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    Best frameset in your opinion.

    If you could start with any frameset what would it be.

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    I don't know if it's the best but I would totally get this one


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    Quote Originally Posted by jslug1234 View Post
    If you could start with any frameset what would it be.
    Why do you ask?

    Racing? Street riding? Best bang for the buck?

    The best race frames are probably the Felt TK1 or LOOK 496/596. Then there are BT, Koga, Tiemeyer etc...I could go on.

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    I don't care what any of you think. My bike fit also favours it.

    Cinelli Mash 55cm. I'm building one this week. Frame is sitting behind me and parts are on their way from the UK.

    Posting in advance: screw you





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    Custom built.
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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    was this thread started by jared leto?

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    Best for me is something that I could afford, like the steel Leader or a Sputnik.

    Doc, you better have a new bike day thread soon...

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    Dude, I am looking forward to it. Patiently waiting by the door for the parts from the UK.

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    njs frames are my fav, but i'm not into having a super high performance track frame; just a pretty one

    there's also some nice italian frames i wouldn't kick out of bed...torelli, de rosa, colnago, vintage bianchi, vintage masi, etc
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    I like my concept and rush, but I have to give my favorite to lupin's steep frame/woundup fork.

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    my heart skipped a beat at the sight of that yamaguchi.
    But yea.. best frame is custom made.
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    Everyone will have a different opinion, but I think the best mass-produced / non-custom frameset for the money (and within reason if you're not a professional racer):

    Easily T1 or S-Works Langster... The S-Works is lighter but the T1 has a steeper headtube.

    The BMC is garbage, it's carbon epoxied to aluminum lugs (one broke in two during a women's race) and sorry but I don't think the cinelli is that great either.
    Last edited by idiq; 09-09-10 at 08:57 AM. Reason: logic
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    Quote Originally Posted by idiq View Post
    Best non-custom frameset?

    Easily T1 or S-Works Langster... The S-Works is lighter but the T1 has a steeper headtube.

    The BMC is garbage, it's carbon epoxied to aluminum lugs (one broke in two during a women's race) and sorry but I don't think the cinelli is that great either.
    In BMC's defense, no race bike could have survived that particular crash, the way the bike was whipping to the ground with that force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    In BMC's defense, no race bike could have survived that particular crash, the way the bike was whipping to the ground with that force.
    Ok, that's true. But does the "technology" not remind you of an updated Allez Epic? I think the durability was one of the reasons QBP stopped carrying them... And correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think BMC even makes them anymore?

    Also, if you're lucky and can find a 2007 S-Works Langster complete, jump on it - they're typically priced pretty VERY REASONABLY because of age. I got one for $1400 and it came with Zipp 404s, D/A cranks (Omnium's in Japan) and so on...
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    Love Italian steel



    But way too expensive for me

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    MINE! cause it was FREE, MADE IN USA, and a SCHWINN

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    that yamaguchi is ruined by that fork x stem collabo.

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    Well for street use and since I'm from the bay area, I would go for a custom homegrown Broakland Pipe Bomb...



    For track use, I would have to go for custom built aswell from Yamaguchi.
    Last edited by Leukybear; 09-09-10 at 10:23 AM.

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    I dont care if its a rebranded ftp, the color is just too pretty!

    otherwise i'd kill for some nice kinfolk frame.




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    Quote Originally Posted by idiq View Post
    Ok, that's true. But does the "technology" not remind you of an updated Allez Epic? I think the durability was one of the reasons QBP stopped carrying them... And correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think BMC even makes them anymore?
    I think the BMC Track Machine is great for smaller riders like Shelly Olds/Evans (can't recall which one is her married name), for actual racing. I'm not surprised about people having issues with it. It's definitely not a bike for me. Horses for courses.

    Yeah, it's not on their website.

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    Yea the stem deal on the Yamaguchi is pretty ugly, but I dig the frame a lot.

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