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Originally Posted by dkyser View Post
Thanks for that info, I need to learn more about geometry of bicycle.

What is the turn around time on a custom frame?
I'm not sure, though i would imagine a few weeks is reasonable, with great variation depending on the builder and how busy they are.

More importantly though...custom is not better. Heck, I bet in many cases custom would be objectively WORSE due to less refinement and practice in design and construction. Modern producers of bike frames are very good at what they do, and from what I can tell also very rarely make mistakes.

What custom is, is custom. You can get something you cant get anywhere else. At least not pre build anyway. Shaped like a chimp? Custom could accomodate your comically long arms. Got a thing for a blinding paint job nobody else has? Custom. NEED 4 flask holders brazed on? Custom.

I just wouldnt expect the bike to be lighter, ride better, or last longer if you dont require anything unique though.
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