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Old 04-25-11, 11:49 AM   #1
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PELOTON frame

http://www.tracksupermarket.com/inde...roducts_id=703


This looks decent to me, I love silver. worth the 650? or keep trolling the internetz for a better deal?

example : http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/2311288381.html
But I think it's gone, no response form seller yet.
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Old 04-25-11, 12:10 PM   #2
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Looks good! Can't tell if there are any dents or not though. I like the fillet brazing!
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Old 04-25-11, 01:37 PM   #3
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i'm pleased with mine, ****amori makes a nice frame

looks like there's rust under the paint on the head tube though, dunno about that

edit: really? s-h-i-t-a-m-o-r-i is still censored? god i love word filters, gotta protect my sensitive eyes from all those bad words
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Old 04-25-11, 01:50 PM   #4
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im pleased with my merlin frame too, lupin, but weve got to come to terms that our frame fit terribly. sadface.
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im pleased with my merlin frame too, lupin, but weve got to come to terms that our frame fit terribly. sadface.
oh dear lord the geometry is a nightmare, but the guy knows how to fillet braze.

the guy should've also talked that customer out of an 83* or whatever seat tube... but i just tell people it's skid geometry. Thinking i need to start a crap geo but i don't care club.
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That seems very expensive for a lockupable bike.
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Bob Jackson territory, at that price.
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looks a bit rough (look at the rust) for $650 IMO.

So many better non NJS frames out there in that price range. Those bikes are retired from the track for a reason. But, if you are just looking for a stamp and nothing else, go for it.

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looks a bit rough (look at the rust) for $650 IMO.

if you are just looking for a stamp and nothing else, go for it.
It's not about a stamp, it's about buying a frame that's not mass produced in Taiwan and redistributed as 10 different brands. they are absolutely beautiful frames, and the size is just right for me.
52-53cm. yes i noticed the rust and i am passing on this frame.

"So many better non NJS frames out there in that price range" examples please. I want something lugged, with lugged forks. and tripple/double butted chro. i like more of the classic look, quality frame.
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check out this website for used NJS

http://njs-keirin.blogspot.com/2010/...d-sparkle.html
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Bob Jackson territory, at that price.
+1

That bike looks a little beat up for $650, seems like quite a bit for nice welds a pedigree.
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Talk to your local framebuilder, there's no reason to buy a thrashed ex-race bike.
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"So many better non NJS frames out there in that price range" examples please. I want something lugged, with lugged forks. and tripple/double butted chro. i like more of the classic look, quality frame.
So, no brazed frames like the Peloton?

http://www.cswestbikes.com/servlet/t...-lugged/Detail

30 seconds of google found this...
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That bike looks a little beat up for $650, seems like quite a bit for nice welds a pedigree.
Yeah, that's why i am passing on it.
just looking for a well built classy frame. even used, anyone got one? 52-53cm, silverish?

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the love them despite the inane geometry club is now in session.
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