I am reconsidering. I've been reconsidering since bwhsh8r brought the frame to my attention
It's my size too... But in all honesty, the condition is great and I don't think the asking price is outrageous but building it up with the parts it deserves will easily triple the price and I just don't have that kind of money
Meh, i have 794 british pounds in mine without the frame and fork, including 61 british pounds in wrong seatpost clamps for every part on mine, including full titanium bolteset, the wheelset, the 100pound headset tools i bought off a dealer, the wrong headset bearings that the shop made me eat the cost of. Thats with shipping to the usa on all the parts alot of new parts and paying the shop to build it all up. And considering (at least here) the cycling season ended, the parts should drop in price.
& yeah, for 49 pounds i thought it was going to be all dinged up and stuff, but its in quite good knick. The person who sold it made no mention of posessing the fork or anything, and was selling it for $usd 50, so i enquired about teh fork and he wanted 25$ usd for it and didnt have $5 change, i took it anyways. he threw in the mc2 stem and a bontranger rear hub (Anybody want that btw..... I have no use.)
and yes the price made me think it may have been stolen for that very reason, i see pos Ross fixed gears with weinnman deep v wheels trying to be sold for $500+ (rediculous) but they guy was like 30-35 years old, and I havnt heard anything about it being stolen from any of the bike shops....
that and I could have done it cheeper if i had been a little more flexible with my build, and a little more price conscious, but i knew what parts i wanted and i knew that i wanted them asap. cant blame a man
so more like double if you dont know what your doing
Sorry Pigeon for mentioning that frame, but i had to!! its dancingjacks thread and hes my buddy!
that and for a NOS frame i find that to be quite reasonable.
&HAHAHHA @ dancingjack for the i dont want to know... i tell people the same damn thing. But then i added it up for pigeon so he can get a good idea. i find it rude or boastful to tell people who im talking to the prices unless they ask. I will brag about the quality of the bike to them though
I am waiting on the other titanium seatpost (well... I am waiting and debating weather or not to order another, but sounds like i need to... but this thudbuster is comfortable, but the **** thing moves from side to side as well.... pos)
It was payday today and i have to fix my car, but i might let myself indulge in one bike part
I wound up mounting my Avocet 45tt that i cut off my slx steel road bike, the buttons dont function but barely (i know how to fix it, add some stuff under the button) but i really do love these computers, but they are out of business (pretty much) im still trying to find a cadence adaptor for one. Ill switch to a different computer after i help out with my bills on my car and my fillings for my teeth (two more cavities woooohooooo)
They are some oldschool - ish HED. CX wheels, structural carbon fiber 65mm deep and tubular, and are laced to 36 hole ultegra 600s (ugh dont buy tubular. i learned that lesson the hard way.... but after going from their max rated of 170-220, yes ive popped alot of tires... to 120lbs of pressure they SEEM to be more puncture resistant.... but ill let you know after ive ridden them more. i gave up on the tubies until the klein was finished.) they have a bit of a dent in the braking surface on the back wheel that makes it grab down every revolution, but i mostly use my front brake anyways so its all good. I paid $250 usd for them, but would like to soon upgrade to dura ace hubs so they spin longer.
and MANN thats rediculous with those zipps, especially considering the price tag on them!!!! The fsa + the ybn chain shifts like butter, so that alleviated my worries. Now all i have to do is hope that the pedal inserts stay bonded and im set!
im happy to see that your klein is coming along well, and im sure that those record cranks wont be quite the bitch that those zipps are being to you. p.s. just noticed the ringle bottle holder, i wanted one/ almost bid on one, but blue doesnt quite suit my build. (no im not color blind... that was the color of the cage that i almost bid on) and + the ringle skewers and the srp bolts really really put this bike just a little bit above, know what i mean?
if only i could write this much this easily on school projects (well... more like motivate myself to do it.... and its never as easy!!). then maybe id get good grades haha