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frame prices(3 posts)

frame priceshmm
Nov 10, 2001 3:32 PM
I saw that the Pinarello Surprise got a good review in Bicycling, which may or may not mean anything. Anyone had experience with this bike? In the review, it lists frame/fork price at $800, but a built bike with Daytona for 1650. A LBS, Cycles Bikyle (side note: anyone dealt with them?), carries the Surprise frame/carbon fork for $850. Could I get a Daytona bike for 1650? Supergo carries several frames w/ fork for less that $800, like a Scattante Airplane for 750, that weigh about a pound less. Any advice? Thanks
KS
re: frame pricestr
Nov 10, 2001 4:43 PM
I would think that you can get a daytona surprise for 1650. It probably depends on what wheels you want, daytona hubs on a commonly available rim should make 1650 available. You would probably be okay with either frame, though i know much more about pinarello versus Scattante. It's really up to you, do you want the lightest versus the security of the big name. The stronger the rider, the less important the weight difference, unless you don't have to pay for the frame and race for alot of money. One of my bikes is a pinarello and i can tell you that the craftsmanship is excellent and the paint jobs are one of the best. Either one, you can't go wrong.
also, if you are a notorius bike swapper think of resaledupe
Nov 10, 2001 6:13 PM
if in two years or so you are looking for a new bike or frame people will pay more for a name-frame than something with not a long design provenance and widely discounted.

its easier to buy than sell. take a good look around, be honest with what you need in a frame and ask a gazillion questions with regards to sizing.

i buy near new stuff but it takes a lot of trawling and there is always a risk that someone may be b's'ing you.

it is though a good time to be buying as a lot of 2001 stock is being discounted. if you can wait till after christmas it will be even cheaper then.

good luck.

ciao, ben