~Great bike. I am usually a fairly big gear pusher. not monsters but most definitely not a twiddler. top gear is 103" which is surprisingly high. a 12 tooth rear on a 50t is 112". the difference isn't that huge. Think about how often you actually spin out in 112" Yes it happens but not as much as you think.
Good for cheating when ticking hills.
Nice road bike. clearances are way bigger that they need to be.
I cannot see why a road chainset could not be run if you don't want to use the huge tyres it can cope with. Crossjunkie suggests it can and Looking at mine I agree. I reckon some one else tried as well, after why else was it advertised to start with as having a road chainset. the one fitted has less common 120 (I think )BCD rings which may make sense to those using the latest cool and trendy chainsets but is bloody expensive when you want some new chainrings.I tried a 11/15 which was pretty good and the gears are much closer as an 11/32 is very gappy and produces the same crap shifting and gaps as any mountain bike.
Can't say the forks were well finished on mine. couldn't make out if they had a matt finish or a shiny one. different in different places.
Well screwed together with grease where it should be which beats every other manufacture that I have found. Seat pin is a bit low rent. Basic but out classed by the frame. Wheels are the Selcof 29ers which were discussed here a month or so ago. Worked well but spokes were nasty matt black. Looked like how sprayed. Plan was to replace them.
Customer services up to the usual standard. Low! No one answered emails about issues arising from the order and website(now corrected issues ) Brant intervened to start with but his emails have now stopped.
Don't bother Brant. the bike was nicked last weekend . So if you see a 54 Pickenflick for sale on the web its bound to be mine!!!
Despite all that another will be ordered, so Brant if you get an order from an insurance company pull the finger out, I want it for the HONC.
Can't be anything wrong with a bike that I could replace after a month but don't want to.
Don't replace it Brant, just do another version. I would have a road bike specced one