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  • Lovely, Lovely, Lovely.
    Hope it comes with some lacquer

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    SOAP
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    waller
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    Oh my. I want one. Just like that!!!!!! Lovely!

    ahhhjrene
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    Ace. Any geometry changes?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Saw that at the weekend at the gravity enduro, funnily enough- fastest hardtail and top 40 in seniors to boot. Instantly recognisable as a Dialled, always nice that.

    rewski
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    Simply stunning.

    richc
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    This been done?

    Still 16″ and 18″ but with slightly longer top tubes and lower BB, plus the bigger head tube and seat tube that seem all the rage these days.

    Not much else has changed as I didn’t think it needed to change much.

    ahhhjrene
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    What’s the new bb drop?

    Ta.

    25mm bb drop gives a 12″ bb height on a sagged 140mm fork.

    messiah
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    Looking forward to seeing the full geometry… this could be my new hardtail 8)

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Rather like that. Seatpost diameter?

    _tom_
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    Looking good, got to love raw frames ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon ART
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    Lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mike – Geo for the two sizes, colours (raw looks splendid!) and price?

    messiah
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    Older thread with some pics and details

    Quote from the Dialled Site a few months ago…

    No massive, just a few subtle changes to keep it current. So in comes an XX44 Reynolds 631 head tube, a seat tube compatible with a 31.6mm dropper post, ISCG05 and 0.75? longer top tubes on the 16? and 18?models.

    Throw in the lower bottom bracket and it’s looking very interesting for me… but want to see final details.

    Mike gave me the following info in an email a few weeks ago.

    Full price will be ยฃ500. Pre-order price, ยฃ400. Deposit ยฃ200. Delivery around the end of August.

    Gotama
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    Mike – Please design one with 29er wheels in a slightly bigger size, maybe 19″ seat tube, 450mm reach, short chainstays etc…. My old Alpine was still one of my favourite bikes, despite being too small for me.

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    What happened to the 29er?

    hora
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    How does the old ride compared to the new? I had one of the original grey ones from Mike a few years ago- I didn’t quite get on with it but loved a Chameleon.

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    Gotama – Member

    Please design one with 29er wheels in a slightly bigger size

    Sorry Gotama but I think 29er wheels only come in 29.

    MrSmith
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    Mike actually sold a frame to Hora? I thought he said he would never sell him one due to the inevitable bothering/questions/why does my bum hurt/new frame not confident on steep stuff what gives? Angst that usually follows.
    Maybe he said that afterwards? ๐Ÿ™„

    hora
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    Mike actually sold a frame to Hora? I thought he said he would never sell him one due to the inevitable bothering/questions/why does my bum hurt/new frame not confident on steep stuff what gives? Angst that usually follows.
    Maybe he said that afterwards?

    I think you base/compare your riding to a certain period intime 9yrs ago.

    I’m a better rider than you MrSmith. Thats all that counts.

    rewski
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    Dialled 29er was a PA I think?

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    Ah ha Ta. Messiah.

    richc
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    Mike actually sold a frame to Hora? I thought he said he would never sell him one due to the inevitable bothering/questions/why does my bum hurt/new frame not confident on steep stuff what gives? Angst that usually follows.

    I think that might have been afterwards, or Hora might have got it second hand.

    I could completely understand anyone not wanting to sell anything to him, as he’s a total time waster and the embodiment of the internet *expert*

    I’m a better rider than you MrSmith. Thats all that counts.

    Ever heard the saying, ‘self praise is no praise’

    That is one fantastic looking bit of kit! And a good little video to boot.

    Anyone know the title of the song and the artist in the video?

    hora
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    No I bought the grey one brand new.

    ‘self praise is no praise’

    – its not even in the same land as praise, seen my riding? Its organised madness to a wild school orchestra of Recorders

    Gotama
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    Sorry Gotama but I think 29er wheels only come in 29.

    Damn you and your pedantic semantics. ๐Ÿ˜€ You know what i meant ๐Ÿ™‚

    And yes, the 29er Dialled is a Prince Albert which is not what i’m after.

    MrSmith
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    I think you base/compare your riding to a certain period intime 9yrs ago.

    I’m a better rider than you MrSmith. Thats all that counts.

    who said anything about riding bikes?

    Correction – the seat post size is 30.9mm, not 31.6mm. Still dropper compatible.

    68 degree head angle (on sagged 140mm fork), 74 degree seat angle. No big departure from the original Alpines, just a bit roomier in the top tube and tad lower BB as those were the only criticisms levelled at previous versions. I didn’t want to change stuff for the sake of it.

    Graphics on the production frame will also be different as the reflective panel sticker gets a mixed reception. The brushed aluminium ones I use on my other company’s frames (Factory Team Bikes) would probably go well with the Alpine’s raw look.

    messiah
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    30.9mm… ๐Ÿ™

    I’ve got two 31.6mm Reverbs ๐Ÿ™„

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    Oh now that’s just marvelous….now I need another frame.
    Would love to replace my prince Albert with that beauty. Love my pa though…

    gezatronic
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    Hora, it rides well! It has the same nimble, chuckable back triangle, but the slightly longer top tube means it holds that bit more stable when its flat out, that with the 160’s is a force to be reckoned with! New touch lower BB, corners beautifully!

    Unfortunately, probably not gonna go with the raw/lacquered finish for production as one of the finish on one of the test frames hasn’t held up as well as the others. It may just be a one off, but I’d rather go with a tried and tested powder coat colour for this next batch and then re-assess the finishes on the other test frames at the time it comes to re-order the next batch.

    I think the Alpine would look good in white. Any suggestions?

    I think white would work.

    I also like the kwakker green, but it’s obviously been done a few times now.

    Shame about the raw finish, the images of it looked lovely but understandable that you want to avoid issues.

    I thought the original purple was good and a deep, egg yolk yelow (seen some images of a custom one I think) would also be nice.

    Seen nice shots of it in white which do look OK but not my choice.

    tutgareth
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    I think the Alpine would look good in white. Any suggestions?

    still loving the kawasaki green ๐Ÿ™‚

    think the alpine looks best bold colours, perhaps a blue or yellow..?

    catvet
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    Probably the best angled steel framed hard tail in the UK, only Chromag matches the angles across the pond ! But much much more expensive!!

    richc
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    I would prefer bold colours, green or yellow would be good.

    Not *accountant* black or grey!

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    Shame, but white would look pretty good, not a fan of that purple or green, or garish colours full stop. ‘stealth’ as opposed to ‘accountant’ black would also be fine ๐Ÿ˜‰

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