Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:30 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4695 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94 ... 470  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:23 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 11:02 pm
Posts: 5252
Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Not in the market, but interested to know - why you selling K?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:46 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20770
Location: Sol Kitts
zigzag wrote:
Not in the market, but interested to know - why you selling K?



Lowering my retro stock. I was going to build it as a weenie full susser but I'm moving past the 'all types of bikes' thing. I'll be keeping the new Ritchey and the new FAT, they will be rolled out at retro meets and I'll do up the HKeK as an off road tourer. Apart from that everything is going. Sad to say but I get most enjoyment out of my moderns and I have my eye on a replacement for the Kona (which seems to be my most ridden bike). If I didn't fancy a change I'd keep it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:32 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:23 am
Posts: 15608
I have moments like that Mr K but then stop thinking about it ha ha- never had any love for the fat bounce machine albeit heard lots of people rave about it- apparently that was one of the reasons Fat went tits up so kind of hate it for that reason.

I hear you Dyna not sure I want to throw lots of money at a halfway disc frame thang- new frame or frame conversion looks on the cards then :?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:48 am 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 7:25 pm
Posts: 4977
Location: Edinburgh
A Fat searcher http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=129689


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:21 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18207
Location: Sunny Glasgow
clockworkgazz wrote:
I hear you Dyna not sure I want to throw lots of money at a halfway disc frame thang- new frame or frame conversion looks on the cards then


It's a problem :( seems to be my luck on here.Buy expensive-rebuild-sell for a loss.
You'll probably find that after it's sat about for a couple of months,i'll end up swopping it for something. :?
Very handy piece of kit 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:15 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:05 pm
Posts: 9245
clockworkgazz wrote:
I have moments like that Mr K but then stop thinking about it ha ha- never had any love for the fat bounce machine albeit heard lots of people rave about it- apparently that was one of the reasons Fat went tits up so kind of hate it for that reason.



Fat went Tits up because the would not move with the times. Rigid forks and canti's in the late 90's?? The SAB was the only nod to modern times that they entertained. Everything else was 1980s technology and they got left behind. If they had adapted the Yo to discs and a decent length fork then they would still be going now- just like IF still sells bikes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:26 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 7:25 pm
Posts: 4977
Location: Edinburgh
Has anyone got a red or silver (maybe even red AND silver) headset? A cheap one, no Hope or Chris King on my bikes. I thought I had one but seem to have been gazumpted by the poster who buys everything shiny.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:40 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:23 am
Posts: 15608
Dr S wrote:
clockworkgazz wrote:
I have moments like that Mr K but then stop thinking about it ha ha- never had any love for the fat bounce machine albeit heard lots of people rave about it- apparently that was one of the reasons Fat went tits up so kind of hate it for that reason.



Fat went Tits up because the would not move with the times. Rigid forks and canti's in the late 90's?? The SAB was the only nod to modern times that they entertained. Everything else was 1980s technology and they got left behind. If they had adapted the Yo to discs and a decent length fork then they would still be going now- just like IF still sells bikes.


Good thread on fat cogs on this which explains my theory in more depth which I cannot really be arses paraphrasing but it would appear as if IF is going belly up too :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:32 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:05 pm
Posts: 9245
IF are just moving to a new, better factory I think.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:55 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:23 am
Posts: 15608
http://www.embrocationmagazine.com/onli ... ith-change

people make a company so very similar to the fat story and there move :?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4695 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94 ... 470  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 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