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Chinese steel

MoonbikerMoonbiker Posts: 1,706
edited October 2017 in MTB buying advice
Anyone bought a frame direct from china?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chrome-Reynol ... 10Ru79WcuA

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Why, it's not particularly fancy steel, and you could probably get a local one for the price.
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  • MoonbikerMoonbiker Posts: 1,706
    You can't get frames that price unless second hand?

    Soma surly jones etc alot more expense..... anf materials aren't better?
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    On-one are that price.

    There is no way they used Reynolds tubing for that, it may be as good, it may be tat, you won't know until you buy it.....

    Claimed frame weight is very good, claimed fork weight is heavier than those on my 1997 Fuji, something doesn't really stack up there.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Could be, they say 501, which is quite cheap, but I doubt it. Can't see some random Chinese frame builder importing Reynolds. Even so I wouldn't buy 501 anyway, 531 or a decent Columbus as a minimum.

    I'd rather find a good second hand frame than an unknown hope for the best Chinese one.
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