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Build me a Debernardi Thron

Old 04-03-06, 04:39 PM
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Build me a Debernardi Thron

Hi all. I currently ride a Cannondale Caad5, and am in the market for a fixed gear that will primarily be used on the street, but at the track once a month. I'm liking the De Bernardi Thron, and need some suggestions on how to build it. I'm looking to spend around a grand.

Thanx in advance!
Jay

I'm not dead set on the frame and am open to other suggestions. I just like that it's an affordable Italian steel frame.
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Old 04-03-06, 04:41 PM
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miche group!
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Seriously, go for the Miche gruppo on sale at chucksbikes.com.
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A friend of mine has a DeBernardi that looked very nice... as for how to build, that's a pretty broad question. Have you read Sheldon Brown, or searched this forum?

edit: +1 for the Miche group
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i'm looking at this frame and group too, but the picture looks like a threadless headset/fork but i've been seeing it offered with threadless headsets...so whats up
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I have a bareknuckle, it's another nice Italian made inexpensive steel frame (though not lugged). I have a buddy with the debernardi though, it is quite nice, though the paint isn't the most resilient. As for the miche group, I know it can come with a 1" threaded HS to fit the debernardi if you get it from the bicycle business in Sacramento (www.thebikebiz.com). I live in Sac and my buddy with the debernardi was looking into it. That is also where he and I got our frames.
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Originally Posted by nep
I have a bareknuckle, it's another nice Italian made inexpensive steel frame (though not lugged). I have a buddy with the debernardi though, it is quite nice, though the paint isn't the most resilient. As for the miche group, I know it can come with a 1" threaded HS to fit the debernardi if you get it from the bicycle business in Sacramento (www.thebikebiz.com). I live in Sac and my buddy with the debernardi was looking into it. That is also where he and I got our frames.
yeah www.thebikebiz.com is where its saying you can get threadless headsets, which is why i got confused
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OT

Sorry for the OT but someone does know where these frames are built in Italy?

They're made for the american market only, but I'm trying to buy one directy from the builder

Thanks
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I've seen lots of those DeBernardi's around and the paint always looks super chipped up and ****ty. What's the deal with that? It's a nice frame, why does the paint suck so badly?
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Originally Posted by GirlAnachronism
I've seen lots of those DeBernardi's around and the paint always looks super chipped up and ****ty. What's the deal with that? It's a nice frame, why does the paint suck so badly?
it's like built-in street cred!

ride it for 2 months and it'll look like you've been messing for years.

the paint on these de bernardis seriously sucks it. though they seem to have figured it out by the early to mid 90s, italian bike manufacturers have never been known for their paint quality. the two 80s/90s pinarellos i've owned chip when you look at them.
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Originally Posted by nep
I have a bareknuckle, it's another nice Italian made inexpensive steel frame (though not lugged). I have a buddy with the debernardi though, it is quite nice, though the paint isn't the most resilient. As for the miche group, I know it can come with a 1" threaded HS to fit the debernardi if you get it from the bicycle business in Sacramento (www.thebikebiz.com). I live in Sac and my buddy with the debernardi was looking into it. That is also where he and I got our frames.

Alex? Or is there another barenkuckle in Sac? BTW this is Chris from the Kitchen.
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