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 Post subject: Time to order that IF..?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:52 am 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2006/11/29/cndollar29.xml&DCMP=EMC-mcn_29112006

Almost 50p to the Green Back.. Good time to buy a custom US frame and ship it over..?

Of course, not good news for US residents, looks like a bumpy ride ahead..


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:15 am 
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Even with the dollar at 50p, adding in shipping makes it similarly priced to ordering a custom frame from a UK builder and supporting local(ish?) people - Solitude, Robin Mather, Roberts etc


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:20 am 
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Yeah, but they are not IFs!! :D

Mather look quite nice, but I am not sure I am in tune with the Solitude design ethos :?
Roberts MTBs may be a touch old school now, get the impression from the site and various comments that the road is where hes at.

Now a build it yourself Yates... that would be awesome.
'Sorry love, I a m off on a weeks holiday to build a bike myself for a lot of money' can't see that flying!!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:13 pm 
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i shipped a frame for $40/£20 not so long ago.most uk builders would charge you more than that.


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I think there's rather too much mystique built up around Indy Fabs - interesting thread on MTBR around the subject recently.

As far as the three builders I mentioned, I'd only consider approaching one of them, but I was trying to provide a broader selection. Having said that, I've seen a few nice modern Dogs Bolx recently.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:47 pm 
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Simon wrote:
Solitude, Robin Mather, Roberts etc


Who's Robin Mather? Haven't heard of him before, just checking out the website and the welds/brazing on the tourer one looks sweet as.. Anyone ridden one?


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