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the new Country Road Bob(3 posts)

the new Country Road BobTig
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 BobTUT2222
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 wheelDave 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.