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Old 01-22-11, 12:28 AM   #1
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Samson & Vivalo frame, what do you think?

Just found these at Dreamworks Cycle in Shibuya.
The Samson is 56cm seatpost, rear 110mm and 27.0mm seatpost for $790 but it has a small dent on the lower side of the top-tube. Hard to see though. (but wonder if that's fixable)

The vivalo is $910 and is spotless.
57cm 120mm rear

I really like the Samson, but with that dent, I am not sure if it's worth the money. What do you guys think?
If I ever decide to get that fixed I am not sure how much that would be.
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Old 01-22-11, 12:37 AM   #2
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If it makes you happy, then go for it.

Do you know which frame's dimensions is closer to your need? Get the one that fits.

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Old 01-22-11, 12:44 AM   #3
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Is the dent from a accident or more a dent like woops i droped a screw driver.
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the 56cm fits much better but has the dent.
it's from an accident the shop says.
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it's from drop handle bars. not an accident really
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Oh, if it got dinged by the handlebar then it's fine. Cover it up with a top tube protector and you'll be fine.

I say go for the Samson...but then you need to spend money to buy a new wheelset. Put it on a spreadsheet to see which one truly worth the time and money.
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my current wheels fit fine actually.
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just changed the shaft of my grand compe rear hub and it's fine.
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Do you know which frame's dimensions is closer to your need? Get the one that fits.
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You can get a frame with a size with a fraction; like a 55.5; 55.3 etc... why not, when you're spending $1k on a frame? Keep looking lol
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