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Old 01-11-05, 11:05 AM   #1
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Note: See my last post in this thread. This frame is garbage. Lucky it was pretty cheap. DO NOT BUY ONE

Has anyone seen this frame in person?

Im lookin for an entry level TT/tri bike and have components to build said machine already in the works. Its got a 74* seat angle, and the 56cm bike has a 54cm top tube which is pretty short for me but could be adjusted by running a longer stem.

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Old 01-13-05, 08:52 AM   #2
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I don't think I would invest in such an unknown quantity. They say that can't tell you the brand, but I think that is junk. They could at least allude to the brand.
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I wouldn't buy something if I didn't know what I was buying. If its too good to be true.... all that.
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Old 01-13-05, 10:01 AM   #4
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Right.. I fully understand what you guys are saying. But what I was really looking for was someone who might have seen the rig. I passed on it BTW.

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That company has a ton of those frames, they've been selling them for the last 6 months, so you have time to find out more about it if you want. There are a few things about it that make it a wierd Tri bike, such as the seat tube angle and the diameter of the head tube.
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Old 01-13-05, 04:26 PM   #6
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Agreed. Im actually thinking of using it for a time trial rig. The thing that gets me is the size of the top tube. It's really short for the frame size.

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::BUYER BEWARE::

I went ahead and bought this frame.I figured it would be interesting to see what a $165 gets in a frame.

Well let me tell you what you get. dents, wavy tubing and big-ol welds

1) I think its a merida frame. Not 100% sure..

2) The welds are pretty bad. not unsafe but there is a ton of material on the welds

3) there are at least 3 dents which is a big problem in my book

4) its measured center -> top so the frame is probably slightly too small for me

5) the guy is an A$$HOLE.

I should post the entire thread I sent back and forth to the guy once I got the frame and was upset with the dents.

DO NOT BUY THIS FRAME IT IS NOT WORTH THE $150-160 HE IS ASKING.


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Good deals are hard to come by, and you tend to get what you pay for - Sorry you had to go through that experience. I think the Cannondale IM Slice Aero Frame, found in the 6000/5000/2000 and 800 is the best Aluminum Tri frame out there. I know a shop near my home that has a few frame sets from which you can build your dream machine (Big Ring Cycles in Golden, Co.).
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Leader Bikes sells a relatively inexpensive tri frame on ebay. I have one of their road frames and the quality is fairly good. I also see quite a few Quintana Roo frames that go at decent prices.
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Thanks. I'm going to build the frame up and see what it does. Im still p!ssed.

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