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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:38 am 
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I've been looking at this bike online for awhile, and it looks like a really great aluminum frame [smooth welds, tapered steerer, BB30]. I'd love to build one up, but I'm really only interested in the frame and fork. They are inexpensive enough that I could buy one, and part it out, but it seems like a lot of hassle. If anyone knows where I can get one [in the US or shipped to the US], that would be great.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:42 am 
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I happen to know of one. PM sent.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:57 am 
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Have you looked into the new Specialized Allez? Its tapered and BB30 for $2,100 and thats a complete bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:04 pm 
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Definitely considered the Allez. Don't need a complete bike though. Like the Boardman because it will be something more unique here in the states.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:51 pm 
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Maybe..

Contact wiggle, they sell to the US.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/boardman/?utm_s ... ontent=usa


Also, Echelon was approved to sell me an AiR 9.8 frameset.

The ohter frames aren't listed for sale, like the Team aluminum version..don't see why they wouldn't though.

http://www.echelon-cycles.co.uk/boardman.html


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:40 pm 
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Felt f85 or F75.

Boardmans don't exactly have a great reputation over here. Mainly due to who they are exclusively sold through 'halfords' better known as 'hellfrauds'. No one would go there to spend big money on a bike. The majority of boardmans ridden in the UK are bikes bought on the cycle to work scheme (government cycling/tax incentive, limits riders to a £999 bike)

So maybe its just that most boardmans are ridden by first time roadies that think their £999 bike is gods gift to earth, and they can't understand why I didn't by 5 instead of getting my bike. Can you tell that I happen to run into these boardman owners alot?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:46 pm 
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Boardmans don't exactly have a great reputation over here. Mainly due to who they are exclusively sold through 'halfords' better known as 'hellfrauds'. No one would go there to spend big money on a bike.


Ask yourself this. If Boardmans were sold through LBS's would they still have the bad reputation? I certainly don't think so.

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The majority of boardmans ridden in the UK are bikes bought on the cycle to work scheme (government cycling/tax incentive, limits riders to a £999 bike)


This is exactly how I bought mine. The 40% tax saving was good enough for me, and having half a brain cell I can work on the bike myself rather than taking it to a shop. Does this mean that I haven't purchased a proper road bike? Maybe I should spend £5k on a Specialized or Cannondale or summat so I can ride around looking down my nose at other roadies on 'lesser bikes' :roll:

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So maybe its just that most boardmans are ridden by first time roadies that think their £999 bike is gods gift to earth, and they can't understand why I didn't by 5 instead of getting my bike. Can you tell that I happen to run into these boardman owners alot?


I've ridden plently of more expensive bikes, and am more than happy with my Boardman Team Carbon (I'm not a first time roadie) thankyou very much. I love coming across people like you riding really expensive bikes with all the bling, and then dropping them :mrgreen: whilst riding my Boardman peace of crap.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:02 pm 
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I think Boardmans have a good rep. It's Halfords that have the bad rep. A couple of lads in my club have got them and they're decent machines.


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