Triathlon - TT/Tri ebay bike
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01-11-05, 10:05 AM
Note: See my last post in this thread. This frame is garbage. Lucky it was pretty cheap. DO NOT BUY ONE
Has anyone seen this frame in person? (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7126253747&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT)
Im lookin for an entry level TT/tri bike and have components to build said machine already in the works. Its got a 74* seat angle, and the 56cm bike has a 54cm top tube which is pretty short for me but could be adjusted by running a longer stem.
01-13-05, 07:52 AM
I don't think I would invest in such an unknown quantity. They say that can't tell you the brand, but I think that is junk. They could at least allude to the brand.
I wouldn't buy something if I didn't know what I was buying. If its too good to be true.... all that.
01-13-05, 09:01 AM
Right.. I fully understand what you guys are saying. But what I was really looking for was someone who might have seen the rig. I passed on it BTW.
That company has a ton of those frames, they've been selling them for the last 6 months, so you have time to find out more about it if you want. There are a few things about it that make it a wierd Tri bike, such as the seat tube angle and the diameter of the head tube.
01-13-05, 03:26 PM
Agreed. Im actually thinking of using it for a time trial rig. The thing that gets me is the size of the top tube. It's really short for the frame size.
02-17-05, 06:29 PM
I went ahead and bought this frame.I figured it would be interesting to see what a $165 gets in a frame.
Well let me tell you what you get. dents, wavy tubing and big-ol welds
1) I think its a merida frame. Not 100% sure..
2) The welds are pretty bad. not unsafe but there is a ton of material on the welds
3) there are at least 3 dents which is a big problem in my book
4) its measured center -> top so the frame is probably slightly too small for me
5) the guy is an A$$HOLE.
I should post the entire thread I sent back and forth to the guy once I got the frame and was upset with the dents.
DO NOT BUY THIS FRAME IT IS NOT WORTH THE $150-160 HE IS ASKING.
Good deals are hard to come by, and you tend to get what you pay for - Sorry you had to go through that experience. I think the Cannondale IM Slice Aero Frame, found in the 6000/5000/2000 and 800 is the best Aluminum Tri frame out there. I know a shop near my home that has a few frame sets from which you can build your dream machine (Big Ring Cycles in Golden, Co.).
02-22-05, 01:09 PM
Leader Bikes sells a relatively inexpensive tri frame on ebay. I have one of their road frames and the quality is fairly good. I also see quite a few Quintana Roo frames that go at decent prices.
02-22-05, 01:14 PM
Thanks. I'm going to build the frame up and see what it does. Im still p!ssed.
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