The Ken wrote:
That is one of the worst modern builds I have ever seen, ugly.
Off topic but what do these new CEN rules force? and what are is the end result? My bike has taken 19 years of abuse and is still going strong, were they brought in because modern bikes were breaking too often?
mine are too, i think its a lot to do with suposedly increasing the saftey standard from the Bs6102 English standard which has been in force for decades and reportedly now out of date, to the new european standards of saftey. I suspect that the use of much longer travel suspension forks new frame materials, and the general type of consumer use of the bicycle has changed also, all leading factors to the need to increase the saftey standards.
I know that Cotic had to make alterations for there 09 range of frames, which saw a small increase in cost, and a bit of a headache at the time as i understand it.
I wonder how the smaller frame builders selling bespoke frames are effected.