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US company steel bike for ~$2500?(16 posts)

US company steel bike for ~$2500?PDF
Jan 26, 2004 6:10 PM
I ride a Ritchey Road Logic with Ultegra and a few upgrades that came in, price-wise, right under $2500. A friend is interested in getting a new bike and has taken a liking to the RL. We got to wondering if there are other steel bikes by any US companies with as good, or better, reputations as Ritchey that might be priced similarly. He is thinking Ultegra to get more out of the frame. Nothing used though. Ideas?
re: US company steel bike for ~$2500?Lone Gunman
Jan 26, 2004 6:29 PM
Sort of a vague question, your friend needs to know what he wants in frame geometry, but if that is not that important to him, Lemond and Sampson are 2 possibilities. Waterford might be another.
re: US company steel bike for ~$2500?Spiderman
Jan 26, 2004 6:34 PM
Serotta Fierte or Colorado 3 will be around there. Dave Kirk frames, strong, lemond, Rivendell(?). There are tons out there. Many you will be able to get custom.
Gunnar too...Nater
Jan 27, 2004 6:18 AM
same production facility as Waterford...about $700 for frame.
Custom Landshark with Ultegra is $1,995 from GVH Bikes.cdhbrad
Jan 27, 2004 6:25 AM
All Landshark works in is steel. You can't go wrong with that deal.
re: US company steel bike for ~$2500?KG 361
Jan 26, 2004 6:50 PM
A lot of custom builders use steel. Depending on how you spec them, you should be able to get one for around that. For me, I would go with a Williams frame, here in PA.
re: US company steel bike for ~$2500?lyleseven
Jan 26, 2004 6:52 PM
Seven makes a terrific steel bike for $1495- probably over $2500 with fork, Ultegra and wheels. Consider the new LeMond CF and steel for $2,500 also.
re: US company steel bike for ~$2500?wily in pacifica
Jan 26, 2004 7:03 PM
I have two Ritcheys , but for $1999 you can get GVH bikes to order, and I believe it is custom, an Ultegra equiped Landshark that is either luged or filet brazed. I believe that is with a carbon fork or just a few more bucks for carbon if not. I believe that price is for either a road or cross bike. There is a 5-6 week wait but as I said I think he makes each frame to order so each can be a custom sized frame. I think he has you go to a local shop to get fitted if you don't know what size you are.

Plus you get the one of a kind paint job.

Willy in Pacifica
can't you get a sachs for that?rufus
Jan 26, 2004 8:06 PM
or is that just for the frame?
Pretty sure just the frame for 2k, but they are great bikes(nm)cdhbrad
Jan 27, 2004 6:54 AM
What about North American Companies?Franchise
Jan 27, 2004 4:29 AM
I know it's not a US company, but Cervelo has the Superprodigy frameset for $999. Just another recommendation. I've thought about the Cervelo. Where did you get a Road Logic. Is that the one with the Niobium Tubing? I tried to get one from excel, but they don't get any more of those frames from Ritchey.
Marinoni, Cramerotti in CanadaSpunout
Jan 27, 2004 5:04 AM
for some good deals, your USD is gaining a few cents in recent weeks and will save you some $$.

Cervelo, if it fits, is a beautiful frame. Watch the low head tubes and long TTs may result in a big spacer stack.
What about North American Companies?PDF
Jan 27, 2004 6:49 AM
I got mine from Excel in July 2002. I noticed they don't feature them in their catalog anymore. I have an enquiry into them as to whether they can still get one special order.
Thanks for the ideas, everyone. Lots of nice bikes in this price range.
What about North American Companies?bill105
Jan 27, 2004 7:04 AM
look at a burley
re: US company steel bike for ~$2500?bw77
Jan 27, 2004 8:07 AM
Take a look at, they offer custom for
$125 over their standard pricing. It's a bit over your
$2500 budget, but not too far over.
re: US company steel bike for ~$2500?Heron Todd
Jan 27, 2004 9:26 AM
Are you looking for a US-built frame or just one offered by an American company? Several of the bikes listed so far are made overseas. Gunnar is probably one of the best bargains for US-made steel. If you like lugs, we can get you under $2500 with a Heron.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776