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  • New Bike (Niche, Sex Wee & Pics)
  • Premier Icon FoxyChick
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    Gorgeous colour Sheldona!!!

    Just exactly how exciting was it unpacking the frame?????? 8)

    Premier Icon sheldona
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    the head angle is what I speced because thats what I want. It’s not a DH bike so I don’t need it slack! You’ll be telling me that the 85mm conversion I’ve done on the forks isn’t enough travel for leaning on a tree next!

    Premier Icon sheldona
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    Thanks foxy! It was very! This has been planned for a while now 🙂

    Premier Icon TheSwede
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    Premier Icon sheldona
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    stretches and yawns………………..

    Premier Icon sheldona
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    Here you go Swede 🙂

    Premier Icon polarisandy
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    Sheldona

    got raped a bit on the price

    I’d like to say your choice in bikes is on a par with your choice of words.

    but thats not true actually, the bike looks ok.

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    mr polaris, “rape” does not only mean what you think it does, depending on context.

    rape: destroy and strip of its possession; “The soldiers raped the beautiful country”

    Premier Icon polarisandy
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    Yes that is so, but using it in the form “i got raped” seems to stretch that a little.

    i guess it’s just me.

    Premier Icon RudeBoy
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    So, let me get this straight;

    By your own admission, that extra tube serves no function at all. In fact, it will add weight to the frame, which will actually negatively affect it’s performance, albeit by a very tiny bit.

    The consensus is, that it looks rubbish. It does, actually.

    So, other than to be ‘different’, there is no reason whatsoever, to have a frame made with a stupid extra tube. And I bet that cost you a fortune, too.

    Genius.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    The consensus is, that it looks rubbish.

    That’s not how I see it and as for the extra toptube if it pisses off some of the folks on here it’s served it’s purpose. 😛

    Premier Icon sc-xc
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    again, I think it’s lovely.

    Premier Icon simonfbarnes
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    I think you’re supposed to saw off the cross bar you don’t like…

    Premier Icon psling
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    In fact, it will add weight to the frame, which will actually negatively affect it’s performance…

    Why do you assume that adding weight will negatively affect the performance of the bike?

    The consensus is, that it looks rubbish.

    Not strictly true ~ reading through all the posts the jury seems to be split on its appearance.

    So, other than to be ‘different’, there is no reason whatsoever, to have a frame made with a stupid extra tube. And I bet that cost you a fortune, too.

    It’s not really that different though, is it? There are and have been frames with a similar additional tube around for some time. Cost is largely irrelevant really.

    That towel rail posted by The Swede is also a thing of beauty IMO 🙂

    Premier Icon sheldona
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    LOL I think if a bike get slated on here then that makes it a great bike!

    What I should of said at the beginning is slag it off if you put a picture of your bike up for us to see 🙂

    Rudeboy, did I mention that I had it built for performance? Nope I had it built to ride and enjoy, IF/When I want to ride fast then I’ll take out my other IF, or any number of other ‘performance’ bikes that I have 🙂

    Some people really do get wound up about a piece of metal tubing, IF I knew this back in Jan when we started the design I’d of added another couple of tubes in. I’ll carry on enjoying my new bike for now though and feel free to post a pic of your bike for us to take a look at 🙂

    Premier Icon RudeBoy
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    A fool and his money…

    I do find it surprising, that someone who has a talent for taking pics, could lack a sense of aesthetics, when speccing a new bike frame. 😉

    Whatever, mate; it’s your bike, you chose it, I’ve no doubt you’ll enjoy it. Considering what you mustuv paid for it (£1200, £1400???), you pretty much have to enjoy it really, I spose.

    You cooduv had a nice, bike, though. Shame. IF make some real beauties. Ah well.

    To me, I don’t see the difference between someone having that bike made, and a ‘boy racer’ who puts loads of bits of plastic on a Corsa or whatever, just to ‘stand out’. You will stand out, but don’t expect anyone to applaud you.

    Clothes maketh not the man…

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    I heard he got it for nowt…..

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    I like the colour, and I reckon it rides nice.

    Gis a go mister.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    onehundred.

    Premier Icon ton
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    sheldon, out of interest, what is the waiting time for a if

    Premier Icon psling
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    I heard they had to pay him to take it, they were so pleased to be rid of it…

    Premier Icon sheldona
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    You heard wrong Stu!

    Matt you’re welcome to have a go along with anyone else. It’s only a bike 🙂

    Premier Icon sheldona
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    LOL @ Psling

    Ton 8 weeks build plus design time.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    You heard wrong Stu!

    Looks like I was wrong and psling was right then. 😯

    Premier Icon emac65
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    It’s a bike,I don’t like it,but it’s not mine so it matters not.
    It yours & you like it,enjoy…….

    But if you’re just riding it to be different,then that’s very sad & you need to grow up,but that’s only if you are……. 🙄

    Premier Icon psling
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    It’s all the result of an international cock-up by IF really. They stock-piled tubes hoping to squeeze the market and push prices up but didn’t foresee the massive move to carbon-fibre by all the mainstream manufacturers. Result – they were left with too many tubes and a plummeting market. What to do? Well, you can probably work the rest out… But, looks like they’ve cocked up again because eagle-eyed users of STW have noticed their cunning plan to slip an extra tube into every frame they build unnoticed 🙄

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    No Pete.

    It’s just there to help support his Camelbelly.

    Premier Icon PePPeR
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    Its fine, not my cup of tea, but then my bikes get knocked for looking odd too, but they suit me and do what I ask of them, that’ll do me.

    At the very least you could take some close up pictures of the normally fabulous IF paint job?

    Premier Icon FoxyChick
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    You will stand out, but don’t expect anyone to applaud you

    Bit like you Rudeboy!

    Maybe you should seek medical help for your condition.

    What condition???

    Verbal diarrhoea…you don’t half spout some mean and nasty sh!te.

    Oh, and no smiley.

    Premier Icon RudeBoy
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    Well, if you think that’s mean and nasty, I might hold back on what I really think.. 😉

    I was going to say, ‘why coon’t you have had a nice one, like FoxyChick’s, made?’. Never mind..

    I’m reasonably sure that Sheldona won’t be too upset by my onions. If he were, in fact, the sensitive type, I doubt very much, that he wooduv posted pics of his bike, on here. Indeed, in his opening post, he as well as invited criticism, so I feel no weight in doing so.

    feel free to post a pic of your bike for us to take a look at

    Here you go:

    Check pon qualitage Aralditing and riveting:

    Feel free to comment in whatever way you see fit. I’m not particularly bothered. And neither, I suspect, is Sheldona.

    Premier Icon phildowling
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    Can’t believe the amount of posts on this and how people seem annoyed by the apperance of the bike 😯

    Get over it!! We all love bikes,we all have different tastes..gears,ss,29,26,69 whatever. BUT the main thing is that we all aim to just have fun on the bloody things, maybe race a little or just spin with mates or just getting away on your own

    Bikes are for taking you places and enjoyment. 8)

    Premier Icon FoxyChick
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    blah, blah, blah…

    I still love the colour Sheldona!!!

    Is it in pride of place in your front room Sheldon?

    Do you keep stroking it?

    Hope yours gives you as much pleasure as mine does me! 8)

    Premier Icon Taff
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    Someone has stolen your gears

    Premier Icon sheldona
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    I can get a deal on a top tube if you need one LOL

    Premier Icon psling
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    To me, I don’t see the difference between someone having that bike made, and a ‘boy racer’ who puts loads of bits of plastic on a Corsa or whatever, just to ‘stand out’. You will stand out, but don’t expect anyone to applaud you.

    You are making a statement about yourself [having started your comment “to me”]. Have you considered that the ‘boy racer’ may not be doing it to ‘stand out’ but to join in? To have an interest, a hobby that he can share with friends. To socialise and make new friends. To enthuse and get passionate about. To interact with other like-minded people. To enjoy, to pass the time, to get pleasure from. There is a world out there beyond your blinkers, you know.

    Premier Icon thats_not_my_name
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    I like it 🙂 What bars are those?

    Premier Icon RudeBoy
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    I fail to see how passing comment on a point of aesthetics, is being ‘nasty’.

    So, my comments are a bit provocative. Maybe they provoke debate/argument/start WW3.

    Can’t see the point of a forum, if people aren’t going to use it, to discuss ideas and onions.

    Sheldona has basically asked what people think (otherwise, what was the point of posting pics?). He knew that this would get differing reactions, not all complementary. Now, being an honest kind of bloke, I believe in saying what I think. Which is, that it’s not to my particular taste. I have differing tastes in music, food, drink, art, fashion, etc, from others. Diversity is a wonderful thing.

    Actually, well done to Sheldona, for having a bike made, that gets such a reaction. There; he’s got the attention he wanted, we’ve all had a grumble, everyone’s a winner! 😀

    “Ian Brady/Myra Hindley love child”

    LOL! I do find that quite funny! Was it meant as an insult? Come on, Foxy; you can do better than that.

    Bikes are for taking you places and enjoyment.

    Quite.

    And also for pointing, laughing and howling in derision, at! 😀

    Premier Icon daveells
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    wot phil said, who cares each to their own

    Premier Icon sheldona
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    FC no it’s slaped in the conservatory until I make room in the shed!

    Pd hits nail on the head

    So does Taff although I have been let down by the massive as I wanted my garden to be mentioned too!

    Anyway time to move on I think thanks for stopping by!

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