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Interested in buying a custom hand built Aluminum frame, suggestions?

Old 12-25-09, 06:18 PM
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Interested in buying a custom hand built Aluminum frame, suggestions?

I've ridden some Bianchi's, Red Lines, and currently own a Masi Speciale Commuter. After I bought the Masi I road a Langster and Capo 1 and fell in LOVE with what I'm thinking is the Aluminum frame/Carbon Fork combo as it they were both lighter, gave less as I was cranking up hills, and I just enjoyed the ride over all more. I've done just about all I can to this Masi and am thinking of starting on my dream bike and want to have an Aluminum frame custom built as my base, and was looking for advice by people that have owned or ridden some custom built cycles and can let me know about some companies that are reliable and build spectacular cycles, I don't want this to turn into a debate as to whether I'm getting aluminum or steel, I want Aluminum, without a doubt. Thanks so much for your time!
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Old 12-25-09, 06:33 PM
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https://www.tiemeyercycles.com/track.html

https://thebikelab.com/2009/03/10/han...rame-builders/ - This article mentions several additional builders.
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What about an Eddy Merckx?

not custom built, but it'll be good
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Try on a Ristretto from Co-Motion. Custon Aluminum built just for you
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Originally Posted by rcummings1 View Post
Try on a Ristretto from Co-Motion. Custon Aluminum built just for you
what about these guys? anyone heard anything? www.ifbikes.com
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Old 12-25-09, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rcummings1 View Post
Try on a Ristretto from Co-Motion. Custon Aluminum built just for you
what about these guys? anyone heard anything? www.ifbikes.com
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Old 12-25-09, 09:36 PM
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sorry about that not sure why it posted twice.
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Originally Posted by NoBrakesFace View Post
what about these guys? anyone heard anything? www.ifbikes.com
independent fabs make excellent frames/bikes if you got the money for em
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Originally Posted by bigvegan View Post
+100

This guy has made bikes for the Olympic Teams, Elite National Champions, and Elite World Champions.

You will notice his unique style:



From his website:
"Tiemeyer Cycles, Inc. is a privately held corporation established and managed by David Tiemeyer. He is best known for his design and construction of the United States Olympic Team Bicycles for the Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens Olympics. As a well respected builder, Mr. Tiemeyer has been chosen to build frames for many World Champions, who have gone on to win World Titles and set World Records on his bicycles. Before immersing himself in the art of bicycle frame building, Mr. Tiemeyer was involved as an aeronautical engineer with helicopter rotor blade construction. It is no coincidence that the Signature Tiemeyer Bicycle Frame resembles such blades. Years of competition have proved time and again the strength and aerodynamic efficiency of Tiemeyer Bicycles. "

https://www.tiemeyercycles.com/about.html

If you can't win on one of his bikes...it's not the bike that kept you from winning.

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If you can't win on one of his bikes...it's not the bike that kept you from winning.
This could be said for any company....but no one wants to admit that they are slow.

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Tsunami in Arizona is probably the cheapest option, Marinoni in Canada is one of the best
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