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Bareknuckle v BJ Vigorelli Track

Old 05-06-07, 06:31 PM
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Bareknuckle v BJ Vigorelli Track

The cheapest I can find a Bareknuckle for is about 525 w/o shipping. So I thought it might not be that much more to purchase a BJ Vigorelli Track. Infact the BJ comes out to about 590 w/o shipping. My guess is the differnce with shipping bewteen the two would run 150~$200. Has anyone had the chance to ride these side by side? I know the BJ has a slightly slack HT. I would also be intrested in there was a place that I could get either one of these a bit cheaper.

This would not be my first fixed/free, however I really have no intrest in track and the intent of the bike is to ride with buds and do no more than 100 miles a day.
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You have no interest in track but you insist on a track specific frame? Why not get a nice touring frame with horizontal dropouts, fender and rack eyelets, and room for fenders? Might I suggest the Mercian line, which has many options starting around $600-700.
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Originally Posted by 12XU
You have no interest in track but you insist on a track specific frame? Why not get a nice touring frame with horizontal dropouts, fender and rack eyelets, and room for fenders? Might I suggest the Mercian line, which has many options starting around $600-700.

Thanks for the tip. I just checked thier website and if my math is right thier least expensive frame is nearly 950.
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i think the vigorelli should be around $590 shipped to the US.
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Old 05-06-07, 08:40 PM
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i love my bj. i'd take it over a bareknuckle any day.

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yeah, jacksons or mercians are totally hotter than bareknuckles. absolutely.
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what size is your bike fixiation?
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i like my bareknuckle but that vigorelli is nice too. totally different styles, though. go for what you like best. they're both going to work fine for what you want to use them for.

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Originally Posted by fixiation
Whenever I see your bike around town, I think: "Hey, that's a nice bike." Just thought I'd let you know.
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Whenever I see your bike around town, I think: "Hey, that's a nice bike." Just thought I'd let you know.
thanks!

its a 23", so slightly under 59 i believe.
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Originally Posted by turbominnow
Thanks for the tip. I just checked thier website and if my math is right thier least expensive frame is nearly 950.
bob jackson's off the peg road options with horizontal dropouts are not much more then the vigorelli and are far more versatile. Much more likely to suit your needs now and 10 years from now.

If you wanted a track bike you should get the bareknuckle. Since you want a classic looking road ss/fg get the Audax or something.
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Originally Posted by piwonka
i think the vigorelli should be around $590 shipped to the US.
23" or bigger shipped to the us about 750
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Originally Posted by fixiation
i love my bj. i'd take it over a bareknuckle any day.
My housemate just read this post over my shoulder and now thinks I frequent forums for perverts.
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Originally Posted by buzzybelmondo
23" or bigger shipped to the us about 750
i was charged £328 GBP, including shipping, which works out to $654. if sent to the states you will not be taxed, which is think takes something like 17% off the price.

EDIT: my frame is a 23, but it is not oversized tubing. if you get a 23 or larger and it has oversized tubing, add $25
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Originally Posted by fixiation
i was charged £328 GBP, including shipping, which works out to $654. if sent to the states you will not be taxed, which is think takes something like 17% off the price.

EDIT: my frame is a 23, but it is not oversized tubing. if you get a 23 or larger and it has oversized tubing, add $25
yeah, VAT tax is like 17.5%.
it is added into the price on the BJ website...
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Just wondering... I was thinking about swooping on a BJ as well... whats the difference between there 3 different color catagories... something like metallic, flamboyant, and enamel i believe...any pics for examples? thanks!
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Opinion: Bareknuckles are hideous.

Fact: Bob Jacksons are gorgeous.
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Originally Posted by ireligious
Just wondering... I was thinking about swooping on a BJ as well... whats the difference between there 3 different color catagories... something like metallic, flamboyant, and enamel i believe...any pics for examples? thanks!
mine is 'flamboyant petrol blue'. all i can really tell you about is flamboyant. the word 'flamboyant' kind of sums it all up. really bright. i like it.
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Anyone know what normal delivery time to the US is on a vigorelli?
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and metallic is pretty self explanatory...here's a pic though.
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Originally Posted by beforeimpact
Anyone know what normal delivery time to the US is on a vigorelli?
a little less than a month for me.
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Originally Posted by fixiation
i love my bj. i'd take it over a bareknuckle any day.
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i chose a bj over a barenuckle and concept... all the bj's ive seen on forums are usually down right sexy... can't wait for mine
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I love my Bob Jackson dearly. I get asked online and off about it often and so I wrote this post about it and my experience with ordering one. BTW, the colour on mine is Celeste Cosmos.
https://www.weightshift.com/2006/12/1...-a-bob-jackson

In it's current form:



More photos of it in various configurations:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/absenter/99943580/
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Bob Jackson or Mercian, now that's a debate worth having. I'd love a Mercian when I'm rich.
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