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What frame would you get if you had $1500?

Old 01-30-14, 08:42 PM
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What frame would you get if you had $1500?

Looking to pick up a new frame, recently sold my Dosnoventa and Kagero. The Dosnoventa ended up being too big and I just grew tired of the Kagero. I've been trying to decide what to get next. I really liked the Dosnoventa but rode it twice and was really just too big. Was going to get another in a smaller size but then thought is there something I'm missing?

My dream frame would be a LOW but I just can't wait 9 months. I have been looking for the last 4 and have never seen one go for sale.

I figured I throw this up to see what others would do with $1500 for a frame. What would you get?
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690 euros buys you this beauty
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Probably a caad 10
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690 euros buys you this beauty
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Alright, I cleaned up some stuff. If we're going to have fun, we have to at least contribute some substance to this thread.



1 of these bad boys:



OR

3 #kilott's and a motobecane messenger.

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1 EAI bareknuckle tall bike.

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1 Cinelli Vigorelli tall bike.

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1 Cinelli MASH '14 histogram unicycle.

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1500 McChickens.

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250 Whoppers.

OR

Feed a US family for half a year.
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if my dream frame was a LOW, i would wait 9 months and get a LOW

if my budget was $1500, I would get whichever aluminum track frame I liked the best (parallax geo and tapered fork are most intriguing, the paint is not my thing though).

a semi custom Dodici, or EAI Gojirra
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Originally Posted by hamfoh
if my budget was $1500, I would get whichever aluminum track frame I liked the best (parallax geo and tapered fork are most intriguing, the paint is not my thing though).
Just make sure you're doing business with a timely and amicable framebuilder/ company 1st!
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Originally Posted by Leukybear

1500 McChickens.
the end.
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A Wabi, but I don't think I could ever spend $1500 on a fixed gear road bike.
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I'd probably get a Steamroller and spend the rest on beer and strippers.
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That Ciocc up there would be nice too.
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What a bargain! $1500 for a panasonic & a sqrl!


As far as NJS goes, you can get a nagasawa for $1500... the most celebrated/ champion striped NJS builder.
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Old 01-31-14, 12:01 AM
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Nagasawa definitely on my short list too but I've never ridden one. Ridden Panas and Ciocc s and liked em.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Nagasawa definitely on my short list too but I've never ridden one. Ridden Panas and Ciocc s and liked em.
Well you can't really generalize for NJS bikes considering they're all bespoke with custom geo and tubeset based on the original keirin rider's specs.
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yeah id get an NJS actually if I was determined to spend all that. a nagasawa with pretty colors

still riding a eimei, love steel
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I'd totally spend thaT on a NOS one of these too.

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Why settle for NOS when it's sub-1500 to get a new Bridgestone & Panasonic bespoke to you?
They still actively make bikes among the many other NJS makes. $1500 should get you a custom one to your door from NJS-land.
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Had no idea Bridgestone was still available. Thought only anchor bridgestones these days.
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Come to think of it, I would try to buy my friend's Paramount track bike.

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Probably the Leader EQNX, a Rock Lobster... something of that sort.
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At that price (add a few hundo's) I would have something custom
- Rosko
- Squarebuilt
- etc
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All brand new Makino, Bridgestone, Nagasawa full custom NJS keirin builds with average Miche or FSA gear will run 1150€ (1560 USD) shipped to your door in France.

If you are okay with used, you can easily find a Level or Rensho build in that same price range.

Lots of folks riding NJS gear in France and Spain now. Don't know the story behind that. No one even knows what keirin is here.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie
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I admit it - I am an Italophile, least when it comes to certain things and I cannot understand anyone preferring a Leader over that Ciocc, or something like this:



which is a helluva deal here: https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=1971
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