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steel frame decision made(4 posts)

steel frame decision mademtbroadie
Jul 22, 2001 6:14 PM
Well it was a tough choice but I decided to go with the Eisentraut. He builds about 75 frames a year now, so I guess it's somewhat rare. I like the fact that I can get exactly what I want (well, Albert chooses the tubing based on your body and the type of riding you do and doesn't tell you what it is. He's a bit eccecntric but a GREAT guy from what I hear), I get fitted by the builder and it is made local. I really would have gone Steelman (liked them a lot) but I wanted either Lug or Brazed welds and Brent only does Tig. He makes GREAT bikes though. It's just that if I'm going to shell out that kind of $ I want more choices in the final product. I will be going with Albert's stem and uni-crown steel fork too. Now I need to decide on a paint scheme - maybe something halloween related to reflect my birthday?... :)
Well, hope this doesn't bore anyone too much. At least I'm excited.

BTW - do you think I can get a Campy Record groupo cheaper in Italy? I would think so with the exchange rate and the fact that they're made there.

Tim
About the Record group . . .DCW
Jul 23, 2001 4:33 AM
You ought to check prices at totalcycling.com, sdeals.com and maestro-uk.com before making a purchase. They sell at discounted prices w/o VAT. In the US, txcyclesport.com usually has decent prices for Record.
There is a FL seller on eBay who will beat Texas Cycle SportDoll Face
Jul 23, 2001 6:55 AM
Give him a call.
You couldn't ask for better>2 Phil's and a Dean
Jul 23, 2001 7:27 AM
Be does not build as much anymore....He is too busy teaching. I forget what institute he teaches frame building at. Bill Holland (local Ti builder) and Jermey Sycip (Bay area builder) are students of his. I have seen his work.......words can not describe.
Enjoy