Andy B wrote:
Charge, Genesis, Saracen Kili..
All worth a look
Merlin were knocking out cheap Lobster frames a while ago, dunno if there are any left
But steel frames generally tend to be more expensive a they're only done in small batches and are now quite a niche market
Nothing wrong with OnOne & Ragley type frames, just not quite as high a quality finish as you'd get with more expensive stuff
But once it's covered in mud....
I just spotted a Saracen Kili Flyer on Ebay that looks like good value. My worry with the On-Ones and the Charge frames is the weight they seem to be. Or is it just that outside 853 etc modern frames are just heavier to deal with taller forks etc. All the Lobsters have gone which is a shame as they were knocking them out for £170 for the last few.
I think I need to be realistic and up my budget to around the £200 mark. Being a shortarse means if I buy new there is a chance of a bargain as the small ones tend to be left over, but it also means there are fewer 2nd hand.
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