|Fall debate with myself: new frame?||j-son|
Sep 17, 2002 5:50 AM
|I'm inspired to get a new frame this fall/winter. And I've having this tumultuous internal debate about how to proceed with this potentially life altering decision.
My irrational side compells me to spend a wheelbarrow full of cash on a cool TdF raced Euro alu. frame with a marque like Eddy merckx, Pinarello, DeRosa, etc. I would, methinks, look very good on a Team SC, Prince or Merak.
My rational side says a $2,000+ sub 1 kg. frame made by a Euro. builder is probably not the wisest decision. A better choice would be a homegrown steel frame from a reputable builder a la Steelman, Serotta etc. Less money, more reliable.
Besides, would a 1 to 1.5 lb difference in frame weight really matter to a strong and frequent recreational/fitness rider whose racing days were left behind in college?
Rationality or lust! Which impulse to follow?
|Follow the lust and go with the De Rosa Merak. (nm)||onespeed|
Sep 17, 2002 5:55 AM
|If you have an itch, scratch it, for heavens sake. Without||bill|
Sep 17, 2002 6:04 AM
|apology. They all would be great bikes. Get what you want.
The only thing worse than spending a wheelbarrow of cash is spending 3/4 of a wheelbarrow and wishing you'd got what you wanted in the first place.
I've heard incredible things about the Merckx.
|If you have an itch, scratch it, for heavens sake. Without||Spunout|
Sep 17, 2002 6:15 AM
|Bob Jackson, in 853 Pro steel.|| |