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




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:45 pm
Posts: 111
Location: New Forest - UK
i have a yearning for something a little left field (current thinking is spooky skeletor) and handbuilt...

i remember funk cycles from over 20yrs ago when andy pegg was riding about norwich on a bright pink funk e-stay mtb (completely with carbon-wrapped frame repair).

these aren't the sort of bikes we see over in the uk, but surely there must be a world outside of steamboat springs (ie. moots)

am falling out of love with carbon as quickly as fell in love with it (slight issue as i have two carbon road bikes and a half-carbon yeti mtb!)

cheers

_________________
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=109022
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=109000
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=105626


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:57 pm 
Offline
in the industry
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 12:22 am
Posts: 598
I don't know anything about Funk Cycles but what's 'left field' about the frames you're mentioning?

If you're thinking handbuilt and you're in the UK, check out the Bespoked Bristol show website and the associated gallery. Lots of nice and unusual bikes. We're hopefully having Kevin Winter (a local frame builder) build a custom mtb for us for next years show, all being well.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:57 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:29 am
Posts: 1371
Location: Mountain View, California
Funk cycles is cool.

There is also Chris Herting at www.3dracingbikes.com. I almost got him to make me a 29er single speed belt drive, but the Lynskey frame I found was too good a deal to pass up.

_________________
http://www.hackracer.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 1:00 am
Posts: 470
Hi you'll find him here:www.funkcycles.com

I've only ever seen 1 used one ever for sale.

_________________
AEROLITUS-defender of the faith


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:49 pm 
Offline
in the industry
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 12:22 am
Posts: 598
Cheers! wrote:
Funk cycles is cool.


In what respect?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:29 am
Posts: 1371
Location: Mountain View, California
hand made from the old era of 90s mountain biking.

Whenever I see a retro classic I drool more than any new ultra modern carbon bike. The other day I saw someone riding a Fat Chance with Cantis on my local trails. I was riding my 2011 Rocky Mountain Element Team RSL. But it was no match for the coolness of a fat chance.

_________________
http://www.hackracer.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:55 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 1:00 am
Posts: 470
Funk cycles maybe from the 90's era, but they are not retro.
Tig welded ti frames are just as generic as mass produced carbon frames.
With the exception of a very few like seven that have blended carbon/ti
with an old school lug looking design, to name one example.

What is special is their feather tech butted tubbing that can be individually made
for each tube/bike to acheive a certain ride quality. It's also oversized to stiffen
up the frame and cut weight sort of like a C'dale.

_________________
AEROLITUS-defender of the faith


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: atakaoka, Attermann, Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 41 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 
This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Best carbon frame?

in Road

myndog

7

1314

Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:13 pm

Frankie - B View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Look frame choice - 586 vs 595 vs 695

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

thencameyou

17

1441

Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:48 pm

denvertrout View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Why is there that difference on my frame

in Road

isa

2

466

Wed May 07, 2014 4:45 pm

isa View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Paint or Frame Crack

in Road

LoggingMiles

10

444

Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:46 am

Mattias Hellöre View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New Ti frame came in under speculated weight

in Road

skiezo

3

768

Fri May 09, 2014 3:58 pm

skiezo View the latest post


It is currently Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:26 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