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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  19

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  3 3

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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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  4

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Mat Brett [628 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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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  4

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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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

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lazyusername [101 posts] 4 years ago
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Both look very nice more so if you're called Keith, will you be getting the Keith wheelset as well?

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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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  3

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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Yup Raleigh, that was me  2

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  20

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 4 years ago
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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  19

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Lost faith in t... [116 posts] 4 years ago
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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.......

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 4 years ago
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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  4

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Super Domestique [1609 posts] 4 years ago
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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  4

Agreed. That was awesome.

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

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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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  3