RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - General


Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )


Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...(24 posts)

Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...ThighsofSteel
May 19, 2002 7:03 PM
...to spend. Whats your next bike?
Seven Axiom. plus some Ksyriums and a pair of Zipps.... nmweiwentg
May 19, 2002 7:11 PM
Steelman or IF w/Chorus or DA and keep the change nmgtx
May 19, 2002 8:12 PM
re: Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...mickey-mac
May 19, 2002 8:27 PM
Tough question. I love my current frame. However, if it broke, would I still love it? How did it break? Oh, what the hell, I'm going to call Carl Strong and order another custom Foco. Now that I've got $4,000 to spend, I'm going to throw Record on it instead of Chorus.
re: Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...gtx
May 19, 2002 8:47 PM
I guess if it was nice steel to begin with I'd just get it repaired.

Hey, heard that new Paul Westerberg album yet? I was thinking of picking it up.
re: Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...mickey-mac
May 19, 2002 9:08 PM
I haven't heard the entire album, but I've heard three or four songs that all sounded pretty good. He was in town a week or two ago, but I couldn't get out to see him. The L.A. Times did an interesting interview with him about a month ago. He's been going through some heavy bouts of depression and has gotten to the point in his life where he's making music for himself without worrying about how it's going to go over with critics, record company execs, etc. I also found it interesting that Jakob Dylan declared Westerberg the best songwriter ever to come out of Minnesota.
re: Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...gtx
May 20, 2002 6:52 AM
Don't know much about Minnesota, but he is a very good songwriter. I always thought Husker Du was about their sound and the Replacements about Westerberg's songwriting. Saw them back in about '87--loudest show I ever went to (and I've been to some loud ones).
re: Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...mickey-mac
May 20, 2002 7:04 AM
Jakob Dylan's Minnesota reference appeared to be a dig at his dad Bob, who is also from Minnesota, and considered by some to be a pretty good songwriter. I had the same experience with the Replacements. They were very drunk and very loud. The only show I can remember that was louder was the Nails (88 Lines about 44 Women). They played an almost empty hall at Cal. State Fullerton at full volume. It was brutal.
re: Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...gtx
May 20, 2002 8:15 AM
oh, right--yeah, Bob Dylan is ok.
second the IF. Ti CJ with Record, and K's...under $4K? nmdustin73
May 19, 2002 9:08 PM
oops...nevermind...dustin73
May 19, 2002 10:10 PM
Ti Crown Jewel would be over budget. Look 318, instead.

if this happened to you, are you gonna switch the components over? 'cause then i'd go with the Ti CJ.
re: Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...mackgoo
May 19, 2002 9:23 PM
De Rosa king, Record everything, Hyperions, Gramo, Eubios and a Brooks.
U got $4,000.00 . You can't pitch in another 3 gs.Sintesi at home
May 19, 2002 11:43 PM
Cheater. ; )
probably an old, used trek 2000SteveO
May 20, 2002 4:24 AM
then i'd have $3500 with which to tour europe by bicycle.
...or invest in my childrens education
...or apply to the principle of my mortgage
...or buy my wife an anniversary gift
...or donate to charity
...or all of the above
You beat me to it, but Im going on a cruise NMLowend
May 20, 2002 12:46 PM
3 steel bikes that wont break ;-) NmSpirito
May 20, 2002 4:46 AM
re: Customdzrider
May 20, 2002 5:46 AM
Lots of us have favorite builders, not much point to list mine unless you live in New England. IMHO they make the most long-term, pleasing bikes on the road. I don't know whether it's the frames or the nature of people with custom bikes, but they talk the least about getting new bikes.
Not surePhatMatt
May 20, 2002 6:22 AM
Not Sure exactly what I would buy. I would look at CF or Ti or a combo of both.
Depends.djg
May 20, 2002 6:37 AM
The frame broke on today's ride because I lost a high-speed argument with a road work project (the only way I've ever trashed a frame) or because it just spontaneously fell apart?

If the former, I'd just get another CT1 frame--1,500 bucks from the same GB shop that sold me the current one, with the force fork. I'd build it up with the components from the first bike, augmented with whatever needed to be replaced, and I'd keep the rest of the money. I'm happy with what I have, and although I'm always curious about this or that I'd be inclined to stick with what I know I like.

If the latter--which seems spectacularly unlikely--I'd be disinclined to try again with the same thing. I might spring for a custom Spectrum. If I wanted to spend less I might look to Landshark. Or maybe Pegoretti. Again, I'd rebuild with whatever parts were left from the first incident.
did this happen to you?ColnagoFE
May 20, 2002 7:11 AM
OK...Colnago C-40 or Calfee Luna Pro
re: Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...SnowBlind
May 20, 2002 8:43 AM
I'd get the Custom steel fixed and repainted.. and then spend the other $3500 on a Custom Fixed and on a bike trip to try them out.
Simplegrzy
May 20, 2002 8:47 AM
Buy a Seven or Serotta ti frame for around ~$3,000 and swap all the parts over. Keep the remaining $1,000 for a rainy day.
Yup. (nm)MikeC
May 20, 2002 10:09 AM
re: Your Frame Broke on Todays Ride....You've got $4,000.00 ...Leisure
May 21, 2002 2:07 AM
In truth, I'd get that Rocky Mountain RM7 (freeride) bike I've been thinking about for $3500 with some custom parts, then spend the other $500 on another Gunnar Roadie frame. What can I say, it's served me admirably, and I really want that freeride bike. Win both ways.
But if we were talking roadbike purchases only, you can count me in with the custom Ti frame camp.