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thendenjeck
12-06-2011, 11:49 PM
looking to start racing this spring, looking for a race-worthy road bike. will consider frame and fork or completes (although i have the beginnings of a rival group, i.e cranks and RD...)

I'm 5'11.5" with short legs and a long torso. 30" inseam. ideal would be a 55/54st with a 56tt.

I've always owned steel bikes and would love a great steel frame with a carbon fork. I'm also very seriously considering carbon. if the right bike pops up (like, ya know, a $700 gaulzetti :rolleyes: ), i'll consider aluminum.

I've got next to nothing for the build (see above), so completes def considered.

My max for the f/f would be around $1k, although I would of course like to keep it cheaper. and the cheaper it is, the faster I can get it built up and start training. which is going to be OH so fun in chicago winter ;) hellooo, rollers in the studio

I'm not in an extraordinary hurry, and will wait for the right bike. I'm more concerned about it being an awesome riding, well-fitting bike than the condition of the paint, etc. I am looking for something modern, no threaded or 1" steer tubes.

thanks!

Chousen One
12-06-2011, 11:55 PM
PM'd you - I have exactly what you want...

kramnnim
12-07-2011, 01:58 AM
I have a Large Litespeed Archon C3...57cm top tube, seat mast is cut kind of short for a 57, but plenty long for your inseam. Under $500...

hoss
12-07-2011, 08:52 AM
PM sent...

oliver1850
12-07-2011, 12:54 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GUNNAR-ROADIE-STEEL-FRAME-CARBON-RITCHEY-FORK-ROAD-BIKE-54CM-WATERFORD-USA-/170743694941?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item27c11e065d

Saratoga 56 TT:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Serotta-Saratoga-Frameset-56cm-Steel-Frame-Alpha-Q-fork-/320608264413?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4aa5bde0dd

thendenjeck
12-07-2011, 09:33 PM
had a bunch of offers, mostly aluminum, sifting through them, still looking for a steel or carbon. thanks everyone! let me know whatcha gots :beer:

PJN
12-07-2011, 09:47 PM
http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=99947&highlight=tcr

Won't get cheaper for bad ass carbon race bike.

57tt is a little misnomer as it has a 72 degree seat tube angle.

thendenjeck
12-08-2011, 08:28 AM
Workday morning bump

oldpotatoe
12-08-2011, 09:02 AM
looking to start racing this spring, looking for a race-worthy road bike. will consider frame and fork or completes (although i have the beginnings of a rival group, i.e cranks and RD...)

I'm 5'11.5" with short legs and a long torso. 30" inseam. ideal would be a 55/54st with a 56tt.

I've always owned steel bikes and would love a great steel frame with a carbon fork. I'm also very seriously considering carbon. if the right bike pops up (like, ya know, a $700 gaulzetti :rolleyes: ), i'll consider aluminum.

I've got next to nothing for the build (see above), so completes def considered.

My max for the f/f would be around $1k, although I would of course like to keep it cheaper. and the cheaper it is, the faster I can get it built up and start training. which is going to be OH so fun in chicago winter ;) hellooo, rollers in the studio

I'm not in an extraordinary hurry, and will wait for the right bike. I'm more concerned about it being an awesome riding, well-fitting bike than the condition of the paint, etc. I am looking for something modern, no threaded or 1" steer tubes.

thanks!

http://www.gunnarbikes.com

thendenjeck
12-08-2011, 07:21 PM
thanks all, i'm computing all the variables....

one last bump before i make a decision

singlecross
12-08-2011, 07:39 PM
I just listed my 56cm NOS Gunnar Roadie here last night. Seems to fit your description.

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=100759

singlecross

thendenjeck
12-08-2011, 08:30 PM
any spooky skeletors out there?

bobswire
12-08-2011, 08:54 PM
Been thinking of selling the Prodigy but probably too small for you at 54cm.

http://i51.tinypic.com/350m1ld.jpg

thendenjeck
12-08-2011, 08:58 PM
yeah, thanks, but too small

thendenjeck
12-08-2011, 09:31 PM
just wanted to throw out a thank you for all the advice i've gotten and bikes offered. you guys rule! :beer:

Mike V
12-08-2011, 11:26 PM
I have a Landshark in that size.

thendenjeck
12-08-2011, 11:31 PM
pm'ed

PJN
12-08-2011, 11:50 PM
If either of these bikes had a longer TT I already would have tried to pick one of them up. Not sure if both are still available.

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=91658&highlight=rock+lobster

I think that the seller has dropped the price a little since June so it would be worth PMing him.

Photos from the 'salon:
http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum/f3/fs-rock-lobster-scandium-frameset-teardrop-top-downtube-55-75-toptube-22083.html

http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum/f3/fs-55-75-toptube-flare-tubeset-sandium-frameset-brand-new-now-pics-22084.html

The one with the flared scandium tubeset is ????ing baller.

Mike V
12-09-2011, 12:20 AM
Just sent you an email. The Landshark is 58cm tt and 55cm st both ctc.

ultraman6970
12-09-2011, 02:39 AM
"I'm 5'11.5" with short legs and a long torso. 30" inseam. ideal would be a 55/54st with a 56tt. "

I'm around your size and the size and fit will depend of the size and angles, usually the ones that handle really well are 74 degrees front tube for example, those ones will have more reach too so pretty much it depends.

I pmed you about one in specific that could fit you and handles like a champ, u can cut corners with that one big time.

thendenjeck
12-09-2011, 12:27 PM
ok, i have offers coming out of my ears now. wading through them all. would still consider a used spooky skeletor or a really wild looking landshark.