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  • Premier Icon BillOddie

    I’m 36 this year and I’m thinking of getting a “nicer” and tweaked version of my Karate Monkey made for my 40th. Rigid specific, bit slacker, few other geo/sizing tweaks, nice colour, XT level build with nice wheels etc.

    I’m looking at Curtis and 18Bikes in the UK.
    Further afield I’m looking at 44 Bikes in the US (http://www.44bikes.com/) Retrotec, Soulcraft, Hunter and Indy Fab.


    My fortieth bike

    Gone (stolen) but not forgotten. I’m surprised it hasn’t turned up yet to be honest, they aren’t exactly common!

    The replacement trounces it on everything except “titaniumness” 😉 No bike is for life, but all bikes are good.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise

    had an absolute hoot around Cannock Chase today and honestly, there is no need to change anything.

    I love Cannock, but the first thing I’d change on a Soul to enjoy Cannock more is the frame…and get a full susser. The many braking bumps must get a bit tedious on a hard tail


    steve_b77 wrote:

    Just had a quick look at the Feather Cycles page; now feel free to correct me, but am I alone in thinking classically styled thin tubes metal bikes look rubbish with chainsets with thick armed chain rings

    You’re not alone with that. I think the Shimano cranks look odd. The more traditional type, even beefier than the old-school ones look better.

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