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Old 05-28-07, 07:17 PM   #1
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Leader Track bike???

anybody have experience with Leaders track bike the "LD735tr" ???
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Old 05-28-07, 07:25 PM   #2
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check the road forums, it seems like leader sells more road frames than track frames. they're also alot more angry so if it gets a good review from them, then it's probably better than decent.
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Old 05-28-07, 07:26 PM   #3
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Search function will show you threads regarding leader frames.

Do not buy from ebay, the seller is a ******bag.

It requires a specific cane creek headset

Its in-expensive

Its not the lightest frame ever

It was worth the money I paied for mine.
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Old 05-28-07, 07:30 PM   #4
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doofo, why do you have two profiles?
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Old 05-28-07, 07:36 PM   #5
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i have the road bike and i love it.

if the track frame had horizontal dropouts i'd get one. the dropouts are straight, as they should be, but they aren't horizontal when the frame is on wheels. change the chainring and the geometry changes...adjustable geometry doesn't jazz me.
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Old 05-28-07, 08:55 PM   #6
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Ebay

We have excelent feedback on eBay:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...me=STRK:ME:UFS

Only the best customer service and fast shipping on a quality product. Leader uses the IS Cane Creek headset on most Leader frames. Have been for over four years with no problems. Easy to install, smooth, and light.

Here is a nice photo of a local track team Leader sponsors in San Diego.
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Old 05-28-07, 09:03 PM   #7
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Hey I used to race there!
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Old 05-28-07, 10:39 PM   #8
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We have excelent feedback on eBay:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...me=STRK:ME:UFS

Only the best customer service and fast shipping on a quality product. Leader uses the IS Cane Creek headset on most Leader frames. Have been for over four years with no problems. Easy to install, smooth, and light.

Here is a nice photo of a local track team Leader sponsors in San Diego.

there have been multiple threads on this forum pointing out your offensive, threatning, unresponsive and generally impolite customer service
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Old 05-28-07, 10:40 PM   #9
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there have been multiple threads on this forum pointing out your offensive, threatning, unresponsive and generally impolite customer service
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH SNAP, you just got called out son!!!!!
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Old 05-28-07, 10:45 PM   #10
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As a clarification: Leader Bike, the manufacturer was very polite, and helpful on my shipping and order. I have also been very satisfied with their product. They have a factory storefront online, which I suggest ordering from.
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doofo, why do you have two profiles?
i hate to break up this leader love fest even though i doubt leader will be back

but i need to defend my honor

im here not there

pfutz will you please continue to post while i drink water
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Old 05-28-07, 10:57 PM   #12
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doofo, why do you have two profiles?
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

no seriously

thats really weird

something weirds going on
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ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

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To Pfutz:

If anyone including myself offended you in any way I apologize. I am happy Leader was helpful in the end.

We deal with many customers everyday and there will always be times someone will not be satisfied with the product or service. The vast Majority over 99% of our customers have been quite satisfied with both.

eBay store and the direct store www.leaderbikestore.com are at your service.

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If anyone including myself offended you in any way I apologize. I am happy Leader was helpful in the end.

We deal with many customers everyday and there will always be times someone will not be satisfied with the product or service. The vast Majority over 99% of our customers have been quite satisfied with both.

eBay store and the direct store www.leaderbikestore.com are at your service.

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After reading about your service on this forum I chose to purchase directly. You need not apologize to me, but rather I might suggest focusing on those whom made the initial threads. I am happy your feedback has been good, I hope it marks an improvement over the services people have accused you of having.
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Old 05-29-07, 10:56 AM   #16
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After reading about your service on this forum I chose to purchase directly. You need not apologize to me, but rather I might suggest focusing on those whom made the initial threads. I am happy your feedback has been good, I hope it marks an improvement over the services people have accused you of having.
You know.... The Internet can be a funny place. Some snot-nosed person doesn't get their way and they get on here and bad-mouth an honest business person. Seen it a million times, it seems. Maybe that's not the case here, maybe it is. Regardless, I bought a Leader road frame off e-bay a few years ago and had nothing but positive experience. The package arrived in a timely manner, all the parts I ordered were included and the frame was beautiful. In fact, it has since been rebuilt with my old 8-speed Campy stuff and passed down from my son to my youngest daughter who did her first 40 mile ride on it yesterday. So, maybe I'm not a good judge because my order was perfect and I didn't have to call them or require anything above and beyond from them. All I know is I am a happy customer with no other affiliation, yada, yada, yada...

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Anyone know what this frame actually weighs? I'm looking to build a budget superlight.
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Old 06-03-07, 05:56 PM   #18
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Anyone know what this frame actually weighs? I'm looking to build a budget superlight.
Budget, bicycle and superlight can never coexist.
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Budget, bicycle and superlight can never coexist.
Well, yes and no. Usually the word "stolen" appears in the equation somewhere.

Leader frames are pretty inexpensive compared to their namebrand brethern You can still expect to lay out around four bills for a frame, fork and headset. For a few dollars more, you can get a complete steel bike. Steel will always ride way better and propery cared for, last forever. That being said, I have been well pleased with the Leader frame I own (geared road bike). It's as well made as you will find, light and good welds. If they had a SS frame with road geometry, braze ons and such, I'd hog one up.

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Budget, bicycle and superlight can never coexist.
While I grant your point, I believe with some careful parts selection, ebay, and a decent start with a light frame and wheels, you can build a pretty light weight bike and not break the bank. Remember, budget is a relative term, you don't know if I have Bill Gates or Joe Blow's budget.
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I am intrigued by this frame. The welds on the frame pictured on the site aren't the nicest-looking things in the world, but I'm sure they're strong enough and a subsequent bondo/repaint session would take care of any aesthetic nitpicking. I see possibilities...
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I tried to contact leader about their frame three times, but it seems they aren't interested in doing any buisness
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I tried to contact leader about their frame three times, but it seems they aren't interested in doing any buisness

did you call them?
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did you call them?
Does it matter? This is the internet. He probably emailed them, which is suffcient unless they suck.
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