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Looking for an aluminium road frame...

beanstalkbeanstalk Posts: 143
edited January 2018 in Road buying advice
...preferably with a level top tube or minimal sloping with a threaded bottom bracket and caliper brakes.
Suggestions please.

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  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,538
    beanstalk wrote:
    ...preferably with a level top tube or minimal sloping with a threaded bottom bracket and caliper brakes.
    Suggestions please.


    Planet X RT-58 Alloy V2 is down to £99 atm. What's not to like at that price. TT looks to be fairly level and it takes caliper brakes so fits your criteria

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FRPXRT58A ... d-frameset

    You can have it as a special build kit with Tiagra for £500

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FBPXRTFBB ... d-bike-kit
  • beanstalkbeanstalk Posts: 143
    arlowood wrote:
    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FRPXRT58A ... d-frameset
    TT looks to be fairly level and it takes caliper brakes so fits your criteria
    This is the kind of insane/extreme sloping I want to avoid.
    While top tube and head tube lengths at XL would fit me, the seat tube length is only 55cm. At my current frame it is 58,5cm and I don't like the look of it.
    So seat tube length should start with a 6.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Anything really and get a compatible threadless to threaded b/b thing? This sort of thing.

    http://www.wiggle.com/fsa-bb30-conversion-kit/

    Or is there a glitch I am missing?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • beanstalkbeanstalk Posts: 143
    Anything really and get a compatible threadless to threaded b/b thing? This sort of thing.

    http://www.wiggle.com/fsa-bb30-conversion-kit/
    It is a possibility but I want to search for the threaded ones first.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    No worries.

    What’s your budget?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,455
    What about the more traditional all ribble offerings.
    https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/componen ... ks/frames/
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,455
    Just seen your other post about Ribble, if money isn't to tight how about kinesis or moda vivo frame. You could build the vivo up under 7kg with the right parts easily enough.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Is a Bowman Palace threaded bb? I think it is. That’s well cool and very well priced.

    Kinesics Aethin thing? Offhand not sure about bb though.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • beanstalkbeanstalk Posts: 143
    Is a Bowman Palace threaded bb? I think it is. That’s well cool and very well priced.

    Kinesics Aethin thing? Offhand not sure about bb though.
    Too much sloping on both of them!
    Kinesis Athain Evo 2018 has a threaded bb.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    beanstalk wrote:
    Is a Bowman Palace threaded bb? I think it is. That’s well cool and very well priced.

    Kinesics Aethin thing? Offhand not sure about bb though.
    Too much sloping on both of them!
    Kinesis Athain Evo 2018 has a threaded bb.

    Too much sloping?

    bowman-palace-r.jpg?itok=ARHNte2m
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • beanstalkbeanstalk Posts: 143
    Here is a quick one of my Bowman Layhams:
    img_3023.jpg

    As you can see it does not look very good.
    Bowman Palace R for tall riders would look the same.
  • ratsbeyfusratsbeyfus Posts: 2,841
    CAAD12? Almost horizontal top tube iirc


    I had one of them red bikes but I don't any more. Sad face.

    @ratsbey
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    ratsbeyfus wrote:
    CAAD12? Almost horizontal top tube iirc


    I deleted a post suggesting that with a bb adaptor because although it fits the bill I know that everyone would have gone "troll troll troll post he doesn't want an adaptor troll wah wah wah"

    But yes, a CAAD with an adaptor.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    beanstalk wrote:
    Is a Bowman Palace threaded bb? I think it is. That’s well cool and very well priced.

    Kinesics Aethin thing? Offhand not sure about bb though.
    Too much sloping on both of them!
    Kinesis Athain Evo 2018 has a threaded bb.

    Too much sloping?

    bowman-palace-r.jpg?itok=ARHNte2m

    I'm just reposting this picture as it's so lovely.

    Imagine TDNFNATN on that.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • How about an old Colnago Dream frameset?

    or Dedacciai Strada Aegis, if you've got the dosh.
  • lesfirthlesfirth Posts: 1,283
    beanstalk wrote:
    Here is a quick one of my Bowman Layhams:
    img_3023.jpg

    As you can see it does not look very good.
    Bowman Palace R for tall riders would look the same.

    It can not see anything wrong with that bike.It is way too big for me but I quite like it.
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