yeah i saw that waiting list but 2012 isn't actually that far away and i was thinking that this frame would be for next summer, meaning if i order a custom build it will be from september onwards and if i build the frame at dave yates then it's whenever there is a slot, don't forget, i work shifts and can effectively get time off when most people struggle.
after a Pm conversation with Lee (development) i emailed Frank the welder late last night, by 5.30am this morning he had replied! i realise there is a time difference but even so that is an amazingly quick come back!
i said what sort of thing i was looking for and why and he has given me a couple of things to think about and the price wasn't as high as i expected but again the thing that will likely kill the idea is the import/vat/post etc by my workings a frame from Frank will be over here for around £1100 but to get it at that price i would be sacrificing a nice paint job (not that that is the main concern) he said it would be another $400+ for "fancy paint" and as a comparison to the UK options they are this sort of money including the fancy paint!
don't get me wrong here i am not dissing Franks work, from what i can tell he is giving me an option to reduce the cost significantly by not going mad on paint, which is sensible, and what a good builder should do, meaning give the customer options.
i must admit though the thought of building my own frame is tempting.
this is gonna take some thinking.
oh, mike, defo don't want Ti, just can't justify that sort of money. it would be a waste of a frame on someone that doesn't live up to the performance of the frame, and then i would be THAT BERK with all the gear etc. steel built right is beautiful to ride, it's why i like my 07 clockwork and my 92 explosif and my 95 P7
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