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Who makes the Douglas frames sold at Colorado Cyclist?(6 posts)

Who makes the Douglas frames sold at Colorado Cyclist?jimmyihatetoregister
Oct 23, 2002 2:59 PM
I have not seen who makes them. Also, does anybody ride them? Do people like them? THX
re: Who makes the Douglas frames sold at Colorado Cyclist?Juanmoretime
Oct 23, 2002 3:41 PM
I haven't ridden one. I do know their titanium frame is made by TST.
re: Who makes the Douglas frames sold at Colorado Cyclist?theeatkins
Oct 24, 2002 6:16 AM
Is that the company out of Kennewick, Washington. IF it is, I've heard some possitive things.
TST titanium bike framesNiwot
Oct 24, 2002 9:15 PM
Their work is very good. You can buy their Ti frames directly, with no decals or paint, for a great price ($629 or less).

Their website is at
Does CC still sell ti Douglas frames?pmf1
Oct 25, 2002 4:01 AM
I haven't seen them in the last few issues of their catalogue.
I have a Douglas scandium frame. I'm still deciding what Ibill
Oct 24, 2002 6:18 AM
think about it. It is light (built up, maybe 17.5 lbs) and surprisingly comfortable. It is also a little bit noodly, but I can't say that I've noticed its noodliness in situations other than when I'm thinking about what I think about the bike, if that makes sense. I haven't raced it, although I've taken it on a few hard rides. My Pegoretti steel is certainly a more solid ride and no less comfortable (weighs maybe a lb more). I basically wanted a light bike to race that I didn't spend a fortune on. It seems to fit that bill.
I was told that my frame was made in Asia by a manu that does a lot of scandium frames for many manu's. The welds, compared to, for example, a Merckx Team SC, well, there is no comparison. The Stealth has some externally butted tubes, teardrop chainstays, and some tapering all around, so obviously some thought went into it. It isn't the prettiest bike around, but it's functional and worth what I paid for it, I think ($700 for frame and Ouzo Pro fork).
I wish I could tell you how it compares to, say, a CAAD5, with which it is comparable in price, but that would imply that I actually tested a CAAD5, which I did not. I basically saw the sale price and jumped on the Stealth, with every intention of exploring other options within the 30 day trial period. But I didn't.