Jan 31, 2004 9:45 AM
|GVH Bikes has several Winers listed in his inventory and they look like they would make a good second bike at a reasonable price. Can anyone suggest a site or link that would compare the different types tubing used. I checked Winers site but that is not a lot of information there. thanks.|
|Opps! meant VINER nm||andre71144|
Jan 31, 2004 10:14 AM
|re: Viner, second bike??!!||t5rguy|
Feb 1, 2004 4:47 AM
|I wouldn't consider Viner a second bike! Very nice product i.m.h.o., check out the website of the dutch importer. Good info on each frame model.
|re: Viner, second bike??!!||andre71144|
Feb 1, 2004 8:01 AM
|i was not trying to imply that Viner was a second rate bike only that the frames from GVH are probably dicontinued models and at that price they are very attractive if i was going to build up a bike for certain rides like climbs. the price is certainly better than say a trek 2300 at $1200 for frame and fork.|
Feb 1, 2004 9:29 AM
|I got a viner frameset to build up in the early 80's because my ross touring bike developed a cracked frame. I couldn't afford a whole bike so I just switched the parts over to the new frame. Actually the shop did it while I watched/helped. The bottom bracket needed faced and the threads cleaned up which took quite a bit of time and I couldn't have done it myself. The frame was very high quality I thought, lots of little touches usually only on big brand high end, like alignment screws on dropouts, brazed cable guides, cuttout lugs. Just plain pretty. It was the sport touring model so I also had rack brazeons. And still light to boot!! I'm glad the brand is still around.
Sorry, that didn't answer your question, I was just waxing sentimental.