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  1. fat oldy

    Topeak Flashstand warning

    The bottom line is that these bike stands will damage your paintwork if you, like me, use them for an extended period. That's all I want to say.
  2. fat oldy

    Topeak Flashstand warning

    I bought three x Topeak Flashstand bike stands earlier this year. I put my new bikes up on them in a shed for a few months. I now find that the el-cheapo dip-on rubber material used on the stands have marred the bike finish. See photo I sent an email to the...
  3. fat oldy

    Best bang-for-buck flat bar bike

    The CRX3 seems a whole lot nicer than the CRX4. I never really considered the CRX4, to be honest. The 3 also has the attachment points for mudguards and pannier, unlike the 4 (correct me if I am wrong). No 2008 CRX3s in stock yet, unfortunately. None in the country, apparently.
  4. fat oldy

    Best bang-for-buck flat bar bike

    Thanks, gadler. I have one quote for three CRX 3s in the low 600s (for a deal involving purchase of all three bikes in one go). Now all I need is a dealer who'll accept PayPal! (Long story, but basically I want to use up some PayPal funds). I need a SMALL, a MEDIUM, and a LARGE.
  5. fat oldy

    Best bang-for-buck flat bar bike

    I need three bikes, all different sizes (I'm 57cm), others smaller. I'm looking for quotes on 3 Giant CRX3 bikes at the moment. The modern bikes seem to come in Small, Medium and Large (plus Xtra Large). I'm Large. My weight 105kg worries me a bit in terms of how it'll affect the alu frames of...
  6. fat oldy

    Best bang-for-buck flat bar bike

    @ gadler, what did you pay for the Fuji, and what were you quoted on the CRX2? I'm looking to buy about now too... anyone here have a recent quote on a CRX3? Thanks!