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 Post subject: VanTuyl Tica frame
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:35 pm 
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Hi,
I have the possibility of buying Van Tuyl TiCa + frame for a really good price but I can't find any reviews. Could anybody give me any opinions about that frame? Is it stiff (i weight 175 lbs, 80kg), comfortable, durable, etc? Here's the photo of the frame:
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It has cable stops but no derailleur hanger..... is it removable and just not been mounted?


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that's why he got the good price!


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no, I'm not that stupid - the derailleur hanger is just taken off...


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I would not consider a frame without a derailleur hanger a problem.
If I get a frame without one then I get a groupset that comes with one.
If the frame has a mount then I'll buy a groupset that is compatible with braze on.
Why is this even an issue with frame performance?

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It's the rear one mate :wink:


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It looks like it's my size. Can I have it?

Seriously though, it looks sweet. How much are you getting it for? It may be worth the purchase just to add to your stable, if anything else.

Beautiful TI/Carbon mix it looks like. Well done!

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yes it's really nice, weights 1,25 kg, seller has all sizes (frames are new) and they cost...probably not even 50% of the retail price...


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xav wrote:
It's the rear one mate :wink:


LOL! You don't need one of those!

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Tica's had problems with the joints between carbon and titanium. I've heard about this a number of times.


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 Post subject: Re: VanTuyl Tica frame
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:44 am 
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I have a very similar frame that i purchased from a friend a year ago. the frame is stiff for my standards. this is my first ti-ca frame. it is fairly light and a decent build will weigh about 16-18 lbs. so far, after breaking in the seat and the new goemetry of the frame, i think it is comfortable enought for my daily 36 mile commute to work. i still have not noticed any loosening of the ti-ca jointing or cracks for that matter. i live in LA and the roads here are pretty nasty depending on the nieghborhood. i am happy with it. good luck.


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