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Old 01-27-15, 01:37 PM
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someone tell me that I need this frame

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Well, I can say you want it. That's about all.
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Old 01-27-15, 01:49 PM
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Frames without forks concern me, at least the ones that originally came with a fork so I can't tell you what you want to hear. I would ask about it. Oh, and the seller is a newb, everyone was once but he already has a negative.

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Old 01-27-15, 01:50 PM
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I would hesitate without a fork.
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Old 01-27-15, 01:51 PM
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I'm a firm believer in if you want it, and can afford it, buy it. That would be a good start to a 10 speed build. If it were mine I'd consider carbon forks with a full campy build.
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ok, I've calmed down now. no forks is a big deal to me.
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I'd pass without the fork, Battaglins usually have cool pantographed fork crowns, not exactly easy to find on their own.
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I had to know so I asked about the fork. Here is the answer:

"Hi there!
I traded the fork, one of the guys in my LBS here in Forest Hills gave me a good offer I couldn't resist, it was a nice chromed fork that he was after.
Cheers.."

So you know where to find it.
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Originally Posted by tmh657 View Post
I had to know so I asked about the fork. Here is the answer:

"Hi there!
I traded the fork, one of the guys in my LBS here in Forest Hills gave me a good offer I couldn't resist, it was a nice chromed fork that he was after.
Cheers.."

So you know where to find it.
Pretty sketchy answer IMHO. Chrome forks are a dime a dozen, and to a guy at a bike shop? Super easy to come by. Was the fork the original matching fork? I have my doubts, as I would hope a LBS employee would not split up a frame set, when chrome replacement forks new can be bought for about $50, or less.

If it was the matching fork, seller really screwed up. He just eliminated over half the potential buyers out there and dramatically lowered the frame's value.
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not sure about this one (head tube angle looks odd, but it just could be because of the way the frame sits in the picture) but the OP clearly needs another bike if you look at the his list of BSO's in his my bikes list
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