HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:17 pm 
Offline
Resident Pro

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2003 9:42 pm
Posts: 2135
Personally I like the colnago sloping frames. A size 45 sloping has a 52 cm top tube viirtuals


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:17 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:10 am
Posts: 98
Good read cheers for sharing, nice frame and nothing wrong with open moulds starley use one in the UK for all there bikes

Nexus 4 kit kat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:22 am
Posts: 4
Thanks for sharing your experience with the demo bike. I have followed November's growth with interest and I like where they are headed.

Now that you have asserted it's good, it's good enough to criticize. What didn't you like about the frame? Any fork/headset concerns? Do you foresee tire clearance problems? What is the frame's finish quality like (junctions, clear coat, etc)? Is the seat post clamp rubbish? Did/would you take this off-road (cross, gravel) and did/could it take the abuse? Did you ride it in foul weather? How's the drainage?

I get that the owners are your friends, but if a month isn't long enough to find at least one thing annoying about any cycling product, you aren't trying hard enough. Seriously, we're roadies; whining is our birthright. :mrgreen:

Also, over 1K posts on a forum called Weight Weenies and you don't even toss the thing on a scale once!? C'mon man!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2633
I remember November making hand-crafted ti frames a couple years ago. They were beautiful. Unless I am confusing them with a different month...

_________________
TED
San Diego, CA
Bike Pics
English Custom Steel Internal di2
Litespeed Ghisallo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:05 am
Posts: 1011
Deleted .


Last edited by bobalou on Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:17 am, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:01 pm
Posts: 86
I own a Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie. ...AFAI can tell, its another open mold frame with stickers attached and the price bumped 4x. Rides very nicely too. Its 3 seasons old now and still looks pretty good for a CX race bike.

Raced it last Sun as a matter of fact. Bike rode beautifully, but the pedal/shoe combo let me down in the ice and mud. :cry

HTH

M


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:22 am
Posts: 4
Thanks for the response, bobalou. My interest was piqued because your original post was the first I'd heard the dojo was out in the wild.

That claimed frame weight seems a little suspicious, as my impression is that the guys seem to prefer their products overbuilt when possible/desirable (as, by the way, do I). Weenies, they ain't...though, in fairness, neither do they claim to be.

I really like the November blog and recommend it--they have interesting things to say about the industry and running a small business--especially during the peak road and cross months, as there is simply more to comment on. The archives make for some good reading.

http://www.novemberbicycles.com/blog/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:08 am
Posts: 7791
Location: Geeeelong!
As a mod, I'm going to request that if you are going to write up a 'review' on WW you'll be wanting to add the complete bike weight.

Ta :beerchug:

_________________
http://www.nicksquillari.com.au


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:13 pm
Posts: 229
gummee wrote:
I own a Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie. ...AFAI can tell, its another open mold frame with stickers attached and the price bumped 4x. Rides very nicely too. Its 3 seasons old now and still looks pretty good for a CX race bike.

Raced it last Sun as a matter of fact. Bike rode beautifully, but the pedal/shoe combo let me down in the ice and mud. :cry

HTH

M


I think that the boys at November pay a lot of attention in selecting their suppliers on the open mold stuff. So it's not just "any" but likely one of the best available. And I'm guessing their mark-up is closer to 2X than 4X, which if anywhere close to the mark is very reasonable by my standards. Disclaimer: I own no November products.

_________________
2011 Tarmac Pro SL3 Project Black (gone but not forgotten)
2012 Parlee Z5 SLi (just because)
2014 Colnago C59 (why not)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Jersland, maxxevv, sovereign, spiderghost, Vallinotti, wrcompositi and 36 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Giro Aspect Review

in Road

thatdkid

1

1108

Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:52 am

Tqubed View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Middleburn RO2 - Brief crank review

in Road

bikewithnoname

2

532

Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:53 am

kim View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Time ZXRS review

in Road

zappafile123

11

1936

Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:41 am

kim View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Custom Scapin Ivor Review... Well done.

in Road

CharlesM

12

679

Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:26 am

vinceflynow View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Keepon Kovers Z3 mini review

in Road

superdx

4

522

Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:54 am

sclim View the latest post


It is currently Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:34 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB