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  1. #1
    Baby Bear is in the house
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    Upset No Inbred for me =(

    I failed to post this a couple weeks back when I found out about it...

    I found out in local bike forum that the would-be Philippine distributor of On-One products backed out at the last minute when they found out that Brant resigned from On-One 30 minutes after they had just spoken with him, trying to seal the deal. The local company said that the primary reason they even considered On-One was the fact that Brant was onboard. Now that he's not...

    A big loss to On-One, and a bigger loss to Filipinos like me who can't afford to order directly from On-One

    And I consider the Slot Dropout design to be next best thing after sliced bread!
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Pity.
    So far, it looks like On-One is doing well even without Brant.
    Of course, On-One is just a few guys (girls?) in England, so losing one of the main guys may seem like a big risk for the future.

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    I have never understood why On-One frames have achieved the staus that they seem to have....I think they are pretty basic and cheap looking frames....no big deal.

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    I think the point with most On-One frames is that they are a good value: cost is low and design and manufacture is sound. They work but are nothing fancy.

    (I don't have an On-One frame myself)

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    Baby Bear is in the house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryburgundy
    On-One frames....basic and cheap....no big deal.
    Exactly.

    The perfect recipe for SS.

    The same reason the Surly 1x1 (and its brethren) are also very popular.

    Not all of us can afford the spendy, high-end stuff.

    I particularly like the way the Slot Dropout has fixed the disc mount issue on track end-style dropouts.
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    r1Gel - Have you checked the sellers on E-Bay? Just wondering if any of them would ship the the Philippines. I had looked at their frames before I ended up finding a used Niner on E-Bay. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryburgundy
    I have never understood why On-One frames have achieved the staus that they seem to have....I think they are pretty basic and cheap looking frames....no big deal.
    The On-One is a cheap frame that handles well, is well designed by people who ride frequently. They are not heavy even though they are not built out of unobtanium.

    What more could you ask?
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    No really, I am that slow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryburgundy
    I have never understood why On-One frames have achieved the staus that they seem to have....I think they are pretty basic and cheap looking frames....no big deal.
    Cuz it makes me grin like an idiot every time I ride it. Case closed.

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