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Condor owners?

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by vbc, 20 Nov 2007.

  1. vbc

    vbc Guest

    Location:
    Bristol
    Out of interest, are there any owners of Condor's Fratello or Acciaio hanging around here? I would be interested in your opinions and experiences.
     
  2. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    I only have an Italia. But I am very pleased with it.
     
  3. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    I have a Tempo and am pleased with it.
     
  4. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    oh hello.

    i have an acciaio. it's lightweight steel, i ride 60-80 milers on it. it's the best bike i have ever ridden. it gets admiring glances from everyone. it's a thing of rare beauty. i love it. i have a veloce gs and vento wheels. i rode the malvern hills last weekend and it was amazing.

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  5. andrewc3142

    andrewc3142 New Member

    Peejay - I believe we've "met" on bikeradar?

    Anyway, Peejay's comments are spot on - ditto the number of admiring comments, even from those with considerably more expensive bikes. My Acciaio is in a very nice mid to dark blue (probably my favourite colour). 105 standard group set. I use it for commuting to London (30 or 60 miles depending on whether I take the train back), local rides, just about everything I can. Fast and responsive (for me), extremely comfortable (even more so than my trusty Dawes Super Galaxy, which has felt rather neglected lately ...). And looks gorgeous IMHO.

    For info, I did consider the Fratello, as being potentially more of an all-rounder. I think I would have looked at it closer if I didn't have the Galaxy which can take a pannier rack. But the Acciaio seemed to me to be purer and cleaner somehow.


    Cheers

    Andy
     
  6. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    it compares well with my other bike:

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  7. OP
    OP
    vbc

    vbc Guest

    Location:
    Bristol
    Thanks for the feed-back gents, that's a nice looking bike by the way Peejay. Had a big off on my OCR earlier this year and while it has little damage, it feels a bit 'unlucky'. I was thinking of stripping the 9 speed Ultegra parts and getting myself a nice frame, steel or titanium, to fit out nicely and was just wondering about people's views on Condor frames
     
  8. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    go for steel. condor are awesome, bike for life. you can get fitted for it too.
     
  9. harman_mogul

    harman_mogul New Member

    Location:
    Inner London
    Bike for life

    Yes, I did, back in 1991. That year's model was built by Dave Yates. It still rides as well as the day I took delivery -- well better actually because it is tweaked and run in, as you would expect of a 16-year-old bike.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    vbc

    vbc Guest

    Location:
    Bristol
  11. OP
    OP
    vbc

    vbc Guest

    Location:
    Bristol
    And now I've found a place on t'internet selling Salsa Primero framesets for nearly £400 less than the £999 listed price...I feel an early 50th birthday present coming on.
     
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    been looking for a fast comuter with rack and guards for far to long, was going to get a tricross but was never sure about the compromises and the supposed flaws, then looked at some audaxes but buggered if I could find a shop with my size to test

    now I've seen the condor bikes and they look very nice and just barely within my price range with a bit of scraping, thinking the fratello, that looks dead nice and reviews very well, barring a remark about flex under pannier(s), that or the agio alu one I think, being fitted as well is a bonus
     
  13. andygates

    andygates New Member

    I have a lovely Condor hat. Does that count? ;)
     
  14. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    paid my £200 deposit

    had a cracking test ride on a frame a size too small

    and now only four weeks to go until it's ready

    ...
     
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    We have a couple in the house. They don't fit anyone though - either too small or too big so far.