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    what do you think of this?

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/2277139636.html


    Custom Built True Temper Bicycle Frames - $500

    Date: 2011-03-21, 6:32AM EDT
    Reply to: sale-q9umt-2277139636@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

    I will be receiving an order from the True Temper factory and can add sets for the next week or so before it is shipped.

    Ride a bike that was designed and built specifically for you, made right here in the NYC area out of USA steel. The following frames are available as full custom builds:

    Versus HT $400
    OX Platinum $500
    S3 $675 (full build yields sub-17 lb bike)


    PWS Bicycles (http://www.pwsbicycles.com/) can provide you with tubing from any major brand, True Temper, Columbus, Reynolds and more.
    I can also help transfer your current components to a new frame, or offer access to new components on complete builds from SRAM, Shimano and Campy.
    Currently offering low prices ($301) on double butted 4130 frames, with weights around 3.5 lbs for compact steel frames.
    Voodoo Wazoo, Bianchi San Jose

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    Sounds like a new guy trying to break in to the market. If he knows his ****, this could be a steal. If he doesn't, then you've spent $500 bucks on a frame made out of golf clubs.

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    That's really cheap for a full custom, and some of those tube sets (like S3) are really nice. It's a new company (website says they were founded in 2011) that I'm sure not many people have heard of. Go for it and report back!
    // yummygooey

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    Try to find out a bit about the builder's history and experience. "Custom" does not necessarily equal good. Design and construction quality are more important than the material used. I could build a bike out of the fanciest tubes on the planet, and it would likely ride like butt, because I wouldn't know what I was doing.

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    he works in Ti i wonder if he ships and what his cost for custom Ti is...
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    "You can cheat death a thousand times, but death only has to win once."
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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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    "Hey, a fixie!!"
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    Hello everyone--
    Someone forwarded this to me in an email a while back. I hope to have some nice photos (non cell phone) up on the website at some point soon, otherwise the easiest thing to do to verify the quality of the bikes is actually see one in person in NY if you are local.

    I will do my best to keep prices down for anything that comes in through this site--my goal is to make good bikes and make sure people are happy with what I'm doing.
    I still have a little more stock on the TT sets and will be ordering some things from Columbus at some point soon, let me know if you are interested www.pwsbicycles.com

    pws@pwsbicycles.com
    Last edited by pwsbicycles; 04-28-11 at 11:59 AM.

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    Looks like a nice set up. If I lived in new york i would check your work out for sure. How much do your builds wind up costing on average?

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    Hello,
    Frames start at $400. I can normally beat retail prices on components for a build and sometimes I can get better deals parts or build kits. I also have some used parts if you'd like to go that route.

    I have some TT stock and a few 853 sets should be coming in tomorrow from the factory.

    Let me know what you are looking to spend and I'll let you know what I can do.
    patrick
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