Independent Fabrication, Lynskey, Moots, Pegoretti among exotic brands heading to this weekend's London Bike Show

They'll be joined by Salsa, Surly, All City and Zullo on the Mosquito Bikes stand from this Thursday

by nick_rearden   January 9, 2012  

Exotic frame makers Independent Fabrication, Lynskey and Moots from the USA as well as Pegoretti from Italy will be showing at the London Bike Show starting later this week, all on the stand of the London retailers Mosquito Bikes who have always made a big thing of their special imports. Slightly more down to earth will be bikes from Americans Salsa, Civia, Surly and All-City, too.

Mosquito have always offered some of the more glamourous imports from the four corners of the cycling world and the forum of the London Bike Show opening later in the week gives them an opportunity to meet some extra customers at Excel just down the road from their Essex Road store.

These days, as our earlier story about the planned expansion of Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative explained, it's all about the differentiation as retailers strive to offer that certain something which attracts customers to their store rather than a hundred others and online.

Maybe it's because their particular part of Inner North East London has always been a thriving and competitive centre for cycling activity from commuting to the hardest of the hard-core racing but Mosquito had to carve a distinctive niche for themselves right from the beginnings in the early 80s. It's fair to say that many of the brand names well-known now in modern cycling households got an early showcase in Mosquito's Islington store with Trek and Marin being two brands that spring to mind.

Anyway, here's a showcase of our own showing nine of the bikes showing on Mosquito's stand number LB 430 at Excel, starting this Thursday. We'll see you there. 

Details: mosquito-bikes.co.uk


Independent Fabrications XS: titanium lugs, carbon tubes.


Independent Fabrications SSR uses welded Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing


Lynskey Helix OS: the new 'oversize' version of their twisted titanium frame.


Moots Vamoots: titanium...

 


...and there's a whole family of them.

 


Pegoretti Marcelo: Italian master of welded steel.
 


Zullo Pantarei

All-City Mr Pink

Surly Crosscheck: the nichiest of brands but famously good value.

 

 

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posted by moggotlover [13 posts]
9th January 2012 - 12:49

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wa wa we wa!

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posted by jezzzer [339 posts]
9th January 2012 - 14:07

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posted by othello [278 posts]
9th January 2012 - 15:21

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I think you mean Surly Crosscheck Wink

posted by otleyrich [9 posts]
9th January 2012 - 19:35

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otleyrich wrote:
I think you mean Surly Crosscheck Wink

Whoops, you're right. However, makes us wonder now whether we've had a weird premonition a new model called Double Cross.

posted by nick_rearden [859 posts]
9th January 2012 - 20:43

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so much nicer than chinese carbon !
Cool

Philippe

posted by aloxe [8 posts]
11th January 2012 - 22:39

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So nice to see some manufacturers daring to use green! I'm sick of black/white/red/blue/yellow.

Now, if the clothing makers could follow suit ...

posted by Jacko [9 posts]
11th January 2012 - 22:52

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Jacko wrote:
So nice to see some manufacturers daring to use green! I'm sick of black/white/red/blue/yellow.

Now, if the clothing makers could follow suit ...

Yeah I love green. Enigma were making a steely in british racing green. Hypnotized

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posted by downfader [190 posts]
12th January 2012 - 17:29

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nick_rearden wrote:
otleyrich wrote:
I think you mean Surly Crosscheck Wink

Whoops, you're right. However, makes us wonder now whether we've had a weird premonition a new model called Double Cross.

Soma Fabrications Double Cross? Thinking

posted by kide [19 posts]
18th January 2012 - 13:28

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