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Old 12-19-13, 04:56 PM   #1
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Looking to do a custom build

I have my eye on a leader 735 frame just wondering if it's a good dram to build up on
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Old 12-19-13, 05:11 PM   #2
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I have a 735 and in my opinion, I'd spend money on something that doesn't suck.
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Why do you think it sucks ?
What sould I look into ?
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I have a 735 and in my opinion, I'd spend money on something that doesn't suck.
+1 I had a 2010 735 and I'm much happier with my new bike.
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Why do you think it sucks ?
What sould I look into ?
Depends on what you want the bike for. Is it for racing, messing around, tricks, street cred?
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Old 12-19-13, 11:24 PM   #7
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+1 I had a 2010 735 and I'm much happier with my new bike.
The new ones are much nicer.

I'm extremely happy with my 2013 725. In fact, the main reason I got rid of my custom Dodici is because I liked my Leader better.
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The new ones are much nicer.

I'm extremely happy with my 2013 725. In fact, the main reason I got rid of my custom Dodici is because I liked my Leader better.
Yeah I guess I don't really have anything bad to say about the new ones, I never rode one. The welds look way better and the geo on my 2010 was wonky as **** which is why I didn't want it anymore.
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Depends on what you want the bike for. Is it for racing, messing around, tricks, street cred?

lol street cred, mostly i was going to use it as a means of transport and as a second bike i want to switch it up a bit. but i need a good frame cuz it will get thrashed with me on it but still want supper light

the frame i found is on craigslist for 250
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the frame i found is on craigslist for 250
you can get a brand new one for around 269-280 on ebay right now in your choice of color. That matte black looks pretty sweet.
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I didn't go with a Leader because the geometry was not conducive to my physical build. The Pre-Cursa is not really on the same quality level of the 735 (I assume), but the value I felt was very good.

Frame, fork, headset, seat post and clamp for $350. I'm building it now. I was happy with the quality of the frame and my transaction with the site.

http://dpmsports.com/dolan/03-track/precursa.html
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Frame, fork, headset, seat post and clamp for $350. I'm building it now. I was happy with the quality of the frame and my transaction with the site.

http://dpmsports.com/dolan/03-track/precursa.html
How much was shipping or was it free ? My Pre Cursa direct from Dolan in the UK was only $263, but the shipping costs were huge and it ended up costing me $416.50, including UPS ripping me off with a fat "brokerage fee."
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I happen to know of another reputable US retailer that sells Dolans too.
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no way really
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I happen to know of another reputable US retailer that sells Dolans too.
Does this retailer list Dolans on their webstore so that peeps know this ?
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Not yet but soon enough. They usually sell out faster than we can open the envelope containing the invoice.
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How much was shipping or was it free ? My Pre Cursa direct from Dolan in the UK was only $263, but the shipping costs were huge and it ended up costing me $416.50, including UPS ripping me off with a fat "brokerage fee."
I believe shipping was $25 dollars. I bought it with the Alpina road fork, so it was $325, plus shipping. I also had the unfortunate luck of being in the same state DPM is based out of so I also paid sales tax. All said and done it cost me just under $380.

With the road fork shipped out of state, you should come in right around $350, which is why I threw that number out there.
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I believe shipping was $25 dollars. I bought it with the Alpina road fork, so it was $325, plus shipping. I also had the unfortunate luck of being in the same state DPM is based out of so I also paid sales tax. All said and done it cost me just under $380.

With the road fork shipped out of state, you should come in right around $350, which is why I threw that number out there.
I didn't know the Alpina fork was available in a road version. Is it drilled for a front brake ? The reason I ordered direct from Dolan is that I wanted to get mine with the Dolan road fork rather than the Alpina track fork, so I could mount a front brake and get more rake for a bit more relaxed ride.
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The Dolan road fork is made by Alpina...or so says Dolan and DPM on their sites. I have the same fork as you do, as I preferred one drilled for a front brake as well.
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