orientdave

Getting too old to keep throwing myself about like a madman..... but that doesn't stop me doing it!

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orientdave nikoniko's video
Apr 17, 2014 at 15:07
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orientdave nikoniko's video
Apr 17, 2014 at 5:08
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orientdave mikekazimer's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 4:17
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RSD Bikes Triumph Hardtail - Review
Apples and apples... yes yes. Cy very kindly got my BFe sent direct from Taiwan here to cut down some of the costs, and the Stantons are made there too.... so they are, as you say, a lot cheaper than the BTR or Chromag. It is interesting to me that there are many ways to skin a cat where frame manufacture is concerned. Cy, Dan and Brant all choose the Taiwan route (although Cotic are now doing FS in the UK), whilst BTR and Chromag go for the locally made option. However, and this maybe will have some people up in arms, when I am out on my local trails, the quality of the workmanship or refinement rarely equates to much difference in the riding experience for me. The BFe, Taiwan made, has been my favorite bike for years, and the BTR ranger put just as much of a smile on my face... but just not an extra 500 GBPs worth of smile on my face. There is no right way of course. Anyway thanks for the chat n Mr Dobbs, I have to leave it here and do some work, however, I look forward to more HT talks on PB.
orientdave mikekazimer's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 1:33
19 hours
RSD Bikes Triumph Hardtail - Review
It is hard to make a revolutionary HT, of course, they are all very much of the same stock.. however, for me, some changed my opinion. The Cotic BFe was an eye opener; the ability to use an HT where I previously thought a FS would be "a better ride" led me to start trying out a hole bunch of other HTs, so personally they were "something new" to me (I used to ride department store HTs in the 90s!!). Then I got a Slackline and the acceleration I could get out of corners was again, for me, something new. I have over the years managed to get test rides on On-one, BTR, Chromag, and NS BIkes HTs over here and I agree there that the Chromag line up does look attractive; beautifully made machines, and the BTR ranger was absolutely brilliant. Over here though the costs are astronomical compared to the likes of the frames the UK designers put out (A Chromag Samurai here goes for close to 200,000 yen, (2000 USD, 1350 GBP), and the BTR ranger is close to that too... and that prices me out of the market. That is why I think Brant is a master; he is a master of bringing smiles to faces for peanuts; as you say a brilliant marketer who gives the people who cannot find the money for the more refined HTs out there. He always seems to be there or thereabouts in the UK HT scene and may well be bringing 29er FS to the masses with the new On-one.
orientdave mikekazimer's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 1:05
19 hours
RSD Bikes Triumph Hardtail - Review
No, don't run away with that I don't care line Dobbsy, get in and have a conversation why not.. Who is your HT master then? Having ridden a few variants, Cy Turner does a good line in Geo.. and so has Dan Stanton. Who do you rate if not Brant then?
orientdave nikoniko's video
Apr 16, 2014 at 17:40
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orientdave nikoniko's video
Apr 16, 2014 at 7:48
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orientdave mikekazimer's article
Apr 16, 2014 at 7:44
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RSD Bikes Triumph Hardtail - Review
Sorry? You have a lot to learn Sir. A) Show me the frames you have designed, influenced and or made and I'll consider your opinion as more than just dogma. I have spent a long time riding some of Brant's frames on the other hand and he knows what puts smiles on faces. B) As for changing angles, no, no, you are so right, excuse me, geometry of frames has been a constant for years and frame designers never change their angles, yep, you're right there. I stand corrected.
orientdave buspilot's video
Apr 15, 2014 at 22:58
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orientdave buspilot's video
Apr 15, 2014 at 22:01
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