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Old 07-31-05, 01:00 AM   #1
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What would you do?

So im waiting for a frame in the mail that should have been here over a week ago. I've been in contact with the seller and it all adds up to being a problem with USPS. If the frame isn't here by tuesday it will be considered lost by the USPS and i will probably get a refund. Since i knew it was comming in the mail i started collecting the parts for it and sold my mtb to a friend. Im now riding his fixie as a loaner. It doesn't really fit and its kind of a pain to deal with. I have a bunch of really nice stuff waitng to put on this frame.
The problem is i got a deal, (frame/ carbon fork/bb all new for $300). And for that amount i can't really get another f/f of the same quality with 120 rear spacing and 1 1/8th headtube. I ride everywhere i go, and i can't ride the loaner for too much longer. My options are to sell all the parts i had waiting(miche cranks, ck headset, phils/cxp33's) and put that together with the refund and just buy a used roadbike that fits and get another fixie later. Or try to troll around ebay for a frame and ride the loaner until i find one.
This whole situation has me really bummed. Don't ask what frame or what seller because none of that really matters. The frame was shipped priority mail and now the post office doesnt know where it is.
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Old 07-31-05, 01:08 AM   #2
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give Cliff Claven a call
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the easier solution seems to be: get an old frame, space it properly (this can be done with a threaded rod and a couple of nuts), and use it until something better comes along. It'd be kind of silly to sell such nice parts since you probably won't get your money back and will then rebuy them later when you're ready to build again. Or, there's always the IRO Mark V (1 1/8" headtube) and the chucks bike frame(s) (I believe one of the two is 1 1/8", but I'd have to check) within your price range.
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Almost all old road frames that are spaced at 126 have 1" steerers. And im not going to try and bring a 130 down to a 120 on a pair of brand new phils. I dont really have time nor patience to dick around with shipping anymore. Being in Hawaii makes it all too much of a hassle.

*by shipping, i mean frames. I've had a few shipped out here and it allways costs tons of $$
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Almost all old road frames that are spaced at 126 have 1" steerers. And im not going to try and bring a 130 down to a 120 on a pair of brand new phils. I dont really have time nor patience to dick around with shipping anymore. Being in Hawaii makes it all too much of a hassle.

*by shipping, i mean frames. I've had a few shipped out here and it allways costs tons of $$
*shrug* looks like you have your answer then. good luck. Fortunately track stuff sells like wildfire, so you should be able to minimize your losses.
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Did the seller put a delivery confirmation or insurance on that package?

We're auctioning off some Model Gs on eBay. 1 1/8" head tube, 120 spacing, 1" threaded fork, headset. The last one went for $270 plus $40 shipping (which includes insurance and a delivery confirmation)

Would a 54 or 58 work for you?

http://search.ebay.com/kogswell

If you're wondering how we get a 1" fork into a 1 1/8" headtube the answer is aluminum headtube reducers.

photos: http://kogswell.com/images/g
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Or, there's always the IRO Mark V (1 1/8" headtube) and the chucks bike frame(s) (I believe one of the two is 1 1/8", but I'd have to check) within your price range.
Yes, the IRO Mark V has 120 mm spacing, 1 1/8" headtube, and you can also upgrade to a carbon fork. Bottom bracket not included, though. It's in the neighborhood of your price range, so take a peek.
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