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Old 09-07-10, 07:42 PM   #1
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Ordered a new Gunnar frame

I finally pulled the trigger. I ordered a new Gunnar frame with the intention of building with pretty good components. Actually I now have most of the components ready. The real task is waiting the four weeks for the frame to be ready.

I have not owned a Gunnar. Any experienced Gunnar owners out there?
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No, but a lightweight steel frame is always a winner in my book and I've read some very good things about Gunnar frames. I hope you enjoy yours!
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Old 09-07-10, 08:27 PM   #3
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I have about 22,000 miles on mine. It's really a good all-around frame, pretty good on rough roads and very stable at speed. It's about 4 pounds for the size 62 frame.
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Never heard of them either but I checked them out after reading your post. This might be the way to go for me. I'm on a 64 cm steel frame now but it's a bit long in the reach. Let us know how the build goes with pictures please. You know the saying around here...pictures or it didn't happen.
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I died hard over a Gunnar. I live not to far from where they are and still think about going over to take a look. Pics a must.
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I'm a huge fan of Gunnar; was on the short list a year ago when I got my Boedie. I always chat up Gunnar owners when I run into them; they're always happy w/the bikes.

One of the nice things about Gunnar is that they are reasonably priced as is; but if you want to add custom goodies or something fancy like a Waterford paint job or Waterford steel fork, you can just tack it onto the order.

Which model are you getting, by the way?

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Old 09-08-10, 10:21 AM   #7
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Gunnar has a great fit tool on their website to help you see how any of their standard geometry frames will fit you at your seat height and various stem sizes.
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I'm enjoying my Custom Gunnar Sport - smoother than the aluminum hybrid I was riding before, even with much smaller tires on the Gunnar (25 vs. 35). I haven't had another road bike (since my youth) to compare it with, but feel it is a good value and not -too- heavy. My finished bike came in at about 21 pounds.
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One of my goals is to build a bike from the frame up, lots of good information here and on the Gunnar site. thanks.
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Been riding my Gunnar Street Dog for almost ten years now. Had it built up by Harris Cyclery in October, 2000. With the advice of the Great Sheldon Brown, I picked out some nice components.

Welcome aboard. Just be advised: Continuous riding will lead to continuous riding. I think you'll enjoy your Gunnar. I certainly do.
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I put a carbon fork on mine, and I use 23mm tires.
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I ordered the Roadie. The size is 60 CM in Battleship Gray. I have purchased an Edge 2.0 Carbon Fiber fork along with a Ultegra 6700 groupo.
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I nearly bought a Gunnar Crosshairs a few months ago and still might someday. Impressive details on their website. Look forward to pics.
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You're in for a treat! I have two Gunnars: a Roadie and a Crosshairs, and they're both wonderful bikes and a tremendous value. Unfortunately, they're also both up for sale: after having achilles problems and getting a professional fit this summer, my saddle's up 4cm (!) from where it was, and both frames are on the small side now. Anybody looking for a seriously sweet road or cx/sport/touring frame in 62cm, metallic royal blue?

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I ordered the Roadie. The size is 60 CM in Battleship Gray. I have purchased an Edge 2.0 Carbon Fiber fork along with a Ultegra 6700 groupo.
That should be a very sweet ride that will give service for quite some time. What wheels are you thinking about?
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That should be a very sweet ride that will give service for quite some time. What wheels are you thinking about?
I have already bought a set of Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels. I will use Vittoria Diamante Pro tires, which I have already purchased. Waiting for the frame to be delivered in about 3 more weeks.

Still undecided on the handle bar. I have an adequate aluminum bar I may stay with. I will use a 3 T stem.
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This really does sound like a great ride shaping up.

I've made my decisions related to handle bars based more on width, reach and drop vs material. Generally (the exception being my touring bike) I like 42s with short reach and shallow drop. Have you used the Bittoria Diamante Pros before? What kind of mileage and puncture resistance do they provide?
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I'm a big fan of the Nitto Noodle bars.
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