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 Post subject: Kronan...London
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:06 pm 
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I wan't sure quite where to post this due to it's unusual appearance so mods please move it if you feel appropriate

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT


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 Post subject: Re: Kronan...London
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:20 pm 
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sylus wrote:
I wan't sure quite where to post this due to it's unusual appearance so mods please move it if you feel appropriate

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT


The only thing unusual are the number of lies told it such a short text:

"Swedish Kronan mens’ bike Dutch style..."
It's a typical gents bike, is the ridiculous contradiction only apparent to a Swede like me?

"This is a very strong bike."
Yeah, so strong it cracked prematurely during a test made by the Swedish governments Consumer Agency!

"The brand is used by the Swedish military."
A blatant lie first spread by the company, then withdrawn, then spread again in abroad! The company was started in the late 90's by a couple of students that saw a market opening when the flood of cheep used military bikes were drying out. So they started production in China of a similar bike. Judging by all the consumer complaints it's made from recycled refrigerators and such.
The "original" bikes were decommissioned as the defence forces would no longer cycle or being towed by tractors (!) into location. Non of these bikes were manufactured after the 70's so obviously non were made by Kronan. Instead these contracts were awarded to a number of Swedish companies and the most sought after are the ones made by Husqvarna.

"All Kronan bikes have a unique number plate, which should mean that it’s more difficult to steal."
Really... :roll:


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What he said. These are as close to a BSO as you can get....


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