Boardman XC frame in Halfrauds – £109 – worth it?
I was in Halfrauds (Brislington) today [getting a CO2 inflator as I'm having a mare with my current ghetto tubeless project]
I noticed they had a bare Boardman XC frame on display… "yeah we've got loads out back". I enquired about the price as it wasn't marked-up: "£109" To me that seems very cheap for what people are saying is a decent frame.
What do you think?Posted 8 years ago
if it is painted grey, and painted grey rather than bare metal grey, then most likely a team frame. would still make a damn fine SS though and give me a monster excuse to u/g all the ritchey pro bits to WCS carbon on my Pro and re use them on the SS!
Shame I've got no money. Time to start selling things…..Posted 8 years ago
The frames are identical aren't they?
Apparently not. The "Pro" is meant to be very light indeed. They tried to sell me a 2009 pro frame for £320!
I got the mech hanger today. Can't wait to build it from my bits of the old HT. (I obviously can as I'm sat here surfing the forum, tch!)Posted 8 years ago
I've built a Boardman Team up for a m8, from a sale on here, looks good and he seems well happy with it. Though considering the bike he's come from, that not too hard. Unfortunaltely the frame is too small for me to ride.
Sorry not great shoot and still needs finishing (when CRC get some olives in)
not sure ifs that worked, so another link:Posted 8 years ago
breatheasy: thanks. I popped into Halfords at lunchtime and they found one for me.
They also pressed out my old crown race and pressed the new one on.
I have to put in a good word for the lads at the Brislington Bike Hut. Thanks guys, you're almost an LBS.
Front derailleur: From the two pics above, it looks like zippy has fitted a bottom swing and user-removed has fitted a top swing. trying to decide what to get. What do you think?Posted 8 years ago
I'm not totally happy with the setup of the "top swing" front mech (U-R 's is a 'conventional' IIRC), though I think this is more to do with my mechanical ineptitude rather than an issue with the mech type.
I picked it, as I seem to recall them being described as the 'better' of the two types if you have a choice, can't remember why that was though….Posted 8 years agopealyMember
Anyone know what size seat-tube-clamp this takes? I've built up a bike using this frame too but can't see any dimensions on the existing clamp – I want to get a QR version.
Here's mine, finished at midnight last night, mostly with bits from my 1993 Indian Fire Trail, had to sand the purple paint off the bar-ends!
Had a bugger of a time getting that front derailleur shifting down without rubbing the tyre. And the red wheel isn't by design, nobody mentioned the colour when I bought it 2nd hand..
Posted 8 years ago
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