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Sep 12, 2002 9:45 AM
Has anyone done business with, I am contemplating purchasing a frameset from them? References good or bad will be appreciated
I've been contemplating it myselfmmaggi
Sep 12, 2002 10:35 AM
Their prices seem too good to be true. For instance, the CIOCC Challenger w/CF rear and CF fork is less than $900. CIOCC is pretty good frame made by the same company that makes Coppi frames. I'm sure the complete bike price is pretty good too.

I don't know how much they charge for delivery and what the waiting time is.

Let me know if you pull the trigger with them.
Just received my Colnago CT1 from Mike at Maestroviperbob
Sep 12, 2002 12:58 PM
He does have great prices on things for us folks in the US. I bought a CT1 with a Star fork for about 60% of the best deal I could find here in the states. The issue I had was with the factory in that it took 7 weeks (9 total weeks to get the bike )from the time I placed my order until the stupid thing was just PAINTED (my size was in stock and ready as a bare frame when I placed my order). Mike is very good with email communication and answering questions. I would absolutely do business with him again.
Just received my Colnago CT1 from Mike at MaestroBanky
Sep 12, 2002 1:03 PM
How do you like the finish? How do you like the bike? how much was the shipping? Did Mike fit you or did you no your frame size and did you pay him direct or with a credit card?
Your help is greatly appreciated!
Just received my Colnago CT1 from Mike at Maestroviperbob
Sep 12, 2002 1:22 PM
The finish is a work of art. I got the RX1 finish, and I was debating whether to hang it on the wall or ride it. Decided it was too nice for the wall. It cost like $100 shipping (I paid for express air freight) and there was a $76 import duty. I paid a deposit (around $400) by credit card, and then the balance when he shipped. All in all, a smooth transaction.

I had a 60cm Trek and just measured my frame the way Colnago measures (turned out to be a 58cm). It fits great, except for the stem. The Colnago has a closer spacing center to center on the head tube and seat tube (about 1 inch). It also has a greater head tube angle. The result is I need like a 10 - 20 mm longer stem. Not a big deal, except that my old stem was a brand new ITM 'The Stem'.

Good luck
I've been contemplating it myselfBanky
Sep 12, 2002 12:59 PM
I have been conversing with them on line regarding pretty much everything. If you wish email me and I will send you some of there responses to my questions and let you know how things are going.
I've been contemplating it myselfjkh
Sep 12, 2002 1:21 PM
Mike, the owner of the store, is very friendly. He replied to every question that I asked promptly.

I bought a Challenger from him a couple of months ago. Shipping + insurance was about $150US. I was lucky that I wasn't collected custom duty when the frame was delivered to me.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him. Good shop, friendly owner.
bought two Colnago frames so farJohnG
Sep 13, 2002 6:42 AM
Both purchases where hitch free.

Mike's a good/honest dealer. He even prepped my frames and didn't charge me extra.

I'll continue to use Maestro for all my frame purchases.

re: Maestro-uk.comspc15
Sep 13, 2002 6:42 PM
I ordered a CT1 from Mike about 4 weeks ago. So far Mike has been very helpful, honest and friendly. Can't wait to get the bike! I ordered it in a TM10 (Navigators) Scheme.

When I spoke to him today, he mentioned something interesting. It is far MORE expensive for him to fully assemble the bike than for him to ship it in parts to due taxes, etc. Over twice the taxes and on top of that he would have had to ship it in a much larger box, which would cost more. I am happy I know a very good mech here at home...
re: Maestro-uk.comsilroadbike
Sep 18, 2002 8:25 AM
Mike from Maestro is a great person to buy a bike from. I communicated with him by email and then called him to give my deposit. I received an email from here yesterday saying my bike frame was ready for shipping. I am getting my CT-1 on airfreight this morning. He is honest and efficient.
Yep. CT1.djg
Sep 19, 2002 1:48 PM
Frame, Force fork, Record headset and bottom bracket (installed). Good, informed, low key dealings. Everything went just fine. Frame arrived very well packed and a-ok about a 8 or 9 days after I ordered it (in stock already, he just swapped out a different fork).