VanTuyl Tica frame

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jahu88
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by jahu88

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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corky
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by corky

It has cable stops but no derailleur hanger..... is it removable and just not been mounted?

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Gold Knight
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by Gold Knight

that's why he got the good price!

jahu88
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by jahu88

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

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by TheBugMan

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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xav
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by xav

It's the rear one mate :wink:

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by prendrefeu

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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jahu88
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by jahu88

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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athos
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by athos

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

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by cortinagtmk3

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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