De Carlo bikes-any good?

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De Carlo bikes-any good?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:28 pm

i picked up a De Carlo Viper road bike yesterday, all the symptoms of a kmart special, steel bars and stem with exposed nut, pressed steel brakes, stem shifters, but i grabbed it anyway cos the name sounds cool lol. I mean at worst it can always make a fixie. What i'm wondering though is, did De Carlo ever make any good stuff or just cheap junk like this one?
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Re: De Carlo bikes-any good?

Postby rkelsen » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:41 pm

De Carlo were a "house brand" bike made in Taiwan for Ray's bikes.

No-one ever won the TdF riding one. :lol:
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Re: De Carlo bikes-any good?

Postby BLU_FZ! » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:01 pm

rkelsen wrote:De Carlo were a "house brand" bike made in Taiwan for Ray's bikes.

No-one ever won the TdF riding one. :lol:

And no one ever lost the TDF riding one
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Re: De Carlo bikes-any good?

Postby sturmey archer » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:49 pm

I'm afraid that I have to admit to having a 'De Carlo' single(ish) speed stashed under the house for a similar reason to the OP - the name sounds cool! Well more exotic than Repco at least. Doesn't stop it being a clunker though .
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