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Dean custom fitting(3 posts)

Dean custom fittingcmp
Aug 15, 2002 5:02 AM
Am currently considering a Dean road bike. Because of fit issues, this forum in past postings has recommended a custom bike for me. How helpful is Dean in fitting a bike? I am not real comfortable in sending in measurements to fit my bike. To tell the truth, the Serotta system where they set you up on an adjustable bike is more comforting, but Serotta is many more $$$ than Dean.
You can use the Serotta system and still get a Deansn69
Aug 15, 2002 5:11 AM
Most LBSs who are "certified" in the Serotta system offer the service independant of buying a Serotta for about $40-$60. The ones I've worked with all offered to deduct that from the price if they do the build (IOW, if you buy through them). If you decide to go that route, you can get fitted, buy the frame of your choice, and then have your LBS do the work.

While I'm a huge fan of Dean--I own one and love it--I'd recommend that you also look at some other comparably priced and equally skilled smaller framers who have great custom reps including, but not limited to Anvil, Teesdale, Curtlo, Sycip and Strong. There are many more, as I'm sure others will attest to. A simple web search will find all of the aforementioned websites.

Good luck,
You can use the Serotta system and still get a Deancmp
Aug 15, 2002 3:42 PM
Thanks for the tip, I just made an appointment to get a Serotta fitting.