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Frames, Frames, Framesjmannion
Aug 11, 2003 8:12 PM
I'll keep this short and to the point. I'm looking to upgrade my current ride, and can't bear the expense of a new bike, but can swing a new frame (cost-wise), and was looking for some input. I saw that has some (seemingly) good deals on Basso framesets, 799 for the Devil, and Airborne has the '02 Valykerie for the same price (no fork however), does anyone have any input on either of these, or any other frames/framesets in say the $800 range?????

re: Frames, Frames, Frames10speedfiend
Aug 12, 2003 1:51 PM
Shop around e-bay. I just bought a 2003 Specialized S-Works frame & carbon fork for $600. I Put together a conservative build kit for $1200 Campy Centaur 10 speed, Campy Scirrocco wheels a cheap American Classic seatpost, Cheap Salsa stem and bars abd my old Selle Italia flite. The bike weighs a tick over 18.5(54cm). This frame is the best I have ever ridden. Last two bike were Reynolds 531 and the last was Reynolds 835, dont believe the steel hype, a well constructed Aluminum is every bit as comfy if not more than steel. This frame is extremely stiff out of the saddle yet compliant over any surface. Plus 11 sizes available for that perfect fit. My weak parts once switched out will surley get me to around 18lbs. The best riding frame you can get for around $500-800. Specialized offered these frames to clubs and teams for next to nothing. I heard around $400. Lots of insiders are selling them on e-bay now. Test road a lot of bikes before this purchase. Trek, Bianchi (nice), LeMond, Klien, Lightspeed, Colnago, Orbea, Felt. I tried everything and this machines good looks and solid performance make this deal worth it. Hope this help.
re: Frames, Frames, Framesjmannion
Aug 12, 2003 2:17 PM
Thanks for the reply, I'll keep my eyes peeled on the big E. Sweet looking rig!

Good luck! -nm-10speedfiend
Aug 12, 2003 4:11 PM