New frame needed - lacking inspiration.

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New frame needed - lacking inspiration.

Postby passout » Sun Feb 28, 2010 09:24 am

Trouble is I'm lacking ideas!

I liked my Nero Corsa but it is now dead. I need a new frame for general road - typically fairly fast 50 -80 mile weekend rides. I need a new frame. I'm thinking of a Cannondale CAA9 or another Nero Corsa but will consider any brand or material. Would ride all year with crud guards. I already have a singlespeed commuter by the way.

I do like a bargain - any ideas?

Thanks.
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Postby Tom Butcher » Sun Feb 28, 2010 09:31 am

Chain Reaction still have some of the old Principia aluminium frames in stock - I've got one of the models that took mudguards (don't think they've got any of them though) and I'm really impressed with it. They had a reputation as being very stiff so probably similar to a cannondale. The anodised finish on some of them is very tough too. Just check they come with a headset as I seem to remember someone mentioning some had odd sized headtubes - not certain on that but best to mention it.
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Postby Slow Downcp » Sun Feb 28, 2010 09:32 am

What sort of budget have you set?
Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos

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Postby passout » Sun Feb 28, 2010 09:40 am

Well for a 'regular' frame about 600 max. I'd rather spend less.

For my 'dream' frame with a massive reduction I'd up to 800. Pretty unlikely to find that though.

I'd did see the principa frames - they look good.
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Postby MRadd » Sun Feb 28, 2010 09:50 am

I had an email the other day from Ribble about old stock they were selling off cheap... Did you get that? Some real bargains to be had there! I would buy off them, but I've just spent a stupid amount of money on my new ProLite!
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Postby passout » Sun Feb 28, 2010 09:57 am

Great - please give the highlights!

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Postby Slow Downcp » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:54 am

passout wrote:Great - please give the highlights!

PM'ed you.


Sale list here:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/assets/im ... ce2010.pdf

For the very top of your budget, I'd consider this:
http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/detail.asp/sk ... Frame_2010
Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos

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Postby passout » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:11 am

Slow Downcp wrote:
passout wrote:Great - please give the highlights!

PM'ed you.


Sale list here:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/assets/im ... ce2010.pdf

For the very top of your budget, I'd consider this:
http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/detail.asp/sk ... Frame_2010


Thanks - much appreciated.
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