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    Need a new bike, reccomendations?

    hey folks, Ive been noticing a lot of indie frame manufacturers and was hoping for some reccomendations before I overlook anything. I need to buy a second bike, would like to spend under $1k, really under $700 if I can. Was looking at a langster pro (saw one cheap) , but really want a front brake. Was thinking about a langster, but have one already and want to change it up. Not into surly or bianchi, gonna try to check out the new KHS this week. The more Ive been looking, the more Ive been noticing small manufacturers so thought Id ask, there seem to be some knowledgable folks here. gonna also try to look at an Iro tomorrow too. Would love to find a used GT track frame but I ride a 52cm and finding small frames used is a real pain in the ass...

    thanks!

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    You know IRO, so here's a few more...

    http://www.spicercycles.com/
    http://www.somafab.com/
    http://www.vanillabicycles.com/

    Happy shopping

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    aw man! i clicked on the vanilla link, and now there's drool all OVER my keyboard!

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    there's these too... Hmmm...

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    be my hero and get a Bob Jackson

    http://www.worldclasscycles.com/JACKSON-HOME.htm

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    That reminds me, I wonder how Mr.Karstens build is going?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    That reminds me, I wonder how Mr.Karstens build is going?

    Yea, how about some pics, damn it!
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

    "Ta det lungnt." —Dungen

    blah blah blah...

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    You teases!
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

    "Ta det lungnt." —Dungen

    blah blah blah...

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    I heart my DeBernardi and I bet you could built on up for 1K if you price pinch and snipe on ebay.
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

    "Ta det lungnt." —Dungen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    That reminds me, I wonder how Mr.Karstens build is going?
    Last thing I heard (we are the same list serve) he is shopping for headsets.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    thanks for all the replies folks!

    Im really into my langster, like, a whole bunch. I definitely want to get another aluminum bike and a stiff one at that. Where some folks think squirrely is a bad thing, I see it as a positive just to give you some idea of where I am coming from. I dont ride on a track, but am addicted to the spring acceleration those frames can provide.

    that said, Im currently leaning towards a leader frame. Ive beeen reading both good and bad here and other places, anyone have any experiences they can share with a leader built up SS or fixed? Id be just as happy buying another langster so value for the $$$ is going to play into my decision quite a bit.

    Appreciate everyone's feedback, this seems to be a cool place with some level headed folks!

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    http://www.antbikemike.com/index.html

    http://www.kogswell.com/

    Thew new SS frame kogswell is making in feb for 400 bucks looks interesting, about tax time too. Not sure about the color red though.

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    OH MAH GAWD

    i'm at work, so it's embarassing but I just drooled all over my keyboard, also. that's one of the hottest bikes i've ever seen.

    [paris hilton] That's Hot. [/paris hilton]


    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    aw man! i clicked on the vanilla link, and now there's drool all OVER my keyboard!

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    If you are looking for alu and track geometry I'd go with spicer. Really good and you can get a good deal.

    Milo

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    I know you mentioned you're not into it, but the Bianchi Pista 05 edition is not that bad. I dig mine and ride on the road.

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    does anyone know a good shop in LA that could build up a spicer frame? cant seem to find any dealer info on the web for spicer.

    Is there a shop in LA that caters to the SS/fixed crowd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitensha_de_go!
    Man I am trying to limit my bikes to FIVE!! Then I see his web page again. Ok it will be SIX or SEVEN only!

    I am going to get one of Johnny's Frames!

    S/F,
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    Quote Originally Posted by neptunetitan
    does anyone know a good shop in LA that could build up a spicer frame? cant seem to find any dealer info on the web for spicer.

    Is there a shop in LA that caters to the SS/fixed crowd?

    http://www.billronbikes.com/ in Redondo Beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceya
    I am going to get one of Johnny's Frames!

    S/F,
    CEYA!
    you and me both, brutha...

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