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Viner Team Pro frameset any good?(9 posts)

Viner Team Pro frameset any good?grandpa_m
Nov 8, 2001 10:41 AM
Anybody have opinions or experiences with Viner framesets?
This one is built with Columbus Nemo.
Viner, Nemo, etc.Sprockets
Nov 8, 2001 5:39 PM
Nemo is probably an excellent tubeset for lighter riders. Myself, I would prefer it to the lastest Columbus steels ie Foco, which are rather thin and probably best suited for extreme competitions. Nemo is as light as many Ti framesets, much cheaper, and perhaps better in some respects.

My only reservation with this particular frameset is that it is tig welded, rather than filet brazed or lugged. It is probably fine, but I have never researched a Tig welded steel frame.

Of course you have probably seen www.gvhbikes.com
$795 for the frame and fork seems like a great price.
(I suspect because he is importing direct).
Gary can probably give you an honest answer to your questions.

Here is the geometry:

viner - steel

size c-c size c-t top tube set- back seat angle front center bb height chain stay
(mm) (mm) (mm) (mm) (deg) (mm) (mm) (mm)
480 505 510 125 75 575 265 403
490 515 515 127 75 575 265 403
500 525 520 130 74.5 578 265 404
510 535 525 133 74.5 581 265 404
520 545 530 135 74.5 585 265 404
530 555 540 146 74 585 265 404
540 565 545 148 74 585 265 404
550 575 550 151 74 588 265 404
560 585 560 154 74 595 265 404
570 595 565 158 73.5 598 265 405
580 605 575 169 73 603 265 405
590 615 578 173 73 603 265 405
600 625 580 176 73 603 265 405
610 635 585 177 73 604 265 405
620 645 595 178 72.5 605 265 405

Here are some links that may be of limited use:

http://www.bicyclesource.com/bike/choosing/frame-construction.html

http://www.viner.it/statica.htm

http://www.columbustubi.com/english/index.htm

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2001/tech11jul.shtml
Viner, Nemo, etc.grandpa_m
Nov 9, 2001 6:09 AM
Sprockets, thank you so much for your excellent reply.
When you say "for a light weight person" would myself
being 170lbs. be to much? You're right I did see this
frame at GVHbikes. Being a mtb to road bike convertee
I'm new to all these new materials used to build frames.
I'm riding a aluminum frame right now and would like
to go to steel. Maybe the fact that I'm new to road
bikes I should stick to more "mainstream" brands of
steel frames but I've always liked to ride a bike that
everyone else doesnt ride. Thanks again for your xlnt
reply! Mike Meyer.
Nemo weight limit.Sprockets
Nov 9, 2001 8:09 AM
I would call Gary on this.

He does have great prices on other framesets with tubing that may be stronger, ie the Merckx Strada (typical frame 1 lb heavier than nemo).
Nemo weight limit.grandpa_m
Nov 10, 2001 9:46 AM
Sprockets,
Are you referring to Gary at GVHbikes?
Yes.Dog Breath
Nov 10, 2001 3:34 PM
He must be the most famous Gary in the bike business.
Yes, Gary Hobbs at gvhbikes. nm.Sprockets
Nov 10, 2001 4:12 PM
not everydaydenti
Nov 10, 2001 5:36 PM
if you want to ride a bike that not everyone rides give www.bikesitalia.com a look
not everydaygrandpa_m
Nov 10, 2001 7:14 PM
Thanks everyone!