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any thoughts on the 7005 Nova frames @ Chucks Bikes(12 posts)

any thoughts on the 7005 Nova frames @ Chucks BikesK-Man
Nov 21, 2003 11:10 AM
Nova 7005 Double Butted Road Frame
7005 double butted aluminum alloy tubes. The wrong stickers were put on these frames. They do not use Columbus tubing. Other than that there is nothing wrong with the frames. The frame alone is 75.00. The frame and fork are 105.00. If you would like to get the fork at checkout please type "Please add carbon fork to Nova frame for 30.00 more" on the Special Instructions line.

Possibly looking to build up a winter beater bike on the "CHEAP". Anyone know anything about these frames/forks. Suggestions?

KMan
no, butJS Haiku Shop
Nov 21, 2003 11:31 AM
I highly recommend chuck's. have been dealing with him for about 2 years, and ordered as recently as last week. have purchased one frame-only and one frame/fork, plus lots of other stuff. stand-up guy.

-J
what he said...shawndoggy
Nov 21, 2003 12:03 PM
I too have had good experience with Chuck. When I got my current frame from him, he forgot a headset race. Contacted him and it was in my mailbox in two days.

That said, I posted below about being able to score a raceable bike on the cheap. Mr. Brownshorts is scheduled to deliver me a 1999 GT ZR2000 on Tuesday with about 1000 miles on it (assuming the pictures weren't doctored, I believe it). Paid $420 with shipping for a full Ultegra (even 'da hubs!) bike.

Now's the time to shop e-bay for a complete bike. Look at KHS, GT, Fuji and other "lesser" names, especially where the auctions have started with low opening bids and reserves. A couple of full DA GTs went for less than $675 in the past two weeks. People just aren't buying bikes this time of year, and deals CAN be had. Doing a frame-up build is ultimately going to cost more in the long run unless you've got a lot of parts laying around.

My $.02
well said....PeterRider
Nov 22, 2003 2:16 PM
people are not buying much bikes on ebay in the winter. Buy a bike, take what you need and sell the rest when spring comes. But shhhh... don't tell it too loud, or there won't be any good deals left on ebay :-)

Pierre
Sounds scary to me...No_sprint
Nov 21, 2003 12:27 PM
I have no experience with chucksbikes. I would imagine that just materials cost more than that, maybe not. Heck, I'd imagine that shipping a container full of them from Taiwan would cost more than that per piece. I don't know...

I wouldn't buy one, just me. There are plenty of brand new $500 frames around that I'd have no problem racing.

I think Supergo has some Scattante frames for dirt cheap. I've seen them at the races. I'd go with something like that just in case some bad thing happened, I could file suit against Supergo.
Ignore the above post: "Sounds scary to me..."zero85ZEN
Nov 22, 2003 8:33 AM
Chucks Bikes is a totally 100% legit place. He is an honest and nice guy. You can trust him completely.

How someone with no experiece dealing with someone can make off hand comments about something they thus have no knowledge about, is beyond me.

I've dealt with Chuck on a couple of occasions and will again in the future.
The frames in the pics don't have rear derail. hangersDave Hickey
Nov 21, 2003 1:49 PM
Double check with Chuck and see if they come with the frame. Even if they don't it looks like a standard rear hanger
The frames in the pics don't have rear derail. hangersdave_w
Nov 21, 2003 5:15 PM
I bought a CX frame from Chuck recently, came with the unmounted derailler hanger, seatpost clamp, and even an FSA headset.
why is there always..joe friday
Nov 21, 2003 11:01 PM
someone "with no experience" deciding to use
this as a place to pen their foray into fiction?

Why?

Why!

Why?

Why damnit, why?
Ain't the internet great?? nm4bykn
Nov 22, 2003 4:38 AM
re: any thoughts on the 7005 Nova frames @ Chucks Bikesjordan
Nov 25, 2003 12:41 PM
I have not seen the Nova,but I have bought other frames from Chuck.He buys leftover frames from large bike companies in Taiwan.Most are not the latest model frames but are 1-3 year unsold frames.Many of them have one inch steerer tubes.Some are made for the Asian or European markets.I bought a Author 7005 aero look frame from him recently and it came with an Advanced Group carbon fork 1" steel steerer fork.For the price I paid it is great as a trainer frame.I actually prefer 1" non-integrated headsets.He is great to deal with-I have placed at least ten orders with him and I have been more than satisfied.If he has what you need he fills a unique niche market that must make the larger internet sellers cringe!
cost on this type framewardinside
Nov 30, 2003 4:00 AM
I have no idea who made these frames
but the cost on this type frame is about $30 and on the fork is about $20 -- so they are a good deal -- as shipping and duty is about $9 for both
if they are from Taiwan; it is an excellent deal
if from China - Ok