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Old 09-21-16, 01:34 AM
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Undead Minivelo. Bannard zombies on...

Apparently Bannard is undead, and will zombie forward with a new bike, the Achilles.









any takers?

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Old 09-21-16, 06:21 AM
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cool saddle! what is it?
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Old 09-21-16, 06:23 AM
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Bannard's take on a Brooks Swallow.
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cool saddle! what is it?
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Old 09-21-16, 06:38 AM
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Nice but pricey...
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Nice retro design but I think I like their TensionR and Mixte more.
I thought the saddle was a Brooks that had the sides cut but its some MHL thing.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2015...08.4.20.mzzR4d
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Sure, but I don't think Bannard would pay for Brooks on their complete bikes. We'll see. I heard the Achilles might arrive as early as next month. Frame only, $660. Yellow, white, black and green.

On the color scheme, a polished crankset and tan sidewall tires would look better, i think...



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Nice retro design but I think I like their TensionR and Mixte more.
I thought the saddle was a Brooks that had the sides cut but its some MHL thing.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2015...08.4.20.mzzR4d
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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
Apparently Bannard is undead, and will zombie forward with a new bike, the Achilles.

any takers?
so.. why did we think they were out of business in the first place? is this bike model new? i'm almost certain i've seen it before.. perhaps that was the 700c version and the mini velo version is new? also, are you now selling bannards?
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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
so.. why did we think they were out of business in the first place? is this bike model new? i'm almost certain i've seen it before.. perhaps that was the 700c version and the mini velo version is new? also, are you now selling bannards?
Well, Bannard Thailand told me Bannard had folded. Bannard Singapore had not heard from them. The Bannard Taiwan FB page had not been updated for months, and one forum member here said they had been bought out by another bike company.

The Achilles is new from what I understand, but it is not a far cry from the SR. Bannard also used to have a similar bike called the Poseidon.

Am I selling Bannards? No. Not yet. Would love to stock frames and do custom builds for people, though...
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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
Would love to stock frames and do custom builds for people, though...
that would be cool.
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...or dispatch frames to the U.S. and Europe.
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...or dispatch frames to the U.S. and Europe.
i think bannard has an "office" in california. also, the achilles model i have seen previously in 700c:



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I'd only deal in minivelo frames. No 700c or wheels bigger than 451 in my Bali Bike Boutique. Alliteration alone will net me some sales, I hope.
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I'd only deal in minivelo frames. No 700c or wheels bigger than 451 in my Bali Bike Boutique. Alliteration alone will net me some sales, I hope.
if you had a branch office in singaraja, you could call it baik bike buleleng bali boutique
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sounds good, bro. i will call on you explicitly to advise on the advertising artwork.

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if you had a branch office in singaraja, you could call it baik bike buleleng bali boutique
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today i spoke with MHL manager, if somebody want to buy Herten or Bannard framesets in US - please ask bannardcycles.us
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today i spoke with MHL manager, if somebody want to buy Herten or Bannard framesets in US - please ask bannardcycles.us
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Very cool! The green one (pictured above) is a work of art.
Perfect color for the UnDead bike.
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