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Any Experience with Cramerotti Frames??(7 posts)

Any Experience with Cramerotti Frames??toomanybikes
Jan 23, 2003 7:56 PM
At the risk of being tossed out of the house I am thinking of buying a new bike and am thinking seriously of a Cramerotti.

Does anyone have any experience they can share on the Cramerotti bikes / Frames - Please?

I really can't find much in the way of comment on them.

Help would be appreciated, don't want to do something stupid, OTOH don't want to pass on something good!?
I like themPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jan 23, 2003 10:43 PM
I really like my Cramerotti... I'm getting a new track bike from them this year. They are nice bikes with great worksmanship and the fact you can get them custom sized and painted is a very nice feature.

Which bike were you thinking of?

Nick
PodiumBound.ca
I like themtoomanybikes
Jan 24, 2003 5:57 AM
Torn between the Nordista with Centaur 9 or the Cerreto with Centaur 9.

The Nordista is the 'Cross frame and Cerreto is Foco steel frame with Vitus fork but still using steel rear triangle.

They are both pretty good prices for what you seem to get.
Nothing wrong with choicesPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jan 24, 2003 7:16 AM
You can't really go wrong with either of these steel frames. And like a post below said Cramerotti's attention to detail in the welds is great... combine that with custome geometry and paint for n/c (albeit a bit of a wait) you definitely get what you pay for.

Nick
PodiumBound.ca
What I'd really like....toomanybikes
Jan 24, 2003 9:48 AM
... is the MAverick with Record equipment but at the age of 43 I'm really not pounding out the miles and hard time I did in my youth that would justify the level of bike.

With two kids in school I'm pretty sure I can find other uses for the price difference between the Maverick ( around CDN $5,000 and the Nordista with Centaur at about CDN $2,000).

I've also come to accept what I would not have when younger and unmarried, that the difference between 19 and 20 pounds
really isn't anything to get excited about and I can contribute a h$ll of a lot more by just being in better shape or losing a couple of pounds off of me.

Age and Wisdom suck!
I've not ridden one but seen a few. . .Mike P
Jan 24, 2003 5:44 AM
One of the local shop owners thinks highly of Cramerotti and he has ordered a few. I have seen a couple of those bikes before he built them up and have to say they look to pay attention to detail on the welds and finish.

Mike
re: Any Experience with Cramerotti Frames??toomanybikes
Jan 24, 2003 6:20 AM
Thanks for the responses, I appreciate it. Much as I would like an 853 frame I can't get over the pricing and ready availabiblity of the Cramerotti stuff. I go into the store in Vancouver whenever I am there and the built up bikes and frames look great so I have been really starting to think that way. If I stay to a steel bike, pricing is lower and I'm risking less I figure, If i want to get somethig fancier later then I could do that too, I guess.

Thanks guys.