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Leader frames(6 posts)

Leader framesPaulCL
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.

thanks. Paul
not first-hand, butJS 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.

-J
not first-hand, butPaulCL
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 andcdhbrad
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 framesMShaw
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

Mike