I know absolutely nothing about these frames other than they’re Canadian built.
I rescued this bike AS-IS from a Cash Converters for a very VERY good pand it had been fairly damaged by the staff throwing it in the bike pile every day. It’s lost a bit of paint but who cares, I’ll ride it any day of the week!
This has Columbus 7005 Tubing
A Shimano 105 Groupset all round
and some Mavic Open Pro wheels
Weird open Bottom Bracket
Bike was bought as is (I re-did bar tape and added the TT/Tri bars)
Again, if anyone knows anything about these things, by all means tell me.
what i can tell you:
-they aren’t canadian made… though the store wont tell you that explicitly.
they are bulk ordered from an large italian production house. quality of the frames used to be very good, but has dropped considerably in the past 5-7 years. ive seen the ‘order form’ a few times and its more a stock geo order form than a custom order form.
the owners hate(d) urban fixed gear riders and would regularly pointedly ignore customers, but for a long while they had the only stock of high-end track parts in vancouver (this was 2004-2006ish iirc) so many of us ended up in there buying parts (or trying to). there were a couple of tricks to getting served… when they discovered how lucrative the ‘fixie market’ was they were pretty happy to take money from naive kids.
i meant to go by on my visit recently as they stock a variety of very euro brands that arent seen often in north america (they are rumoured grey importers which doesnt win them friends in the industry either). because of the oddity of some of the brands they stock their sales bins can be treasure troves…
Oh, I still stand by the comment I made haha, I much prefer riding fixed, I feel more comfortable but that’s probably a case of not knowing when to change and where to.
I feel more comfortable on a simple setup.
I like that you called me out on it