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A little help please...(8 posts)

A little help please...Flothru
Jul 20, 2001 5:29 AM
I am going to be getting a new bike soon and my main dilema is value.
I am considering an Airbourne with Full Campy Record 10speed for $2680.00 or A Litespeed Tuscany with Daytona for $2646.00. I know the value of a good groupo but is there that big of a differance in the frames to pick the Tuscany.

Note from my fiance she is giving me some of the money so I get a good bike and stop buying new stuff every other week. This bike is to last a min. of 10 years(barring a major crash).

Thanks in advance
Buy the better frame (if it fits)...Mike Prince
Jul 20, 2001 5:36 AM
First off, get the frame whose geometry best suits you.

Upgrading components can be done somewhat affordably in a piece-by-piece fashion over time. Buy the best frame you can afford now and you won't be disappointed. Components eventually wear out and will have to be replaced anyway. Daytona is also pretty good stuff.
re: A little help please...mackgoo
Jul 20, 2001 9:38 AM
Go with the frame. That Daytona will give you many years of good service life if it's any thing like Athena which it sort of has replaced. just out of curiosity though, why have you narrowed to those two?
re: A little help please...GregJ
Jul 20, 2001 11:40 AM
While Record is a great set of components, it is generally not considered a great value. What about an Airborne with Chorus or Daytona? Now there would be a great bike for a good price.
Problem Solved: Douglas Ti with Campy Record 10 $2680!Doll Face
Jul 20, 2001 12:02 PM
Douglas is not too well known, because they have been building Ti bikes for other names. Looks like a great value. Same price painted or polished? (These are expensive Litespeed options).
www.coloradocyclist.com

Litespeed - Great Ti bikes, but you are paying too much for the name.
Excel has Macalu Ti (built by Litespeed) for less than $1000.

Airborne - made in China? Not sure about these, but I would be nervous. The best Ti bikes seem to be built in the USA.

Campy Record 10 - spend the extra money now and get it. Much better than not doing it and regretting it later. You will know you have the best groupo.
who has Douglas made frames for?D3
Jul 20, 2001 12:11 PM
spill the beans
who has Douglas made frames for?Gary M
Jul 20, 2001 2:05 PM
Douglas isn't a frame maker. Douglas frames are made by Titanium Sports for Colorado Cyclist. The retail manager at Colorado Cyclist told me Douglas was the name of CC's owner.
Bontrager, Diamondback, Fuji, Marin, GT Mongoose Pro and YetiDoll Face
Jul 20, 2001 6:47 PM
http://www.titaniumsports.com/bikes/