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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-13-10, 12:17 PM   #1
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Any good deals on leader 725tr frames?

Im thinking about building one.
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Old 11-13-10, 12:27 PM   #2
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Dude, they're pretty inexpensive already.

http://www.leaderbikestore.com/pd-v2...rack-frame.cfm

Just buy one.
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Old 11-13-10, 12:30 PM   #3
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this is true, i was just wondering if there were any deals.
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Old 11-13-10, 12:33 PM   #4
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Aside from finding one used, most likely not.
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Old 11-13-10, 04:34 PM   #5
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are these bikes/frames really good? (forgive the extremely newb ?uesion)
they look sexy, and are really not that expensive looking at the above link. i am now really considering getting one
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Old 11-13-10, 04:40 PM   #6
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unbiased facts

pros;
-cheap, about half than a super pista
-thicker aluminum than ftp/pista concept/mash
-decent customer service
-1 1/8 ht, 27.2 post - all the correct standards
-removable decals

cons;
-heavy, but not too bad

some warnings;
-some say the rear wheel hits the seat tube. i think this is fixed with the v2. just something to look out for if you buy used

could be pros, could be cons - you decide
-integrated headset
-drilled for brakes
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Old 11-13-10, 04:44 PM   #7
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rather have a tk3
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i have an old steel Schwinn that i thought was really heavy, especially compared to my now Nishiki frame. where would a Leader come in on this?
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any new production frame is going to blow each away, unless your nishiki is an olympic or track. the 725 included. the 722ts is probably comparable to a great condition nishiki track.
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Old 11-13-10, 05:11 PM   #10
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/5586476...n/photostream/
i really don't know too much about it but its this haha
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Old 11-13-10, 11:16 PM   #11
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im a wuss. I want a Leader 725, but i want water bottle boss. are there any options besides stem or saddle mounted solutions?
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great frame. if you were thinking of buying it, go ahead. you wont regret it.

Maybe spend a little more for leader's carbon fork.
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Old 11-14-10, 12:30 AM   #13
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I'm pretty sure when I get the cash im going to pick up the frame. Right now i'm looking for an out of state vendor with free shipping so I don't have to pay sales tax. Going to build it up with Black super Veeps Probably B123's and Black OMNOMNOMNOMIUMS
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Old 11-14-10, 12:35 AM   #14
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im a wuss. I want a Leader 725, but i want water bottle boss. are there any options besides stem or saddle mounted solutions?
Some shops could insert pem nuts for you or you could use hose clamps to clamp cages to the seat tube.
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Old 11-14-10, 01:02 AM   #15
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whats wrong with saddle mounts?
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Or do what Katy Perry does and jam it down your pants
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^ this.
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mmm..katy perry...pants...
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If you don't mind a blemished one, you may have some luck here:

http://stores.ebay.com/Coghouse
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scrods original link was such a good deal I bought 2, seriously.
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Old 11-14-10, 05:10 PM   #21
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what about the 721tr? its even cheaper than the 725

http://www.leaderbikestore.com/pd-721tr-track-frame.cfm
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The 721 is basically the same as a 725 but with a standard seat tube/seat post clamp. IMO, the non-aero seat tube looks out of place and I prefer the 725.
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LOL I just scored a 727tr for less than a benjamin...
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would ride a 727 for less than a bill. wouldn't for more.
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would ride a 727 for less than a bill. wouldn't for more.
Likewise; I'm building it with spares aswell.
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