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Time to replace my frame.

Old 01-28-14, 09:55 PM
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Time to replace my frame.

I guess this goes here??

I am getting the itch to replace my Moots which was destroyed in an accident involving a truck, but am not sure what I want to buy.
The budget only stretches to 2nd hand and I would like to keep it under $1500 for frame and fork.
Plenty of Serotta's and used Merlin's on ebay (especially given the demise of Serotta I guess).
I am happy to look at ti or maybe a good steel frame.

I am looking for Compact race geometry in a 58 - 59cm C-C ETT with 1&1/8th head tube.

Suggestions, with pic's would be great.
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Old 01-28-14, 11:31 PM
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I'm going thru a similar search. The Ritchey Road Logic 2.0 looks interesting for the steel frame option.

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Not ti or steel from what I can see.
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The Lynskey Rouleur perhaps? The frame is currently on sale for $1,090. I have the R330 that I got on close out, and I have been very happy with Lynskey's quality and customer service. If I had to buy a new ti bike tomorrow, they would be at the top of my list.
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Old 01-29-14, 04:57 AM
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Keep them coming.
More than happy to look at used.
A light scour and used is new again.
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Take a look at the Ti that's offered at Adrenaline Bikes. New, but good prices on just about every common brand. They have my Ti frame, the Everti Falcon for a decent price. I got it much cheaper new on ebay, but that was a one off I'm afraid. A friend got a nearly new Lynskey Helix the same way. ebay, more than Craig's List is worth a look for a little while.

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How about a Wabi Lighting RE. It's a lot of frame for $1,100.
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Originally Posted by sumgy View Post
...budget only stretches to 2nd hand
I can see plenty of metal frame options and was thinking - Can you really be safe purchasing a used composite (graphite) frame used?

If I had the cash I would go with a Merlin - Were you able to rescue any of the components from the previous bike and if so that also might influence your next purchase...
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
I can see plenty of metal frame options and was thinking - Can you really be safe purchasing a used composite (graphite) frame used?

If I had the cash I would go with a Merlin - Were you able to rescue any of the components from the previous bike and if so that also might influence your next purchase...
I have everything other than a frame, fork, headset and BB that will bolt straight on.
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Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
The Lynskey Rouleur perhaps? The frame is currently on sale for $1,090. I have the R330 that I got on close out, and I have been very happy with Lynskey's quality and customer service. If I had to buy a new ti bike tomorrow, they would be at the top of my list.
****! I just paid $1k for a CAAD10 a couple days ago.
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****! I just paid $1k for a CAAD10 a couple days ago.
There's still time to return it!

Although I'm sure the CAAD10 is a perfectly fine frame as well.
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
I can see plenty of metal frame options and was thinking - Can you really be safe purchasing a used composite (graphite) frame used?

If I had the cash I would go with a Merlin - Were you able to rescue any of the components from the previous bike and if so that also might influence your next purchase...
Graphite and carbon fiber composite ares very different. Not graphite.
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what gruoup set is going to be attached?
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what gruoup set is going to be attached?
Sorry for the late reply.
Dont know what happened to my notifications and so did not see this.
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