I have a 2003 Dean Colonel for sale. It has a brushed finish, though the left hand side of the top bar has been polished through use. Included in the sale are two spare dropouts. I used the bike regularly up until 2007 when I switched to another frame. All the parts were replaced on a regular basis and no single part is as old as the frame (which will last you a life time). I debadged the frame in 2005 when I was working in Paris, France, as I didn’t want the bike to be too much of a thief magnet. I am looking to sell it for £700, but I am open to reasonable offers.
It’s been a few months since I decided to buy a full face helmet for the Winter and I wanted to provide my feedback for anyone else considering a Schubert.
I originally purchased a Schubert C2. I kept this for two weeks before handing it back. Although Schubert claim the visor is coated with an anti fog solution, this appears not to work. With the visor down, it gradually mists up and you are forced to open up and let the air in. With the visor partially open, the visor rattles against the bottom edge of the lid. Not only is this a distraction, it also started to mark the lid after only a couple of journeys. Needless to say, I couldn’t live with this helmet and returned it under warranty.
I exchanged the helmet and some cash for the Schubert C3 which has received many great reviews.
Well, initial impressions were great. The new pin lock system really worked, the visor fixings were a cinch to use, the centered release for the flip face was easier to use than the side mounted one on the C2, and even the sun visor had been improved.