6'4" 190lbs dude looking to buy a custom steel frame for under $1k
I just got hit by a car this morning on the ride to work and cracked/bent the seatstays on my Viner Comp. it was a 64cm deda 12.5 lugged steel frame - not the lightest or the stiffest or particularly fancy - i got it from gvhbikes because it fit me and built up with ultegra 9 and some cheap wheels it was $1400 shipped.
but now it's dead and they don't carry my size anymore - but who does really.
so i love steel frames and i figure i can shop for a new one and move my stuff onto it. but beyond that i'm clueless.
The left overs of my bike that will be the "build kit" i guess include:
- Easton SL90 fork (uncut) with a 1" steerer
- MavicOP/ultegra wheels that are serving me fine
- brooks saddle
- ultegra 9sp triple - 5k on it but with a new chain, cassette and cables
sorry if this is TMI at this point.
my riding habits are 4 to 20mile commutes depending on weather and 20 to 50 mile rides along the potomac in dc on the weekends or whenever i can swing it.
i've written doug at curtlo - i'm not really feeling an XO tubeset but that S3 looks like a fine choice.
seriously though, this whole broken-frame thing isn't even a day old so i'm trying to get info to make the right decision so i can get back in the saddle with a quickness.
i'm open to the idea of local builders in the DC metro area too if the quality and price is competitive.
thanks so much,
Last edited by boze; 03-02-07 at 04:13 PM.