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Thoughts/Experience with Handsome Cycles XOXO an X0-1 homage All-Rounder

Old 06-23-22, 06:44 AM
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I am officially joining “team impatient.”

where are our bikes!?
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Originally Posted by heytchap
I am officially joining “team impatient.”

where are our bikes!?
I am not impressed with their communication or rather lack of it. They have erased every one of my inquiries off Facebook without out answering. When I ordered he said 30 days no more than 45.
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Originally Posted by jadmt
I am not impressed with their communication or rather lack of it. They have erased every one of my inquiries off Facebook without out answering. When I ordered he said 30 days no more than 45.
they have also stopped answering my emails.

I saw an update on their kickstarter and it looks like the ship may have finally docked here in LA on 9 June, but who knows?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/3526072
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Originally Posted by heytchap
they have also stopped answering my emails.

I saw an update on their kickstarter and it looks like the ship may have finally docked here in LA on 9 June, but who knows?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/3526072
KInda of disappointing they wouldn't give updates to people who have paid.
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Sometimes when switching between my road bikes and my drop-bar MTB conversion, I find myself wishing that the latter had more road-like geometry instead of its 70° or 71° head tube. On the other hand, a John Clay custom isn't in the budget for everyone, so one of these XOXO's would be a nice alternative.

Is the tire clearance limitation at the top of the fork crown/seat stay bridge, or somewhere else?
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Originally Posted by heytchap
I am officially joining “team impatient.”

where are our bikes!?
Originally Posted by jadmt
I am not impressed with their communication or rather lack of it. They have erased every one of my inquiries off Facebook without out answering. When I ordered he said 30 days no more than 45.
I'd say cut them a little slack. I don't have a dog in this fight, but shipping for everything bigger than a lunchbox has been beyond the pale. My friends ordered their dishwasher almost 8 months ago and still haven't received. We waited 6 months for a new fridge before it arrived. I get Rivendell's email updates, and they are frequently posting info about frame shipments at every step, and it's slow, and the shipping companies are not always transparent -- no way around that. At the end, you'll be happy that you funded a cool project, and you'll have a bike you love. I'm sure the folks at Handsome are just as frustrated as you are that they are waiting, waiting, waiting to fulfill their orders. So, a little virtuous patience...
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Originally Posted by noobinsf
I'd say cut them a little slack. I don't have a dog in this fight, but shipping for everything bigger than a lunchbox has been beyond the pale. My friends ordered their dishwasher almost 8 months ago and still haven't received. We waited 6 months for a new fridge before it arrived. I get Rivendell's email updates, and they are frequently posting info about frame shipments at every step, and it's slow, and the shipping companies are not always transparent -- no way around that. At the end, you'll be happy that you funded a cool project, and you'll have a bike you love. I'm sure the folks at Handsome are just as frustrated as you are that they are waiting, waiting, waiting to fulfill their orders. So, a little virtuous patience...
I agree with you and you are right. I do wish they would answer my emails though. Ultimately, I know I will be happy but the silence (and comment/question removal) is annoying.
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We have merged the two Handsome XOXO threads.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
We have merged the two Handsome XOXO threads.
Thank you, Bill!
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The Handsome website says complete bike delivery in July, which is any day now! And, to be fair, I get a pretty quick reply when I contact Jesse via text...sometimes it takes a follow up, but I always get a response.
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All three colors shown on fb page. That purple really pops.


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their page says they’re expecting frame delivery tomorrow. Hopefully soon!
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The frames have arrived. They look awesome!!!!






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Originally Posted by heytchap
The frames have arrived. They look awesome!!!!






Not sure what color looks best...maybe purple maybe tusk.....ok orange.....
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I hate that they apparently have a 6-cm purple frame available. I don't need one but I want one. Y'all enjoy yours and make sure to share your thoughts once they arrive.
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I hate that they apparently have a 6-cm purple frame available. I don't need one but I want one. Y'all enjoy yours and make sure to share your thoughts once they arrive.
that purple really does look right. I wonder what the final number count of each color is? Every time I look at the photos of the frames side by side it is hard to really pick a favorite color.
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I’m thinking of removing the headbadge and covering the downtube graphic with Bridgestone stickers, both the official B on the head like the original and “BRIDGESTONE” down the tube. I’d leave the XOXO to confirm it’s a fake. Is that trashy of me? I honestly hate the headtube badge and the new styling of “HANDSOME” on the downtube.
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Originally Posted by heytchap
I’m thinking of removing the headbadge and covering the downtube graphic with Bridgestone stickers, both the official B on the head like the original and “BRIDGESTONE” down the tube. I’d leave the XOXO to confirm it’s a fake. Is that trashy of me? I honestly hate the headtube badge and the new styling of “HANDSOME” on the downtube.
I agree with head tube badge, maybe it looks better in person but they look like an after thought, too bad they don't leave them off and let the customer decide on whether to put them on or not. I also think the first edition HANDSOME down tube decal looks better. So not trashy of you at all. Why not make it personalized. I wonder if there are any good side shots of the forks? from the angle of the posted photos the fork curve looks better than the previous edition, more of a curve vs a bend. the crown looks great too altho maybe that is the same just haven't seen a head on shot of the previous xo
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Originally Posted by heytchap
I’m thinking of removing the headbadge and covering the downtube graphic with Bridgestone stickers, both the official B on the head like the original and “BRIDGESTONE” down the tube. I’d leave the XOXO to confirm it’s a fake. Is that trashy of me? I honestly hate the headtube badge and the new styling of “HANDSOME” on the downtube.
If your frame hasn't been shipped yet, you might consider requesting them to not attach the badge if it's an option. I agree the old downtube decal looked better. (Long shot: perhaps you can request the old decal if possible?)
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Does anyone know how close they came to the original Bridgestone colors?
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Does anyone know how close they came to the original Bridgestone colors?
not sure if anybody has one yet.
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sounds like most of the frame sets are in the mail..said there were like 8 framesets left to go out then starting on the built bikes..
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Originally Posted by heytchap
I’m thinking of removing the headbadge and covering the downtube graphic with Bridgestone stickers, both the official B on the head like the original and “BRIDGESTONE” down the tube. I’d leave the XOXO to confirm it’s a fake. Is that trashy of me?
If you want a Bridgestone, buy a Bridgestone. That seems like a lot of effort to claim its something it isnt, and unless you are awesome with paint and decals, it will look like an obvious kludge job.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
If you want a Bridgestone, buy a Bridgestone. That seems like a lot of effort to claim its something it isnt, and unless you are awesome with paint and decals, it will look like an obvious kludge job.
buying a Bridgestone XO1 is all but impossible. Decals are easy. I already have them, actually. Some dude on eBay sells them and I just want to cover the "handsome" logo on the down tube and replace the ugly head badge. both are very easily done.

here's a link to the decals for anyone else who wants them: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143058119881
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Originally Posted by heytchap
buying a Bridgestone XO1 is all but impossible. Decals are easy. I already have them, actually. Some dude on eBay sells them and I just want to cover the "handsome" logo on the down tube and replace the ugly head badge. both are very easily done.

here's a link to the decals for anyone else who wants them: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143058119881
are you going to clear coat over them? I wonder if they will be a perfect size to overlay the handsome decal?
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