|Need help finding Value 63-64cm Ultegra bike||Tallguy|
Apr 11, 2002 7:37 AM
|I was all set to buy a 64cm Fuji Team for about $1600. Just found out there are none left (2002).
Any ideas for alternatives?
The market for VALUE ultegra road bikes at frame this size gets pretty slim (yes, 62 cm is too small). I'd like to spend less than $1800.
I've been thinking alum. may be the likely frame material because of cost and flex issues but I'm open to suggestions. I'm about 6'-5" and 225lbs.
Ideally, I like to get the bike in my hands in less than 3 weeks.
|I looked for two years...||retro|
Apr 11, 2002 8:16 AM
|I'm about your size, and everybody tried to put me on a 62cm. Don't give in--I've owned three 62s ("I'll give you a great deal on this and throw in a four-foot seatpost..."), and they're TOO DAMN SMALL.
This won't help you in three weeks, I don't imagine, but I finally wound up with an Atlantis from Rivendell. I love it. If the All-Rounder aspect of it doesn't appeal to you (it's not at all clunky, just not race-oriented), they also have a new "roadier" frame called the Rambouillet. It's www.rivendellbicycles.com
|re: Need help finding Value 63-64cm Ultegra bike||Meric|
Apr 11, 2002 9:35 AM
|Supergo has the Scattante Airplane Ultegra for about $1500.00, and the Scattante Zonal for $1200.00. As long as you do not care for 'name brand'|
|re: Need help finding Value 63-64cm Ultegra bike||xxl|
Apr 11, 2002 10:46 AM
|Chicagoland Bikes claims to have 64cm (ctc) Cinelli Super Corsas in stock, at about $900 for the frame, in red only. GVH Bikes carries larger size Viners for less, and I understand Colnago makes up to a 65cm frame. Two things, though: these bikes are steel, and with an Ultegra build kit, you might be a bit over budget (except for the Viner).
Their websites are cbikes.com and gvhbikes.com, I think.
Cannondale (used to?) made frames up to 65cm, if you absolutely need to have aluminum. At your size (which I am), I'd really want steel, esp. if I were working with a budget; just my humble opinion.
Please let us know what you go with; I have a similar problem, so I'm always searching info on this.
|here you go||Birddog|
Apr 11, 2002 10:46 AM
|A little more than you wanted to spend, but a helluva bike