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Old 12-14-03, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim311

3) .243 Cheap, strong, heavy...just a nice frame.


By "cheap", I'm sure Jim311 means it in the context of cost: affordable, competitively priced, etc...

It is, by no means, cheaply made. It uses thick cromoly tubing so it is strong but heavy so I wouldn't bother considering it if you want a bike that you can sling over your shoulder.

If you're looking for a strong frame without the weight, you're better off with a Cove Stiffee FR (available through Jensons USA, or made of Easton RAD aluminum.

It is also a "North Shore bike" but is lighter, and has a much more neutral ride which is probably what you're looking for.

If you're looking for a cromoly steel frame which is a bit lighter than the .243, then the Cove Handjob is reputed to be incredible (although I've never ridden one personally).

Both of these frames are also competitively priced.