Mosey - why did it go back? And does anyone know what the frame weighs? Curious to see how it compares with the Bfe etc..
Anyone else preorder a Dialled Alpine MK3?
Slight issue on a weld I spotted. Probably wasn't an issue but Mike offered a replacement without hesitation.
The frame is brilliant and Dialled frames fit me perfect.
Can't wait to get it built and ride it.
I want to see a proper pic of the white one.
My goodness they look good in orange. Might be tempted by that colour if I get my Mk1 re-sprayed again. Also really like the new headtube. Might look into the possibility of getting an XX44 welded in place of the one that's on mine atm, if the availability of 1 1/8 forks becomes an issue!!
I've now had a couple of great rides on mine, one down sticks pass on Helvellyn, the second a quick blast around LLandegla and loving it so far. Big thanks to Mike for getting the frame to me (where I was staying in the Lakes) in time so that I could build it up in the holiday cottage and get some riding in before the end of my holiday! Luckily I'd managed not to forget any components when packing my suitcase!
Detailing on the headtube looks superb.
I like the gothic graphics but will be interested to see the updated ones.
Hope V4's proved themselves worthy on Helvellyn and feel amazing.
Mincing XC tyre was removed as soon as I had access to a compressor!
My mother always says, "Don't ride your 160's at Llandegla or you'll not feel the benefit". On her advice I'll be dropping them down to 140 very soon. Great feeling fork though and suit the frame very nicely.
I actually like the simplicity of just having the 203mm rotor without an adaptor, it looks cleaner and setting the brake up was a doddle.
The finished article, well almost. I'll be swapping my SS nano's on once I can remove them from my old cranks and getting a KS Lev on once funds allow.
Summit of Helvellyn
LLandegla, lots of fun but should have listened to mother. Also mangled my rear mech because I thought I'd risk running the chain too short. Clutch mech and new chain now on order.
Anyhow, thanks again to Mike for a fantastic frame and great service. I've not quite got it set up how I want it just yet but initial impressions are it is so much sturdier than my Soul was and is much more the kind of bike I want to be riding. Landing jumps the lack of flex is much more confidence inspiring and so far I've not found it to be uncomfortable. One thing I was very pleased about is it climbs well even with the 160's on. I'll give some more impressions of it once I've spent some more time on it
That looks great winch.
Can't wait to get mine built and ridden this weekend.
Looks amazing in both white and orange.
That does look good! I'd be happy with a lower BB - it's the one detail I'd change with my Soul if I could.
looks good. Mine won't be that shiney as I will be re-using all my old bits
Thinking about not bothering with the stinger as a double + clutch mech should keep the chain on.
Ive gone clutch mech and double and bash upfront so hopefully won't need a stinger.
They are cheap and work well though so i'm happy to stick one on if needed.
Nice to see the frames getting built up. That white one really does look cool and I'm glad we went for that colour in the end.
Regarding stickers, the "proper" stickers arrived today, but they're about 200% too big! Sticker maker has been notified and anyone with a Mk3 Alpine who wants to upgrade from Gothic stickers to the newer ones at a later date, I will send them out free of charge.
There won't be an Alpine name sticker on these frames. It's engraved on the seat stay brace, so no need. Eventually, I want all my frames to have zero Dialled Bikes stickers on them and just have the Reynolds tubing stickers - as I hear they have magic properties (especially the 853 one) which prevent rust, so we need to keep those
Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered and if anyone else fancies one now they have seen them, I still have about 60 frames left out of the batch so get in touch.
They look so good that im sorely tempted!
Winch, until I get some proper studio shots of the frame done, is it OK to use a couple of your pics on the Dialled Bikes website, please?
Winch - what make are the skewers you're using - is that a 10mm thru rear?
Cheers Winch - I'll pick one up when they're back in stock!
Does anyone want my 16" Orange frame , new and unused for preorder price?
Had some news which means bikes drop way down the pecking order and keeping my house comes first.
Mike (Dialled owner) has said he will honour the warranty due to the situation.
Brand new unopened as delivered.
Sorry to hear that Mosey. Hope it all turns out ok in the end.
Cheers Winch, there is hope yet. The news might not be as bad as we first thought.
I can't say thanks to Mike enough for allowing me to transfer the warranty as new.
Looks awesome built up, mine is looking awesome even if it has only got a rear wheel and mech attached to it so far.
Winch, which hope headset cups did you need to fit the slants? They will probably be what's going on mine as well.
Sorry to hear that mosey.
Thanks to mike for an awesome frame!
Just had some great news re blood test results.
Not as bad as we first thought and my other half won't have to give up work, not for the foreseeable future anyway.
Today is a great day, a bonus is i can keep my frame too.
What a difference a few days make.
Also the build begins later today
very good to read that mosey..
sometimes..a post like this..
makes a brighter day..
Cheers accu. Best part is seeing my girlfriend happy. She's not smiled for a while.
Bike build, beer and a curry with the mrs should make this a great Friday.
Oh and one last thing, I have to say A big thank you to Mike at Dialled for being awesome yesterday and sorting the warranty if I had to sell.
Really Mosey, no thanks necessary.
Go give your girlfriend a big hug.
Then get that bike built and take it for a good thrashing this weekend. Sounds like you've earned it after a stressful week.
Here we go:-
Ignore the red seatclamp the black one is broke.
Plus the garden (well patio) needs sorting I know lol. Only move in two weeks ago.
Great news mosey, glad everything is ok.
now get the bike built!
just heli taped the crap out of my frame to try and keep it shiny as long as possible
That orange looks great
I've lost my big roll of helitape so I best order some more.
Coming along nicely.
Great news Mosey, first ride will be even more special now, you can never sell this one now!
This thread is making me want to build up my MKI prince Albert up for a razz round the woods
Progress, clutch mech, chainset and front mech fitted .
I'll lay off the pics till final build now
picking my seatpost up from the post office tomorrow, so will start stripping down my Mk1 and transferring the bits over to the mk3.
I will post pics when done.
Mosey - are you in sheffield? If so i have a roll you can have for nowt (well a beer!!)
Hi Rob, really appreciate the offer but I'm not any more. We moved near Claire's parents due to the above news 3 weeks ago.
One more pic ha: I absolutely love this bike.
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