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Fourteen Bicycles, not 14, but Fourteen

Old 12-23-15, 05:02 PM
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Fourteen Bicycles, not 14, but Fourteen

Anybody know much or have any experience with Fourteen bikes?

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Nothing. Other than they're trying to be twice as something as Seven bikes.
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Another picture of a piece of carbon fiber surrounded by marketing phrases such as 'highest modulus' and 'unidirectional'
And of course it is 'proprietary'
As long as they make sure to mark it up 1000x and list it for over $4,000 the 41 will be lining up to buy them.
*yawns*
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So cynical.
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I was guessing a tandem by seven.
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
Another picture of a piece of carbon fiber surrounded by marketing phrases such as 'highest modulus' and 'unidirectional'
And of course it is 'proprietary'
As long as they make sure to mark it up 1000x and list it for over $4,000 the 41 will be lining up to buy them.
*yawns*
Looks like their prices (according to Bikeradar) start at $2,200 for the frameset.
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
Another picture of a piece of carbon fiber surrounded by marketing phrases such as 'highest modulus' and 'unidirectional'
And of course it is 'proprietary'
As long as they make sure to mark it up 1000x and list it for over $4,000 the 41 will be lining up to buy them.
*yawns*
Translation: I know absolutely nothing about it except that it is made of carbon fiber, so I will emphatically declare its worthlessness.

Gods man, get a new schtick. You're boring even yourself.
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I will say that their "XL" bike ain't exactly "XL".
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Ok, so I'll call that a "no"...
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Nothing. Other than they're trying to be twice as something as Seven bikes.
Try as they might, they'll never be a prime brand.
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Originally Posted by svtmike View Post
Translation: I know absolutely nothing about it except that it is made of carbon fiber, so I will emphatically declare its worthlessness.

Gods man, get a new schtick. You're boring even yourself.
You rock bud
Your odd hypothetical response surprised me until I noticed the first bike in your profile.
I obviously hit a nerve.
You are a mighty defender of CF bro. Keep up the good guesswork!
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
You rock bud
Your odd hypothetical response surprised me until I noticed the first bike in your profile.
I obviously hit a nerve.
You are a mighty defender of CF bro. Keep up the good guesswork!
My bikes of CF, Al, and steel have nothing to do with it. The only thing that hits a nerve is your

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My bikes of CF, Al, and steel have nothing to do with it. The only thing that hits a nerve is your
I'm sorry son. I didn't mean to upset you so much that you felt the need to respond with a lame half swear lol.
I will leave the playpen now before this information laden thread gets blocked.

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Try as they might, they'll never be a prime brand.
My GF asked me what was up when I laughed at this. I had to explain it to her.
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Using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software, the composition of every angle and thickness was thoroughly tested. “The tubes were fit accordingly with the monobox and chain stay,” said Puck, “and we wanted to have a frame that was composed of 100% carbon fiber. The bottom bracket is also completely made out of carbon fiber.”
It's funny that they mention that the used FEA software on this frame. Every framebuilder does this to their frames if they have liability insurance.
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My GF asked me what was up when I laughed at this. I had to explain it to her.
I didn't catch it until you posted.
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What's up with the limpy looking top tube/head tube junction?

Other than that, I like the colors. They should sell them at Nashbar prices. People would buy them.
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Look, all I asked is if anyone here had any experience with Fourteen, if not, ok, but my question still stands...
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So you asked a reasonable but perhaps naive question, and you got a bunch of smartass editorials and even some side-arguments.

This is pretty typical around here. Don't take it personally.

I am pretty sure that no one here has experience with fourteen bikes btw.
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List Of Bike Makers Is Endless, Choose Wisely From Brands With Longevity

They are relatively new to the scene. And that scene, micro brew bicycle “brands”, is saturated. I would be surprised if they have sold more outside of San Fran than inside at this point.
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Materials used are above board and common.
Look at the sticker on the front of the down tube and you see “Torayca T1200”.
Here is Toray Industries Torayca line of carbon. Look at the bottom of the table and you see that the 1200 carbon that they use.
Toray Insustries, Inc. TORAYCA
Bike Rumor had a post about Fourteen Cycles in March 13, 2015.
Fourteen Cycles reinvents the Gramlight with new 740g road frame
CapoVelo has much the same info.
CapoVelo.com | Fourteen Cycles Launches Gramlight Road Frame
Biggest hurdle for all these pop up bike brands is to answer the question of “why you”.
There are so many options for bikes, it’s hard to see what they offer that so many others don’t already from the big manufacturers and the smaller builders in the market now. Unless you just really like the colors. But, you can get that too from other sources who paint whatever you want at different price points.
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So you asked a reasonable but perhaps naive question, and you got a bunch of smartass editorials and even some side-arguments.

This is pretty typical around here. Don't take it personally.

I am pretty sure that no one here has experience with fourteen bikes btw.
Naieve, I don't think so. Just expected folks to comment if they have and not if they haven't.
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Originally Posted by Burnette View Post
They are relatively new to the scene. And that scene, micro brew bicycle “brands”, is saturated. I would be surprised if they have sold more outside of San Fran than inside at this point.
By The Power Of Yahoo/Googlefoo, Give Me Sight Beyond Site
Materials used are above board and common.
Look at the sticker on the front of the down tube and you see “Torayca T1200”.
Here is Toray Industries Torayca line of carbon. Look at the bottom of the table and you see that the 1200 carbon that they use.
Toray Insustries, Inc. TORAYCA
Bike Rumor had a post about Fourteen Cycles in March 13, 2015.
Fourteen Cycles reinvents the Gramlight with new 740g road frame
CapoVelo has much the same info.
CapoVelo.com | Fourteen Cycles Launches Gramlight Road Frame
Biggest hurdle for all these pop up bike brands is to answer the question of “why you”.
There are so many options for bikes, it’s hard to see what they offer that so many others don’t already from the big manufacturers and the smaller builders in the market now. Unless you just really like the colors. But, you can get that too from other sources who paint whatever you want at different price points.
Thanks Burnette. I found all that stuff already, was just wondering if anyone had any personal experience with them. I guess not...
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Try as they might, they'll never be a prime brand.
Pretty funny.

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Pretty funny.

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