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Old 12-10-07, 11:19 AM   #1
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REYNOLDS 631 vs. DECCADI

Thinking about getting a new frame:

I may have access to one of the IRO group buy frames with DECCADI, but the Mark V Pro (631) also seems sweet. Which tubeset is better? Deccadi?

The pro is not drilled and has no brazeons which I like.
Any thoughts, opinions, etc?

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Old 12-10-07, 11:49 AM   #2
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You won't be able to tell the difference between the tubesets.
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Old 12-10-07, 11:59 AM   #3
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the GB frame does not have any brazeons either, if that helps.
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I thought the GB frame was a beast, especially the fork. But, more likely than not, you won't be able to tell the difference.
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Old 12-10-07, 12:05 PM   #5
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Does anyone know what grade of DECCADI the BFGB is made from? I have searched the threads for the answer and could not find it.
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Anyone want to trade GB frames with me? Mine is brand new 1" threaded..i want threadless...
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isnt there a gb trade thread?
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Deccadi?

Dedacciai.
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Deccadi?

Dedacciai.
Thanks. It was becoming annoying. Though a search brought this up. http://finetoothcog.com/bike_posts/cached/32326

I know Michi makes good parts and Cleaste is an awesome color, but I just can't swing $275.
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Old 12-10-07, 03:40 PM   #11
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Anyone want to trade GB frames with me? Mine is brand new 1" threaded..i want threadless...
You mean that you want the 1 and 1/8, As being 1" has nothing to do with being threaded or threadless
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You mean that you want the 1 and 1/8, As being 1" has nothing to do with being threaded or threadless
he says threaded right after the 1" part
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You mean that you want the 1 and 1/8, As being 1" has nothing to do with being threaded or threadless
He obviously knows what he's talking about, and is using the common colloquial term that we all understand. You're just trying to make a weak semantic argument, so please stop.
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Old 12-10-07, 04:34 PM   #14
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You mean that you want the 1 and 1/8, As being 1" has nothing to do with being threaded or threadless
Seeing as the IRO GB frame did not come with a 1" threadless option, 1 1/8" is the only other choice..
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I just want to know about the steel man, the steel
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i'm thrilled to death with my 631 frame (sputnik). light, stiff enough to be efficient, flexy enough to be comfortable, affordable. i also have a columbus EL-OS geared bike which is heavier and hella stiff. can't speak to the d-stuff. still is rill!
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It doesn't matter.

One of my favorite bikes is made out of 531 and a few decades old.

My other favorite bike is made from whatever tubes the framebuilder had hanging around when he built it for me. I have no idea what they are, other than 'steel'. Rides great, though.

Don't get so hung up on materials, as long as it's not gaspipe you'll be fine.
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My IRO GB frameset was heavier than my KHS Flite/Tange track fork. And that's just Reynolds 520.
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the tubing on the group buy is way too flexy for my tastes.
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I have a 12.5 touring bike, it's not flexy at all.
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the tubing on the group buy is way too flexy for my tastes.
oh please...
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oh please what? it's noodles, man.
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jodypolk, you obviously hate your GB, so sell it already!
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if you actually care, i made an update in the main thread... swapped the 140mm stem & steel drops out for stiff ass shorter stem + aluminum bullhorns, and it feels much better... it'll do until i find something else i like here, or get home to my other bikes. i would totally sell it, but nobody in japan seems interested in it at all. everyone's kinda like "nice color, i guess"
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Deccadi?

Dedacciai.
With all the throwing around of that first one, I had to look at my sticker to make sure I wasn't crazy thinking it was something else.
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