Evil waste of money

Looks like you need to be a member to see the photos. What is it? Sounds nice from the components list.
 

skwerl

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London
"Ultimate fixie". Pah. He's built it off a frame with vertical dropouts and had to use an ENO hub (nothing wrong with the hub - great quality. heavy though). Surely the ultimate would be built specifically for the task? ie with track-ends and, most likley for a yank, Paul hubs.

Oh god. I just registered so I could see the pics. Wish I hadn't. What a pile of dogs.The head-tube is too long. The Brooks saddle doesn't go at all. It's basically a pile of shyte and probably cost a good 2 grand (sterling)

It's running 42x17 too. Wuss.
 

peejay78

Well-Known Member
dentist's bike.

wafty cranker. candidate for this guy's blog, amusing comment on serotta build on the first page.

nb: some of the older posts are laugh out loud funny
 
hmmmmmmm... having seen the pics. it's a tragic waste of a beautiful geared bike. he really should have gone custom as the excessive use of spacers on the headset makes it look dumb, but he does admit he'll drop the bars once he's used to it. just can't see the point in spending all that on a frame that you're not going to use for its purpose.

beautiful bike though, just needs gears.

L
 

peejay78

Well-Known Member
i can only presume that his "geared" bike is a converted witcomb or 3rensho or whatever.
 

skwerl

New Member
Location
London
peejay78 said:
dentist's bike.

wafty cranker. candidate for this guy's blog, amusing comment on serotta build on the first page.

nb: some of the older posts are laugh out loud funny
great blog. There was a "Serotta owner", similar to the pastel golfer, in Condor today. He'd obviously not long had his new Pista and had immediately tried to courierise it by sticking what looked like postcards or flyers but certainly weren't playing cards, in the spokes and was enquiring about having the rear brake removed (I assume because he'd seen other fixies running with no rear brake) and of course the bar tape re-done. Shame. The bar tape was in mint condition. Why bother? Just wait until the tape needs replacing, no one needs no rear brake that badly. The Condor guy was trying to dissuade him but not getting anywhere.
All in all, a pure coffee shop, urban Foxton's mini driving, Hoxton (or wherever the latest hip locale is) dwelling fixer.
Christ - I hope it wasn't one of you lot ;)
 

skut

New Member
what makes me laugh is why anyone would go to a bike shop - especvially condor - to get their rear brake removed!?? just buy an allen key dummy!
 

peejay78

Well-Known Member
even i can take off a rear brake...

can't put it back on again though.

bikesnob's gone on holiday, sigh. he has posted some ebay rants though - check out yesterday's 'cover model' on the guercotti.

nb:: have decided that most of the fixed serotta/pegoretti riders live in london fields, on account of how many whizzed past yesterday afternoon when they should have been at work. one of them even had a DISC WHEEL. i am not joking.

A DISC WHEEL. perfect for the london commute.

oh - and if you haven't seen today's, you're in for a treat. "the platypus of bicycles".
 
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