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New frame needed - lacking inspiration.

passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
edited February 2010 in Road buying advice
Trouble is I'm lacking ideas!

I liked my Nero Corsa but it is now dead. I need a new frame for general road - typically fairly fast 50 -80 mile weekend rides. I need a new frame. I'm thinking of a Cannondale CAA9 or another Nero Corsa but will consider any brand or material. Would ride all year with crud guards. I already have a singlespeed commuter by the way.

I do like a bargain - any ideas?

Thanks.
'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.

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  • Tom ButcherTom Butcher Posts: 3,830
    Chain Reaction still have some of the old Principia aluminium frames in stock - I've got one of the models that took mudguards (don't think they've got any of them though) and I'm really impressed with it. They had a reputation as being very stiff so probably similar to a cannondale. The anodised finish on some of them is very tough too. Just check they come with a headset as I seem to remember someone mentioning some had odd sized headtubes - not certain on that but best to mention it.

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  • Slow DowncpSlow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    What sort of budget have you set?
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    Well for a 'regular' frame about 600 max. I'd rather spend less.

    For my 'dream' frame with a massive reduction I'd up to 800. Pretty unlikely to find that though.

    I'd did see the principa frames - they look good.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • MRaddMRadd Posts: 205
    I had an email the other day from Ribble about old stock they were selling off cheap... Did you get that? Some real bargains to be had there! I would buy off them, but I've just spent a stupid amount of money on my new ProLite!
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  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    Great - please give the highlights!

    PM'ed you.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • Slow DowncpSlow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    passout wrote:
    Great - please give the highlights!

    PM'ed you.

    Sale list here:

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/assets/im ... ce2010.pdf

    For the very top of your budget, I'd consider this:
    http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/detail.asp/sk ... Frame_2010
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    passout wrote:
    Great - please give the highlights!

    PM'ed you.

    Sale list here:

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/assets/im ... ce2010.pdf

    For the very top of your budget, I'd consider this:
    http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/detail.asp/sk ... Frame_2010

    Thanks - much appreciated.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
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