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Douglas bikes?(5 posts)

Douglas bikes?Bigburlymtnman
Jan 4, 2003 9:23 AM
Has anyone here had any experiences with the Douglas frames that are found in Colorado Cyclist's catalog? Are they a good buy? Basically I want to know everything about them, a web site would be great, but I haven't been able to find one yet.

Thanks in advance
re: Douglas bikes?gschiener
Jan 4, 2003 10:46 AM
I've been riding a Douglas Precision Ti for about 2 months... Got the frame and built it up with Campy Chorus group,and Proton wheelset... I'm very pleased, as far as the frame construction, the welds are some of the best I've seen on a titanium frame... stickers and head badge smooth and straight...Ride quality is terrific... I think it's a great value at that price...
re: Douglas bikes?Fez
Jan 4, 2003 10:59 AM
Ti frames are from Titanium Sports. I have heard they are good bikes and an even better value. They are priced lower than comparable end-of-year clearance Litespeeds (if you can find them). The warranty is only 5 years, if that matters.

Don't know who makes the AL frames, but the better ones have Easton tubes. The cheapest one does not. Don't know what the warranty is. A decent value, if you don't mind ordering mail order from Colorado Cyclist.
re: Douglas bikes?gtx
Jan 4, 2003 12:51 PM
you can also get frames direct from TST--but most are older ones built for Mongoose for 1" forks
re: Douglas bikes?hammy4200
Jan 5, 2003 5:17 PM
My understanding is that the aluminum versions at least are built by Precision Machine Group in Taiwan. Apparently, PMG also builds/produces for Orbea, Cinelli, Coppi, Reynolds, and Columbus - or so I've been told. They're a contract builder, they don't have a website, but their work seems to be quite good - for this level of bike. Like most things in life, you probably get what you pay for...