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  • Cheapish road frame ideas
  • Premier Icon benjbish
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    Tinkering with the idea of transferring the kit from my old (too small) road frame to a new frame for a low cost “new bike”. Am currently looking at the Dolan Preffisio frame and carbon fork for £200ish. Is there anything else that I should look at?

    Cheers,

    Ben.

    Premier Icon neilsonwheels
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    Merlin were doing Gianni Motta frames for £99. Got one myself and it is an aluminium rocket. 1.35kg iirc. I got myself some carbon forks and a carbon post from China for peanuts. The quality of the welds is amazing.
    My mate has a freshly built Dolan for work duties. Think he paid £200 for the frame set. Looks the nuts for the money.

    Premier Icon benjbish
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    Fab thanks Neil, saw those Motta frames before but hadn’t heard anything about them.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I’ve got a Motta from Merlin too. Can’t fault it!

    Premier Icon neilsonwheels
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    Can’t recommend it enough. Its a stiff ride but saying that I was used to a very supple steel roadie and a 5 inch full sus so it would feel that. Stiff but Very responsive. Done 3000+ miles on it now and I am proper chuffed with it.

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/shes-alive-new-road-toy

    Premier Icon mansonsoul
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    There are quite a few road frames cheap as chips in Bristol Bike Project if you’re local to there.

    Premier Icon pjm84
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    I have a spare Preffisio unused frame in the garage that’s taking up space. It’s a 62cm.

    Premier Icon jonba
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    Merlin
    Planet x
    Ribblecycles
    Graham weigh

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Planet-x team alu?

    Premier Icon federalski
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    I’ve never had one but always like the Planet X team alu purely because of the sparkly sky blue colour…

    Premier Icon benjbish
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    pjm84 – interesting! How tall are you? I’m 6’4″ with relatively short legs for my height. I work in the same area as you. How much would you want for it if you are selling?

    Premier Icon rusty-trowel
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    Second hand.
    Bought this frame and fork a cheap replacement for my Lynskey as I needed the money.
    £150 for an Italian made alu/carbon frame that rides better than a £1k Ti job.
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