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Cross Boss frame by Alpine Design Bikes?(4 posts)

Cross Boss frame by Alpine Design Bikes?KellyCross
Mar 10, 2003 7:29 PM
i've seen a few on ebay lately, anyone know about or own one of these?
re: Cross Boss frame by Alpine Design Bikes?rockbender
Mar 11, 2003 9:28 AM
Alpine Designs, as they say in their ads, is a small frame builder in the Idaho panhandle. I bought a used bike from Toby, the owner, which bears the 'Alpine Design' name but I think it was before they completetly built the frames in-house. (I LOVE this frame, by the way).

I really don't know anything about the Cross Boss in particular, but I do know that you could probably take advantage of getting a small name quality handbuilt frame at a good price. I know Toby was super excited to be getting things going and had occasionally e-mailed pictures of some of his projects.

If you have any doubts, give Toby a call. Perhaps order a custom frame for a few bucks more than what you would get on ebay, and have the ride of your life at a sweet price.

My frame is a bit different I'm sure, but I really like it - light, responsive, steel! And, as an added bonus, it doesn't say 'Trek' or 'C-dale' on the downtube, which I also like.

good luck!
re: Cross Boss frame by Alpine Design Bikes?kilimanjaro
Mar 11, 2003 9:50 AM
They use True Temper Verus 4130 for the main triangle (Don't know how different it is from vanilla 4130 like Surly uses) and Zona for the rear triangle. I e-mailed them and the price is very competitive for a fillet brazed frame, specially since they include free shipping right now til April.

Like rockbender says, e-mail them (They replied really fast) for geometry and pictures of the frame (Looks very pretty)

You mean one of these??Jwag
Mar 13, 2003 4:55 PM
I recently took delivery. If you have any questions, e-mail me and I would be happy to discuss.