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jimmuller replied to the thread Does a decent, attractive, cheap group set exist?.
" Cheap and attractive? Yes. Mismatched vintage stuff. Suntour Vx or VGT-Lux derailleurs. Weinmann, Dia-Compe, or Mafac brakes. Normandy, Suntour, or Shimano hubs. It the old days (when some of us bought our first bikes) we didn't worry about gruppo's because they didn't exist. "

08-28-14, 07:29 PM

jimmuller replied to the thread Columbus Aelle vs higher end SL or SLX frames?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Facanh View Post
So cheaper Columbus steel frames are just as good as a more expensive ones like SL or SLX, EL etc.?
Well, yes any no. Here is how frame material usually works. All steels have the same elastic properties, which means they are all equally stiff, all other things... "

08-28-14, 07:21 PM

jimmuller replied to the thread Columbus Aelle vs higher end SL or SLX frames?.
" What they all said. It probably isn't the tubing. It could be the wheels. Are they strung up tight enough? It could be the design and construction of the frame regardless of the tubing. Plenty of great bikes have been made from lesser tubing and plenty of bad bikes have been made from high-end... "

08-28-14, 04:49 PM

jimmuller replied to the thread how much does a cosmetic dent effect the price of a bike? do you ride a "dent dog"?.
" [QUOTE=Wildwood;17079192]When the bike arrives, there is damage to the downtube paint & decals with a very slight dent (from the stem tapping the downtube enroute to USA), which appears to be cosmetic. You get a settlement for 1/3 the sale price. Which does not pay for a full, professional frame... "

08-28-14, 03:34 PM