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Did I get a good deal?

Old 02-16-07, 10:37 PM
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Did I get a good deal?

I made a "Best Offer" of $600 on this about 2 hours before it went off, not expecting to be accepted. After I came home tonight, I found that, to my suprise, I had won. So did I get a good deal on my generic cheapo Chinese plastic frame?

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...6267&rd=1&rd=1
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Looks Good!!!!!!
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I would say yes...

I am sure it is a top notch taiwan frame, and the lugs paint scheme make it really distictive and nice looking.
That's a great fork as well.

Hmmmm... I would take that frame and fork over the pedal force frame and fork I just got for 550.00 anyday.

Enjoy the ride.
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Old 02-17-07, 12:23 AM
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Happy = good deal.
Remorseful = lousy deal.

Pick one.

Nice frame.
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50 frame size, you a pretty small chap or are you able to get it to fit through seat pole/headstem adjustments?
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Originally Posted by EdZ
I made a "Best Offer" of $600 on this about 2 hours before it went off, not expecting to be accepted. After I came home tonight, I found that, to my suprise, I had won. So did I get a good deal on my generic cheapo Chinese plastic frame?

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...6267&rd=1&rd=1
Top of the line Taiwanese carbon frame- the same technology, attention to detail, and design go into frames sold by brands that would have you doing backflips had you won one of theirs for the price you paid... sure, the Raleigh paint isn't the bling-iest, but the frame is tight.

If it was mine? Out comes the powerdrill and the metal brush cup attachment... couple of hours later I would have a sick raw carbon look... maybe spring $200 and get it custom painted...
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Do their CF frames have the same issues as the CF/Alum. frames? Paint cracking at joints.
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Considering what Pedal Force sells a completely new, warrantied carbon frame for, I'd say not a good deal. Granted, the EC90 fork is a nice add-on for the price, but I'd have avoided it.

A lot of it is just my paranoia about used/NOS/no-name CF stuff on ebay, though. Yeah, yeah, I know Raleigh is hardly no-name, but they're not exactly a top CF manufacturer.
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Originally Posted by VT to CA
TIf it was mine? Out comes the powerdrill and the metal brush cup attachment... couple of hours later I would have a sick raw carbon look... maybe spring $200 and get it custom painted...
After you've "power sanded" it, I'd suggest getting it powdercoated with a good, long bake. Then a nice frame to hang it on the wall.
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Originally Posted by aprilia4life
50 frame size, you a pretty small chap or are you able to get it to fit through seat pole/headstem adjustments?

I'm 5'6" with my socks on, so yes, I am pretty small. I am currently riding a 54 and its way too big.
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Originally Posted by EdZ
So did I get a good deal on my generic cheapo Chinese plastic frame?
You're happy = good deal. You're not happy = not so good deal.

Once you post here you can be pretty well assured that somebody is going say that they bought the same thing for a lower price. They may even be telling the truth. Sometimes it's better to trust your own instincts, leave the question unasked, and stay happy.
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You're 5'6" and you bought a 50 frame? Man, you're going to hate it. Big mistake. It's going to be wayyyyy too small. You should ride a 52 or 53. As big as the 54 felt, the 50 will feel just as bad - but too small.
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I hope that is 50cm center-center, if not it is more like a 48 - 48.5..
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That frame got a really good review in Bicycle Mag.. not that that carries a lot of weight on these forums

I was intrigued by the design and had the LBS price the frame to me. You got a GREAT deal compared to what they wanted to sell me just the frame for (About $1000 more than what you paid.. SUPPORT YOUR LBS!!)
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Considering what Pedal Force sells a completely new, warrantied carbon frame for, I'd say not a good deal. Granted, the EC90 fork is a nice add-on for the price, but I'd have avoided it.

A lot of it is just my paranoia about used/NOS/no-name CF stuff on ebay, though. Yeah, yeah, I know Raleigh is hardly no-name, but they're not exactly a top CF manufacturer.
That's why I have it worked out with the guy who sold me my Fuji Team Issue that if I have any warranty issues he'll take care of them for me and he's only a few hours away from me...

when I bought it he gave me his full contact info, a promise to take care of any warranty stuff, and an open invitation to ride if I'm ever in the VA area...
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