Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Now THAT'S a Bargain!

Well, the snow I asked for is here. Stuck inside between shoveling "intervals" I got a chance to check some email and to my surprise, eBay sent me this:

Sweet! Now at a lower price? I'll take eight!

I am so glad you asked. Let's take a look shall we...

Have you been looking to break into the disc brake road bike market but don't have the extra scratch for a new frame? Do you want a new road bike, but don't want to give up your kickstand? Do you... well, you get the point... This bike has it ALL!!

Product Information:
Speed:21 Speeds
Frame: 52 --54 cm VISP 6061 Aluminum Alloy Frame
Fork:  VISP 6061 Aluminum Alloy Fork
Handlebar: VISP 6061 Aluminum Alloy Handlebar Parts
Headset: TW CNC Head Parts
Wheelset: 700CX70mm/900mm/3 Spokes/5 Spokes
Hub: Quando 32 H with Quick Release X Bearing
Tire: Kenda Professional Road Bike Tire
Shift Lever: SHIMANO A050
Front Derailleur: Microshift FD-R52
Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO TZ-30 
Chainwheel: VISP CNC 52X42X170
Freewheel: SHIMANO TX-21
Chain: KMC Professional Road Bike Chain
Brakes: Germany Twitter Cable Mechanical Disc Brake
Pedals: YH-B03 CNC Aluminum Pedal

Funny, they don't address the kickstand, 

THAT'S a kickstand.

I have to be honest here, I am less confused by the presence of a kickstand as I am by the description of the wheels...

Wheelset: 700CX70mm/900mm/3 Spokes/5 Spokes

but my confusion is compounded by the puzzling set up of the drop bars...


Don't worry, if you prefer the classic Italian styling, similar to a Celeste Bianchi, they come in a myriad of colors including, well... Celeste

Now, it is probably fair to say that a 700C Men Road Bike Speed Road Bicycle Disc Brake Bicicleta is not for everyone. Maybe you prefer your bicycles be a little more utilitarian, perhaps even folding...

No problem! The Rockefeller High Fashion XC Mountain Bike might be more your speed. If you are the type who likes to upgrade your Walmart fat bike, then perhaps you should save yourself the trouble and just upgrade to the Officially Licensed* Transformers version:

*what do you think the odds are that they actually have permission to use that image?

I wonder if they have the same lawyers as Subaru.
Finally, if you are the type that has kids, it makes it difficult to go for a ride no matter what the flavor of the day is, in which case this looks pretty promising...

Kind of upset they don't make one for Dad's, or kids with non-matching DNA because I would have bought one. 
Seriously, this thing is rad!

Certainly looks functional. Looks like a pain in the ass to store. Sure it's folding but judging by the pictures, it looks bit cumbersome.

She starts off smiling, but by picture 5 she's still fiddling with it and there are no more directions.
...just saying.

So, If you didn't get the bicycle you wanted for Christmas, 
you have options.
...and now they are on sale.

Time to shovel.