Aug 16, 2002 5:07 AM
|I'm considering a Viner (T10 Pro Team V5).
Does anyone have any advice about or
experience with these frames? Good? Bad?
|re: Viner frames||african|
Aug 16, 2002 5:14 AM
|I almost got a Viner look at this place, the guy is really cool to deal with and might sell his bike for a song.
|re: Viner frames||pkompath|
Aug 16, 2002 5:48 AM
|The frame "WHINES" up and down the mountain.|
|re: Viner frames||Jaybee|
Aug 16, 2002 5:53 AM
|pkompath, shouldn't you be working?|
Aug 16, 2002 6:55 AM
|I'm afraid the italian pronunciation (Viners are made in Pistoia, Italy) is more like wiener. Hot dog!|
Aug 16, 2002 6:48 AM
|...as long as you won't miss the big name brand recognition.
I've raced a ProTeam for over two years, and have no complaints at all. The frame is made of genius tubes (steel) so it's not quite the same, but I also have an aluminum Evolution, and I'm happy with it as well.
Viner has been around a long time--folks who raced in the 60s and 70s will recognize them more often than the young'uns. Their frames are beautifully crafted and an excellent value. You won't be sorry.
If you're not already dealing with Gary Hobbs on this one do yourself a favor and check for the best prices available on Viner frames at http://www.gvhbikes.com.
If you have any other questions please let me know.
Aug 16, 2002 7:03 AM
|Thanks for the feedback.
The name recognition isn't a problem as
I've been riding a Waterford sans decals
for 10 years. I've heard of Viner and have
a friend who rides a steel frame, but don't
see them around much. Someone turned me on
to the GVH site, and I saw the great deal
on the T10 Pro Team V5.