What bike brand begins 'Van~'
November 17, 2011 11:44 AM   Subscribe

I'm in the UK, near Bath. I just saw someone on a bicycle I really want. Silver frame, canti brakes, racer / tourer style. Brand name was approx 11 letters long and I'm pretty sure it began with 'van'. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance!
posted by sann1657 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Van Dessel Gin and Trobmones?
posted by advicepig at 11:50 AM on November 17, 2011

Best answer: Maybe Van Nicholas? Exactly 11 letters, and they are clearcoated titanium. Supposed to be an amazing ride!
posted by Utilitaritron at 11:53 AM on November 17, 2011

Now that I've read more of their site, I see they are not clearcoated, just "lightly brushed".
posted by Utilitaritron at 12:00 PM on November 17, 2011

I was thinking Vanmoof since you mentioned a silver frame, but they are not "racer" style. Still, I'll throw it out there anyway.
posted by LaurenIpsum at 1:20 PM on November 17, 2011

I vote for Van Nicholas. I saw a Van Nicholas bike a while ago while on the train from Bristol. I believe the bloke riding it got off around Bath. It was a gorgeous looking machine!
posted by v.barboni at 2:20 PM on November 17, 2011

Response by poster: Van Nicholas it is! Thanks Utilitaritron. A little dissapointed to find it's titanium and therefore a little bit out of my price range!
posted by sann1657 at 9:06 AM on November 19, 2011

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