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Kicka$$ deal on a titanium triathalon frame?

Old 02-25-06, 04:34 PM
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Kicka$$ deal on a titanium triathalon frame?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-TITANIUM-TRI...QQcmdZViewItem

Seems like an awesome deal. I am tempted to grab one, just because. Not that I should spend the money.
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Originally Posted by tekhna
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-TITANIUM-TRI...QQcmdZViewItem

Seems like an awesome deal. I am tempted to grab one, just because. Not that I should spend the money.
I'm not sure Titanium has much 'bling' in Tri, hence the closeout. Aero is the rage. What frame size are you? I may be selling a low mile (400 +/-) 51 cm 2003 Quintana Roo Kilo in the $500 range...I'l probably put it up on BF for a week and then eBay it.

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Cheap Chinese?
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Old 02-25-06, 05:31 PM
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I've seen those frames on Ebay cheap for about a year now - it's cheap because it uses 650C wheels.

Pretty much limits you to ordering stuff online, and the available choices of wheel are a lot less than 700C

try finding a wide or affordable selection of 650C tires at your LBS
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Originally Posted by BeeTL
I'm not sure Titanium has much 'bling' in Tri, hence the closeout. Aero is the rage. What frame size are you? I may be selling a low mile (400 +/-) 51 cm 2003 Quintana Roo Kilo in the $500 range...I'l probably put it up on BF for a week and then eBay it.


Heh, 60 or 62cm. 51 is a little small!
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I might be interested in the 51. Could you email me some more details please.

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That frame is made for 650 wheels. Not really the big thing in triathlon bikes any more.
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650s are fine for 52cm frames and under, they look a little wierd on a 56 or so
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I have a Litespeed Blade for sale over in for sale there are also some wheel set choices. PM me if you want a full write up.
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Originally Posted by tekhna
Heh, 60 or 62cm. 51 is a little small!
Yup...stay away from a 650c bike.

Did you read the article on tri-bike fit at www.slowtwitch.com I mentioned on your other post?

Good stuff...

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Originally Posted by onbelay
I might be interested in the 51. Could you email me some more details please.

Richard
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I'm waiting to get final approval from the executive review committee to replace the Kilo with a proper road bike. Right now it's set up as a comfort roadie. Long story.

Anyhoooo...here's a pic. I'll check back here once I've got the green light.
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