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toekneep

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1150 on: February 16, 2009, 03:24:26 pm »
Ooh, sod the book, tell us more about the bikes.  ;D

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1151 on: February 16, 2009, 03:28:35 pm »
More good news:



:D
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peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1152 on: February 16, 2009, 03:31:20 pm »
Ooh, sod the book, tell us more about the bikes.  ;D
Well, Woolly wants a Surly Long Haul Trucker, and I am yet to decide what I would like. Perhaps I will take myself down to Roberts...  :D

Anyone have any ideas? (Cue: deluge.)  ;)

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1153 on: February 16, 2009, 03:38:13 pm »
Give us a run down on what the current stable is, and what it is you want to do, and I guess every niche will be suggested very quickly.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1154 on: February 16, 2009, 03:40:10 pm »

Anyone have any ideas? (Cue: deluge.)  ;)

I hear Enigma are well respected  ::-)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1155 on: February 16, 2009, 04:00:05 pm »
I just got four new pieces of Good News in the form of bonuses

Ah, that's more like it.  :)

peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1156 on: February 16, 2009, 04:08:13 pm »
I just got four new pieces of Good News in the form of bonuses

Ah, that's more like it.  :)
Indeed.  ;)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1157 on: February 16, 2009, 04:10:07 pm »
Ooh, sod the book, tell us more about the bikes.  ;D
Well, Woolly wants a Surly Long Haul Trucker, and I am yet to decide what I would like. Perhaps I will take myself down to Roberts...  :D

Anyone have any ideas? (Cue: deluge.)  ;)

Buy a Roberts but see if you can have the frame painted by somebody who knows how to apply paint that sticks.    ;)

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1158 on: February 16, 2009, 04:11:11 pm »
Or buy a Bob Jackson painted by Bob Jacksons? ;)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1159 on: February 16, 2009, 04:13:24 pm »
Buy A Roberts but have it painted by Bob Jackson.   That way you'd get the best of both worlds.   :demon:

Don't go to Vaz.  His paint job was rubbish too.    :(    I should have realised by the cost.   And he cannot follow basic type-written instructions.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1160 on: February 16, 2009, 04:14:21 pm »
Buy A Roberts but have it painted by Bob Jackson.   That way you'd get the best of both worlds.   :demon:

*opens mouth to speak but decides to say nowt* ;)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1161 on: February 16, 2009, 04:14:54 pm »
Anyone have any ideas? (Cue: deluge.)  ;)

Hewitt Cheviot?
Thorn Rohloffenmobile?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1162 on: February 16, 2009, 04:15:05 pm »
Hmm, I might just get another Surly... I know that I like them, and that they fit me.  

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1163 on: February 16, 2009, 04:15:15 pm »
Well, they do seem to have a very good reputation for building bikes that are comfortable for people that are, er, less tall.

I went for a look before I bought the Van Nicholas. As PB has indicated the paint leaves something to be desired - even the frames on display in the shop had clear defects such as runs and fingerprints.

But definitely well worth a look, Peli  :)

Some of the frames were very light too.   

Hmm, I might just get another Surly

Comfort is the main thing.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1164 on: February 16, 2009, 04:17:35 pm »
Are you talking about Roberts, Pluck?

Confused of Parsons Green.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1165 on: February 16, 2009, 04:19:24 pm »
Buy a Roberts but see if you can have the frame painted by somebody who knows how to apply paint that sticks.    ;)
Beaten to it by PB. I wove my Woberts.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1166 on: February 16, 2009, 04:20:25 pm »
Yes, sorry, speed-posters got in before me: Roberts.

onb

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1167 on: February 16, 2009, 04:21:05 pm »
Ooh, sod the book, tell us more about the bikes.  ;D
Well, Woolly wants a Surly Long Haul Trucker, and I am yet to decide what I would like. Perhaps I will take myself down to Roberts...  :D

Anyone have any ideas? (Cue: deluge.)  ;)

Get thee to Leyland and Mr Hewitt.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1168 on: February 16, 2009, 04:22:31 pm »
Van Nick do a very pretty Ti bike with a Rohloff - the Amazon, I think (not that I'm implying anything at all you understand).

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1169 on: February 16, 2009, 04:23:20 pm »
Buy a Roberts but see if you can have the frame painted by somebody who knows how to apply paint that sticks.    ;)
Beaten to it by PB. I wove my Woberts.

Oh, maybe it is due to our colder habitats Mrs P?  

I don't think that I could get a better made, better fitting bike than my Roberts.  It was like an old friend from the moment I started to ride it and has got even better with use.   The poor quality of the paint finish though really did ruin the experience for me.   My replacement will be a made to measure ti frame using the measurements gathered painstakingly from the Roberts.      

Oh, and well done Peli.  Well earned reward.   :thumbsup:

peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1170 on: February 16, 2009, 04:25:08 pm »
I'm going nowhere near Ti again after the Omega/Enigma experience. Irrational, perhaps.

Is it possible to simply get a frame from Roberts, and have it painted elsewhere?

Edit: thanks PB! And I hope that stress levels will be reduced in future...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1171 on: February 16, 2009, 04:25:45 pm »
Oh, and well done Peli.  Well earned reward.   :thumbsup:

Agreed.

Treat yourself to custom steel: you've tried the titanium, and you've got the carbon.

toekneep

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1172 on: February 16, 2009, 04:26:15 pm »
Ooh, sod the book, tell us more about the bikes.  ;D
Well, Woolly wants a Surly Long Haul Trucker, and I am yet to decide what I would like. Perhaps I will take myself down to Roberts...  :D

Anyone have any ideas? (Cue: deluge.)  ;)

Get the to Leyland and Mr Hewitt.

Hmm, I seem to recall Clare and Vern saying that the paint job was disappointingly fragile on their Hewitts. Having said that, so is the one on my Dave Yates, maybe there is no such thing a tough paint job on a bike frame.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1173 on: February 16, 2009, 04:33:28 pm »
And even I have to admit that I wouldn't have minded another coat on my Orbit (Bob Jacksons paint).

I understand the reluctance to go with Ti again.  You want a bike you can be happy and comfortable with.  Surly are reliable and good-looking frames, so why not?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1174 on: February 16, 2009, 04:34:33 pm »
A couple of people I have ridden with have both had Hewitts built and find them fantastic ,I bought my bike from him it was a ready made frame but the painstaking approach he took to ensuring that everything else fitted in around it was admirable .He is a bit grumpy sometimes but that normal for lancastrians.
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