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Just wondering, any aluminum frames without...(8 posts)

Just wondering, any aluminum frames without...Mr Nick
Oct 8, 2003 10:04 PM
...integrated headsets? I think aluminum would be nice to have as a second bike that I could set up with more of a race geometry, but I really don't like integrated headsets. Maybe I'm wrong, but from the posts on this site they seem to be kind of a pain. Especially compared to my King that never needs touching.
Pegoretti, Colnago,... nmSpunout
Oct 9, 2003 3:38 AM
Fondriest...C-40
Oct 9, 2003 3:58 AM
Fondriest frames come with a Mizuno carbon fork and a conventional (cartridge bearing) Fondriest headset. They still have great deals on 2003 frames, all discounted $600 or more.

Click on the specials at www.fondriest-usa.com.
sureSteve_0
Oct 9, 2003 5:04 AM
trek hasnt gone integrated yet, have they?
They did, but for 2004 went back to traditional headsets nmrussw19
Oct 9, 2003 9:55 AM
most small builders....Chicago_Steve
Oct 9, 2003 6:15 AM
That work with aluminum have stuck with traditional HS. Check out Strong, Titus, Sofa King, and Sycip to name a few.
You can still get...Matno
Oct 9, 2003 7:35 AM
Cannondale CAAD4's which have "normal" headsets. Pretty darn cheap too. Last year, my LBS quoted me $500 for a brand new frame (in any size or color) with full warranty. You gain a few grams over the newer frames, but you can still build up a VERY light bike.
Nashbar road frame nmtorquecal
Oct 9, 2003 6:30 PM