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Dean's "El Vado"?????????????????(10 posts)

Dean's "El Vado"?????????????????hycobob
Jun 28, 2002 8:45 AM
does anyone know anything about this frame? I know its made for Jenson USA but thats about it... Is it similar to the El Diente or is it more likened to El Crappola? I need a new frame but need to pay the bills also so a new Seven is definitely out.
re: Dean's "El Vado"?????????????????Nessism
Jun 28, 2002 8:58 AM
By looking at the specs, it looks like a pretty nice frame to me. Check out the deanusa site to compare the El Diente to the El Vado, they have a nice comparison table. For another low cost Ti frame checkout

Good luck.

I had a very good experience with Dean...Gregory Taylor
Jun 28, 2002 10:30 AM
...and can recommend them highly. Nice folks to work with.
Jun 28, 2002 10:41 AM
Have you received it yet? If so, what do you think and do you have photos? After all the discussions before you bought it, we'd love to see it.

...Of course, I'm still delinquent posting photos of my Culebra.

After the wreck, I haven't had the heart to take a picture of itGregory Taylor
Jun 28, 2002 10:45 AM
I got hit by a car on my maiden voyage with the bike. I got in about 5 miles or so before a kid in a Honda pulled out in front of me. I nailed his right front fender and flew over the hood. The kid got at ticket.

I'm working with the insurance company on getting it replaced.

Some luck, huh?
This is the picture from Dean's websiteGregory Taylor
Jun 28, 2002 11:08 AM bike is the twin of this one. Same color and parts pick - my wheels were Open Pro's with Chorus hubs. (By they way, this bike belongs to John, the dude at Dean who takes the orders and works with customers. I figure that the guys building the bikes know what's good...)

The picture doesn't do justice to the paint work: SID Blue powdercoat. Very vibrant. Sigh. It was a nice bike.
Or....this is the picture from Dean's websiteGregory Taylor
Jun 28, 2002 11:13 AM
Nope. That's the Culebra SCi. It's steel. (nm)SamDC
Jun 28, 2002 12:41 PM
Right...That's The Bike That I Bought. And Then Wrecked.Gregory Taylor
Jun 28, 2002 12:45 PM
Sorry for any confusion.
Right...That's The Bike That I Bought. And Then Wrecked.loop
Jun 28, 2002 12:51 PM

Sorry...I forgot. That STILL sucks. Keep at the insurance company. It's no different than if the chowder-head wrecked your car. ...Only worse....