.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:13 pm 
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For £1200 I'd rather put together my own fixed gear based around a nice 'proper retro' GB built frame.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:17 am 
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seems weve been viagrad. yawn.

never seen a real "retro" bike that looks like that, its a modern trendy.
Still, no doubt C will sell a few.
For £1200 I can have a gararge full of genuine retro rides, complete with gnuine paint chips, scratches, and uber-vintage components to authenticate the second-handness.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:01 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Brave attempt. I dont like those forks. What happened to graceful curved forks?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:35 pm 
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I have it on very good authority that only the Arabesque, the Master and C60 are built and painted in Italy, which most likely means, this is Made in Taiwan :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:41 pm 
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Or was 7 years ago...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:40 am 
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What was 7 years ago?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:15 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
What was 7 years ago?

This thread is 7 years old


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