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roberts frames(9 posts)

roberts framestony
Jan 2, 2002 3:38 PM
im thinking anout buying a road bike to commute to work and have been offered a roberts framed bike - does anyone know more about them - the name chas roberts has been mentioned?
im a novice ot this all so any help much appreciated

tony
re: roberts framesMe Dot Org
Jan 2, 2002 4:56 PM
Check out:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British/Chas_Roberts_home.htm

...I don't personally have experience with these frames. You might check a British Bike talk group for more info, perhaps:

http://www.cyclingplus.co.uk/forumthreads.asp?URN=18

Good luck!
re: roberts framesCT1
Jan 2, 2002 5:07 PM
A fellow rider in my club has one. It's a very sharp looking "classic" steel framed bike.

If you want steel then yeah.... they are worth looking at. Keep in mind that resale value is probably a bit low on this frame because it's a real unkown in the US.

good rides
JohnG
re: roberts framesSteveS
Jan 2, 2002 5:39 PM
Actually, the resale value of the bike would be better than any number of common domestic bikes, the seller would just have to seek out the right audience such as those who know of cycle de oro's Classic Rendezvous.
re: roberts framesCT1
Jan 2, 2002 6:08 PM
I think you're WAY overestimating the popular appeal of cult frames .... just look at EBAY and the pricing of Colnagos and litespeeds vs the smaller "cult" labels.

This is no disrespect against the Roberts frame or any other smaller frame builder.... it's just a fact of the bike resale trade.

YMMV
JohnG
re: roberts framesGandalf
Jan 3, 2002 1:25 AM
http://www.robertscycles.com/
hmmm...i want an audax bikecolker
Jan 3, 2002 9:45 AM
this year bike project!
re: roberts framesMJ
Jan 3, 2002 1:51 AM
it's a very well respected British touring frame - old school steel - it's an English equivalent to a Bruce Gordon frame - lots of audax and serious touring minded folk ride 'em here in the UK - though they tend to attract an 'older' crowd (not that that is bad) the young guns want racing stiff/uncomfortable or carbon/titanium

it would be perefct commuting bike as it should have a comfortable geometry and plenty of braze ons

don't worry about resale values - buy the bike you want
re: roberts framestony39
Jan 3, 2002 4:41 PM
cheers guys - i found out some more details - it comes with near full ultegra and is mint for £275 quick sale so if the size is right ill go for it