Keith Bikes

by Gkam84   March 11, 2012  

For this article http://road.cc/content/news/54393-taipei-bike-show-six-best

The handlebars bearing my name were to much of a catch, so i HAD to check out more to see if they were building a frame. BINGO http://www.keithbike.com

Any more Keith's out there might be interested, I know its a bit corny, BUT i would love to be riding a bike bearing my name and not just a little sticker i bought myself Devil

So i've been in contact to see if i cant get my hands on either a road or TT bike, some pics below, Also, Mat, if your reading this and still in Taipei, see if you can get your hands on one of those red bike badges, there's some cash and chocolate in it for you Wink Wink

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Finally got a reply

Hi Keith,

We don't provide complete bike, as everyone may like to choose different kind of parts they prefer. We have road bike frames(aluminium alloy/carbon fiber), wheel sets, handle bars and seat tubes.

Our designers also won the 2012 iF award of carbon frame.

Best Regards,

Sherry Tsao

So i think i might do as another forum member did and order from the far east and build it up myself Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
31st March 2012 - 12:25

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Haha, brilliant! I've been home from Taipei a while now... but there's always next year.

There's no Mat bike brand out there but I do feel the need to buy BigMat pro team jerseys from time to time.

posted by Mat Brett [1953 posts]
31st March 2012 - 20:24

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I did get loads of shiny pictures of frames from them, so i'll just keep at them, replied asking how i can acquire/buy a frame now Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
31st March 2012 - 20:58

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After a number of emails back and forth i've been offered two frames, either a Pegasus in orange OR the brand new (did you see it in Taipei Mat?) Shadow in red, I have huge images of them, but there will be scaled down for the forum

Pegasus.jpg shadow frame.jpg
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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
5th April 2012 - 13:26

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Both look very nice more so if you're called Keith, will you be getting the Keith wheelset as well?

posted by lazyusername [140 posts]
5th April 2012 - 20:16

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I am indeed, if everything comes in around the right price, I'll have the shadow frame, shadow bars, the wheelset as seen above, had the option of 45 or 85mm deep, went with 45 and then just need to get a groupset/finishing kit, but they might be sourcing that for me.....Di2

My name is Keith Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
5th April 2012 - 20:45

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I thought you were getting a bike from America, a Velogi or something, I remember you making a big fuss about it trying to swindle the border control or something.

Thinking

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
6th April 2012 - 19:05

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Yup Raleigh, that was me Sad

The Volagi bike didn't come off because of the postage, I "wasn't a suitable character to be entering America" when i tried to get travel documents and it was going to cost as much as the bike even with heavy discount to get it here.

The Keith bike is even worse though after getting a quote from them, $190,000 Taiwan dollars with is just over £4000, that was for a wheelset, frame and handle bars, so without a groupset. As much as i love the look of the Shadow bike and i'd like to be riding a bike splashed in my name, at this point in time, i'm not spending that much on a bike Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
7th April 2012 - 10:24

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You could just get a crappy carbon frame from China and paint it with emulsion, then write: Keith Rules, all over it with felt tips and Sharpie.

I did that to someones car once Devil

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
7th April 2012 - 11:38

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if all your looking for in a bike is one with your name on it then your probably beter of changing your name to trek or sepcialized.......

posted by Lost faith in t... [120 posts]
7th April 2012 - 12:05

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@Lost faith in t... I wish there was a like button,

there have been some classic lines over the past few days Big Grin

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
7th April 2012 - 18:27

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Raleigh wrote:
@Lost faith in t... I wish there was a like button,

there have been some classic lines over the past few days Big Grin

Agreed. That was awesome.

@ Keith, didn't you get one from the USA that was wrong spec?

posted by Super Domestique [1653 posts]
7th April 2012 - 18:33

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I had all sorts of problems with Volagi, size, price, postage, visa

I could always say my name was Kuota and not change my initials, KAM Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
8th April 2012 - 2:08

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