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Too Many Frame Choices--Not Enuff "Jack"(10 posts)

Too Many Frame Choices--Not Enuff "Jack"BigDaddySmooth
Jul 12, 2001 2:29 PM
Here are the high-end frames I'm considering for an upgrade. Steel is the only option, either Foco or 16.5 EOM. Please help me decide with your personal rides or observations. Here are the finalists--Tommasini, Mondonico, Moser, Somec and Pegoretti. No offense to Colnago, DeRosa, etc frames. Just the finalists please. Thanks.
re: Too Many Frame Choices--Not Enuff "Jack"Lone Gunman
Jul 12, 2001 3:50 PM
Did you look at Olmo frames? Lots of color scheme choices in the Millenium steel. Gios? Sorry, had to ask.
re: Too Many Frame Choices--Not Enuff "Jack"AD14
Jul 12, 2001 3:56 PM
If your really big go for a Pegoretti-those are big pipes.
I second the Pegoretti >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Live Steam
Jul 12, 2001 5:21 PM

I gather that you are leaning toward a welded frame vs. a lugged frame. The Pegoretti are beautifully assebmled and detailed. Nothing fancy just nice clean lines and quality welds. The Great Googoolee Moogoolee is a dream. Hey a guy that's into Zappa has got to make a way out bike.:-)
but how does it RIDE???Bebop
Jul 13, 2001 5:20 AM
what's your experience there? please share (I hope you are not just enamoured by the looks)
Jul 16, 2001 5:47 AM
Have you ridden one, or just recommending based on the hype and magazine articles?
Hi Bebop >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.Live Steam
Jul 16, 2001 7:02 AM
I was away for the WE. I haven't ridden one, but a guy in our club just had one made. I am only going by the old eyeballs, but they are finely made. I have some respones I received from a few people responding to a post I had to the board about Pegoretti frames. I will forward them to you if you send me your email. They are from owners of these frames and have some good info for ordering as well as a critique of the frames themselves. I didn't realize you had asked a response from me until I clicked the "Latest Response" format and saw your two posts. Sorry!
re: Too Many Frame Choices--Not Enuff "Jack"mike mcmahon
Jul 12, 2001 3:59 PM
I've never owned any of the bikes you've listed, but I do own a Torelli-badge EL-OS frame that was built by Mondonico. I also have a good friend who bought a Mondonico EL-OS at the same time I bought my bike. Mondonico puts together a very well-made bike in the traditional Italian fashion. However, from what I've heard so do the others on your list. As you probably already know, Tomassini seems to have a very devoted following. IMO, Tomassini in general probably makes the best looking frames of the builders you've listed. I came very close to buying a Tomassini before deciding on the Torelli. If I had to choose among those you've listed, I'd probably go Mondonico or Tomassini. Have you spent much time on a Moser? I've heard more than one person say that their ride can be a bit harsh. I don't know if it's true; I've just heard it more than once. Good luck.
re: Too Many Frame Choices--Not Enuff "Jack"Bebop
Jul 13, 2001 5:02 AM
go dis'ed on another forum
re: Too Many Frame Choices--Not Enuff "Jack"BigDaddySmooth
Jul 13, 2001 6:06 AM
What does dis'ed mean?