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Aero frameset foe £1750 - suggestions?

MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
edited July 2018 in Road buying advice
Morning all

The S5 has gone because its shhitt so have £1750 to spend on an aero frameset.

Has to be one colour, look cool, be fast. Not overly bothered about comfort.

NOS is fine by me - more frameset less price.

Any suggestions?
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.
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  • joenobodyjoenobody Posts: 559
    Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro? Or you can get the non-Pro version for under £1100 (it is two colours though).
  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,333
    Has anyone ever bought one of those Eddy Merckx frames from Merlin?
    Something like this would be nice and is well under budget:

    https://www.merlincycles.com/eddy-merck ... 13540.html

    They look cheap for what they are but the discount almost seems a bit too high...
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    brilliant call on the Argon! Has to be a large and of course, the one size they don't have.

    that would have hit the nail on the head.

    thank you.

    anyone else?

    merckx is a no - Dirk would get angry.
    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.
  • londoncommuterlondoncommuter Posts: 1,550
    Joe Totale wrote:
    Has anyone ever bought one of those Eddy Merckx frames from Merlin?
    Something like this would be nice and is well under budget:

    https://www.merlincycles.com/eddy-merck ... 13540.html

    They look cheap for what they are but the discount almost seems a bit too high...

    Not sure if this has changed with them being taken over by Ridley but Merckx had a rubbish warranty policy whereby the warranty stopped if you didn't get the bike/frame serviced by an authorised dealer annually.
  • joenobodyjoenobody Posts: 559
    brilliant call on the Argon! Has to be a large and of course, the one size they don't have.

    that would have hit the nail on the head.
    Bora Team Edition? Also the Astana Team Edition is available in large.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    JoeNobody wrote:
    brilliant call on the Argon! Has to be a large and of course, the one size they don't have.

    that would have hit the nail on the head.
    Bora Team Edition? Also the Astana Team Edition is available in large.

    juggling finances as we speak :)

    great minds, etc.

    Anyone else care to disrupt the MFs/Joe Argon love in?
    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.
  • mamil314mamil314 Posts: 1,103
    I would Madone or Foil. Probably, Foil, with disc brakes.
    Maybe you would like this
    https://www.swiftcycles.co.uk/8599/prod ... e-set.aspx
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    mamil314 wrote:
    I would Madone or Foil. Probably, Foil, with disc brakes.
    Maybe you would like this
    https://www.swiftcycles.co.uk/8599/prod ... e-set.aspx

    no longer available <insert sad emoticon>

    no discs though please as that would mean additional expense.
    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
    oh - and mechanical only please.
    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.
  • 964cup964cup Posts: 1,362
    S3, surely? I like mine, and IIRC, so did you when I posted it.
  • Canyon Aeroad on sponsorship if they still do that
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    964Cup wrote:
    S3, surely? I like mine, and IIRC, so did you when I posted it.

    Can you get them at sort of money? I thought they would have been out of my budget.

    All seem to be around £2/2,200....
    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
    Canyon Aeroad on sponsorship if they still do that

    Starting at EURO2,300 sponsored but thank you.
    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.
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,538
    Epic Cycles are offering various custom builds on Orbea Orca Aero framesets. Shimano 105 buyild comes in at £2500 so I'm guessing the frameset will be around your budget.

    http://epic-cycles.co.uk/orbea-orca-aer ... BUQAvD_BwE

    Might be worth calling to see if they will sell you a frame on its own.

    Or maybe a Merida Reacto 7000 frameset at £1450

    https://www.merida-bikes.com/en_gb/Fitness-1523.html
  • mamil314mamil314 Posts: 1,103
    You'd be surprised. Most bigger manufacturers now price frames way up and discount groupsets somewhat to prevent high value self builds.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    mamil314 wrote:
    You'd be surprised. Most bigger manufacturers now price frames way up and discount groupsets somewhat to prevent high value self builds.


    Yup - this. Chatting to my really nice little cal Cervelo dealer recently he said exactly the same thing.
    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
    arlowood wrote:
    Epic Cycles are offering various custom builds on Orbea Orca Aero framesets. Shimano 105 buyild comes in at £2500 so I'm guessing the frameset will be around your budget.

    http://epic-cycles.co.uk/orbea-orca-aer ... BUQAvD_BwE

    Might be worth calling to see if they will sell you a frame on its own.

    Or maybe a Merida Reacto 7000 frameset at £1450

    https://www.merida-bikes.com/en_gb/Fitness-1523.html

    An Orca in black would be lovely. Or that lime green but no where seems to do frameset alone.

    Merida has too many colours/logos: will age really quickly.
    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.
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,182
    arlowood wrote:
    Epic Cycles are offering various custom builds on Orbea Orca Aero framesets. Shimano 105 buyild comes in at £2500 so I'm guessing the frameset will be around your budget.

    http://epic-cycles.co.uk/orbea-orca-aer ... BUQAvD_BwE

    Might be worth calling to see if they will sell you a frame on its own.

    Or maybe a Merida Reacto 7000 frameset at £1450

    https://www.merida-bikes.com/en_gb/Fitness-1523.html

    An Orca in black would be lovely. Or that lime green but no where seems to do frameset alone.

    Merida has too many colours/logos: will age really quickly.

    I'm not sure what will be redundant sooner, the colours or design.... :wink:

    Enjoy the buying process. :D
    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

    Desmond Tutu
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Slowmart wrote:
    arlowood wrote:
    Epic Cycles are offering various custom builds on Orbea Orca Aero framesets. Shimano 105 buyild comes in at £2500 so I'm guessing the frameset will be around your budget.

    http://epic-cycles.co.uk/orbea-orca-aer ... BUQAvD_BwE

    Might be worth calling to see if they will sell you a frame on its own.

    Or maybe a Merida Reacto 7000 frameset at £1450

    https://www.merida-bikes.com/en_gb/Fitness-1523.html

    An Orca in black would be lovely. Or that lime green but no where seems to do frameset alone.

    Merida has too many colours/logos: will age really quickly.

    I'm not sure what will be redundant sooner, the colours or design.... :wink:

    Enjoy the buying process. :D

    Thank you! Am whittling it down so will get there - eventually....
    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.
  • Canyon Aeroad on sponsorship if they still do that

    Starting at EURO2,300 sponsored but thank you.

    What does that work out at, about £4000?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Canyon Aeroad on sponsorship if they still do that

    Starting at EURO2,300 sponsored but thank you.

    What does that work out at, about £4000?

    Now, yes. Post Brexit, i’d say about 2.5 billion pounds.
    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.
  • Perhaps not quite as aero as some of the other suggestions but what about one of these?

    https://uk.chapter2bikes.com/tere-range ... _store=uk/
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,264
    Forego areo and get a c59 or maybe a C60.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 10,150
    mamil314 wrote:

    If anyone miraculously stumbles on a 2017 frame or complete bike, at a semi reasonable price, I would be very interested.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Forego areo and get a c59 or maybe a C60.


    It's to use alongside N1 which fits the c59/c60 sort of thing perfectly.

    Essentially to replace my Soloist that died but was so lovely to ride.
    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
    Perhaps not quite as aero as some of the other suggestions but what about one of these?

    https://uk.chapter2bikes.com/tere-range ... _store=uk/

    Never heard of them but very cool.

    Unfortunately no L left in black. :(
    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.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,264
    Forego areo and get a c59 or maybe a C60.


    It's to use alongside N1 which fits the c59/c60 sort of thing perfectly.

    Essentially to replace my Soloist that died but was so lovely to ride.

    Would you consider used? Then world is your oyster. Many shops selling used with pretty acceptable warranties.
  • matt_n-2matt_n-2 Posts: 581
    Bianchi Aria?

    http://road.cc/content/review/227913-bianchi-aria

    Complete bike with Centaur or 105 for £2250, sell off the other bits to bring the cost down.

    Looks great IMO and I say that as a Colnago man.
    Colnago Master Olympic
    Colnago CLX 3.0
    Colnago Dream
    Giant Trinity Advanced
    Italian steel winter hack
  • arlowood wrote:

    Merida has too many colours/logos: will age really quickly.

    Reacto and have a custom paint-job to your liking with the balance?
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 9,159
    Just get any non-aero frame with at least one tube that isn't entirely round, and call it an aero frame. That's fairly standard industry practice for making you feel faster.
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