Jul 29, 2003 10:13 AM
|I want to build up a second bike. The price is right on these frames. Anyone have any experience.
|not first-hand, but||JS Haiku Shop|
Jul 29, 2003 10:16 AM
|one of the regulars on our weeknight hammerfest rides a leader--not sure which one (it's white, if that helps, LOL). purchased off ebay. it replaced a c'dale saeco replica, which he still has. he moved the parts from the c'dale to the leader. no complaints, happy with the frame when asked. he's been on it ~3 months. hth.
|not first-hand, but||PaulCL|
Jul 29, 2003 10:36 AM
|I just found out that my cracked Ti colnago can't be repaired - so I have lots of spare components in my basement. I figure for +/-$300...I'm not risking a whole lot of coin.|
|uh, it's been said before, but...||shawndoggy|
Jul 29, 2003 11:06 AM
|check out www.chucksbikes.com too.
That said, there's a junior around here who regularly spanks people and he rides a Leader, so it can't be holding him back too badly. Frame looks nice, though I haven't done the super-anal weld-by-weld inspection.
|I have had a 715, the cheapest frame, with Ultegra for over a year and||cdhbrad|
Jul 29, 2003 12:44 PM
|its a nice ride for the $$$ with good overall finish. The welds won't win many beauty contests, but they are as good as many on bikes for $1,500 or more in my LBS.|
|Alternative to Leader frames||MShaw|
Jul 29, 2003 10:06 PM
|My little brother just picked up a Tommaso frame on ebay. Compact, CF rear end, AL steerer CF fork. Says it rides nicer than the Ti frame he was riding previously.
I think he paid about $300 for frame/fork/HS