- Would you pay £750 for one of these
Can't quite make out what it is, but it really doesn't look like £750 worth to me, unless, of course it's a custom-made frame. Otherwise buy an On-One Summer Season, spray it black and stick the same kit on, you'll find it hard to tell the difference, and you'll have saved enough to buy the forks. You know it makes sense.Posted 8 years ago
I've ridden "cheap" steel frames in the past- on one etc and none really set the world on fire compared to my Evil Sovereign which was £850 over here (I bought it for £450 from the states when exchange rates were good). You spend more, and there's loads of little details you just can't help liking, even if only you know it's there. That and the ride is perfect. No niggles at all. The stays are completly wonderful, the paintjob is brilliant and I love things like the shaped headtube.
If you've got the money and you want the bike, buy it and you won't regret it.Posted 8 years ago
Yeah its mickey dennacourt now the frame is still hand built in the usa by NFG cycles suppose its sort of semi custom. love the chromag dropouts , lack of brake brace on the seat stays and chainstays and the 650b sounds like what am after in terms of covering distance. \but its still a lot of money, i had one of the early metalheads but this is a different beast
EDIT yeah this will be brought over by a mate from the states , exchange rates not great at the mo though. I have the money its just weather i want to spend it, got to build it up with top parts thats another £1000 at leastPosted 8 years agovinnyehSubscriber
I'm tempted again to get one of these- originally put off by the shop on the IoW saying they wanted a grand for the frames, but I've just had an email from Spooky saying that they're building a batch for September delivery, and with the more realistic price am coming round to the idea it might be a good thing..
I think Benji Haworth has just got one of these – I'll be interested to hear his opinionPosted 8 years ago
I think Benji Haworth has just got one of these – I'll be interested to hear his opinion
The looks like the one Benji showed me last Friday at the office. I *think* he's taken it to Norway for a trip he's on this week, but I might be wrong.
Going to try a set of 650B's in a Ragley – they fit fine apparently.Posted 8 years agoPLUGGERMember
Get the Spooky. Cult bikes. Cool as f***. On-Ones, as good value as they are, are common as dog sh*t and are for tight-wads 😉
My brother has still got a Spooky Bandwagon jump bike, still looks the nuts today.
Only other option would be a Curtis…mmmm..proper hand made stuff, strong as they get and again, cool as F***, especially my son's 12" wheel curtis trailboss jnr!Posted 8 years agoalpinMember
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don't know why, but i'm strangely drawn to this Spooky
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because you're gay? 😉
i was looking for a new shock and came across this on Ebay for 799€. no the first bike but the second. i reckon it'd be worth buying just the bike and selling off the parts individually.
http://cgi.ebay.de/RAM-EDELSCHMIEDE-ALLMOUNTAIN-ROCKSHOX-MONARCH-4-2-17_W0QQitemZ180379007809QQcmdZViewItemQQptZSport_Radsport_Fahrradteile?hash=item29ff6d3b41&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1229%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50Posted 8 years agocompositeproMember
im sure the two at 18bikes even had the rims and tyres in stock or they were doing something with em
kirk pacenti..the guy whos pushing 650b really hard and makes a lot of the stuff or at least designs a lot of the stuff…has a website over at bikelugs.com
in fact now someone has mentioned it i think theres a pair of velocity 650 rims somewhere in the frameshopPosted 8 years agovinnyehSubscriber
shouldn't be that much. I make it around £580, plus any sales tax- not sure if there is any. Have you spoken to them- if the frames they have in stock (and I'm not sure if they have any- they offered me one for September delivery today) haven't been powdercoated yet time might be too tight for you.
Else pay the extra 20% for vat etc and get one in September.Posted 8 years agoCountZeroMember
650B isn't some sort of new-fangled wheel size magiked out of the air, I was riding a bike to school and around the woods forty years ago with 650B's on. It's a much more sensible size than 26", which came about just because Americans rode clunkers downhill that just happened to use 26" wheels. That size was never common in the UK, whereas 27"/650B was the standard size for all ordinary adult size bikes.Posted 8 years ago
Back on topic, I nearly bought a Spooky years back, but couldn't quite get the money together. Must admit, I really would like one of the above, just 'cos it's a Spooky, and I love the name. Plus it does look just right.
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