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Charge Plug

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Dayvo, 11 Apr 2008.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Does anyone own/know anything about this bike/manufacturer?

    http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/images/charge_plug_hi.jpg

    I have a MTB and a hybrid, which are suitable for my my current environment, but I would really like to get a fixed/single gear bike for training, city riding and fun.

    Any pointers? :biggrin:
     
  2. Yep Ive got 1 or 2 that bike is the one of all ones IF you are looking for a fixed. If you havent riden fixed or single before try fixed before you try single and give it 3 weeks or so start just riding to the end of the steet or to the shops and back. YOU WILL LOVE IT
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Thanks spandex!

    No, I haven't ridden a fixed wheel since my little red tricycle when I was a nipper! :biggrin:
    I hope to get one in the not too-distant future. I'll keep you posted, but I'm sure it is great fun!
     
  4. it is....
     
  5. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    I have been told that their frames are quite heavy though. Perhaps consider a Tempo or Pista instead.(imo)
     
  6. The thing is like I found with all the bikes I tryed is that you dont need a light bike like say the langster it is too light (ie made of ail) when I was riding it feit like it was going to wash out on me. But my paddy wagon on the over hand which is made of steel and is grate. I used to be a cycle messenger and Ive found the same thing mid to heavy frames are the best for fixed/singlespeeds.
     
  7. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Was I a bit stupid then, to buy my fixed on Friday and do my usual commute with it on the Monday? I only fell off once.
     
  8. gkerr4

    gkerr4 New Member

    Location:
    Blackpool
    it's a smart looking that plug thing - nice finishing kit in the spoon saddle and matching tape. ( I have the brown spoon saddle on my langster and am awaiting the bar tape)

    you will love fixed. in many ways the langster is my favourite bike - the simplicity, the fun - its a very useful bike too.

    I also have to say though - that I love the lightness of it - was one of the attractions - it weighs next to nowt and I am looking at weight shedding upgraded to reduce it further. The charge was a bit heavy for my liking.
     
  9. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    weight is one thing but plain gauge tubing isn't going to be too comfy. Specialist tubing isn't just about weight saving. I remember when I switched from Dedacciai EOM16.5 (a great tube set) to their Zero Replica. the difference was significant
     
  10. Origamist

    Origamist Guru

    Location:
    Sandbach
    It's a solid rig and plain guage tubing is fine. The geometry isn't track-twitchy, but that's a good thing given it's intended audience. The wheelset is heavy (wide rims and cheap hubs) but strong, and it rides well once the stock tyres have been replaced. The Sugino crankset is a nice touch and the rest of the finishing kit is OK, if a little less than glamorous. The paintwork doesn't scratch easily and the overall aesthetic is appealing, IMO.
     
  11. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    and how much are they?
     
  12. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    400 quid
     
  13. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    ah. in that case seems like a good deal
     
  14. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Strikes me as a bit pricey for cheap frame, cheap wheels and a nice crank. Especially when you compare to a good quality 531 frame and a couple of hundred quid on parts.
     
  15. Origamist

    Origamist Guru

    Location:
    Sandbach
    There are a couple of new Charge Plugs coming out soon: the Plug Racer and Plug Freestyle. They look like they will be a bit more pricey though.