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Old 04-16-11, 06:02 PM   #1
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traitor frames?

I've searched everywhere and can only find out a little about these frames. I have a chance to buy a cheap traitor luggernaut brand new. The frame is lugged and has nice drop outs. Does anyone have one of these?
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Old 04-16-11, 06:15 PM   #2
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Whats cheap?

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300 for frame and fork. same price as the kilo lugged.
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From what their website says, it seems pretty nice. Columbus tubing, lugged, drilled for brakes, can fit wide tires. I'd buy a frameset for 300, sure.
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You'd be a fool not to.
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Old 04-16-11, 07:03 PM   #6
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okay thank you guys!
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Only thing about the luggernaut is the fork. You can't really tell from pics on the website but it's this weird segmented/tig welded/lugged thing that looks like a steel abortion. My shop carries them and every time I pass by them I cringe.
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Yeah, the fork is fugly. It looks like one from a bike 100 years ago
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I think the Katana fork looks really cool.



https://www.traitorcycles.com/Store/...rstirlyj&P=233
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Idk man, I think the rest of the bike looks super classy and elegant and then the fork looks clunky and unwieldy. On a different bike it might look better but with the frame it just seems off.
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okay hopefully Tuesday I will be picking this up! Do you guys have any recomendations for a headset, and stem? Sorry for all these questions. I'm pretty stoked. Ill post pictures!
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