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wanting to buy cheap alloy frame. Ribble only option ?

Postby serenitynow » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:24 am

hey everyone

my old faithful ride of four years has died.. frame cracked at bottom bracket

most components are new, and I just want to source a cheapish alloy frame to get going again.

are there any local options ? even overseas all I really see is Ribble.. their frames seem to be ok from what I read. I can get a curved sportive frame, forks and headset landed for $460. If I go with the box standard alloy frame it would be $100+ less.

anyone been down this road ?
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Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:47 am

for not much more you could get a chinese carbon frame
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Re: wanting to buy cheap alloy frame. Ribble only option ?

Postby RonK » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:49 am

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Re: wanting to buy cheap alloy frame. Ribble only option ?

Postby simonn » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:04 pm

If a 52.5 or 58.5 would work for you...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=28790

Remember that you might need to get a new headset and fork. My Giant OCR2 had a non standard sized fork, so when the frame broke I had to get complete frameset + headset not just the frame.

EDIT: Check out the other pro-lites at CRC. Postage is free to Oz as well - unlike Ribble IIRC.
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Postby JustJames » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:14 pm

No link to seller, but this may help:

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Postby antipodean » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:20 pm

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Postby usernameforme » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:26 pm

^ that's a local store too... I see they also have a carbon fork upgrade for $80 too...
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Re: wanting to buy cheap alloy frame. Ribble only option ?

Postby jacks1071 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:57 pm

serenitynow wrote:hey everyone

my old faithful ride of four years has died.. frame cracked at bottom bracket

most components are new, and I just want to source a cheapish alloy frame to get going again.

are there any local options ? even overseas all I really see is Ribble.. their frames seem to be ok from what I read. I can get a curved sportive frame, forks and headset landed for $460. If I go with the box standard alloy frame it would be $100+ less.

anyone been down this road ?


What size do you need?

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... at&catId=2
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Re: wanting to buy cheap alloy frame. Ribble only option ?

Postby serenitynow » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:01 pm

54cm is about right

jacks1071 wrote:
What size do you need?

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... at&catId=2
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Postby serenitynow » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:02 pm

thanks everyone.. wading through the options now.. obviously I was not searching hard enough
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Postby gabrielle260 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:39 pm

Just minutes ago got permission from the dearly loved wife to replace my cracked frame with a Ribble sportive frame. Extras will be seatpost, stem and handlebar... Everything else I can move across.
I looked at the other options quoted in this thread but will give Ribble a go. So far I haven't heard any horror stories about their frames....
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Postby Stuey » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:44 pm

What, not even considering the Pro-Lite? Note the member that recommended it is from Pro-lite - that'd give you extra peace of mind if anything goes wrong (being local too of course). That Cuneo looks the goods for $299!

Yeah, I know, it's your choice... :oops:
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Postby usernameforme » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:07 pm

considering he could get a frameset for $120 (locally too) and stated cheap in his title, $300 for just a frame seems a little high
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Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:57 pm

Stuey wrote:What, not even considering the Pro-Lite? Note the member that recommended it is from Pro-lite - that'd give you extra peace of mind if anything goes wrong (being local too of course). That Cuneo looks the goods for $299!

Yeah, I know, it's your choice... :oops:


We can't give Deon ALL our business... :mrgreen:
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Postby Nobody » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:03 pm

jasonc wrote:
Stuey wrote:What, not even considering the Pro-Lite? Note the member that recommended it is from Pro-lite - that'd give you extra peace of mind if anything goes wrong (being local too of course). That Cuneo looks the goods for $299!

Yeah, I know, it's your choice... :oops:


We can't give Deon ALL our business... :mrgreen:
Even at a catch rate of 1 in 10, it's still easy marketing for Deon. :)
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Re: wanting to buy cheap alloy frame. Ribble only option ?

Postby serenitynow » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:32 pm

I like the look of the pro-lite.. it is in the ball park.. I guess when I mean cheap, I just mean *not* a multi thousand dollar frame..
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Postby Stuey » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:24 pm

usernameforme wrote:considering he could get a frameset for $120 (locally too) and stated cheap in his title, $300 for just a frame seems a little high


Take it easy smarty, OP said he decided on the Ribble, which he states is $460, admittedly with fork and headset.
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Postby usernameforme » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:33 am

:oops: I was just sayin' :wink:
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Re: wanting to buy cheap alloy frame. Ribble only option ?

Postby jasonc » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:48 pm

Nobody wrote:
jasonc wrote:We can't give Deon ALL our business... :mrgreen:
Even at a catch rate of 1 in 10, it's still easy marketing for Deon. :)


and he backs his product. and supports the forum and it's members.
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Re: wanting to buy cheap alloy frame. Ribble only option ?

Postby twizzle » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:22 pm

The Ribble frames are hard to go part for value-for-money. I have one of their Winter frames, it's amazingly good quality for the price. But I was very tempted by the pro-lite, I was just so skint at the time that it wasn't competitive. One thing to watch with the Ribble frames though, is that they are not 'square', they tend to go for shorter TT relative to ST - suits me fine because I have long legs, but isn't the "standard" for most frames.
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Postby Nobody » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:55 pm

twizzle wrote:One thing to watch with the Ribble frames though, is that they are not 'square', they tend to go for shorter TT relative to ST - suits me fine because I have long legs, but isn't the "standard" for most frames.
It should suit me too. Being short of reach, finding a short enough ETT is usually a problem.
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Postby Nobody » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:56 pm

jasonc wrote:and he backs his product. and supports the forum and it's members.
Sorry for any offense. :oops:
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Postby jasonc » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:32 pm

Nobody wrote:
jasonc wrote:and he backs his product. and supports the forum and it's members.
Sorry for any offense. :oops:


i wasn't taking offence. i thought your comment was tongue in cheek
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Re: wanting to buy cheap alloy frame. Ribble only option ?

Postby jacks1071 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:41 pm

jasonc wrote:
Stuey wrote:What, not even considering the Pro-Lite? Note the member that recommended it is from Pro-lite - that'd give you extra peace of mind if anything goes wrong (being local too of course). That Cuneo looks the goods for $299!

Yeah, I know, it's your choice... :oops:


We can't give Deon ALL our business... :mrgreen:


Thanks guys - I'm not greedy and don't need ALL your business, most of it will do :-)

The Cuneo in XS is a 1048g frame - pretty awesome when you consider 1. the price and 2. its made from alloy. I don't have every size in every frame in stock though.

I have the OP's size in stock on the Cuneo GP and Bella GP. Cuneo GP is in the price ball-park I believe with a fair bit better spec so fingers crossed the sale comes our way.
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Re: wanting to buy cheap alloy frame. Ribble only option ?

Postby delazy » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:35 pm

i recently bought a cuneo gp and liguria ponente carbon fork from deon (AT) pro-lite...hasnt arrived as yet so obviously cant comment on the quality/ride...but deon was nothing but awesome throughout the purchase :)
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