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New frame questions.(5 posts)

New frame questions.Tiboy
Dec 15, 2002 12:33 PM
145 lbs., want a comfortable frame, stiff, etc...about $1100. Any ideas? I have seen posts like this before, but I want to start my research so I can make a decision in a week or two. I am not sure what material, I would like this to be a frame that will last a long time...not disposable. Under 3 lbs.
Custom Landshark from gvhbikes.comPdxMark
Dec 15, 2002 2:09 PM
Your $1100 frame price would fit well within the Landshark frameset price, plus the discounted kit prices. Lovely bike. Perfect fit. The big discount is on an Ultegra group, but I'd get Centaur.

It's such fun spoending other people's money!
re: New frame questions.Picshooter
Dec 15, 2002 2:22 PM
You can get a Strong custom frame for $1100. Your choice of colors, tubing etc. Or you can get their production "Hyalite" frame which is still on their web site for $899.I have a Strong and highly recommend it.

There are also some good deals on Steelmans too.
Is that a frame or complete bike price?jtolleson
Dec 15, 2002 4:58 PM
The post just sounded a bit ambiguous (or maybe that is just my brain). That changes the advice a bit, I think.

First, at 145 lbs, any frame will be stiff enough. The bigger risk would be not to buy something too overbuilt for your relatively lightweight self.

Assuming that's a frame-only price, that pricepoint, and with your desire for a bombproof set, would have me looking at steel and titanium (the main ti builder with frames at that pricepoint will be Litespeeds on sale or Sampson Sports, to start).

I'd second the favorable reference to the gvhbikes Landsharks for their cool paint, but honestly when it comes to steel I'm a lugged purist (aesthetic reasons only). Depends on your retro desires or not.
new framemotta
Dec 15, 2002 5:11 PM
Fine suggestions but none are under three pounds. To achieve that you need alu or carbon, maybe Ti but not for $1100.