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    My GoBike got pranged!

    Just came back from the 'Big Chill' festival, near Ledbury, England.
    While there, myself a a few other drivers went for a ride in search of real ale & nice pubs.
    I was on the Long-John, Chris on my GoBike, Sean on my Strida5 and Richard on his new Halfords MTB.
    It was hard work on the Malvern Hills.
    On the way back, I almost fell off on a nasty hairpin bend which was at the bottom of a hill, somehow the MTB crashed into the GoBike, snapping the steering stem off just above the weld and breaking my Brompton luggage block off the frame.
    I know it's a very slim shot, but does anyone know where I can get a replacement stem?
    Otherwise, I'll have to get in welded and strengthened.
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    Sounds like you found real ale..
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    Some pics would be helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badmother View Post
    Sounds like you found real ale..
    Hmmm, now you come to mention it
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    Senior Member Chop!'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    Some pics would be helpful.
    Pics to follow..........................
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    Hi Chop -

    Is this the Go that got nicked in Scotland(or somewhere)? Did you get it back or did you pick up another? I remember pics of another ale evening where you had a brief lie down with it. My guess is you're a CAMRA member, at least in spirit.

    I just picked up a Go, and in researching it seems they've gone the way of the Dodo. Their web site is still up, but they do not respond to emails. I can't find any dealers listed anywhere. If you find a parts or accessory source, please drop a line here. I'm looking for mud guards in particular. I think I can get Planet Bike rear fenders to work, but having a hard time figuring out a way to mount the front.

    Have you done any weight reducing mods? I didn't realize the things weigh 30lbs when I got it at a very attractive price. This has turned into a project to see if I can shave about 5lbs off and still make it a practical.

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    Senior Member Chop!'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clownbike View Post
    Hi Chop -

    Is this the Go that got nicked in Scotland(or somewhere)?

    No that was a Rohloff Birdy, got nicked in Dublin.

    Did you get it back or did you pick up another?

    Nope, not a sniff, the GoBike is another bike

    I remember pics of another ale evening where you had a brief lie down with it. My guess is you're a CAMRA member, at least in spirit.

    Yup! paid up CAMRA member (Campaign for Real Ale) and a member of the RATS (Real Ale Tasting Society)

    I just picked up a Go, and in researching it seems they've gone the way of the Dodo. Their web site is still up, but they do not respond to emails. I can't find any dealers listed anywhere. If you find a parts or accessory source, please drop a line here.

    HaHa! you are so funny!

    I'm looking for mud guards in particular.

    Now you're going from sublime to ridiculous, is this why they call you Clown?

    I think I can get Planet Bike rear fenders to work, but having a hard time figuring out a way to mount the front.

    Have you done any weight reducing mods?

    Unless you count snapping the handlebar stem & luggage block off, Nope, just added about 10 pounds!
    I didn't realize the things weigh 30lbs when I got it at a very attractive price. This has turned into a project to see if I can shave about 5lbs off and still make it a practical.
    Good luck with it, keep us posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop! View Post
    Good luck with it, keep us posted
    Will do. Sorry for the Birdy/Gobike mixup. Did you ever get your Birdy back?

    Speaking of which...I've been looking at my Birdy and Go, and wondering if the Birdy handlepost would work on the GO. I like the engineering better on the Birdy's, especially the folding mech.

    A Brit buddy got me started in homebrewing in the 80's, eventually became a certified judge. Spent two glorious weeks in Blighty sampling nothing but cask conditioned, mostly in the Midlands. So many pubs, so little time.

    Cheers

    PS - Clownbike is a self chosen moniker to avoid confusing me with 'Serious Cyclists' As if the bike wasn't enough...

    PPS - You ever work with Diamond Head?

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