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    N+2 Teaser

    In the next phase of N+ disease I'm picking up frames two at a time. Frames increase the symptoms duration because of the extended period building up the bike
    It's a teaser because I don't have pics of both frames yet. As hints -

    One is white and chrome, 531 tubing - I'll buy a brown/copper Persons leather saddle for it
    One is red and white 853 tubing with matching Reynolds Ouzo Pro CF fork - that needs bullhorn/aerobars

    The newer frame is destined for resale since it's a 52.

    2002 Jamis Eclipse, 853 frame, Reynolds Ouzo Pro full CF fork


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    Frames are always better than complete bikes because you get to pick each bit and assemble it all correctly.

    Okay, I guess maybe new bikes are a better deal when you add it all up, but how often is a new bike equipped exactly the way you want it? Almost never. Well . . . unless you spec'd the new bike and the shop built it up into a complete bike.

    For N+1 or N+2, however, frames are lots better!

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    Boreas was a Frame and fork deal- so was the TCR-C.

    Lot cheaper to buy complete bikes though and just upgrade when parts wear out.
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    I know complete bikes are more equipment for the dollar but I don't think that this hobby would appeal to me as much if I didn't build my bikes from the bare frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Boreas was a Frame and fork deal- so was the TCR-C.

    Lot cheaper to buy complete bikes though and just upgrade when parts wear out.
    It would be even cheaper not to buy a bike at all. Of course, that wouldn't be any fun.

    There's more to life than whatever's cheapest.

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    Four of my bikes are built up from frame or frame/forks. Five were full bikes that have undergone extensive time under the wrench (25% - 50% change). I still owe the pics - I forgot to take some this morning before the clouds rolled in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    Four of my bikes are built up from frame or frame/forks. Five were full bikes that have undergone extensive time under the wrench (25% - 50% change). I still owe the pics - I forgot to take some this morning before the clouds rolled in.
    a new signiture line from "Port Forlorn" perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    a new signiture line from "Port Forlorn" perhaps?
    "Gateway to Never", though it's in most of the Grimes books.

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