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Old 03-18-13, 05:23 PM   #7151
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Would buying a Leader 725 from coghouse be okay? I know that at the discounted price there are bound to be some issues. The eBay page says that it is mostly cosmetic; like paint chips, bubbles, dings, etc. There won't be any major issues with the frame like poor welds, or cracks, or anything that would be an issue to me as a rider?


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Old 03-18-13, 06:07 PM   #7152
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Would buying a Leader 725 from coghouse be okay? I know that at the discounted price there are bound to be some issues. The eBay page says that it is mostly cosmetic; like paint chips, bubbles, dings, etc. There won't be any major issues with the frame like poor welds, or cracks, or anything that would be an issue to me as a rider?


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I saw a lot of the frames being sold by Coghouse in person when I was at Leader last week and wouldn't hesitate to ride any of them.

Leader wouldn't sell you a frame that could potetially fall apart underneath you.
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Old 03-18-13, 08:00 PM   #7153
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Awesome, I'll be purchasing my Leader frame either tomorrow or wednesday. Now begins the long process of finding good deals on parts for the frame.
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Old 03-18-13, 09:51 PM   #7154
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Did you ask Leader why they abandoned the TS for the HS?
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Old 03-18-13, 09:54 PM   #7155
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Did you ask Leader why they abandoned the TS for the HS?
This. What's with their wacky seattubes on the 722 mang
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Old 03-18-13, 10:27 PM   #7156
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I remember Scrod mentioning the chainstays are a little shorter now, so you can now actually slam your rear wheel into the cutout. So at least it's functional.
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Old 03-18-13, 10:36 PM   #7157
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But on a steel frame that's otherwise not remotely aero? Meh.
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Old 03-18-13, 11:09 PM   #7158
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This. What's with their wacky seattubes on the 722 mang
It's aesthetic. Now that the seat stay length has been adjusted, it actually looks really nice with the wheel tucked and the shorter wheelbase does make for slightly more aggressive geo - especially paired with the new S803 V2 fork having less rake.

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But on a steel frame that's otherwise not remotely aero? Meh.
None of you are actually riding in a manner that would benefit from having an "aero" seat tube anyway, so it shouldn't matter.
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Old 03-19-13, 12:40 AM   #7159
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scrod when will i be pro?
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Old 03-19-13, 08:36 AM   #7160
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scrod when will i be pro?
As soon as you no longer feel the need to ask.
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Old 03-19-13, 06:17 PM   #7161
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hey thanks bud ill try a 103mm bb first
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Old 03-20-13, 10:24 AM   #7162
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Do you know of any levers that have a similar flat top hood like more modern levers like the sram 500s but have a more "classic" look ?
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Old 03-20-13, 01:55 PM   #7163
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You mean like a crane creek scr-5 ?

or tektro r200

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Old 03-20-13, 02:40 PM   #7164
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Oh dear.
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Old 03-20-13, 03:11 PM   #7165
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Old 03-20-13, 08:19 PM   #7166
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Hey searched this thread for it but nothing, so not sure if its been mentioned.

But anyway, still on the hunt for a crankset, what's your impression of the Corsa? I like the look and price. Not a lot on the web about it.
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Hey searched this thread for it but nothing, so not sure if its been mentioned.

But anyway, still on the hunt for a crankset, what's your impression of the Corsa? I like the look and price. Not a lot on the web about it.
The Corsa crankset is made in the same factory as Stronglight and Miche - and are very similar in design. For the money they are an exceptional deal.
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Old 03-20-13, 08:45 PM   #7168
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For the money they are an exceptional deal.
How would you say the Corsa compares to the standard Andel cranks? I'm looking for a replacement crankset for a beater/around town.
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How would you say the Corsa compares to the standard Andel cranks? I'm looking for a replacement crankset for a beater/around town.
Why spend even that much on a beater? Get Vuelta Pistas.
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Old 03-20-13, 10:16 PM   #7170
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Thanks for taking the time man, much appreciated.
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Old 03-21-13, 01:27 PM   #7171
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27.2 seat post requires what size clamp?
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Old 03-21-13, 01:43 PM   #7172
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Typically 30.0 but it may depend on what frame you have.
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Old 03-21-13, 01:51 PM   #7173
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Are any of the $100-150 cranksets available with optional ring sizes. I don't want a 48t or want to have to buy a $80 ring to replace it. But then I do a lot of stuff I don't want to.
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Old 03-21-13, 01:56 PM   #7174
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Andel, Miche, Sugino Messenger and IRD Defiant are all available with 46t chainrings.
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