Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:06 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 118 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 12  Next

Coolwall June 2011 - Girvin Flexstem
Cool 63%  63%  [ 133 ]
Uncool 37%  37%  [ 78 ]
Total votes : 211
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:03 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23088
Location: Retrobike HQ
Next up on the coolwall is the Girvin Flexstem. Is a stem which provides around an inch of suspension travel via an elastomer cool? As ever you decide.

Here are a few pics to help

Image

Image

Image


Last edited by John on Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:35 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:11 pm 
Mr Darcy
Mr Darcy
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:36 pm
Posts: 5687
Location: Bicester
I thought they were cool bitd.
But they weren't. They were just shit.

They are most definately not cool. For those who couldn't afford Rock Shox. And didn't like steering.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:36 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
King of the DuckBoard

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:30 pm
Posts: 21464
gump wrote:
But they weren't. They were just shit.

They are most definately not cool. For those who couldn't afford Rock Shox. And didn't like steering.



Agree totally BITD i thought that as is all suspension on mtb's


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:41 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 2:56 pm
Posts: 4776
Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Fundamentally flawed design, heavy, ugly.

Cool... No.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:58 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:44 pm
Posts: 3584
Location: Wherever it is, I'm being just that little bit more Lance
My god how I wanted one of these as a kid, I thought they were so cool! Alas, I also wanted baggy trousers like MC Hammer and a bum bag, upon reflection, I clearly was misguided.

Not cool, utter cack in fact.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:08 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:16 pm
Posts: 4261
Location: Perfect Sound Forever
I'll buck the trend and go COOL!

Cheap alternative BITD and moved on to the totally cool Girvin forks... :D

Having said that never ridden one...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:49 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 5193
Location: North West
Image

WD :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:55 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:18 pm
Posts: 3798
Location: Staffordshire
Cool. I always seem to have had one. It all started off with a cromo 150mm luminous yellow one in 1992.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:05 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:54 pm
Posts: 2162
Location: West of you, east of them.
I've never been on the "winning" side of the cool-uncool debate. So in an effort to ruin the Flex Stem's chances of being uncool, as it most certainly is, I'm going to vote COOL! C'mon Reverse Psychology! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:09 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:13 pm
Posts: 9602
Location: Skipton
Although I liked 'em bitd I never really wanted one and agree that most people who got one probably really wanted suss forks.

Uncool.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 118 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 12  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 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