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Anyone know anything about these?(9 posts)

Anyone know anything about these?TrekMan
Oct 15, 2001 2:43 AM
I saw one of these frames in a shop and was wondering if anyone out there knows anything about them?

It's got 7005 Alloy Main Tubes and a Carbon Wishbone Rear Stay and carbon fork.

It's a bit cheaper than my Trek 2300 frame set, so is it going to be worth this kind of cash?
re: Anyone know anything about these?jacques
Oct 15, 2001 4:25 AM
How much was your Trek 2300 frameset?
re: Anyone know anything about these?TrekMan
Oct 15, 2001 5:31 AM
My Trek cost me $775 (Euro 860) but has a "street price" of about $860 (Euro 950).

The flanders is $800 (Euro 880).

Man Euro's really aren't worth much :)!
I have not heard of them...PsyDoc
Oct 15, 2001 6:26 AM
...but that does not mean anything. Does the frame use an integrated headset? If so, then which type of integrated headset does the frame use? One type has the bearings riding on the headtube itself, while the other uses races that are pressed into the headtube and the bearings ride on the race. How would this bike fit compared to the Trek? Although the bike looks nice, if it does not fit you well, then it would not be worth the cash.
I have not heard of them...TrekMan
Oct 15, 2001 6:44 AM
If I remember correctly the frame uses an integrated headset, but I don't know where the bearings ride (I was too busy laughing at the bad welding on a Pinarello Galileo frame). As for fit I wouldn't say it came from the Karachi school of insane sizing that the trek came from. But then again the trek does fit so what does that say about my body???

Strangely the Flanders comes from Flanders in Belgium.
I have not heard of them...VW
Oct 15, 2001 7:52 AM
Hi TrekMan,

Can you elaborate on the "insane sizing"? Is it for their way undersizing? Or is it their geometry?

VW
I have not heard of them...TrekMan
Oct 15, 2001 8:30 AM
Yeah it's kinda they're "undersizing". As I'm sure most you know already, Trek measure they're road frames (don't know about the mtb one) from the middle for the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube clasp. So a 58cm model will be about the same size as a 54-55cmm c-c measured model (if I remember correctly). The only difference being that you get a "huge" top tube, closer in length to one that you go on a 58 c-c measured frame, or at least so I've been told (I'm too lazy to measure it myself!). But hey it works for me so that's what really matters.

Hope I haven't put anyone off buying Trek!

Anyway back to the Flanders, anyone know anything about them?
Own brand made in Taiwandorant
Oct 15, 2001 8:44 AM
Yes and I know the shop were you saw these.
These frames are the shops own brand which they got made for themselves in one of the many Taiwanise factories that make most of the frames for every other manufacturer.
If it has a good reliable warranty I dont see any problems.
Own brand made in TaiwanTrekMan
Oct 15, 2001 11:22 AM
The frames more than likely are made in Taiwan, but I believe that they come from a company in Belgium. Anyways I've the frames advertised in Cycling Weekly. I think I'll just keep saving for a Trek 5500 frame set.