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 Post subject: Dialled Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:59 am 
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Does anyone know anything about or have any experience with dialledbikes. I am paticularly interested in the love/hate Reynolds steel frame. Are they any good?

Trevor.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:55 am 
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They have a good rep. They're a designed in UK built in China/Taiwan (not sure which) rider owned company. Mike who owns/designs Dialled Bikes is an active forum member on other forums, he puts a lot back into BMX racing especially.
They are on a list of makers I would definitely recommend.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:00 am 
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I've had a Mk 1 Prince Albert and a Morning Glory in the past. Only sold the PA to upgrade to the MG, and then sold the MG to buy a Ducati.

Really regret selling the MG now - I regard it as the best bike I've ever had (including Merlin and Litespeed) and it's nigh on impossible to see them coming up second hand.

Mail Mike directly and have a chat. He's a down to earth guy and will probably give you a discount if you ask nicely!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:39 am 
Mr Darcy
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I had a Mk1 PA

Mikes a great guy. My wife chose the original powder blue colour that got used on the Mk2 on, really is a lush colour in the flesh.
Interesting ride, 130mm forks, not massive TT length. Went up hills pretty well, great down in the rough. Frame not really a lightweight, ~5.5lb for the 520 Medium.

One of the few bikes I regret selling - would describe as 'FUN'
Would buy this bike back if I saw it.

L/H are slightly diff geom - 100mm adjusted.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:57 pm 
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Really liked the look of the Alpine 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:59 pm 
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which duke do you have dave?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:08 pm 
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billinjah wrote:
which duke do you have dave?


I had a 748. It was lovely - as lovely as the Morning Glory.

Swapped that for kids though. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:14 pm 
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just popped this in OT, as it is really... :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:39 pm 
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yeah i sold my 748 last year getting another next year hopefully


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:50 pm 
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Almost the perfect bike ... for me at least. Goodly amount of power without being silly, tonnes of character (I love v twins), great sound, and I didn't find it particularly uncomfortable either.

Thanks for bringing this up. No MG and no 748. I feel sad now. :cry:


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