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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby hot » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:50 pm

hehe......by saw, I also ment touch and lift!!!! :D
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby kukamunga » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:51 pm

This....
.... and the close-up images in their gallery really says it all about the 'quality' of these bikes..... :?

Good luck guys - they'd have to be better than those dodgier-than-thou Industrie Fixies.....:roll:
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby il padrone » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:20 pm

Are they exploiting some sort of legal loophole by selling only on-line and part-assembled? The Australian Standard for Pedal Bicycles requires all bicycle manufacturers to give a 7 year warranty on the frame and 1 year on components.

Stay away from them, they're charlatans.
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby brauluver » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:30 pm

I think they are using a bit of subterfuge to move em on Ebay too.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Chappelli-Bike-F ... 3359e0406d
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby darkhorse75 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:18 pm

Maybe he injured his back trying to lift it.
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby kukamunga » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:45 pm


For $599, you can get a heaps better quality Apollo Salt from a reputable bike shop with service and warranty.....

And who measures cranks in inches (7" = 178 mm) ? :?
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby bigadz » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:12 pm

kukamunga wrote: and the close-up images in their gallery really says it all about the 'quality' of these bikes..... :?

Sorry, bit of a noob question, but exactly what should i be looking for to tell what quality it is?
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:09 pm

Smooth regular welds for a start. Ones without gaps, pinholes or bubbles. Something I saw all over one in Melb CBD one Sunday recently walking with the lad.

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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby kukamunga » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:45 pm

bigadz wrote:
kukamunga wrote: and the close-up images in their gallery really says it all about the 'quality' of these bikes..... :?

Sorry, bit of a noob question, but exactly what should i be looking for to tell what quality it is?

They've artfully / dimly lit those photographs 8) so that it is hard to pick up the poor quality of these bikes

Study the enlargened photos, and compare with $500 bicycles of a reputable brand in a respectable bike shop with an honourable warranty and reliable back up service, and I think the differences will knock you out.....
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:53 pm

Do you mean...
This
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and this
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby j-ho » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:13 pm

Hi guys,
I was actually looking at these bikes and decided to do some research and came here. Can someone recommend a good similar look and price (up to $650)? In Melbourne at all? I'm really only going to use it to get around town (Nth Carlton, Brunswick, with the odd excursion to st kilda)I'm no bike rider by any stretch of the imagination. I take it these bikes are no good even for the casual rider?
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby brauluver » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:57 pm

get on bike exchange and type in fuji track, last years models are kickin around for under $600
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby j-ho » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:41 pm

brauluver wrote:get on bike exchange and type in fuji track, last years models are kickin around for under $600

thankyou mate.
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby kukamunga » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:57 pm

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Apollo are an Australian bicycle company that have been around for 30 years. You may find the 'Salt' around for as low as $599
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby SeanB » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:50 pm

Is the Salt a new model for 2010? Was there a 2009 equivalent?
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby bigadz » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:21 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Do you mean...
This
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and this
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Thanks mulger bill. It's always good to know what to look for when picking up a new (or old) rig. I've always thought the lack of name brands on the components is never a good sign.
Talking about not knowing what to look for, just yesterday I was in an LBS and saw a guy walk in and look at bikes. The extent of his testing was to try the bell. I thought "you might as well just kick the tyres" :)
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby kukamunga » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:17 am

SeanB wrote:Is the Salt a new model for 2010? Was there a 2009 equivalent?

No 2009 equivalent. Part of the 2010 'Classic' Urban series, including the sub-$1000, higher specced lugged frame 'Pepper'.....

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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby brauluver » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:44 pm

Here's another shoddy OTR ,cobbled together low end fixed to rival chappelli.
http://www.bikebandit.com.au/main.html

looks like a Stars brand special

looks like Chappelli have hit ebay in earnest as well.
And you thought Industrie bikes were the death of fixed :lol:
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby kukamunga » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:14 pm

Bike Bandit about says it all

Can any one interpret what the actual warranty covers, and for what period ?

Fly-by-nighters are popping up like... er .... summer flies :roll:
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:23 pm

I like their logo...
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby kukamunga » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:13 pm

Image You too can crush your nuts whilst prematurely eroding your tyres whilst wearing a cowboy hat which
is really gonna protect ya scone when you launch
into the ether :roll:
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby SeanB » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:46 pm

kukamunga wrote:Image You too can crush your nuts whilst prematurely eroding your tyres whilst wearing a cowboy hat which
is really gonna protect ya scone when you launch
into the ether :roll:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby ;Heners » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:58 pm

Chapellis is a good brand to get you started, with looking at those bikes you should be set - they look fancy !
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby brauluver » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:10 pm

;Heners wrote:Chapellis is a good brand to get you started, with looking at those bikes you should be set - they look fancy !


Got one have you?, or just talkin out your ****?
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Re: Chappelli Single/Fixed Speed

Postby kukamunga » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:17 pm

Easy, b. A newbie, ok ?
;Heners wrote:.....they look fancy !

Fancy to the untrained eye maybe. Read back through the whole of this thread. Notice how the chapelli bros have kept there noses
out of this here fair forum since they were first shot down in flames ?
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