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yet another good www.chucksbikes.com experience! (with pics)(9 posts)

yet another good www.chucksbikes.com experience! (with pics)JS Haiku Shop
Feb 6, 2003 12:16 PM
purchased the "advanced composite" carbon monoblock frame and some other stuff from chuck last month. this was my second transaction with chucksbikes.com, and i was very pleased both times.

the frame and parts shipped as requested and without delay, arrived in good condition (though the UPS customer counter rep tossed the box around like you see exaggerated in movies, LOL), and all items were as promised, and more. i was pleased to find that chuck even pressed in the cups of the headset i ordered.

any guesses on the frame make and model? those of you who know from a past conversation need not spoil the punch for everyone else...

first pic is from the chucksbikes.com website, second pic is from my house, with calipers, headset, fork upgrade, seatpost, & stem.

I'm only guessing hereTig
Feb 6, 2003 1:52 PM
...but that looks like a Kestrel SC200 or some other Kestrel model. I missed your past thread.

You get bonus points for protecting the bottom bracket's underside with the towel!
Hmmm...carpe_podium
Feb 6, 2003 2:51 PM
I'm gonna go with Look. Either 386 or 286 not sure. Hickey will probably shoot me down on this. Pretty cool looking frame though.
... speaking of Chucksbikes...Akirasho
Feb 6, 2003 3:16 PM
... this thread is working over at "Bicycling.com"

http://forums.bicycling.com/bic/thread.jsp?forum=6&thread=26885
http://www.granprixbicycles.com.au/CSKFrames.htm
http://www.chucksbikes.com/fr0041.htm

Be the bike.
Thanks for reminding me. . .js5280
Feb 6, 2003 3:17 PM
I've been wanting to try a foward seatpost for triathlons. Chuck's had one for $22 last season so I was really happy they still had them in stock. I put my order in today. Of course, now I need a new seat. . .

Don't think it's a newer Kestrel or a Trek, the top/seat stays/tube don't match up quite right. However, it does have the indented seat tube so the rear wheel tucks in like a Kestrel. Near positive it's not a Look. They usually have round tubes and look very traditional. Doubt it's a Calfree or Colnago at that price and it just doesn't look all that chi-chi. Wow, who else who else makes carbon fiber? My best guess would be an earlier Kestrel based on that indented seat tube.
re: yet another good www.chucksbikes.com experience! (with pics)dave_w
Feb 6, 2003 4:24 PM
hmmm, saw an inexpensive cf bike in Hawaii that had a "BP Stealth" logo, so I'll go with that as my guess.
re: yet another good www.chucksbikes.com experience! (with pics)jordan
Feb 6, 2003 10:47 PM
The frame is made in Taiwan by Avanced Multitech.It is not made by the US based Advanced Composites.It is the same frame as the LOOK KG 286 of a few years back.The fork that Chuck sells with the bike is a Martec M7.A super deal from a great guy.
re: yet another good www.chucksbikes.com experience! (with pics)jordan
Feb 6, 2003 11:01 PM
Ooops,the frame comes with a Martec M3 fork not M7.
we have a winner!...JS Haiku Shop
Feb 7, 2003 5:59 AM
in fact, that is the m7. however, it does come with a threaded m3 by default. look kg286 is correct--though most are traditional by design, with carbon tubes and aluminum/other lugs, this one's CF monococque. 56 c-c measures more like a 57 c-c or even c-t, in this case (seems like a larger frame than estimated).

:)