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Potential of Hydrogen

Postby Strawburger » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:16 am

Hi All,

Was doing a spot of shopping on the weekend and walked past this new shop in the Gallery's Victoria building in Sydney called Potential of Hydrogen. It had quite a few bikes on display with a bit of clothing associated with it as well. All the bikes were fixed gears, was not sure if it was a clothing store selling bikes or a bike store selling clothing. They seem to be tapping into/focusing on the fixed gear clothing/bike trend that Industrie were doing last year. I had a bit of a look at the bikes and they seemed ok, much better than the fixies Industrie were handing out. Had a chat to the manager - the bikes are all produced over in asia, shipped here and assembled.

Has anyone has checked them out or know more about them? I'm definitely not talking myself into an N+1 here, more for the trendy mates who are looking for that sort of thing.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby familyguy » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:52 am

Apparently there's a couple of early prototypes, one with a threadless steerer, and one with threaded. Which one are they selling?

Here's where they come from: http://www.sableandargent.com.au/blog/2 ... -ph-bikes/

Not real speed-oriented.

http://www.fixed.org.au/forums/t14549/

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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby jaseyjase » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:10 pm

Website below - $600 a pop, pretty competitive. Without actually road testing one, id say bang for buck, they seem good value.

Jim, Mixte looks threaded, 'trick' frame and 'race' frame look threadless.

http://www.potentialofhydrogen.com.au

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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby familyguy » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:23 pm

Righto. I thought I'd seen a pic of the 'race' model someplace with a threaded fork on it.

ph website wrote:Our signature ‘fixie’ flies in the face of the all-too-familiar fixie profile, and gives as good as it gets. This modern twist is not just for looks—it shortens the wheel-base to give greater responsiveness and a tighter ride. The frame is forged from heat-treated, double-butted 4130 Chromoly making it considerably lighter, stronger and harder than standard steel frames. Each bike comes with quality componentry, both a riser bar and a pista bar, front and back brakes, fixed and free wheel cog, and a tire-changing tool.


Did they really have to put the words fixie in ' ' ?

For a bike that declares 'Looks are important', this is a bit off target:
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But they do also say 'Performance is King', and those forks would be sturdy for bombing kerbs and bunnyhops out the wazoo.

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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby jaseyjase » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:28 pm

Im with you Jim, those forks are but 'effin ugly.

Probably ok to go on the 'trick' frame, but for the pH01, they shouldve used a nicer fork.

i did enquire about buying the frame only, but got a reply saying they only sell it complete.

shame, would make a fun ride.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby brauluver » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:49 pm

Only 2 sizes as well S and M, so no good for us tall fellas(6 ft plus)
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby Chaderotti » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:56 pm

brauluver wrote: S and M, no good for us tall fellas

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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby .isaac. » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:57 am

You may know already but they sell them at most glue stores. I think the objective is to signify the fixie trend then get customers to buy their clothes along with a $600 bike. I may be wrong but it just sounds like they are using fixies as ways to get people to buy stuff.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby sogood » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:58 am

The model with the bendy seat tube is a copy of a well known local bike identity's concept, on the cheap. The ultra short wheelbase and material choice may cause issues for poorly informed PoH buyers.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby rkelsen » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:15 am

EvilGenius wrote:You may know already but they sell them at most glue stores.

... because most people really want a bike that's been assembled by a know-it-all PFY. I wonder how many rounded bolts these bikes come with?
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby .isaac. » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:10 am

rkelsen wrote:
EvilGenius wrote:You may know already but they sell them at most glue stores.

... because most people really want a bike that's been assembled by a know-it-all PFY. I wonder how many rounded bolts these bikes come with?

I'm not getting you...
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:16 pm

PFY:Pimply-Faced Youth
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby .isaac. » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:12 pm

Mulger bill wrote:PFY:Pimply-Faced Youth

No, No... I get that bit but I don't get why people would want a bike assembled by a Youngster rather then a Mr. Tullio, handcrafted, campangolo.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:15 pm

Aaahh. Got you. Methinks RK forgot to put this Image at the end of his post. :wink:
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby rkelsen » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:10 am

EvilGenius wrote:No, No... I get that bit but I don't get why people would want a bike assembled by a Youngster rather then a Mr. Tullio, handcrafted, campangolo.

They don't. I was being sarcastic.

I dunno what that thing is MB, but if it represents sarcasm I should have it tattooed to my forehead.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:41 am

rkelsen wrote:I dunno what that thing is MB, but if it represents sarcasm I should have it tattooed to my forehead.


Spot on RK. Some genius, no doubt appalled at the lack of a sarcasm emoticon came up with this as a way to tell the world what he really meant.
It's called a sarcmarkTM T shirts are available practically nowhere.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby pathobo » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:25 pm

Hey guys, im very new here but recently got the ph06 black trick bike from potential of hydrogen
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admittedly there are some cheaper components on this bike and ive already changed the handlebars and pedals, I really enjoy the fatness of the tyres as I can thrash it off gutters etc just like my old mongoose BMX

It's a ton of fun to ride but wouldn't really use it as my daily commuter!
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby salcedo98 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:34 pm

I just saw these bikes going for $299 at an industrie store.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby vaeske » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:35 am

salcedo98 wrote:I just saw these bikes going for $299 at an industrie store.


industrie special or ph ? aren't they two different brands?
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:57 am

vaeske wrote:
salcedo98 wrote:I just saw these bikes going for $299 at an industrie store.


industrie special or ph ? aren't they two different brands?

Both cheap crap. There is reason they are cheap. For 499 you can pic,up a fuji classic track on clearance. Hit up bike exchange.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:05 pm

I wouldn't trust the welds on an industrie frame to support the weight of a hanging pot plant.
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Re: Potential of Hydrogen

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:16 pm

Mulger bill wrote:I wouldn't trust the welds on an industrie frame to support the weight of a hanging pot plant.


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