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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:20 am 
Mr Benn
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Can't seem to find any trace of an official Airborne site.

Anyone have any info that would help/ point me in the right direction?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:28 am 
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They are, but they're not called Airborne anymore. They're Van Nicholas now.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:33 am 
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Airborne in the US got out of Europe, so their Europe boss cut his own deal with the factory in China I understand...hence Van Nicholas.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:11 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/store.asp/b=5 ... ikes_frame

My Black Widow became the Tuareg

the name 'Airborne' seems to have vanished - and it appears to be a Dutch company, not US, allegedly...

and no longer Airborne in the US either


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:05 pm 
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I'm liking the Zion frame. Rohloff compatible. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:47 pm 
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Yep its Van Nicholas now , they had a stand at the Bike show last fall in London where they were showing there whole range ...

Website here http://vannicholas.com


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:24 pm 
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Gus, are you serious then :?: I know a guy that does some work for van nic and gets frames cheap, you want me to have a word :wink:
Can't promise a little bobby dazzler like the 1 riding the airbourne cx bike at honc though :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:36 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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my little bobby:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:27 pm 
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The Van Nicholas's look like really good value to me, for the quality.
Love the machined bridge on the Tuareg, and the dropouts. [very Vanilla-esque.] I'm dead surprised these aren't more popular.
How does your Tuareg ride, LGF, - is it as nicely made as appears ?

Anyone else own one ?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:34 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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ferrus wrote:
The Van Nicholas's look like really good value to me, for the quality.
Love the machined bridge on the Tuareg, and the dropouts. [very Vanilla-esque.] I'm dead surprised these aren't more popular.
How does your Tuareg ride, LGF, - is it as nicely made as appears ?

Anyone else own one ?


its my only experience of a ti frame - its a bit like how i would expect a modern Zaskar to behave.


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