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custom ti builders - seven??(8 posts)

custom ti builders - seven??ryan
May 24, 2001 8:14 PM
from what i've looked at, seven seems like the sweetest deal. how does it compare with other ti builders?

also, how about the components? i want 10spd record, but i'm not sure on the bar, stem, fork or seatpost. the wheels are going to be either krysium or custom speeddream.
one wordben s
May 24, 2001 8:38 PM
one wordJim Burton
May 24, 2001 9:38 PM
You wouldn't happen to be THE Ben S, would you...(S for Serotta)?
one wordgrz mnky
May 25, 2001 8:44 PM
The "Ben" is way to modest to post like that.
May 25, 2001 12:18 AM
Seems like this question comes up at least weekly. Seven, Serotta, Moots, Merlin, Spectrum, and the high end Litespeeds are all splendid. No one frame is "best" no matter what anybody says.
I like My Serotta Ti, but would be just as happy with Seven. At that level, you can't lose!
re: custom ti builders - seven??jaybird
May 25, 2001 6:18 AM
Try independent ( they have a ti version of their crown jewel that they can customize for you.
as far as the components question, just make sure that thebill
May 25, 2001 8:12 AM
parts are compatible. I was stunned to learn that bars/stems can be off by .2 mm (tiny tiny tiny), and that this little difference can make a difference.
Aesthetically as well as for compatibility, I think bars and stems should be the same brand and probably the same line within the brand. They seem to have these little design features that help them go together.
Seatposts are thoroughly over-designed, and some of the higher-end ones have design features that distinguish them but that you may find undesirable. Hold it in your hand and figure out how it works before you buy it.
Saddles are personal, but I think that they should have elastomers, as with Giro Pave and some others.
Very Happy with my Dean Castanza......and they do custom also>Mr 21 Speed
May 25, 2001 8:50 PM
The price is reasonable...