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Anyone know anything about Cougar frames (UK?)nm(7 posts)

Anyone know anything about Cougar frames (UK?)nmStevieP
Dec 2, 2002 6:14 AM
YupEager Beagle
Dec 2, 2002 6:26 AM
They are knocked out by Paul Donnaghue. They are, I think, just generic non-custom steel training frames - I suspect that he does not actually make them, hence the name. I have seen a couple around and they look fine. I doubt Donnahue would back them if they were not reasonably hight quality in their construction/workmanship. At £160ish they seem to be a good training frame buy if you like steel.
Link:Eager Beagle
Dec 2, 2002 6:48 AM
http://www.donohuecycles.co.uk/

Even with all the variations I didn't get the spelling right..
Thanks EB. Can you help me with my quandary?StevieP
Dec 2, 2002 7:28 AM
I was fairly convinced that you would be the one to respond to me first! I would have contacted you direct but no contact details.

I have been on his site. I had an inkling that he was something he was backing. I do like the frame he is offering for £159 (the blue, white & red one). I am not sure if this includes forks & his phone number does not work so I e-mailed him this morning. No reply yet.

I already have a winter bike with mudguards that is fine. I am rennovating my Colnago Superissimo and adding a new Chorus groupset and this bike will only come out in bone dry conditions.

That leaves an Ultegra groupset that is in v good condition with no home so I thought that, rather than leave it in a cupboard, I would buy a frame & a few choice parts & build it up for around £300. I would then use this on days when it is dry but ground is wet or if there is a chance of rain!

Any ideas where I can get cheap but good steel frames (has to be steel!)? I have tried Ribble & Deeside but they have all sold out!

Thanks
Hmm - you have coveredEager Beagle
Dec 2, 2002 7:38 AM
most of the obvious options. However, try:

http://www.sjscycles.com/store/vIndex.htm

and see what they have there (I mean I know they have the stuff, but I don't know how up to date the web stock is).

Also Condor, Grays Inn Rd London (www.condorcycles.co.uk).

This may be a bit pricy (but mail for offers) and it a bit niche, but interesting anyway:

http://www.btinternet.com/~merciancycleslimited/pages/frames.htm

I do know (from when MJ had his Donahue buit) that the 'phone/email response time is uttlery risible.

Failing that of course, there's always Loot (wwww.loot.com)

Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

Nice problem to have anyway..
Hmm - you have coveredStevieP
Dec 2, 2002 8:03 AM
Thanks. I looked at SJS earlier but I am not sure that I want a frame with www.sjscycles.com on the downtube! Bit tacky.

Condor are a bit pricey.

I have e-mailed Mercian.

Does MJ have a tel no for Donohue as I hate waiting!!

Thanks again
Hmm - you have coveredMJ
Dec 2, 2002 8:10 AM
I used the one on the website that's not answering or listed in directory enquiries

their customer service was crap - their bike is great

maybe a letter to Donohue would get somewhere