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  • Who owns the conversion with clip on mudguard & front brake?
    Anyone on here?

  • Specify colour, parts....

  • Never seen this one before!

  • hmm, mines light blue, converted, with a front brake...no mudguards though! When and where did you see?

  • hmm, mines light blue, converted, with a front brake...no mudguards though! When and where did you see?

    Locked up opposite Three shop on Wednesday in city centre.
    Def had rear clip on mudguard though!

  • I think I know,
    I used to live next door to an old guy in his 50's or someting with a light blue conversion and mud guards.
    Most probably his

  • I think I know,
    I used to live next door to an old guy in his 50's or someting with a light blue conversion and mud guards.
    Most probably his

    Probably yet another loner who's happy to ride his fixie on his own! ;-)

  • Bunch of Skateboarders with 1 Black / Red Create leaning on wall outside ikea about 8.30pm

    Little else to report in the ghost town...?

    (flying visit 2hrs tops, spur of moment)

  • Creates seem quiet popular in Cov.
    Never seen anything special fixed wise though!

  • Yep there are two green Creates regularly parked at the university. And a matt black something. And a bronze 1980ish Raleigh Magnum (not the bmx!) with a Spinergy rear wheel owned by a mate-of-a-mate (rear wheel worth more than the bike...)

    Also saw today something orange with white forks. Looked like it had risers.

  • Creates are only popular because Hannigans Menswear sell them.
    And people who buy them tend not to shop around, as you can now get a 2010 Maurice for the same price a shitty Create

  • Creates are only popular because Hannigans Menswear sell them.
    And people who buy them tend not to shop around, as you can now get a 2010 Maurice for the same price a shitty Create

    I know they're crap, but look better than the Maurice IMO!

  • Most non-bike people think the Create looks really nice - they're a bit fashionable but not too bad really. The Maurice is really fugly though, orange brown and satin black = the worst of the 1970s. Just replace the orange bits with silver and they'd look ten times better.

  • My Maurice is the best you'll see around

  • Most non-bike people think the Create looks really nice - they're a bit fashionable but not too bad really. The Maurice is really fugly though, orange brown and satin black = the worst of the 1970s. Just replace the orange bits with silver and they'd look ten times better.

    +1 about non bike people & that Maurice is fugly!

  • Non bike people don't really care. It's all about cost and fear of bike shops.

    Two of my friends went and bought Tesco bikes last year even though I strongly advised them against it. I even offered to help them get a cheap solid bike just so they didn't go down the Tesco route. No dice. The deciding factor was cost and the fact that they didn't want to go into a bike shop because they felt they would get talked into spending more money than they wanted to.

    Apply same factor to those Create bikes which tend to be sold outside normal channels. At least people are riding them.

  • I wish Halfords or Argos would sell something really simple but well-made like the BTwin Vitamin. But you can only order it online which means that most people that are new to cycling won't have heard of it. I think they might've stopped making it anyway.

    Halfords do the Carreras which aren't bad I guess. Better than Tesco bikes at least. Shame about the unreliable quality of the staff though (I should know, I used to work there)

  • theres a new comer to the scene too... raleigh back alley 2011... breakin into tha 'fixie' scene. and by the looks of it, it'll be cheaper or similar price to the creates.

    Lae- what you riding, what year of uni you in?

  • Riding a (soon to be orange) Peugeot conversion, 1960s Dawes and building a touring bike. Second year at uni doing vehicle design, I want to go into bicycle design but I don't know how feasible it is. What about you?

  • Wish I'd gone down the vehicle design route, and not IT :) I would probably of been crap though :D

  • Riding a (soon to be orange) Peugeot conversion, 1960s Dawes and building a touring bike. Second year at uni doing vehicle design, I want to go into bicycle design but I don't know how feasible it is. What about you?

    ah cool, i may see you abut then, im 4th year, boat design- wish i'd done transport or vehicle now though...fancy doing something in the bike industry too. it's on my mental list of stuff to do, but free time is pretty limited atm, maybe a couple years down the line eh...

    sounds like you got a nice little collection of rides building up- theres a few of us 4th years riding about. Theres a fair few bikes in our lounge etm, soon to be 5 bikes in the house- 3 of them mine :D

  • Boat design is really interesting. I thought about doing a boat for one of my projects but there was just so much new boat-specific stuff to learn in such a short amount of time that I decided against it. I think the industry would be great fun to work in though, seeing as there's a lot of bespoke design going on.

    I had to cut down my collection of bikes considerably when I went back to uni. A few years ago I was working in a bike shop, between my three housemates and I, I think we had about 20 bikes. Landlord wasn't happy when she found out.

  • I'm looking into starting a bike company up myself, so if any one fancies jumping on let me know

  • What kind of bikes?

  • Fixed, mainly on the trick side of things, as that's my forte

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