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    Newbie Here

    Hi everyone,

    A quick note to say thanks for a great forum! I look forward to benefitting from everyone's experience and knowledge. I am a typical baby-boomer roadie, battling assorted aches and pains, but my biggest (or at least most recent) pain is a terminally cracked Pinarello aluminum frame, so I am now in shopping mode for a replacement. The site already has been helpful (in another forum), so thanks again, and hope to see some of you on the road!

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    Welcome to Bike Forums. What new bikes are you looking at?
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    Two frames: Felt Z65 and a Raleigh Cadent 5.0, which was made by Easton and thus is a bit of a sleeper in terms of quality. Main differences: Cadent has carbon seat AND chainstays, Felt only seat stays. Both have carbon forks with carbon steerers. Both around $300 on ebay, but the Cadent also comes with a Raleigh carbon seat post (may be carbon wrap?), a noname saddle and a stem.

    Cadent has a 215 mm tall head tube, Felt a 180mm, so I am a bit concerned that the Cadent may be a bit too upright/relaxed?

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    Hi pinarellodude ... WELCOME, Hey, how did you ever get, then crack a Pinarello without me knowin' about it ? Seriously though, you ought to check Smart Cycles.
    He ads. here, I like him and have bought there; no pins but hundreds of other frames of the highest quality, may as well view 'em anyway.
    Hope to see you too !

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    Quote Originally Posted by old and new View Post
    Hi pinarellodude ... WELCOME, Hey, how did you ever get, then crack a Pinarello without me knowin' about it ? Seriously though, you ought to check Smart Cycles.
    He ads. here, I like him and have bought there; no pins but hundreds of other frames of the highest quality, may as well view 'em anyway.
    Hope to see you too !
    Are you kidding?! I have been obsessing over the Torelli and Mondonico frames on his site for months! I just don't have the scratch yet for what I really want--a full fit session with the owner, followed by a beautiful build with full Campy.

    The frame purchase is a cheap winter-month compromise--figure I'll switch my old campy stuff onto new frame until I can afford the smartcycle build.

    But you're right--he does have some nice frames on sale...

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    I WAS kidding but wanted you to see that he has alot; mostly composite, carbon and Alum. I reckon that you live up there. I used to and have purchased there.
    last one was a Countach three years ago. I live down south now. Kyle at BiKyle has them to, just in case. I don't know if the two are "friends" but what the heck, if one has what the other doesn't.. ?? ! Read about Mondonico the man also.
    ALL Torellis are very good. The new ones are a little different, still great though.
    If you're tall, a few Mondonicos are left at Smart, Kyle too maybe. Kyle has a goofy site but he has some beautes and like Alex, is a nice, patient, smart guy. Check-out the Giordana Excell frames as well as the other brands. I tried an Excell frame bike many years ago, I can't even tell you... other than I'm too heavy now. My best bike now is the best I've ridden. The paint is better than they brag 'em to be.

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