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nick_warner

Member since Aug 2011 • Last active Sep 2020
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Still waiting for DHL to update me, in the meantime I've bought a Kepler instead. I don't feel as good as if I'd got what I actually wanted, but fact is there aren't any Stragglers available right now.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    So I went with a Kepler. I still really would have rathered the Straggler, but there aren't any, anywhere.

    Unless I ship one from the states. And that didn't go well last time...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Mason do some steel stuff and they have the Bokeh gravel thing. Spendy but I do like the Resolution of theirs for road these days.

    I'm not going to spend any time looking at these because if I decide I want one I'm in trouble! they're out of my price range for sure

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    u mad bro?

    What can I say, I guess I'm uneducated! I'd just never heard of them

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I've got a claim underway with DHLs duty department. Will see how that plays out

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Interesting...I wasn't aware of the Tripster, or Kinesis at all.

    It looks like it has a lot of great features and practical goodery. Cable routing is cool and the adjustable fork sounds, interesting? but at the risk of sounding like a superficial aesthete, its fugly as hell!

    It's also a 100-150 quid more than a Straggler/Kepler. plus the cost of respray...

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Just to clarify, I would love obviously not just literally bin it, but it's possible (and been suggested by some on here) that I won't have my import duty waived unless I have the frame either shipped back or destroyed... Although I don't know how they would ever verify if it was destroyed or not.

    That's means I'd be in for 129 quid to even own the damaged frame, before I do anything with it

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Some of you may have enjoyed my bent Straggler import story. For whatever reason I've always wanted a Surly gravel/commuter/tourer, and in recent years I've been fixated on a straggler as I want something a bit sexier than a LHT.

    But it seems like somebody out there really doesn't want me to have one! I've been battling supply issues and then one has finally arrived to me all mangled. More on that here....

    So now that Brother have launched their new Keple pre order today and their new colour is sparkle pink (very similar to the straggler I've been listing after) I'm considering getting one of those...

    Price is essentially the same, they're pitched as the same sort of bike, the new Kepler has through axles which is a bonus (haven't had wheel built yet so that's fine).

    Anyone else got any input on important differences?

    Thanks
    Nick

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