Chris King Cielo Overlander Bicycle

Chris King Cielo Overlander Bicycle

Postby Aushiker » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:13 pm

I wasn't aware that Chris King did bikes as well as components ... This is their touring model it seems.

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$2,000 for the frame ... details at http://cielo.chrisking.com/bikes/overlander/

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Re: Chris King Cielo Overlander Bicycle

Postby rifraf » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:05 pm

"Limited warranty: 5 year craftsmanship and 1 year on materials." doesnt sound like a long time... :|
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Re: Chris King Cielo Overlander Bicycle

Postby trailgumby » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:19 pm

At least they're honest, unlike the "lifetime" warranty supposedly on offer from Cannondale.
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Re: Chris King Cielo Overlander Bicycle

Postby Nobody » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:43 pm

$1995 for frame, fork and headset. Can't find what it is made of. By a seatpost of 27.2 and the seat tube diameter of 31.8mm, it must be Al.

I like the geometry of keeping a 73 degree STA for the smaller frames. Interesting that they have gone for a tapered headset, yet avoided the press fit BB. Says something to me at least and CK would know more about these things than most. Although the Cross Racer has PF30, but the Cross Racer disc has "68 english thread". Strange...
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Re: Chris King Cielo Overlander Bicycle

Postby Uncle Just » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:57 am

I'd say it's steel given the direction on the website for caring for the frame. They list various suggested annual applications such as Boeshield, JP Weigle or boiled linseed oil for the inside of the tubes. Typical treatment recommended for steel to avoid rust.
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Re: Chris King Cielo Overlander Bicycle

Postby Nobody » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:50 pm

True, but it must be pretty thick steel then since both my Avanti Al frames have those same dimensions.
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Re: Chris King Cielo Overlander Bicycle

Postby RonK » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:00 pm

Uncle Just wrote:I'd say it's steel given the direction on the website for caring for the frame. They list various suggested annual applications such as Boeshield, JP Weigle or boiled linseed oil for the inside of the tubes. Typical treatment recommended for steel to avoid rust.

The clue is that it uses Paragon Machine Works stainless rocker dropouts.
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Re: Chris King Cielo Overlander Bicycle

Postby Wingnut » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:00 pm

Cielo make some beautiful bikes...
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