|the new Country Road Bob||Tig|
Nov 7, 2003 6:06 PM
|I don't know if this is old news or not, but just found the new Country Road Bob on cyclingnews.com. Here's the article:
Take me home Country Road Bob
Van Dessel Sports
For the rider who wants a do-anything bike, we give you Bob; the Country Road Bob that is.
The Van Dessel Cycles Country Road Bob features horizontal drop-outs as well as a removable rear derailleur hanger, allowing the bike to go from a fixed-gear to a singlespeed to a commuter to a cyclocross bike. The aluminium frame also has removable cable guides for that clean look when used as a fixie.
Out of the box, the Bob comes with a Van Dessel Sports XXXX Carbon fork, Ritchey bars, stem, and headset, and wheels made up of Van Dessel GoGo Hoops laced three-cross to VDS Flip Flop hubs.
The 32-hole Flip Flop hubs are a single-speeder's dream, with one side threaded for a fixed gear, and the other for a freewheel. The Flip Flops are available in either 135mm mountain bike width or 130mm road widths, and can be used with a quick-release or bolted on.
The Bob is priced at just US$699; while a frame/fork/headset package will set you back US$299. Van Dessel also sells the Flip Flop wheels separately for US$74.99/front and US$84.99/rear
|re: the new Country Road Bob||TUT2222|
Nov 7, 2003 7:11 PM
|Great...........You just made me really depressed, that looks about perfect, other than I've never ridden aluminum before.|
|I just bought a Straightup 7 frame and rear wheel||Dave Hickey|
Nov 8, 2003 5:29 AM
|The parts should deliver next week. I also bought a Cyclocross fork on ebay so I can use canti brakes.
I'm planning on a winter/rain SS with big tires(32c) and maybe fenders.
The people at Van Dessel are very easy to deal with. I'll post pics when I'm done.