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Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:41 am
by Noctiluxx
Ok I own too many bikes as is but have some nice wheels, DT Swiss Spline 28 Mon Chasseral, and Dura Ace 9100 groupset lying around. I was thinking a Specialissima, C64, VR-2, Protos, SS Evo, or Emonda. I currently own the bikes listed <--------there. My budget is $4K, max. Any suggestions?

Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:41 am
by Weenie

Re: Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:56 am
by shimmeD
Easy, get something made for you. Why buy one more 'similar' to the many you have already.

Re: Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:58 am
by Marin
Yes, with 6 Chinese framesets, now is the time to get a custom steel frame

Re: Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:17 pm
by emorydptt
custom Ti or SS frame!

Re: Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:22 pm
by Lewn777
Your 'stable' is too similar. There's no point of being a J Leno with 100 cars, when you can ride only one at a time. Worse if you have 10 V12 Italian sports cars.

My stable would be:
1. A lightweight climbing bike. X2? (Maybe one for training one for racing/sportives/holidays).
2. An aero bike. X2? (Maybe one for training one for racing/sportives/holidays).
3. A Titanium bikepacking/touring/gravel/commuting bike.
4. A TT bike.
5. A 140-160mm travel full suspension mountain bike.
6. A 80-120mm travel XC race bike FS.

Re: Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:28 pm
by wheelsONfire
A full blown aero bike or really light bike.
Nothing like those you got.
Or a custom built frame.

Re: Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:20 pm
by eric01
Marin wrote:Yes, with 6 Chinese framesets, now is the time to get a custom steel frame
What about a Chinese custom steel frame?

Re: Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:52 pm
by Noctiluxx
I'm leaning towards a Bianchi Specialissima Pantani edition or Colnago C64 silver and black. The only drawback is I rather build either one of these bikes with Campy SR 12-spd and Bora Ultra wheels than what I have right now, Dura Ace 9100 and DT Swiss wheels. I also love the Time Alp Duez but can't find decent prices anywhere.

Re: Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:31 pm
by Marin
eric01 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Marin wrote:Yes, with 6 Chinese framesets, now is the time to get a custom steel frame
What about a Chinese custom steel frame?
That's what I'm getting, was shipped today. Taiwan actually though. Wouldn't recommend to the OP because the process requires a bit more input than with a classic framebuilder.

Re: Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:54 am
by thefuzzycow
3T Exploro! Best of both worlds. Defined as an "aero gravel bike", it really does it all.
Able to fit:
700x42mm
650x47mm
650x2.1" mtb tires

You can have a 700 wheelset for road and gravel and then turn it into a drop bar MTB for trails. Talk about a true "do-it-all" bike that's super versitile!
Available in two different painted frames or a Ready-to-paint frame as well.

Check it out!

Re: Frame suggestion needed for building a bike

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:54 am
by Weenie