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Old 04-23-08, 11:32 AM   #1
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My friend started this company

www.onecycles.com
Seems like getting the companies to get him parts in a timely manner was as hard as getting frames built. last night and today he said he was building his first 2 retail bikes.
Photo seesion was last night for built bikes I think.
Pretty exciting. I don't really know anything about mtn bikes, or that much about road for that matter. but he does.
I am sure that this forum has many critical views, but knowledgeable ones, too.
If nothing else maybe we can crash his website!
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Old 04-23-08, 11:34 AM   #2
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This is a great idea but... the website at this stage seems largely useless? Unless I'm missing something.

Looks fancy though.
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Old 04-23-08, 11:53 AM   #3
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I was fully expecting the website to be about repainted Concepts, but those frames actually look awesome.
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Old 04-23-08, 12:25 PM   #4
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I can't even see the frames on the site? Just a picture of something that says coming soon and is impossible to see. Am I missing something?

Is that a e-bb? Why e-bb instead of horizontal / semi-horizontal dropouts?
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Old 04-23-08, 12:28 PM   #5
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Is that a e-bb? Why e-bb instead of horizontal / semi-horizontal dropouts?
Easier to align disc brakes.
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Old 04-23-08, 12:54 PM   #6
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I'm confused. The splash page says "handmade in portland oregon" but there's no real mention of who's doing the welding or any decent shots of the bikes. Is your friend the framebuilder?
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tell your friend he'd make a grip if he used sliding dropouts instead of an eccentric bottom bracket.

good luck to your friend.
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tell your friend he'd make a grip if he used sliding dropouts instead of an eccentric bottom bracket.

good luck to your friend.
EBB's rule.
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Tell their web designer that they should stick to One font family, not 2 or 3. It makes the site cleaner and easier to read. Other than that, the navigation seems obvious and easy enough. Good work!
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EBB's rule.
i wont argue that they don't. i've ridden one that creaked, and hear some anonymous internetters complain that theirs did as well but that's really not much of a comprehensive sample.

i guess i was thinking from a business standpoint. there seem to be fewer builders offering sliding dropouts and they seem to be charging more for otherwise equivalent stuff. again, just observation, not really comprehensive or scientific.
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Yeah the website is out of control, first website builder he used was lame, and then he got one that is over the top. He's got some kind of new fork that he has to wait on to build up the bikes.
I think he prefers the vertical drops for disc brake fit, and also keeps you from moving the wheel in the drops when you are really pedaling hard.
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I think he prefers the vertical drops for disc brake fit, and also keeps you from moving the wheel in the drops when you are really pedaling hard.
just to clarify, i meant sliding vertical dropouts



which don't slip, allow easy alignment, good for discs et al.

whatever though, just a suggestion. good luck to your friend.
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I saw the bike yesterday built at the bike shop, kind of a grassroots ribbon cutting...not really, I went for a part and stumbed upon it.
Really nice looking anodized blue and green are what saw, there's a red. Pics on the internet after the weekend.
I guess the drops are forwardish so you can tire swap or fix easy. I am sure there'll be some technical info later
It had a really cool fork, a magura, that has 2 u shaped things on it for stiffness, thinkign about it and looking around the store, not even downhill forks that I saw had it.
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i wont argue that they don't. i've ridden one that creaked, and hear some anonymous internetters complain that theirs did as well but that's really not much of a comprehensive sample.

i guess i was thinking from a business standpoint. there seem to be fewer builders offering sliding dropouts and they seem to be charging more for otherwise equivalent stuff. again, just observation, not really comprehensive or scientific.
Right on. I just get sick of some the "EBB's suck" parroting that I imagine...
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EBBs suck, trackends and v-brakes forever!

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EBBs suck, trackends and v-brakes forever!

I finally got some of those newfangled V-brakes.



I'm also thinking about getting a set of tires that aren't gumwalls.

I refuse to get a frame that takes disc brakes. Hell, even my car has rear drums.
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It must be the angle, but those look like jitensha bars. What are they?
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Some random pulloffs that I bought for 5 bucks from the LBS.



Probably came off of some cruiser, but they're comfortable enough. Still super wide after taking like 1.5" off of the sides.
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I dig those bars. Not sure about the beercan you're riding them around on, but I used to work at a klein shop..
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I dig those bars. Not sure about the beercan you're riding them around on, but I used to work at a klein shop..
It was free, and who can resist a free frame with a speckled green/blue paint job? Not to mention that it's a pre-Trek Klein, which was one of my dream bikes when I was Oh No's age and catching rides to the shop from mom and dad.

I figure I'll ride the **** out of it, and I'll mount it on the wall when I crunch it up.
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why are the tabs on the right the same as the buttons on the bottom ?

just more things to click on ?
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I finally got some of those newfangled V-brakes.



I'm also thinking about getting a set of tires that aren't gumwalls.

I refuse to get a frame that takes disc brakes. Hell, even my car has rear drums.
I used to laugh at how every MTB bike has discs these days but once I got a set I realized the faster you can stop the faster you can go and discs are amazing. I won't go back to Vs now.
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I like discs plenty in theory, but I've got perfectly good handbuilt frames with canti bosses on them and I'm not abandoning them anytime soon.

I guess I could put discs on the monkey, but it seems happy enough with Vs.
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