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 Post subject: A Roberts and a Vicious
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Well I've been a long time lurker and now I've finally gotten around to signing up. So here are my two current off road bikes.

First up is my Roberts Dogs Bolx. The frame was ordered and built in the middle of 2001. While I was walking home from the local courts having just submitted the paper work for my divorce I decided to cheer myself up by calling in at Roberts to ask the price of a DB frame, next thing I know I'm walking out having made an appointment to go back and get measured for a frame. However, it was a frame I'd wanted since seeing it in MBUK when it was first launched.
Fast forward a week and it's measurement time. They looked a bit concerned when I asked for track ends and no gear cable stops but after two years of single speeding I knew what I wanted. End result the first single speed dedicated DB built.

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Next up is the Vicious Cycles Groover. This one came about as the result of being made redundant and havign a few quid to play with and knowing Carl Schlemowitz, the man behind the business. It took me a while to get this one together as I had to wait while Vicious got the rear end. However, it was worth it as I go the carbon seat stays and linkage plates. The frame is custom sized and the paint is peyote pink with a glitter clear coat over the top.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:47 pm 
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NICE!!!!!

Loving the PINK!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:40 pm 
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Yeah the vicious is lush 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Ah! You decided to keep the Goover after all; good call! I'm still looking for one. I thought I'd found one last week, but the seller wasn't willing to remove a large sticker from the top tube...
Love that Roberts too! 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:41 pm 
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Love the Roberts 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:09 am 
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Always wanted a D.O.G.S in red! Love it. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:44 am 
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Nice pair :) I also love how you buy a bike when made redundant :D


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Great pair :shock:

SS dogs are great, ran one last summer, great days.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:35 pm 
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I also love how you buy a bike when made redundant


Divorce, redundancy any excuse to treat myself to some hardcore retail therapy. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:43 pm 
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Bikes have saved me during my divorce mate 8)


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