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Old 01-16-14, 02:46 PM   #326
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wren:

full cromo frame and fork with sturmey archer 3 speed drum brake hub...



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Old 01-17-14, 09:22 AM   #327
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I almost like that Elektrokatze, but not with a headtube top way below the top of the seattube.

The Wren is pretty and understated, a bit plain, but nearly a perfect urban bike for a lot of people. 590.00 is slightly steep for a non-folder, but not compared to a Moulton/Pashley.
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This would be cool with straight or bully bars....
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Old 01-18-14, 07:18 PM   #329
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This would be cool with straight or bully bars....
yes. already mentioned in this thread

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Bike Friday Air Friday on Aerospokes...


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Old 01-20-14, 12:00 PM   #332
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that's beautiful.. i bet it weighs in at around 9kg..
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that's beautiful.. i bet it weighs in at around 9kg..
I love it too... and as much as I'm infatuated with Aerospoke wheels, there's a number of lighter-weight wheel combinations available these days with traditional rims/spokes.

If I had the spare cash though, I would still probably get a set of Aerospokes, simply because I love the look! (ALSO... consider never having to check spoke tension before and after long rides!)
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Wot's that then? For chain tension or handling the chain when folded?
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Wot's that then? For chain tension or handling the chain when folded?
precisely ..
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Bruno makes a few steel bikes for touring or just general awesomeness.

http://www.racingforcebikes.com/bant...id=145&lang=en

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Bruno makes a few steel bikes for touring or just general awesomeness.

http://www.racingforcebikes.com/bant...id=145&lang=en
Whoa, dude!
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yes, indeed. i'm really surprised this wasn't previously mentioned. in fact, i thought i had posted about the ventura myself.. thanks for adding it.

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Whoa, dude!
No kidding. Those are gorgeous.
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Been talking to a guy on the forums abroad and apparently the UK and Europe maybe getting these bikes in soon, lovely looking bikes! - http://mybikeshopsg.com/2010/06/06/t...r-1-mini-bike/
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Been talking to a guy on the forums abroad and apparently the UK and Europe maybe getting these bikes in soon, lovely looking bikes! - http://mybikeshopsg.com/2010/06/06/t...r-1-mini-bike/
Hopefully that will make it easier to purchase one and have it shipped to the US! I'm currently obsessed with the Tyrell FX and FSX models!
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Nice looking bikes! Apparently, the London model is separable too! I wish I could find more details on the full specs of these bikes, like weight and other info. Do you know if these are prototypes, or are they currently available?
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yes, indeed. i'm really surprised this wasn't previously mentioned. in fact, i thought i had posted about the ventura myself.. thanks for adding it.

Wow absolute wow. Is that steel? What finish is that, chrome?

I'll have that above the Swift any day. I am putting enquiries for that out.
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I'll have that above the Swift any day. I am putting enquiries for that out.
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Hot damn! ^^^^ Those frames are really works of art! I love that smoothed brazing.

Are those 451 or 406 wheels?
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Cannot see any advantage of the kink in the top of that seatpost over a zero setback, straight one ,
given the way the rail clamp is made so much longer.. and you still have to get to the front Bolt.
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You must be referring to this layback detail on the ControlTech seatpost (pictured below and in my previous post)?

I do agree, it does seem unnecessary; however, if you imagine the post was completely straight with a 0 offset, you wouldn't be able to slide the seat back as far as you can with this slight setback. It's a minimal difference though, maybe a difference of 10mm? ...15mm?

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