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  • Tubes & Tyres:

    1. Velocity Boy
    2. hippy (as long as it's not Conti-wemakeourtyresfromcheddar-nental
    3. Object 17
    4. 31trum (don't mind conti's)
    5. provenrad
    6. photoben
    7. Pistanator(Rubino's)
    8. R-r-rakan (rubinos)

    Frames:

    1. glow
    2. depending on what it is Tommy

    Bargain basement child laborers

    1. hippy
    2. chris

    Horse sex:

    1. Tommy
  • How about a getting a container load of these shipped in from Tai Ying Systems Co in Taiwan? Would be freaky if the streets of London were suddenly flooded with brand new oriental ordinary bicycles.
    Sure it would be possible to get a nice price. Finding 32" arrospok for the upgrade could be tricky.

  • They only have black/black and none in 23C..
    Wiggle do pretty cheap Vittoria tyres.

  • black, yellow, red in 23 ya blind fecker

  • noggin How about a getting a container load of these shipped in from Tai Ying Systems Co in Taiwan? Would be freaky if the streets of London were suddenly flooded with brand new oriental ordinary bicycles.
    Sure it would be possible to get a nice price. Finding 32" arrospok for the upgrade could be tricky.

    YES! A real fixed wheel trend. Get them in the pages of Vice and hipsters will be buying them instead...

  • Tubes & Tyres:

    1. Velocity Boy
    2. hippy (as long as it's not Conti-wemakeourtyresfromcheddar-nental
    3. Object 17
    4. 31trum (don't mind conti's)
    5. provenrad
    6. photoben
    7. Pistanator(Rubino's)
    8. R-r-rakan (rubinos)
    9. jeol (rubino, preferably pro)

    Frames:

    1. glow
    2. depending on what it is Tommy

    Bargain basement child laborers

    1. hippy
    2. chris

    Horse sex:

    1. Tommy
  • Tubes & Tyres:

    1. Velocity Boy
    2. hippy (as long as it's not Conti-wemakeourtyresfromcheddar-nental
    3. Object 17
    4. 31trum (don't mind conti's)
    5. provenrad
    6. photoben
    7. Pistanator(Rubino's)
    8. R-r-rakan (rubinos)
    9. jeol (rubino, preferably pro)
    10. addie (rubino pros, if cheaper than parker-int, or fortezzas)

    Frames:

    1. glow
    2. depending on what it is Tommy

    Bargain basement child laborers:

    1. hippy
    2. chris

    Horse sex:

    1. Tommy

    spokes & nipples (tee-o-hee):

    1. addie

    anodizing/powder-coating (I'm thinking white)

    1. addie

    And yes, in case anyone feels like highlighting it, I'm a cheap cnut, okay?

  • tyres?

    check this, £4.80 each same shit as rubinos just different tread. all black. feck it if you want colour.
    shipping is £6 on interlink express but if you buy more than 6 it'll easily be less than £6 each.

    http://www.cyclebasket.com/products.php?­plid=m9b0s495p689

  • i don't want a frame, i want tyres

  • That's fairly cheap but they are cheap tyres. I want nice tyres cheap, if you get my drift?
    The last set of steel bead Rubinos I bought off Wiggle were only like £8ea or something.
    I want Rubino Pro or Open Corsa or Michelin Pro Race or Hutchys or the Stelvios or whatever..

  • RPM not all factories in asia are "sweatshops" that's a staggeringly ignorant thing to ask, maybe if he'd worded it in a less virtuous manner he might have got a more serious answer.

    still, the guy does seem to be cockbound

    WASHINGTON, June 18 — China manufactured every one of the 24 kinds of toys recalled for safety reasons in the United States so far this year, including the enormously popular Thomas & Friends wooden train sets, a record that is causing alarm among consumer advocates, parents and regulators.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/19/busine­ss/worldbusiness/19toys.html

    Yeah, the 80s are so over.

  • Look, I can quote shit too..

    "As with a large majority of Chinese-made goods that have been embroiled in the global product safety firestorm, the Chinese manufacturers did nothing wrong.
    The toy nails were made in accordance with the specifications of a US multinational company. In this case it was Hasbro, the world's second largest toy-maker."

    "Most recently it was the world's biggest toy company, Mattel. On August 14 and September 3 Mattel recalled about 20 million Chinese-made toys. Some of them involved lead paint from Chinese suppliers. More than 90 per cent, however, were recalled because of dangerously designed magnets that could come loose to form choking hazards.
    Those toys were made in accordance with Mattel's designs. The designs were flawed but the manufacturing was not."

    "They found 76 per cent of the 550 recalls since 1988 were attributed to design flaws, compared with just 10 per cent for manufacturing defects like poor craftsmanship, over-heating batteries or lead paint."

    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/09/1­6/1189881341230.html?feed=html

    So it should be "don't buy anything designed in America"

  • Or "don't buy anything made in China where the American reseller doesn't want to tell you where it came from"?

    http://www.iht.com/bin/printfriendly.php­?id=8775156

    "We traced the source of the medicines and determined that they had been manufactured in China," said Mages of Pfizer. From the mainland it went to Hong Kong, then to the United Arab Emirates and the Bahamas, where individual prescriptions were filled and put into packets and addressed.

    "Instead of sending it directly to the patient, it then went back to the U.K., where U.K. postage would be affixed, and then it would be mailed to the U.S.," Mages said. "This was done to lend credibility to the medicine."

    ...
    And even if investigators do find the factory, there is no shortage of Chinese companies making fake, subpotent or adulterated drug products.

    "Some of them in the morning, they manufacture good drugs and in the afternoon and evening they manufacture counterfeit medicine," said Dr. Mohammed Abu Elkhair, a health official in Abu Dhabi who helped organize a conference last month in the capital city to educate United Arab Emirates officials on how to combat counterfeit medicine.

  • dude, same deal with stolen bikes. if there's no market for it, those wankers won't be doing it.

    you're getting junk mail for fake/copies of certain pharmaceutical products (you know what) because people (yeah, doctors mind) actually buy that shit.

    people should really stop being self-righteous and think "made in china" = shit/counterfeit/crap/sweatshop whatever negative term you want to stick in because that is ignorance mixed with media bullshit (which basically is corporations and politicians trying to hide some shit beneath the carpet).

  • Hey. Let's get one thing straight. I was trying to point out that the SF guy asking for details on the factory where the jerseys were made was doing a smart thing. I'm not saying that all Chinese production is unethical. But I do think it's bloody stupid for asking the question to be seen as politically incorrect. How the hell else are you supposed to stop there being a market for such things if you don't ask the question when you make your buying decision? This whole 'oh it's rude to ask and of course things are better now because it's not the 1980s and so I can just be a sheeplike consumer and not spend the time finding out where things I buy come from' is lazy and irresponsible.

    Edited to add - because, like it or not, there are companies doing unethical things in China (and in many other places, for that matter). I wouldn't buy something over the internet without looking up the manufacturer's policies the same way I wouldn't buy a bike in Brick Lane.

  • dude who do you think your council sends their recycling to?

  • Tubes & Tyres:

    1. Velocity Boy
    2. hippy (as long as it's not Conti-wemakeourtyresfromcheddar-nental
    3. Object 17
    4. 31trum (don't mind conti's)
    5. provenrad (don't mind)
    6. photoben
    7. Pistanator(Rubino's)
    8. R-r-rakan (rubinos)
    9. jeol (rubino, preferably pro)
    10. addie (rubino pros, if cheaper than parker-int, or fortezzas)

    Frames:

    1. glow
    2. depending on what it is Tommy

    Bargain basement child labourers:

    1. hippy
    2. chris

    Horse sex:

    1. Tommy

    spokes & nipples (tee-o-hee):

    1. addie

    **anodizing/powder-coating **

    1. addie (white)

    *Sorry I don't think spokes are a good idea - too many options?
    re: tubes - a quid each if we buy enough? u can get them for £2 normally..*

  • @Provenrad
    your avatar picture thing is scaring me. Please make it stop...

  • There ya go!

  • I didn't mean it really...

  • Where can you get a £2 inner tube please?

  • I've seen a couple of shops with bargain bin tubes - 5 for a tenner. Also Epay shops are roughly that.
    I'm going to Sigma Sport in Kingston this lunchtime if you want me to grab 5 for £10.. there may also be a %10 discount for their winter sale.

  • Tubes & Tyres:

    1. Velocity Boy
    2. hippy (as long as it's not Conti-wemakeourtyresfromcheddar-nental
    3. Object 17
    4. 31trum (don't mind conti's)
    5. provenrad (don't mind)
    6. photoben
    7. Pistanator(Rubino's)
    8. R-r-rakan (rubinos)
    9. jeol (rubino, preferably pro)
    10. addie (rubino pros, if cheaper than parker-int, or fortezzas)
    11. max tyres tyres tyres (gators are good)
      Frames:

    12. depending on what it is Tommy

    Bargain basement child labourers:

    1. hippy
    2. chris

    Horse sex:

    1. Tommy

    spokes & nipples (tee-o-hee):

    1. addie

    anodizing/powder-coating

    1. addie (white)

    i don't want a fucking frame

  • group buy rear disc wheels complete with 'one less car' logos.

    group buy arrospokes (please)

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