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    Leader frames??

    hey im looking at the leader track bikes on the website and they are 189 dollars for the frames. That seems like too good of a deal to me. my question is if this is the actual price im gonna pay or are there hidden fees or charges? thanks

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    luxury tax

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    well there is shipping which puts it to like 205 i think

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    plus leader export tax which is like 20$ a frame

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    You pay the hidden cost of not being able to fit a 700c wheel in all models..

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    Quote Originally Posted by clink83 View Post
    You pay the hidden cost of not being able to fit a 700c wheel in all models..
    This is true...many hidden fees and costs
    Frame: 189$
    Shipping: 15$
    Export Tax: 20-50$ (depending on model)
    Not being able to fit a 700c wheel: priceless

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    add another $150.00+ for a fork

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    think of the sweatshop labour required to produce these bikes.
    Cycle instead

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    just buy it on ebay. Wheel will fit (LOL GUYS) and no "tax" they speak of. Btw. You'll get made fun of on the interwebs if you buy a leader, but it's only by forum trolls.

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    i bought a leader, and i havent been made fun of yet. i have a feeling the next post after mine might make fun of me now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcginn View Post
    i bought a leader, and i havent been made fun of yet. i have a feeling the next post after mine might make fun of me now.
    HAHAHA i'm making fun of your post about people not making fun of your leader!

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    haha yes... i like you ftp and your teg by the way. is it a 4 door gs-r with a type r front end? i almost bought a might one a few months back.

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    The only thing I paid besides the price of the parts was the shipping. No tax.

    Why wouldn't you ask them yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcginn View Post
    haha yes... i like you ftp and your teg by the way. is it a 4 door gs-r with a type r front end? i almost bought a might one a few months back.
    hehe thanks

    it's a ls special edition with jdm front =)

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    I had a 4 door gsr. I miss it dearly.

    As far as the 700c wheels, they fit . . . a quarter of the way into the dropout.
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    that front end is so sick. i know this is off topics but is it modded

    back to topic.....the axle is in the back half of the track ends....i dont really worry about it

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    if you are getting the 721TR wait until after January IIRC when they are correcting the design flaw.
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    oh, you'll pay......you'll pay!!!!! (shaking fist in the air)

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    is there such a thing as a low profile clincher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
    ^i spoke with leader, it's not a design flaw. the 721 was meant to be used with low pro track tubulars not clinchers like 100.1% of the people on here use with that frame. With the correct tires there shouldn't be a problem and like Leader said, the 720 is for street use, the 721 is meant for the track. so once again, not a design flaw...
    Are they kidding themselves Because that's exactly what the 721 is being used for, tarck use. You put on 700x19 tubs and its still going to be a ****** dropout. Name any other "track" or track frame where only the last 1/4 of the track end is useful.

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    They're fixing the dropout issue
    Quote Originally Posted by murdaki11
    i still think you guys who like ride 5+ miles on these bikes are crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
    ^i spoke with leader, it's not a design flaw. the 721 was meant to be used with low pro track tubulars not clinchers like 100.1% of the people on here use with that frame. With the correct tires there shouldn't be a problem and like Leader said, the 720 is for street use, the 721 is meant for the track. so once again, not a design flaw...
    How low of a profile can a tire get? It's a pretty big unusable space in the dropout.

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    you can fit a 700c in there but the bad part is if you get any chain slip and your wheel gets loose its gonna smash into your seat tube. so make sure you torque the axle nuts down plenty.
    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    in all fairness... one of those threads is actually about kitties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
    ^i spoke with leader, it's not a design flaw. the 721 was meant to be used with low pro track tubulars not clinchers like 100.1% of the people on here use with that frame. With the correct tires there shouldn't be a problem and like Leader said, the 720 is for street use, the 721 is meant for the track. so once again, not a design flaw...
    no, it's definitely a design flaw....

    the TR delineation doesn't make a difference as the 735tr doesn't have this problem....

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    UUMMMMM....my 721TR is fine to me, don't know what you guys a talking about.

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