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    spicer

    any opinions on spicer frames? i'm trying to look at my options, but don't know anyone who has one...

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    you won't have any problems with it. Great basic frame. Plus Gene Spicer is incredibly nice, he'll always fix you up right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learn_not2burn
    you won't have any problems with it. Great basic frame. Plus Gene Spicer is incredibly nice, he'll always fix you up right.
    +1.

    i'm running on my second aluminum spicer- (trashed the first in a crash). It's not super-fancy, but i'm quite fond of it.

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    met a guy recently who has a 29" ss mtb spicer... REAL NICE BIKE.

    he rides the ***** out of it and has no compaints!
    - the revolution will not be motorized -

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    I ride a Spicer (http://velospace.org/node/123) and I really like it. Its a good aluminum frame, stiff as hell. The dropouts have replaceable titanium bits so I don't have to worry about chewing up aluminum back there. I've ridden the frame on all sorts of surfaces and enjoyed all of it (on the street, on the velo, on the prarie path, etc). Gene is a fantastic guy to boot

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    I have a Spicer stock aluminum frame and its sweet. Strangely long top tube but I like the geometry and its rock solid. Hes an amazing guy and super accomodating. Best service I have ever experienced anywhere (by far). Some people are kind of turned off by the inustrial techy stylings of gene's stuff but I personally like it. Heres a couple pics of mine looking clean and looking dirty

    I pretty much have to reccomend that people buy from Spicer whenever they mention him.

    edit: Hey Greg wassup!

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    wow. between what i've read online and this forum i've heard nothing but good things about spicer. looks like i may just have to get myself a frame...

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    i don't think anyone does custom cheaper...
    - the revolution will not be motorized -

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    what about his stock steel frames? The go for around $200

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    I've got one of those cheap steel frames. They're not normally that cheap, he's clearing those out because the factory made a mistake. They were originally painted red, and then were painted over in black. I love mine and Gene is a good guy.

    The normal cheap steel track frame is $275.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregg
    I ride a Spicer (http://velospace.org/node/123) and I really like it. Its a good aluminum frame, stiff as hell. The dropouts have replaceable titanium bits so I don't have to worry about chewing up aluminum back there. I've ridden the frame on all sorts of surfaces and enjoyed all of it (on the street, on the velo, on the prarie path, etc). Gene is a fantastic guy to boot
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    Luvthemas just got one of the bargain black over red frames. I gotta say, it's a nice one. He had Gene ship him a threaded fork with it, and he was way cool about it. The welds are decent looking, and the fork crown is quite nice looking.
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    the spicer titanium track frame is total bike porn

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    I recently got one of the steel track frames and i like it alot. Its not fancy but it is a great deal and ride. Gene is a real nice guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklyn
    what about his stock steel frames? The go for around $200

    isn't that the same exact frame as the mercier/khs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mailer
    isn't that the same exact frame as the mercier/khs?
    Yes. Not the yellow one, though. Just the black over red.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

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    I've got a second-hand custom Spicer SS MTB, and it is the balls. Only complaint is the Eccentric BB is a little weird, but that can be replaced.
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    More Spicer here........

    Gene even sent me a reciept for the shipping of my last
    order to show he wasnt making $$$ on it !
    Gene deserves a spot up there with Tony A. and Velocity as the epitome
    of customer service and giving to the community.

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    how does the sizing run on the steel track frame? Do they run small like mark Vs?

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    If anything I would say spicers run large, but email gene and he will be more than happy to tell you.

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    dude I am gunna get a standard steel spicer in about a week yayy I keep hearing good things

    and then I am saving for a spicer pursuit

    they seem like nice guys
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