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Any ideas on the Gary V frame at GVH bikes(5 posts)

Any ideas on the Gary V frame at GVH bikeshwy45
Jan 20, 2004 11:24 AM
I'm interested in the Gary V frame at GVH bikes with the Campy kit he has on sale. It's a Chorus kit with Centaur casette and calipers and Proton wheels. It sounds great I'd be getting a 58. Thanks for any info.
I believe that they are rebadged Landsharks...Akirasho
Jan 20, 2004 11:55 AM
... or purpose built by Landshark... can anyone elaborate on this?

Be the bike.
re: Any ideas on the Gary V frame at GVH bikesgeeker
Jan 20, 2004 11:58 AM
Frames look great and seem like great deals. If you compare the "Gary V"s with the Landsharks on GVH's site, the details and workmanship are very similar, so I *suspect* the Gary Vs are made by John Slawta (Landshark). My only concern is the small ("standard") tubing diameter (this also applies to the Landsharks shown). This leads to some fear of lack of bb stiffness in larger frame sizes. But I've never heard anything concrete, one way or the other.
I'll take a stab...SamDC
Jan 20, 2004 12:01 PM
Judging by the pictures, I think the Gary V frames are either made by Viner or Land Shark. I'm leaning towards the former but it's only a guess. I'm basing my hypothesis on a couple of things: how the seat stay and top tube intersect and the seat post binder.
Check the GVH Bikes text on the Gary V.cdhbrad
Jan 20, 2004 12:47 PM
He says that they are built exclusively for GVH Bikes "by one of America's leading framebuilders" so wouldn't that eliminate Viner? My understanding is that Viner's are Italian. I have a Landshark and the Gary Vs sure do look similar, especially the seatstay cluster and the dropouts.
Regardless, they are great looking bikes and I am sure they will ride great as well.