Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Peabody, Mass. U.S.A.
Bikes: Ted Wojcik road and Iron Horse Hollowpoint mtb
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is there a price limit were dealing with? and if you have to go custom, we're only looking for a frame, correct? off the top of my head, Colnago and Gios both offer 58 or 59 with 56 and change top tubes amd both offer steel frames. Gios is the cheaper choice, Excel sports in colorado is the only dealer i know of in the US. last i checked the frames were about $800 and that would leave you to choose a fork. the Colnago Master X Light goes for over $2000 for frame/fork. you got IF, Seven, Serotta all have fit systems and do custom builds as well as a bunch of small builders who will work with you to get your size correct. Steelman, Wojcik, Strong, are a few of the small builders that will work with you on the build. if the sizing is important to you, and it sounds like it is, then i would find a LBS that can do a proper fit for you, you'll probably end up paying for it, but you may be able to spin that into a discount on the build if you get the bike thru them. going thru a builder you can at least talk to them and tell them what you want, what your gonna do, how your gonna use the bike etc.. might as well get what you pay for.