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Abici bikes(7 posts)

Abici bikesAB
Dec 7, 2001 9:35 AM
Does anyone own or know of Abici bikes. I am looking for any sort of feedback about them.
AB? AD?nice try
Dec 7, 2001 10:18 AM
Starship framest AWESOMERay Still
Dec 7, 2001 11:00 AM
They are a awesome frame I have the starship tubing frameset with full Reynolds Ozu pro carbon fork. Frameset and fork weigh all of 2.5lbs They are semi compact the top tube is -3 degrees they come in xs-l

If you want you can email me at and I can send you some pictures give you phone numbers whatever Clark Metcalf and Roy Knick man are owners of the company.

Ray Still
re: Abici bikesAllen az
Dec 7, 2001 1:22 PM
Got this pic from very nice looking bike.
Dec 7, 2001 1:33 PM
run of the mill aluminum frame... looks like something that any number of small, local Italian builders put out
armchair feedbacksTig
Dec 7, 2001 2:04 PM
You really gotta' love these people who can judge a frame just by looking at it!
Take a ride or two on one and we'll listen. Almost none of us here can make much of a comment on it's worthiness until we actually ride it.
funny namesdano
Dec 8, 2001 12:13 AM
I really get a chuckle out of watching the names that firms come up with for bikes that use other languages to play word games with the names. When I lived in Italy, two bike brands combined English words to make their names: one was "IRIDE" and the other was "MYBIKE." Must have sounded really great to Italian ears, but seems kind of cheesy to native English speakers. Now, in America we have "ABICI" doing the same thing combining Italian words for an English-speaking market. "BICI" is the short Italian word for bike (full word being "bicicletta"--more commonly used word is "bici".) Putting the "A" in front results in a phrase sort of meaning "on bike" or "of bike." Clever? I don't know....I think its cheesy just like IRIDE and MYBIKE.

Not that this has anything to do with the quality of the bike. Are probably excellent bikes. I just think the name is kind of silly.

BTW, one of the bikes I had in Italy was my old Centurion Lemans RS (long-since retired.) The Italians loved the Centurion name on the bike. They thought that was way cool. They knew nothing about Centurion bikes, but they sure did like the name and paint job.