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Douglas Frames(5 posts)

Douglas Frameslephead
Oct 4, 2002 7:00 AM
Couple more questions on Douglas frames. Does anyone have experience with the scandium model the Stealth? I hear it is the Rocky Mountain Turbo SC rebadged. I've also heard that the rear seat stays have had cracking problems. Can anyone confirm? What about the alignment? Warranty issues? Recalls? Sounds like the ti frames are solid but I'm really interested in the Stealth. Any opinions appreciated.

I have a Stealth. I"m still deciding what I think about it.bill
Oct 4, 2002 9:18 AM
It seems to be stiff through the bottom bracket, in the sense that it is very responsive to pedal input, but it also seems a little noodly around the headset, if that makes sense. It is very light, I'll say that. It's comfortable enough, too, although for a ride over 50 miiles I'll take my steel frame, thank you very much.
CC told me that it was not a rebadged Rocky Mountain, although, CC said, it very well be made by the same Asian manu that, according to CC, manu's everybody's scandium aluminum. CC said that the frame was theirs, manu'd to their specs. Actually, I've never seen a Rocky Mountain other than in photo's, but if you look closely they do look like different bikes. The Stealth, for example, has what I think is called externally butted top tubes and down tubes, in that the tubes flare out or bulge slightly a few inches from the joint, presumably for stiffness.
Stealth I think has a one-year warranty, which ain't much.
CC told me that they have not had recall or known warranty issues with the bike, which, I think, they've only had for a year.
The rear dropouts are not perfectly aligned. When you squeeze down the QR, you can watch the rear derailer squeeze in toward the midline. The wheel is midline and the bike shifts fine, though, and it does not seem to make a difference.
Built up with Campy Record, with water bottle cages and pedals, the bike is under 18 lbs, anyway, although my scale is probably not all that accurate.
You have to buy their seatpost, unless you want to go out and find their oddball seattube size (26.something). Costs $69 for CF; it's okay.
Link to the manufacturer?Slip Stream
Oct 4, 2002 10:15 AM
I found this scandium manufacturer on page:
That's amazing. If that's not the same frame (painted differently),bill
Oct 4, 2002 10:46 AM
it's damn, damn close.
Talon by the same name:Slip Stream
Oct 4, 2002 11:08 AM

Chuck's Bikes is blowing out Martec Forks. Chuck's site does not list weight. A simple search lead to the site. It is amazing what you can find there.