Hillbrick classic fixed gear ... umm ... toy

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Re: Hillbrick classic fixed gear ... umm ... toy

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:36 pm

Them Miche wheels look nice in the Wiggle pics Google sent me...

Sounds like you've been doing some serious thinking Richard, the fiancee must have taught you a new skill :P

I'm liking the sound of everything so far except the (undisclosed) price, Hillbrick do a lovely job from what I've seen round an' about.

I won't comment on the rack :wink:

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Re: Hillbrick classic fixed gear ... umm ... toy

Postby darkhorse75 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:38 pm

I'll vouch for the quality of the Miche wheels, done over 5000k's and still rolling nice and true. The decals peel off easily if youre not into that 'gawdy' look.

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Postby im_no_pro » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:47 pm

Hmmm... takes me a month to notice the former leader of the post-count ladder has returned. Welcome back, you got some catching up to do, Shauns been busy with the keyboard 8)
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Re: Hillbrick classic fixed gear ... umm ... toy

Postby europa » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:12 pm

darkhorse75 wrote:I'll vouch for the quality of the Miche wheels, done over 5000k's and still rolling nice and true.


That's always good to hear. Thanks.

The decals peel off easily if youre not into that 'gawdy' look.


Thank heavens for that. I hate the things and came close to saying 'no' simply because of them - an upcoming question was 'are they stickers or annodised'. Me like stickers, took me ages to get them of the Deep V's and clean up the gunk but it was worth it.

The black rims are a bit of an issue. Jan likes alloy because it's more traditional, and I agree, but I don't mind the effect of black rims, particularly as I can keep the traditional elegance without being accused of trying to be retro. Yes, it is a lugged, steel frame. Yes I will be using a leather saddle. Yes I will be going for toe clips, but that's all because they suit the way I ride and what I like to look at, it's just bad luck that it looks like being the next fashion trend (OMGosh, I'm trendy :shock: - I'll have to stick with the baggy shorts and running shirts :wink: ).

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Re: Hillbrick classic fixed gear ... umm ... toy

Postby europa » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:13 pm

im_no_pro wrote:Hmmm... takes me a month to notice the former leader of the post-count ladder has returned. Welcome back, you got some catching up to do, Shauns been busy with the keyboard 8)


Shaun asked me to leave so he could get his post count ahead of mine :roll:

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Re: Hillbrick classic fixed gear ... umm ... toy

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:29 pm

europa wrote:Shaun asked me to leave so he could get his post count ahead of mine :roll:

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Lies! :)

If the score was by keystrokes I'd still be well behind...

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Re: Hillbrick classic fixed gear ... umm ... toy

Postby Kalgrm » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:14 pm

im_no_pro wrote:Hmmm... takes me a month to notice the former leader of the post-count ladder has returned. Welcome back, you got some catching up to do, Shauns been busy with the keyboard 8)

+1

It took a little wistful thinking and a prod from Shaun before I realised you were back. Glad to see the new project taking shape and to see you back here too, Richard.

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Re: Hillbrick classic fixed gear ... umm ... toy

Postby yehuda » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:49 pm

europa wrote:
darkhorse75 wrote:I'll vouch for the quality of the Miche wheels, done over 5000k's and still rolling nice and true.


That's always good to hear. Thanks.

The decals peel off easily if youre not into that 'gawdy' look.


Thank heavens for that. I hate the things and came close to saying 'no' simply because of them - an upcoming question was 'are they stickers or annodised'. Me like stickers, took me ages to get them of the Deep V's and clean up the gunk but it was worth it.

Just boil a kettle, pour over the decals on the wheels and they peel off with ease and no residue. At least the velocity ones do anyway.

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Re: Hillbrick classic fixed gear ... umm ... toy

Postby europa » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:11 pm

yehuda wrote:Just boil a kettle, pour over the decals on the wheels and they peel off with ease and no residue. At least the velocity ones do anyway.


Where's the challenge? Where's the profanity? Where's all those little things that make bike mechanics worthwhile? :twisted:

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