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What is your next frame?(30 posts)

What is your next frame?Len J
Jul 25, 2002 7:37 AM
The c-40 lust topic got me thinking about what I might buy next (if I ever get a job).

So What is YOUR next frame and why?

Len
probably a mountain bike again (Airborne?) nmDougSloan
Jul 25, 2002 7:47 AM
Been looking at these....Eager Beagle
Jul 25, 2002 7:49 AM
http://www.btinternet.com/~merciancycleslimited/index.htm

because they are classics, and different.
For reasons I can't explain, I yearn for a Surlycory
Jul 25, 2002 7:57 AM
I already have better bikes than that, including a better frame I converted to a singlespeed. Plus they don't make Surlys in my size. But every time I see one or read about them, I think, "Man, I could build up a nice . . ."
re: What is your next frame?rufus
Jul 25, 2002 7:58 AM
len, i'm in the same boat-need a job first. but probably this one.
c-40 or calfeeColnagoFE
Jul 25, 2002 8:17 AM
I have my dream steel frame (Master XL) and a good MTB (GF Sugar) so I now "need" a superlight racing machine! Doubt I'll get one right away though with the way this economy is going I'm gonna wait a while. They'll probably be coming out with a C-41 pretty soon with evern more "improved" features. I'm kinda waiting to see if Ernesto ever goes 1 1/8 steerer before I plonk down the cash.
re: What is your next frame?jakerider
Jul 25, 2002 8:22 AM
Someone please talk me out of this but I am thinking of ditching the ls palmares. Sloping,
compact frames are very interseting to me for some reason. (for fit reasons) The giant carbon frame has really caught my attention. I am crazy right?
A little crazy. But what the hell.djg
Jul 25, 2002 10:31 AM
If the Palmares fits, and you're comfortable on the bike, I wouldn't look to anything else for performance advantages and I'd want to look long and hard at one of the 3-sizes-fit-all compacts to make sure that I could get the set-up as I like it. Also, if you're looking for a noticeable performance advantage I'd ask the following question: just how suggestible are you?

But what the hell, it's your money and this whole thing is not a completely rational process anyway. Or it's rational at this level: your money, your hankering, your opportunity to calculate how to satisfy your hankerings given your money. Buy what you want.
re: What is your next frame?No_sprint
Jul 25, 2002 8:24 AM
Man, that's a toughy. There are a lot on the list. Parlee, LandShark, Calfee, Holland, Sachs to begin with.
re: What is your next frame?jakerider
Jul 25, 2002 8:29 AM
Someone please talk me out of this but I am thinking of ditching the ls palmares. Sloping,
compact frames are very interseting to me for some reason. (for fit reasons) The giant carbon frame has really caught my attention. I am crazy right?
re: What is your next frame?cincy1
Jul 25, 2002 8:32 AM
Colnago Oval Master.
I keep trying to talk Miss M into a Triplet.MB1
Jul 25, 2002 8:34 AM
We will need a third rider of course. Interested?

From the Santana Website...

Our most popular family bikes, a Triplet can be built in an amazing number of configurations. Choose from 700c or 26" wheels, drop or upright bars and CroMoly, aluminum or titanium tubing. While we always have three or four of the most popular sizes in stock for immediate delivery, we are happy to custom build triplets and can deliver one within 5 weeks of confirming your order.

Frame: Choose from Santana/Eco/Columbus CroMoly, Santana/Easton aluminum or Santana/Ancotech titanium
Fork: Santana MegaSize CroMoly 700c or 26"
Weight: from 15 (titanium) to 18 (CroMoly) pounds per rider
Sizes: Medium CroMoly frames are stocked for immediate delivery
Build to order frames: are produced in as little as 5 weeks at no extra charge
Components: premium componentry plus
— Arai drum brake
— choice of 700c or 26" 48-spoke wheels
— choice of drop or upright handlebars and controls
Price: from $5495
Why?......Len J
Jul 25, 2002 8:45 AM
I suppose you would get some interesting looks riding down the road with one empty seat!

Would it be the middle or the back?

Len
Does there have to be a reason?MB1
Jul 25, 2002 9:55 AM
I did the "Mojave By Moonlight" on a triplet once.

Ohhh fast.....

BTW the sucker rides in the middle.
that sounds kinda kinky..menage a trois anyone?-nmColnagoFE
Jul 25, 2002 9:59 AM
My pick...Len J
Jul 25, 2002 8:42 AM
I have narrowed my next frame down to one of the following:

Serotta or Spectrum
Double butted Titanium or lugged double butted 853 steel
Either will be painted (Still noodling on paint scheme).

Geometry:

-Custom fit (Ton Kellogg fitting attracts me)
-Touring chainstays for comfort
-Rack braze ons
-Will look to get bars no more than 2 inches below seat without spacers thru combination of headtube extension and partially sloping top tube
-Juries out on fork &/or cantilever brakes.

My main use is longish (organized & unorganized) tours and fast recreational training rides. I want a responsive but comfortable all day ride.

It's fun to think about the perfect ride.

Len
Does it count?Juanmoretime
Jul 25, 2002 8:45 AM
My Dean El Diente just came UPS today, does it count as my next?
Oooh! Ooooh! Good Going! (nm)Gregory Taylor
Jul 25, 2002 8:57 AM
What happened to the fixte/SS? nmMB1
Jul 25, 2002 9:53 AM
What happened to the fixte/SS? nmLen J
Jul 25, 2002 9:59 AM
It's on the list. The above is my "Big money bike". I may turn the Lemond into a Fixie/ss or sell it to buy a Fixie/ss.

Len
A Mercian Audax with Vincitore Spearpoint Lugs...Me Dot Org
Jul 25, 2002 8:50 AM
...Brooks swift saddle...gonna have an 'old school' ride...
Dean -- either a Culebra SCI or El Diente X-Tra LightGregory Taylor
Jul 25, 2002 8:55 AM
This is actually going to happen fairly soon. I'm replacing the Dean that got whacked by a car on its first outing. The Culebra SCI is Columbus Ultrafoco with a Carve Carbon seatstay. The El Diente X-Tra Lite is a full custom butted Ti frameset with the Carve seatstay. Both framesets should weigh about the same (2.5 - 2.6 lbs.) and would be using a Uzo Pro fork. The steel is cheaper...but the Ultrafoco tubing is SOOOOO light that I just have visions of having it wad up into a little ball the first time that I wreck, which will happen eventually.
Strong Frames Overlander...miposy
Jul 25, 2002 9:03 AM
my strong frames foco roadbike is awesome in the summer and fall, but in winter and spring I have needed something on which I can put bigger tires and fenders to handle all the crap that is on the seattle roads (and the increased offroad excursions and curb jumping necessitated by the reduced visibility in the rain and gloom).

this cross-bike, with Avid Disks, is going to be it...
re: What is your next frame?PMC
Jul 25, 2002 9:03 AM
I've only narrowed it down to aluminum or Ti for myself. I already own a nice CF bike and two nice steel bikes so off to another frame material.

The wife wants a new steel bike for next season. It will most likely be a Landshark built with Chorus.
re: I'm still in love with my latest frame!dzrider
Jul 25, 2002 9:04 AM
I do sometimes think of a Bilenky Tourlite and wonder how different a custom frame would fit & feel. But last night, 70 degrees, keeping up with young riders on a bike that's long enough and has eyelets for touring and all was right and wonderful. We all know the damage that lust can do to a relaionship.
None - I still like my LS Tuscany "heavy hunk of sh!t" nmPdxMark
Jul 25, 2002 9:30 AM
LOL, Hey it wasn't my comment! nmLen J
Jul 25, 2002 9:31 AM
my next bicycle will be brand new ....Spirito
Jul 25, 2002 11:24 AM
a sachs 30th

how beautiful. created from materials (fork crowns, lugs etc) that would have been used when the master first started making frames. elegant, classic and superbly finished.

a lot of time spent in all details to make a "new" creation. perhaps i should start saving soon as they are very limited in numbers (30?)

ciao
re: What is your next frame?Blue Crown Jewel
Jul 25, 2002 12:07 PM
I still love my IF Crown Jewel, but ever since I picked up a Bianchi Milano for my girlfriend, I keep thinking I should get one for myself as well. Ofcourse, the Bianchi DISS is also appealing and now has dis brakes.
re: What is your next frame?xcandrew
Jul 25, 2002 1:45 PM
Steelman Eurocross. Great craftsmanship, functional, beautiful, and lightweight - this is the one that I'm lusting for.

I'm also considering the Gunnar Crosshairs, the Surly Crosscheck and a couple of others.