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    Default Re: Aluminum Pro Frames

    To keep things current here's an article on Pave Pave Pave about Andre Greipel and Jurgen Roelandts riding aluminum bikes at Flanders.


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    Default Re: Aluminum Pro Frames

    me wants those mavic M40s!
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    I want those seat stays.

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    Anyone seen/ridden one of these?


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    Default Re: Aluminum Pro Frames

    Here's another pro aluminum frame I just posted over at Pavé - the Koga Cobble Crosser that Skil-Shimano rode at Flanders/will ride at Paris-Roubaix.

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    I'm not into stickers and all of that kind of tripe but the top tube on that Canyon is the dogs tits.

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    Would like to know more from whoever it was that the CAAD10 rear end was softer than the 9.

    I loved my 9, regret moving it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertiewhang View Post
    I'm not into stickers and all of that kind of tripe but the top tube on that Canyon is the dogs tits.
    Agreed.

    Canyon do some great schemes, then don't offer them to the public???

    That said, Jurgen vanden Brouke is welcome to his Poseidon Canyon from last years TdF...

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    It is funny that the Canyon for Griepel is custom and it still has way to big of a headtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmech13 View Post
    It is funny that the Canyon for Griepel is custom and it still has way to big of a headtube.
    same reason the welds were finished -- so it looks like a stock frame in a racing photo. marketing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinea Pedis View Post
    Would like to know more from whoever it was that the CAAD10 rear end was softer than the 9.

    I loved my 9, regret moving it on.
    There's a fairly extensive review of the 2011 CAAD10 in the first or second issue of Peloton - they apparently redesigned the tubeset from the ground-up. The final frame (to my eyes) looks a heckuvalot like a '90s MAX frame w/ bigger diameter tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOOFUS View Post
    same reason the welds were finished -- so it looks like a stock frame in a racing photo. marketing.
    HA ZING!

    As for the DeRosa team I had a non-ISP/non-sloping version. It was sweet.

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    Yeah? ISP aluminum frames always make me a little oozy. No idea on pricing, though...probably a little more affordable for me than a G.

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    Sure the Canyon's HT may be a little tall but that is still the baddest ass protour bike that I have seen in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    Spent hours scouring the web for a good picture of this totally class MBK aluminum frame ridden by the most badass rider ever.
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    I still ride a Giant ALUXX. Great bike. As I've said before, good enough for Zabel, good enough for me.

    3 cheers for Aluminum (in the Brit accent/pronunciation if you please).

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    A lu min yum

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    Question Summary, recommendations?

    So I read through this whole thread and came up with the following.

    New bikes that are great choices and made in the U.S. are Gaulzetti, Primus Mootry, Rock Lobster and Spooky (best buy).

    Older U.S. frames worth looking for are various Cannondales, Chehalis-built Kleins, the Schwinn Fastback Pro and LTD, Specialized S-Works E5.

    Otherwise, everybody seems to love the Merckx Team SC...

    I have never owned let alone ridden a "modern" aluminum bike. On a small budget (not having a clue if I'll like it), what would be the best bikes to search for? What vintage Cannondale Saeco replica is best overall if durability matters? Other than the Bianchis and De Rosas that were very prone to breakage, will most of these bikes hold up okay under a heavy rider? Will most of them fit a true 25mm tire?

    Thanks, Doug

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    With patience a person should be able to find a CAAD9 for under $500.

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    I found this interesting. Guesdon, a former winner, has been riding this machine since 2006. Custom aluminum and brought out just for P-R. It almost looks like a 1" headtube.


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