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Just got my first road frame!!(15 posts)

Just got my first road frame!!longhorn
Apr 21, 2003 4:58 PM
I just brought this guy home, my first road frame ever (it was time to part ways with the mtb). I know it's not a big name ride, but I've read several good things about it and you can't beat the price. $550 for an aluminum frame with a full carbon fork. I'll try to do a write up of the whole thing later on when I actually get my wheels for it and get it all built up. Props to Bill Lewis at W.M. Lewis imports. I spent about an hour out there today and he gave me some pretty good scoop on how his frames get built and some of the other big name companys that have frames and forks made by the same people and out of the same materials.
Great looking frame...Dave Hickey
Apr 21, 2003 5:15 PM
Please post pics of the completed bike. Many happy miles.
It actually has been a well known name for yearsLazywriter
Apr 21, 2003 5:16 PM
and it is a very nice bike. Believe it or not, $550 although a good deal with the fork, it is not that great considering how inexpensive it is to make an al bike. I think it is ridiculous that Pinarello, Colnago, Cannondale and the other aluminum frames cost $2000 and up. I don't care how much tube shaping or whatever goes into the frame, I would never spend that kind of cash on a frmae with a limited fatigue life.
You on the other hand got a great deal and paid closer to what is reasonable for a very good al frame. I am not criticizing your bike, but just pointing out that Pinarello for example charges over $8000 for a Prince LS which is a lightweight aluminum frame with a rider weight limit and short lifespan.
It actually has been a well known name for yearslonghorn
Apr 21, 2003 5:27 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys, I really appreciate it. I was wondering if I was going to get blasted for not having a Colnago with full Campy or something.

I couldn't have put it any better myself on the comparison. After hearing almost an hours worth of stories about the frame building business, I would have to think long and hard about putting up the cash for a Pinnarello or Colnago. I'm not by any means trying to say that those that have bought them shouldn't have, I'm just saying that for the money, I personally would need to make sure that it was completely worth it.

I saw the XXX that he's got now as well. That is a sweet looking frame. Al head and seat tube with carbon stays, down and top tubes. Looks like a killer ride. Granted, this is my first roadie so that doesn't really mean that much coming from me.

Does anyone have a good suggestion for a wheelset that I can get for under $300. I've been looking at getting a set built by ColoradoCyclist with CXP33s and DuraAce hubs. Is there a better deal out there?
Beautiful frame set. Get CXP 33s and Ultegrac722061
Apr 21, 2003 5:46 PM
In Austin? I have a new set of.....teoteoteo
Apr 21, 2003 6:12 PM
Open Pro's with Ultegra hubs. Handbuilt by Lance Armstrong's personal wrench--$150--never rolled an inch
Oh Yeah....teoteoteo
Apr 21, 2003 6:15 PM
And I have brand new DA 12-25 Cassette I'll throw in for $40.
In Austin? I have a new set of.....longhorn
Apr 21, 2003 7:06 PM
sold. how can I contact you?
That is a good price.Sintesi
Apr 21, 2003 6:50 PM
That's going to be one hell of a "first" roadbike. Welcome to roadyhood. Do you have an inkling regarding the spec?
That is a good price.longhorn
Apr 21, 2003 7:15 PM
Specs of the bike? It's full Al frame 59cm c-t, top tube 58.5cm, seat angle 72.3 deg., head angle 74 deg. I haven't gotten to weigh it myself, but it's supposed to close to 3.5lbs. 1" Fork is supposed to be full carbon, but has aluminum joint where steerer meets the blades.
That is a good price.Sintesi
Apr 21, 2003 7:36 PM
Sorry I wrote that wrong. I wanted to know how you plan to spec it out. As in what components do you plan hang on it?

Sorry for sloppy wording.
That is a good price.longhorn
Apr 21, 2003 8:09 PM
Ah, no worries.

I have an ancient shimano 600 groupo that a friend of mine gave to me. It's at least STI so I'm gonna use that to get me going and will then slap a dura ace group on there. I haven't done much research on the whole bar and stem situation, but I'm thinking possibly a Deda setup. We'll have to see what has the best bang for the buck really. Oh, and definitely a set of speedplays. I loved the play that the Frogs had on my mtb. Really helped with a recurring knee issue.
I like it; pretty cool nmDougSloan
Apr 21, 2003 7:26 PM
you did your homework - excellent choices (nm)BenR
Apr 21, 2003 7:46 PM
i have the same frame and fork for saleCORONADO FLYER
Apr 22, 2003 12:00 AM
i have the same exact quattro assi frame, fork, and chris king headset for sale. i would be willing to all three pcs for $520 with shipping. i can also list a private auction on ebay if someone want to buy it. this would make the sale safer for you. i accept paypal.

please e-mail me at if you would like a picture.

i have excelent feedback on ebay.