Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    672
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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!
    http://velospace.org/node/5540

    The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green

  2. #2
    crotchety young dude el twe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    SF, CA
    My Bikes
    IRO Angus; Casati Gold Line; Redline 925; '72 Schwinn Olympic Paramount
    Posts
    4,818
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can probably find those same frames anywhere else, but with a major bike brand's name on it.
    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

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    69
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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...

  4. #4
    Taking "s" outta "Fast" AfterThisNap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Zoo York City
    Posts
    1,989
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you likely can't buy just one.
    Carries suspicious allegiance to Brooklyn Machine Works.

  5. #5
    Lurkin' and shoppin'
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    25
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    you likely can't buy just one.
    Buy a bunch and bring them over to the US-o-A.

  6. #6
    Run What 'Ya Brung bonechilling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5,696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BistaPoy
    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.

  7. #7
    All around nice guy BRANDUNE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sunny Seattle
    My Bikes
    THE KIND WITH TWO WHEELS AND ONE GEAR
    Posts
    1,742
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    just check the dumpster out back

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    718
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1.5 Raleighs
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the font is very similar to leader frames
    1976 Raleigh super grand prix fixie conversion
    2006 Orbea Volata (amazing!!)
    1995 Cannondale R900 swapped to chorus


    There is an old saying...Campy breaks in and Shimano just breaks

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,299
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sven_svensenson
    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.

  11. #11
    :jarckass: deathhare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    6,563
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Buy a pile of em and start your own bidness.

  12. #12
    . blickblocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,862
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How much is it going to cost you?

  13. #13
    Senior Member SingleSpeeDemon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Columbia, SC
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Peloton Pro, Colnago Master, Vision R40, Volae Club, Raleigh Record
    Posts
    1,959
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Maxway is the new Nagasawa.
    My Current Bikes:

    • 1993 Giant Kronos
    • 1974 Zeus (in restoration)
    • Cruzbike Silvio

  14. #14
    Sheldon Brown's posse shogun17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Oz-tray-lee-ah
    My Bikes
    BMC SL01, XtC, Rhythm GX and a frankenstein avalanche 2.0
    Posts
    1,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    group buy.

  15. #15
    perspective distorts killsurfcity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    25th and Girard
    Posts
    1,346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1
    the sound of life

    "I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry." - John Cage

  16. #16
    . blickblocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,862
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shogun17
    group buy.
    I'd hit it.

  17. #17
    Run What 'Ya Brung bonechilling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5,696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  18. #18
    Taking "s" outta "Fast" AfterThisNap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Zoo York City
    Posts
    1,989
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?
    Carries suspicious allegiance to Brooklyn Machine Works.

  19. #19
    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    2006 Langster, which I actually like.
    Posts
    5,456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  20. #20
    McNightrider
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    389
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    306
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    306
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  23. #23
    Run What 'Ya Brung bonechilling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5,696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  24. #24
    Run What 'Ya Brung bonechilling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5,696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wait, how about a group buy on these?


  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    706
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    in

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •