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    Velo Orange??

    I have just come across this company/website and the items look pretty nice.
    Are they considered a higher end product?

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    Yes. I have not bought any of their branded items like cranks and other items but lots of the people in the C&V forums use and love them. They try and copy the flavor of the greats like Herse and others and produce not only top quality products but also products with lots of style and panache'
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    My grandpa LOVES them.

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    Some pieces , they import versions with a polished presentation,
    other importers specify black anodized, colors.and their logo/name.

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    I've ordered from VO a few times. The only time I wasn't happy was with items that weren't right for me. The quality of items was fine. The service and shipping was fine. The prices seemed reasonable.

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    I got the long setback seatpost for my Brooks, and I felt it was a poor quality. The bolts or nuts (not sure what to call them) distorted when I tightened it down a little too much while adjusting the angle on the seat. They sent me new parts, but I had decided I didn't like the seat by then, so I sold the seatpost with the new parts.
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    I buy a fair bit from them. They are the main supplier of vintage appearing parts that look period correct on an older bike. Everything I have ever purchased from them has been a good value to me.

    Were you looking at something in particular or just the entire line? One caveat, if you see something you think you want, you had better buy it because it may not come back.

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    Velo Orange is good stuff, I approve.

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    I haven't dealt with them yet, but with my new project I plan on spending a good chuck on money on products there.

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    I've used them off and on for the last two years and have been happy with the stuff I bought. Not the place to go if you are looking for high performance race oriented components. More towards city bikes and randonneuring.
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    I've used them in the past with success, but some of the stuff is plain junk. The double leg kickstand comes to mind. Worst $30 I ever spent.

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    Not a high end place by any means. Most is for entry level rando bikes or the very cost conscious. I still believe you get what you pay for!
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    I built a bike for a friend using a lot of their components. They seemed fairly decent quality with one exception: the crankset. The chainline was way off with the suggested bottom bracket and I had to go with a really narrow width to get the front derailleur to work properly. Not cool. On the other hand, the polish sure is nice to look at.

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    I also got a long setback seatpost for my Brooks from them. I think it works great Two screws allow micro adjustments. Finish seemed nice. All their products have a "Look". Not the lightest stuff.
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