Sadly I struggle myself to even get him to the phone sometimes....busy busy busy, Brian is very good, but the owner is the man I suspect would be the right person to comment on this anyway to be fair, his money and his choices.
What I am finding really hard to understand here, is the couple of comments referring to the "wallet wave".
JonnyBoy, You yourself have an unbelievable sexy Demon Handbuilt bike Complete with KING and GOLD Bling, Dripping with XTR....? I think your later part of your statement is far more accurate....
This isn't any different? Other than the Riders personal budget and taste and intended riding style, all contributing factors.
There are on average only 12 Dogs built every Year, the waiting list isn't short nor the time from measure up to delivery.
I know if I was waiting for my Dream "bespoke" handbuilt bike to be finished, whether DEMON or ROBERTS I would sit down with my laptop, and attempt to assemble my dream bike with the best components I could afford at the best prices I could find from the net and cut as few corners as possible, to achieve my ultimate build for a made to measure bike that will last a lifetime., and I would stretch my budget to achieve it too....
I feel calling this bike a "wallet wave" an insult to the poor bloke that owns it especially as NO one has spoken to the owner or read a 17 page thread on why he made his spec and build Choices.
I think you misunderstood my comment, I said it 'could be' a wallet build, but everything was proven equipment, meaning that I understand that every part there is the best that it could be. It wasn't meant as an insult, more it could be either, owned by someone with money to spare or someone who wants the best parts for his chosen purpose he can afford and is willing to pay for it, for the record I think it's owned by someone who knows what he wants and has built it for that purpose. Racing
That said the bike is from a London based builder that people go to for his reputation and because they can afford it, I've been in condor cycles in London when I have heard a fat banker say "right, I'm doing London to Brighton next week, how much do I need to spend?!" Then you see the sales guys face light up!
It is an unknown, with no input from the owner we won't know but I suspect he's probably a pretty handy rider.
P.s I also understand that someone could see my bike(s) and make assumptions without knowing me, i accept that, I wasn't initially making an assumption, merely commenting that others were and it could be either of the options.
Maybe I should use more smiley faces so people can understand the tone more
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something in your life.