Stores/Websites selling FRAMES?

odessoukyodessouky Posts: 310
edited July 2016 in Road buying advice
Hi all..
Can anyone point me in the direction of a store, or website that sell road frames?
The ones I have in mind are Trek Domane, Specialised Roubaix, Can Synapse, or BMC GF01?
I'm planning a project for my next GF bike...and wish to build it up myself?
Many thanks

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  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,093
    Evans Cycles often have quite a few frames in from the bigger brands.

    TBH Google is your best bet - search for the model you're after and "frameset" rather than "frame".
  • odessoukyodessouky Posts: 310
    mrb123 wrote:
    Evans Cycles often have quite a few frames in from the bigger brands.

    TBH Google is your best bet - search for the model you're after and "frameset" rather than "frame".

    tried...with very little luck
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,093
    Try Paul's Cycles as well. Usually good for Cannondale.
  • odessoukyodessouky Posts: 310
    edited July 2016
    most of the frames i found are extreme sizes, like 61cm or 48cm, and 2012-2013 models??
  • odessoukyodessouky Posts: 310
    I'm pretty new to this, so if someone is more aware of this, please enlighten me?
    Are frame sets not something that is commonly/normally sold to the customer?

    Thanks
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,292
    odessouky wrote:
    I'm pretty new to this, so if someone is more aware of this, please enlighten me?
    Are frame sets not something that is commonly/normally sold to the customer?

    Thanks


    My first port of call for frames is always Paul Milnes Ebay shop.

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Paul-Milnes-Cy ... 34.c0.m322

    They are a genuine LBS based in Bradford and offer a range of road and road disc frames at good prices. I have bought 3 frames from them in the past and I can't fault them for service. Usually if you call and pay direct they will offer a decent discount on the Ebay listing price.

    They don't often feature the mainstream manufacturers that you have listed and also I don't know what size you need. However they currently have a Genesis Zero carbon frame on offer in an S size.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genesis-Zero- ... 6d969e5eb8

    They also have a Ridley Helium in S and M sizes

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RIDLEY-HELIUM ... 6dac81b6dc

    and they have a Tifosi CK2 carbon frame in either a 52 or 56 size

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tifosi-CK2-Ca ... 6b582f2d59

    Check thom out as an alternative to the Trek and Dale options.
  • Try sigma sport , they do several.
  • odessoukyodessouky Posts: 310
    arlowood wrote:
    odessouky wrote:
    I'm pretty new to this, so if someone is more aware of this, please enlighten me?
    Are frame sets not something that is commonly/normally sold to the customer?

    Thanks


    My first port of call for frames is always Paul Milnes Ebay shop.

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Paul-Milnes-Cy ... 34.c0.m322

    They are a genuine LBS based in Bradford and offer a range of road and road disc frames at good prices. I have bought 3 frames from them in the past and I can't fault them for service. Usually if you call and pay direct they will offer a decent discount on the Ebay listing price.

    They don't often feature the mainstream manufacturers that you have listed and also I don't know what size you need. However they currently have a Genesis Zero carbon frame on offer in an S size.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genesis-Zero- ... 6d969e5eb8

    They also have a Ridley Helium in S and M sizes

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RIDLEY-HELIUM ... 6dac81b6dc

    and they have a Tifosi CK2 carbon frame in either a 52 or 56 size

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tifosi-CK2-Ca ... 6b582f2d59

    Check thom out as an alternative to the Trek and Dale options.

    thanks for your help...

    the problem is I have no knowledge of any of those brands they suck. They are probably brilliant, but I don't know those bikes..
    :(
  • odessoukyodessouky Posts: 310
    Try sigma sport , they do several.

    Nice one...I checked, and indeed, they have a large selection...thanks
  • odessoukyodessouky Posts: 310
    Would this frame be similar to the 2015 NON HI MOD Synapses 2016 available in stores?

    http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?show=7002

    I rode the 2016 Synapse Carbon at Evans a few days ago, the one that retails for £1599, with 105?

    I remember I read somewhere that the synapse has beed radically improved recently, not sure when, 2014 or 2015?

    Thanks
  • MisterMuncherMisterMuncher Posts: 1,302
    That's the post revamp Synapse, so bar the paint, it's the same. Older synapses have a BB30 bottom bracket and a 27.2 mm seatpost, whereas the new variant has BB30A and 25.4mm respectively. The easiest way to tell is that the newer type has the seatpost "split" at the bottom bracket, but the older ones don't.
  • protoproto Posts: 1,473
    Total Cycling and Slane Cycles both seem to to carry a fair range of frames, and if you don't mind last years (or older) models, lots of bargains to be had.


    http://www.totalcycling.com/en/Frames---Road/c-530.aspx

    http://www.slanecycles.com/framesets-ro ... ce6ae2e8j3
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Westbrooks?

    https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/frame ... rames-c112

    that's where my CR1-SL frameset came from.
  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    odessouky wrote:
    Hi all..
    Can anyone point me in the direction of a store, or website that sell road frames?
    The ones I have in mind are Trek Domane, Specialised Roubaix, Can Synapse, or BMC GF01?
    I'm planning a project for my next GF bike...and wish to build it up myself?
    Many thanks

    As you've probably discovered not all manufacturers sell just the framesets of their bikes. Many prefer to sell only full bikes - if you want something specific then you might end up with eBay.

    That said you can get framsets for some Trek models, but only usually the higher end stuff.

    Online retailers are usually the best bet; Canyon, Planet X and Ribble all sell most of their models in frameset format.
  • gratzianigratziani Posts: 46
    Certini sell frames off , mostly specialized if that is your thing.
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