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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-17-05, 06:18 PM   #1
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aluminum welds...

so i recently bought a frame on ebay being sold by a guitar shop. it hasnt arrived yet. they listed it as aluminum but the welds look way too clean to be aluminum. im wondering, should i assume the people listing it had no clue and that ive got a steel frame coming my way (im hoping this is the case)? landsharks site makes it seem like they shy away from aluminum and only deal in carbon and steel. pic attached
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Old 10-17-05, 06:21 PM   #2
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landshark? yarr it be steel matey.and fillet brzed, not welded.

that's one of the only landshark frames I've ever seen without a vomit inducing/inspired paintjob.
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Old 10-17-05, 06:34 PM   #3
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so i recently bought a frame on ebay being sold by a guitar shop. it hasnt arrived yet. they listed it as aluminum but the welds look way too clean to be aluminum. im wondering, should i assume the people listing it had no clue and that ive got a steel frame coming my way (im hoping this is the case)? landsharks site makes it seem like they shy away from aluminum and only deal in carbon and steel. pic attached

you bought a LANDSHARK!!!!


Those things are HOTTTT.

He's got this propensity for making wheel-lickers that I'm not too into, but I think some of his paintjobs are mindblowing.
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Old 10-17-05, 06:45 PM   #4
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That's gonna be a hot bike. FWIW, though, aluminum frames can look like that, too. My Basso's tubes flow together absurdly smoothly.
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I am pretty sure that it is steel. You usually see aluminum frames with a seat tube collar separate from the frame or reinforced edge if the clamping screw goes through the frame material itself. Of course, I could be completely wrong.
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turns out the frame is not only steel but columbus tubing and it included a campy headset. and the icing on the cake is that the bike is way too small for me.
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how big is it, it looks like my size. wanna sell it? (pm me if you do)
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ygpm your mother
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the ebay seller probably picked it up and was like, 'gawd dang this thangs too durn lite to be made outta steel'
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how much did you pay for it?
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my trek 1500 is all aluminum as well and have pretty much seamless welds. Its probably just a well done frame.
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Ha. I read this thread and then just now I saw a that there was a Landshark on Craig's List and I was thinking to myself, "Self, that's a damn coincidence. Looky here, someone's selling a Landshark just as someone else was talking about how they just bought one."

Riiiiight.
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thats hot
damn shame about the sizing
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That's gonna be a hot bike. FWIW, though, aluminum frames can look like that, too. My Basso's tubes flow together absurdly smoothly.
I agree, this Anchor I saw a while back was incredible. Unfortunately I only had my phone to take the picture and it was behind glass.

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thats the nicest looking landshark i've seen in a while... usually I get turned off by their technicolor paintjobs. What size is that?
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I'm surprised no one mentioned the magnet test. Nice frames at a guitar shop near you.
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ok. yeah its columbus max. 55cm top tube c-t-c. seat tube 52 c-t-c/55 c-t-t. im going to get rid of it. PM me offfers or look for it comin back on ebay although id like to sell it here in boston to keep it in the family and see it in action downtown cya
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