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Old 12-11-2007, 10:06 AM
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Good day to you all.
This is my first message in this forum, from Spain.
I am choosing the builder of my next aluminium frame and have reduced the list to four builders (sell, a company and three builders), any opinion/advise will be important. They are:
- co-motion
- Carl Strong
- Dave Tiemeyer
- Scott Quiring

Any experiences with them?
Thanks in advance and best regards
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:15 AM
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Of your choices, I would go with Co-Motion. They know their stuff.

Strong would be another good choice.

I have no experience with Strong but have heard good things. I know a number of people who have puchased Co-Motions and loved the end result.



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Old 12-11-2007, 10:19 AM
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i have lunch with carl, so i'll say carl atmo.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:26 AM
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I would go with Scott Quiring, a very accomplished builder and he races what he sells, but I'm biased living in Michigan and racing with Scott over the years. he currently builds frames for the Bell's Beer race team(mtb, cross and road)great quality.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:40 AM
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:44 AM
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:48 AM
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I have heard of this company, i think they go by Serotta, they make a nice ti frame as well.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:48 AM
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I have heard of this company, i think they go by Serotta, they make a nice ti frame as well.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:01 AM
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I have heard of this company, i think they go by Serotta, they make a nice ti frame as well.
Unfortunately they don't make Aluminum bikes.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:02 AM
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My apologies, i read aluminum and my brain saw ti.

Carry on.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:12 AM
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you know... orbea has the oven in house for heat treating and can do amazing custom work with starship tubing. the only non custom bit is that you have to choose from an existing headtube length. so.. if you look in spain... i'd have to tell you that the orbea custom starship i had was one of the finest bikes i've ever ridden.


that's all i can add.. you're getting great advice.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:11 PM
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i have lunch with carl, so i'll say carl atmo.
bro what better recommendation can a cat get
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:21 PM
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Here is another vote for Carl Strong. I have one of his ti bikes and I love it. Easy to work with and reasonable turn around time, too. ATMO.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:49 PM
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Mr. Strong.....read his thoughts on how to chose a builder. Good stuff.

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Old 12-11-2007, 12:52 PM
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I'd pass on the aluminum...

...get a steel serotta, or a lugged David Kirk....

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