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Old 06-29-07, 06:09 PM   #1
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Maxway bikes in Taiwan

http://bicycle-frame.bicyclenet.com....ycle-frame.htm

Can someone tell me some more about these frames? Are they good quality and worth it? I'm in Taiwan right now, (Taipei), might be stopping by Taichung though. Let me know.. thanks!
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Old 06-29-07, 06:47 PM   #2
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You can probably find those same frames anywhere else, but with a major bike brand's name on it.
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Old 06-29-07, 07:11 PM   #3
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maxway is the the most advanced steel frame building factory in taiwan. they produce the high end steel frames industry wide. including brands like lemond, jamis, surly, etc...

not sure if they do other materials though...
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Old 06-29-07, 07:25 PM   #4
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you likely can't buy just one.
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you likely can't buy just one.
Buy a bunch and bring them over to the US-o-A.
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Old 06-29-07, 07:46 PM   #6
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Buy a bunch and bring them over to the US-o-A.
Totally, because I have $10,000+ to drop on a bunch of frames
that I may or may not be able to sell.
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Old 06-29-07, 08:44 PM   #7
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just check the dumpster out back
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My brother-in-law is from Taichung. I was visiting him one summer and he called them up to see if we could buy a frame. At the time (5 years ago) they said they'd sell us an un-branded frame. A bit of a back door kind of deal from my understanding. we never ended up doing it, but it may be worth trying. it would probably help to have someone native on your end working out the details.
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the font is very similar to leader frames
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maxway is the the most advanced steel frame building factory in taiwan. they produce the high end steel frames industry wide. including brands like lemond, jamis, surly, etc...

not sure if they do other materials though...
my sputnik has maxway investment-cast dropouts, and jamis tells me "frame is hand welded in Taiwan by a company that I can not disclose, but they are very reputable." hmm...mystery solved?

that said, none of the three maxway frames shown are the sputnik. also, if you looked at their site, they apparently weld alloy bikes as well.
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Buy a pile of em and start your own bidness.
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How much is it going to cost you?
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Maxway is the new Nagasawa.
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group buy.
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group buy.
I'd hit it.
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When the group buy first happened, a bunch of us said
that we wanted super-cheap aluminum (or titanium, but
that's not going to happen) true-track frames. If someone
organizes a group buy of just such a frame, then count me
in.
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Psst. You can get the frames for less than 50 bucks each with an order of 100 or more (thank you interbike!). The catch is that you also have to buy a shipping container from Asia to Los Angeles, then distribute the frames. Where my west coast peeps at?
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Old 07-01-07, 11:40 AM   #19
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This actually has interesting potential. Get a group order together, get a few bike shops on board to take up the slack in the numbers, and we could get a thoroughly badass deal.
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How come the thread is dead?? I contacted the seller minimum order is 100pc. Can we have a group buy here???

They are 68 dollars per frame.
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Old 07-10-07, 01:48 PM   #21
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than plus at least another 70 dollars for shipping costs....still not a bad deal if you can get down on some aluminum or TI count me in
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http://bicycle-frame.bicyclenet.com....rame/Y2R14.htm

I could get down on one of these
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I'd be interested in either this:

http://bicycle-frame.bicyclenet.com....ame/AR7048.htm

or this:

http://bicycle-frame.bicyclenet.com....rame/Y2R13.htm

Oh, and toss is one of those carbon fiber track forks:

http://bicycle-frame.bicyclenet.com....sory/Y4F04.htm
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Wait, how about a group buy on these?

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