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Time to throw down $$$. Soma Delancey vs. BMW Gangsta.

Old 08-03-07, 09:23 AM
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Old 08-03-07, 09:28 AM
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If you've got 775 to drop, why find some enjayess used bike, or perhaps CUSTOM from a local
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Old 08-03-07, 09:58 AM
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Seriously, I think both of those bikes are way way overpriced. ESPECIALLY the BMW.
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Originally Posted by andypants View Post
If you've got 775 to drop, why find some enjayess used bike
Good question. Stick with the Delancey.
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Old 08-03-07, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by andypants View Post
If you've got 775 to drop, why find some enjayess used bike, or perhaps CUSTOM from a local
You can go full custom track from Jacob Cycles for $850.

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Old 08-03-07, 10:10 AM
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bmw for BARSPIN BEEEEETCHAS!
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Old 08-03-07, 12:51 PM
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milwaukee bikes cream city track frame looks wayyyyyyyyyy better.
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Old 08-03-07, 02:03 PM
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are you guys saying that there are a number of lugged custom frames made to order under $800?
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yup. You could check Villin too. They do custom but also have stock frames hand built in FL.
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Old 08-03-07, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Aldone View Post
I really can't immagine two more different frames

The Soma is old style, traditional geo, lugs while the BMW is a MTBsh compact frame with suspension corrected fork.
word. the BMW is nothing short of hideous. it looks like mtb geometry. terrible. just terrible.
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Old 08-03-07, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by dijos View Post
are you guys saying that there are a number of lugged custom frames made to order under $800?
there are a few, yes.
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Old 08-03-07, 02:41 PM
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wow, I didn't realize that Jacobs was so inexpensive. Granted, once you upgrade, it becomes less cheap. And Villin I did not realize were lugged.
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Old 08-03-07, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
there are a few, yes.
The cheapest I've seen is $850, but what's $50 more for custom lugged steel?
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Check the website for the handmade bicycle show nad check all the builders on there. I'm sure you'll find one.
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those BMWs are ugly as sin...soma is too expensive for a taiwan bike. Check out milwaukee bicycle co, you can get a nice complete for $800(frame/fork made in waterford WI). My suggestion get the milwaukee in orange, no decals(just the headbadge), and all chrome/shiny parts. woot
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Originally Posted by HotTamale View Post
those BMWs are ugly as sin...soma is too expensive for a taiwan bike. Check out milwaukee bicycle co, you can get a nice complete for $800(frame/fork made in waterford WI). My suggestion get the milwaukee in orange, no decals(just the headbadge), and all chrome/shiny parts. woot
More important that being made IN Waterford, they are made BY Waterford. They're tig-welded, so think of them as cheaper Gunnar track frames.
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Old 08-03-07, 03:53 PM
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my vote goes to the delancy.
but +1 to whoever mentioned the milwaukee.
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Old 08-03-07, 04:05 PM
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If you know someone in Japan you can get a brand new semi-custom Panasonic NJS frame for $626. You have tons of colors to choose from, a few sticker colors as well and can have your name on the frame.
Tons and tons of size choices as well.
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Old 08-03-07, 04:20 PM
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if you're gonna spend that much might as go all the way. go for the custom jacobs.. or get 75s instead of gms and use the extra money to get some other custom...
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Originally Posted by luckycat View Post
You sure the bmw is made here? I know a lot, if not all, of their stuff is being made overseas now.

Assuming it's OK to post in this thread, we just wanted to clarify that every frame BMW has ever produced was designed and made here in the US. This includes the Gangsta which, like all frames we currently produce, is hand welded here in Brooklyn, NY.

Brooklyn Machine Works has never outsourced an overseas frame.

Thanks for listening. Carry on.
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Old 08-03-07, 07:03 PM
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might be stating the obvious here...

but for this kind of money there's a whole lot you can get, maybe not brand new...but i see a lot of sweet frames, njs, italian, etc go for around $800 bones on ebay all day every day.

to the original point though, the bmw is f-ing busted ugly imo.
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Old 08-03-07, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
If you know someone in Japan you can get a brand new semi-custom Panasonic NJS frame for $626. You have tons of colors to choose from, a few sticker colors as well and can have your name on the frame.
Tons and tons of size choices as well.
ive been thinking of doing this. just courious if anyone knows someone who ordered one.
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im goin with the gangsta since it sounds hard
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Originally Posted by doofo View Post
im goin with the gangsta since it sounds hard

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if youre spending that much, then...
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