Jun 13, 2002 6:07 AM
|Has anyone ever ordered a frame from chuck's bikes? Are the values good? They seem to have soem good prices.
Jun 13, 2002 6:46 AM
|I just built up a Titan time trial frame that I bought off of him for my boss. He buys leftover tubes from the main builders at a discount and then sends them off to Taiwan or somewhere overseas to be built. The bikes are suprisingly nice and you probably won't find a better deal. If you don't mind riding a bike called "Tsumani" and the frame fits I'd say to go for it. I don't know the guys name (could it be Chuck?) but he's very good on the phone and very helpful. He also doesn't pressure you into buying anything.
The only negative about the frames is that the welds aren't ground smooth like a Cannondale so they kind of look bulky and bubbly.
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Jun 13, 2002 3:40 PM
|I had a frame shipped from chuck. I pounded the guy with questions before i ordered and he went out of his way to make sure I was a happy camper. The frame was packed well and arrived to the day as promised and un-damaged. There is nothing wrong with the quality of the framesets as most are bought by him on overseas trips as overruns or closeouts or a large manufacturer marketing their own frames. Oh yeah, they are made by the same factories that make "look" forks as well as many "big name" frames and components. With well over a thousand miles on the frame I purchased, it's still a freakin awesome (albeit) small investment. Good luck..!|
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Jun 13, 2002 4:13 PM
|I am from Malaysian and I have bought tandem cranks and tandem stem from Chuck. Both items were sent in a separate parcel to minimize cost.(Chuck would go all the way to help you to save shipment charges). Only the stem arrive and the crank were lost in Shipment, which I believe it was due to the Malaysian Pos negligence. Chuck sent another set to me almost immediately.
I wanted to get a road bike frame and Chuck offered to have one of his relative to bring it over to Malaysia for me or I will end up paying something like $290 just on the shipment charges by UPS.
Bottomline is, Chuckbikes would try ways to help you to minimize shipment charges and their customer service is AAA+++.
As for the frame, it is value for money, if you don't mind the "branding". The frames are made of overstock tubings from large manufacturers and Chuck buys them and make bike frames under his own branding.