Excited my new frame arrived...and then I opened the box

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Re: Excited my new frame arrived...and then I opened the box

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:36 pm

Did you consider not signing for the package, as it was damaged?
I know it is tough to do when your new toy is inside...
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Re: Excited my new frame arrived...and then I opened the box

Postby Xplora » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:13 am

biker jk wrote:
Xplora wrote:Yep, you might have saved money but I'm not sure the couple of hundred was worth it this time around. I've concluded that anything "important" has to come from Oz for this reason. I can afford the stress a lot less than the money I'd save.


All three of my bike frames have been purchased from overseas. All packed well and no problem whatsoever.

No question that 99% will be fine - problems are inevitable though, sadly, and it seems unreasonable to resolve the big ones internationally. I had a non disc brake baby seat delivered one day and it took a few weeks to resolve by refund. I will never use that uk website again, and will bag them to anyone who will listen!!! Yay Wiggle who haven't stressed me out.
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Re: Excited my new frame arrived...and then I opened the box

Postby neild » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:17 am

Well finally had it all sorted. Frame picked up by courier and refund received from PBK. Long process but got there in the end.

Now I have to decide, do I get another frame, and if so which, or do I get a complete bike like the Boardman or something similar? Also considering a Chinese carbon CX frame though I really think I need rack mounts.

Another option I'm considering is keeping the flat bar, using my Merida 903 as a dry weather commuter and building a nice road bike for weekends and longer rides. Probably something around the Fm098 frame???

Too many decisions.
Norco VFR1 Disc, Merida 903, Mofo Single Speed, Giant MTB, soon to be vintage Gazelle fixie
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Re: Excited my new frame arrived...and then I opened the box

Postby ball bearing » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:48 am

neild wrote:
Now I have to decide, do I get another frame, and if so which, or do I get a complete bike like the Boardman or something similar? Also considering a Chinese carbon CX frame though I really think I need rack mounts.

CRC have Ghost 9000 SE frames which have all the rack mount fittings. It is also set up for fully sheathed gear cables - I like that idea. Very well made frame.

My frame arrived in excellent shape except where the hanger poked out a bit and was scratched. CRC never did get back to me on that one. Their customer service seems to be going downhill. They are probably too big.
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Re: Excited my new frame arrived...and then I opened the box

Postby queequeg » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:08 pm

Lynskey Cooper CX Ti frame at CRC:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mobi ... elID=86278

Absolutely bomb proof as an all weather commuter.

Match it with a Carbon Disc Fork:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mobi ... elID=89254
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