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Hi guys,

Was just wondering, has anyone bought a complete build from these guys (kiri-cycles.com)? Look pretty cool and the pricing is pretty damn reasonable. Just looking for some advice, considering giving it a go...

 

Cheers! wink

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don simon [2400 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Is this an advert for a new company with a limited marketing budget in an attempt to drive traffic to the web site?

In other words, I've never heard of them and I'd wait until you've seen one in the flesh before spunking a load of cash on one.

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StraelGuy [1473 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Not a lot of point if it is, the paint jobs are gopping .

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Redvee [403 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Must be a big international concern considering it's based in a somebody's back bedroom near Bristol.

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Jogle [13 posts] 3 weeks ago
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don simon wrote:

Is this an advert for a new company with a limited marketing budget in an attempt to drive traffic to the web site?

I think that you're right.

The director is called Ashley Crossey and the OP's username is 22ashc, I'm thinking that that isn't a coincidence

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pjm60 [56 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Few things turns me off a brand more than undisclosed adverts that treat potential customers as idiots.

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CygnusX1 [866 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Redvee wrote:

Must be a big international concern considering it's based in a somebody's back bedroom near Bristol.

To be fair, it could be in the garage behind the campervan parked on the drive of Ashley's (parents?) house.  Stocks of imported chinese frames are probably in the trailer in front of it.

Company registered january 22 (the 22 in OP's username?) this year, range "launched" at Bristol Grand Prix in July, sales so far ... I'm guessing roughly zero.  Ham-fisted marketing attempts like this are not going to help matters much.

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hawkinspeter [2118 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Hold on a second - I've had dealings with this guy.

I was looking to get an old steel frame repaired and repainted and found an advert in a local Bristol rag for a bike frame specialist. Contacted the bloke and discussed what I wanted and he was very positive - "yeah, sure I can do that" and "no problem, I've done loads of these". We settled on a price that seemed like a bargain to me, so I arranged to drop off the bike at his address. I wasn't concerned that it was just a semi-detached - he'd explained to me that he'd had a lot of domestic problems, left his girlfriend and had moved back in with his parents, so I was happy to help him get back on his feet and support a local frame builder/bike enthusiast.

Anyhow, my wife drove me up to Flax Bourton with my old bike in the boot and we found the address. I got the bike out and was about to knock on the door, when I heard a shout from behind me - "HawkinsPeter - is that the bike we discussed?". I turned round and saw a strange looking bloke emerge from the trees at the end of the road. He looked kinda strange as  he was wearing a long overcoat and it was quite a warm day, but no matter, I try not to judge. I handed over the bike to him and he had a good look at the crack in the frame and we chatted for a while about the repairs, the respray and how long it would take (only two weeks). He was very personable and quite chatty, so we ended up discussing his old vintage Italian road bike collection. Now, I'm not really into Italian bikes (Shimano for the win), but he was really enthusiastic about the topic. Turned out that he still had 9 bikes stashed in his ex-girlfriend's garage. So, to cut a long story short, my wife and I headed home and life continued as normal for the next fortnight.

The fateful day approached and I was getting quite excited to see my old war-machine returned to its rightful vigour, so all excited, my wife drove me back to Ash's house. I was surprised to notice a For Sale sign in front of his house, but thinking nothing of it, I rang the doorbell. No answer. Tried it again. No Answer. I knocked on the door with a bit of annoyance as we'd agreed when I would be turning up. "Mr HawkinsPeter" - came a voice from the road. "I've got your bike right here".

I turned around and spotted him wheeling "my bike" along towards me. I say "my bike" as I could hardly recognise it. It looked like someone had covered it in camo netting and wrapped lots of twigs and leaves around it. "What the actual shit is that?" I enquired. "It's the latest composite material - lighter than carbon fibre, stronger than titanium" he explained. He was still wearing that ridiculous overcoat even though it was the height of the English summer (and it was actually sunny!). I looked at the bike incredulously and on closer examination, it looked like some kind of joke. "Is this some kind of joke?" I exclaimed and fixed him with a steely stare. He had literally just wrapped the frame with twigs and spare bits of bark. There were bits of sellotape holding on some leaves and I could see that the frame "repair" was a couple of small branches duck-taped to the side of the cracked tube. He'd even stapled some acorns onto the handlebar.

It was then that I noticed something strange about "Ash". He had a strange way of moving - an almost hopping, loping kind of walk. Also, it seemed as though there were things moving underneath his overcoat. I stepped back, somewhat alarmed. "What's wrong with you?" I shouted and I tried to grab his arm as he turned to run away. That's when it happened. The overcoat fell to the floor and seven squirrels shot out of it and scampered away up a tree!

Don't get fooled by this guy - he's just 7 squirrels pretending to be a human.

Spread the truth: https://www.squirreltruth.com/facts/

 

 

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HowardR [231 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Re: "Must be a big international concern considering it's based in a somebody's back bedroom near Bristol"

As I understand it Canyon started from not so dissimilar roots..... it might all go tits up but everyone has to start somewhere.

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don simon [2400 posts] 3 weeks ago
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hawkinspeter wrote:

Hold on a second - I've had dealings with this guy.

I was looking to get an old steel frame repaired and repainted and found an advert in a local Bristol rag for a bike frame specialist. Contacted the bloke and discussed what I wanted and he was very positive - "yeah, sure I can do that" and "no problem, I've done loads of these". We settled on a price that seemed like a bargain to me, so I arranged to drop off the bike at his address. I wasn't concerned that it was just a semi-detached - he'd explained to me that he'd had a lot of domestic problems, left his girlfriend and had moved back in with his parents, so I was happy to help him get back on his feet and support a local frame builder/bike enthusiast.

Anyhow, my wife drove me up to Flax Bourton with my old bike in the boot and we found the address. I got the bike out and was about to knock on the door, when I heard a shout from behind me - "HawkinsPeter - is that the bike we discussed?". I turned round and saw a strange looking bloke emerge from the trees at the end of the road. He looked kinda strange as  he was wearing a long overcoat and it was quite a warm day, but no matter, I try not to judge. I handed over the bike to him and he had a good look at the crack in the frame and we chatted for a while about the repairs, the respray and how long it would take (only two weeks). He was very personable and quite chatty, so we ended up discussing his old vintage Italian road bike collection. Now, I'm not really into Italian bikes (Shimano for the win), but he was really enthusiastic about the topic. Turned out that he still had 9 bikes stashed in his ex-girlfriend's garage. So, to cut a long story short, my wife and I headed home and life continued as normal for the next fortnight.

The fateful day approached and I was getting quite excited to see my old war-machine returned to its rightful vigour, so all excited, my wife drove me back to Ash's house. I was surprised to notice a For Sale sign in front of his house, but thinking nothing of it, I rang the doorbell. No answer. Tried it again. No Answer. I knocked on the door with a bit of annoyance as we'd agreed when I would be turning up. "Mr HawkinsPeter" - came a voice from the road. "I've got your bike right here".

I turned around and spotted him wheeling "my bike" along towards me. I say "my bike" as I could hardly recognise it. It looked like someone had covered it in camo netting and wrapped lots of twigs and leaves around it. "What the actual shit is that?" I enquired. "It's the latest composite material - lighter than carbon fibre, stronger than titanium" he explained. He was still wearing that ridiculous overcoat even though it was the height of the English summer (and it was actually sunny!). I looked at the bike incredulously and on closer examination, it looked like some kind of joke. "Is this some kind of joke?" I exclaimed and fixed him with a steely stare. He had literally just wrapped the frame with trigs and spare bits of bark. There were bits of sellotape holding on some leaves and I could see that the frame "repair" was a couple of small branches duck-taped to the side of the cracked tube. He'd even stapled some acorns onto the handlebar.

It was then that I noticed something strange about "Ash". He had a strange way of moving - an almost hopping, loping kind of walk. Also, it seemed as though there were things moving underneath his overcoat. I stepped back, somewhat alarmed. "What's wrong with you?" I shouted and I tried to grab his arm as he turned to run away. That's when it happened. The overcoat fell to the floor and seven squirrels shot out of it and scampered away up a tree!

Don't get fooled by this guy - he's just 7 squirrels pretending to be a human.

Spread the truth: https://www.squirreltruth.com/facts/

 

 

Arse!

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DoctorFish [139 posts] 3 weeks ago
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HowardR wrote:

Re: "Must be a big international concern considering it's based in a somebody's back bedroom near Bristol"

As I understand it Canyon started from not so dissimilar roots..... it might all go tits up but everyone has to start somewhere.

Yes, of course everyone starts somewhere.  No problem with people then posting on a forum that they are starting out as a seller of bikes/frames/components or what ever it might be.  They can introduce themselves, and their brand, and invite us to view their wares.

What I don't like is a poster making phishing attempts to get you to visit their site.  Why would I shop somewhere that starts out as a lie?

 

 

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HowardR [231 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Re: "Why would I shop somewhere that starts out as a lie?"

A view that I can very much empathise with - and where it comes to the world of sales there probably aren’t many more distrustful, grumpy, misanthropic 'fuck-off-you-spikey-haired-shiny-suited-pointless-cunt' buggers than myself - but - that said... it could be taken as a case of inept online marketing rather than an outright 'Widget X is the lightest, most aero, laterally stiff & vertically compliant, deep section Disc braked….’ guff that we frequently get fed.