I called Coker Tire today to inquire about redeeming my $100 gift certificate I won at the 2006 Rolling Trials Competition, and the confused sales reps finally handed me to someone who said he sold the last of the old cokers, but that the new model should be ready from the manufacturer in 1-2 months. Though I am planning to ride in the Tour Da Yoop and was hoping to get my coker now-ish, I’m interested to see what this new coker will look like. He sounded busy so I didn’t ask too many questions, but he mentioned an aluminum rim, a frame with brake bosses and a better seat. The standard version (which still has several upgrades compared to the old model) will be maybe $20 more than the original ($339 from cokertire.com). Additional options will be available for extra $. Does anyone know anything else about this new coker?
He also said that Gracie Sorbello stopped by just yesterday to see the place and pick up some spare tubes. Neat.
They got tubes? I got a note 2 days ago from Coker saying coker tubes are back ordered 3-4 Weeks.
There is a thread around here with a discussion with a Coker Representative looking for feedback on what the new Coker should offer. I don’t remember the thread describing anything specific about the new coker.
Sounds like UDC offers all those options with the Radial 360, and now stainless spokes. I look forward to hearing about the new Coker.
either way, i was thinking about getting one at the end of the summer, or as soon as i get enough money for it, so if there is a new one, do you think a bunch of people will sell there old ones to make room for the new ones?
Such a thing is in the works, according to Coker and according to a long thread somewhere in here (search on redesigned coker). What is apparently not certain is when these things are going to ship. I remember the original Cokers only became available many months after the original announced date. When your parts are coming from manufacturers on the opposite side of the world (by boat), things can take a while.
Sorry to hear that you are off your Coker. Maybe you can patch the old tube. Lucky for me I have a back-up tube. I didn’t know who Gracie Sorbell is, but now that I do, I’m glad to hear that she managed to picked up some spares.
Well, to be fair, the guy just mentioned that she came looking for spare tubes, not that she actually got any. He also said that he was all out of the old cokers, but that he could probably try and build one from spare parts if I needed one quickly
I’d never heard of her either. Did she make a thread or something on here about her little trip? As for my tube, I’ve tried patching it several times but it isn’t working because it’s coming apart near the valve. In the meantime I’m getting reacquainted with my 28", which isn’t so bad I guess.