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Old 01-29-12, 05:33 PM
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Charge Mixer City Bike

Anyone seen or ridden one of these yet? From what I can tell this is a British company, but is now being sold by Performance. This looks like pretty much the perfect commuter, IMHO. Weight could be an issue, but I wouldn't think too bad.

Take a look.

IGH, disc brakes, steel, aggressive road geo.

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Old 01-29-12, 06:14 PM
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Give me some Pee Wee Herman handle bars and I'm IN! That could be fun with a capital 'F'!
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Old 01-29-12, 07:10 PM
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Looks dope, or whatever the kids are saying these days.
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Looks dope, or whatever the kids are saying these days.
Exactly!
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Old 01-29-12, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by erg79 View Post
Looks dope, or whatever the kids are saying these days.

I heard the owner of a bike shop last Monday tell one of his guys that the Jamis 29er he was putting together "was sick". Is "sick" still a viable adjective and should a forty something shop owner be using it?

That bike does look "dope" or "sick" but would look "doper" or "sicker" with some Nitto Albatross bars on it.
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Old 01-29-12, 10:48 PM
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I think "sick" is still valid.
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Old 01-30-12, 04:24 AM
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Mixers used to be notorious for tight tyre clearance for a utiltity bike but that one in the pic seems to have improved.
They have a good rep as a no nonsense urban runabout with a sporty feel, not ultralight but strong and reliable.
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Old 01-30-12, 05:23 AM
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Needs Mustache Bars. Looks cool, but spec'd as it is from a retailer like Performance, I think it's overpriced.
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The bike looks good but I have one small criticism and that is the front fender is a little on the small side. They could have made it longer to keep your feet dry.
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That bike is seriously sick! I think I like the parallel, or nearly parallel fork and seat tube. It's also not loaded up with branding and they didn't ruin it with a white seat and bar tape :-) I'm not sure it looks like road geometry, but from what I've seen, I'm not sure what that even means these days.
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Gee I think that looks like a swell bike, really spiffy. The only beef I have with it is that flat bar is gumming the works. I'd put the kibosh on that toot sweet.
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Originally Posted by recumbenttoad View Post
I heard the owner of a bike shop last Monday tell one of his guys that the Jamis 29er he was putting together "was sick". Is "sick" still a viable adjective and should a forty something shop owner be using it?

That bike does look "dope" or "sick" but would look "doper" or "sicker" with some Nitto Albatross bars on it.
I would just say it looks "pretty cool."
and I'm not old yet.
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Yes, Charge are based in Somerset, England and are very popular over here. If I had the cash this would be my ideal bike, mainly for the simplicity and the alfine hub. Definitely needs bullhorns. I have the charge 'spoon' saddle fitted to my Marin and its very coomfortable.
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i bought my wife a single speed charge plug grinder. it was $275 shipped and was worth every penny and more. sugino cranks, formula hubs, tektro brakes, full fenders, 700x32 continental tires, , spoon saddle, and some other very nice house brand parts for the money. the quality was very reasonable as well. i was envious when i pulled it out of the box.
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Put on some drop bars and a Brooks, and I'd rock one, too.
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I hope they don't sell it with such a short steer tube.
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