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Old 02-26-13, 11:13 AM
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damn son, look at those accents.
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Old 02-26-13, 11:21 AM
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Just keeping it real, holmes.
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Old 02-26-13, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I doubt it. The frame is made of heat-treated aluminum, not papier-mâché.
I don't get your argument here... Weld quality doesn't matter much on aluminum? Those are some pretty messed up looking welds - so bad on some that it melts away the face of the bottom bracket shell.
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Old 02-26-13, 03:06 PM
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Of course it matters - but like I also said, I highly doubt Leader would be selling structurally compromised frames to their customers, especially after how far they've come in the past few years.

People like to make a big deal out of stupid things on the internet. This is a perfect example.

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Old 02-26-13, 08:30 PM
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I bought one of the ebay coghouse frames, i got the 721 in my size for $108 shipped. It had a minor blemish underneath the bb on the paint only. There is a scratched x underneath the bottom bracket. Everything is fine and its held up to my riding. (Im not a small person).
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Old 02-26-13, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
People like to make a big deal out of stupid things on the internet. This is a perfect example.
I'd say my tone in the post is hardly making it out to be a big deal, just saw someone post a thing about the weld quality of the Ebay frames and was googling leader specs and got brought here and figured I'd post the ebay frame I just got. I said, mine wasn't structurally compromised but that silver one was quite awful.

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If you build the frame and find something defective with it you think you should be able to sell it without disclosing the defect? Especially when the connotation is that you are going to profit by selling it to someone who doesn't know about bikes and that is alright because they have a trust fund.
Not profit, just make back what I've put into the build and yes, I have no problem selling things to dumb people who don't know what they are buying. Plus, it's almost spring time which means a ton of people here are going to all be buying a "sweet fixed gears" and I can just tell them you can do bar spins and make an easy profit.
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Old 02-27-13, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
I'd say my tone in the post is hardly making it out to be a big deal, just saw someone post a thing about the weld quality of the Ebay frames and was googling leader specs and got brought here and figured I'd post the ebay frame I just got. I said, mine wasn't structurally compromised but that silver one was quite awful.
I was talking to EpicSchwinn.

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Not profit, just make back what I've put into the build and yes, I have no problem selling things to dumb people who don't know what they are buying. Plus, it's almost spring time which means a ton of people here are going to all be buying a "sweet fixed gears" and I can just tell them you can do bar spins and make an easy profit.
Yes, you're a dick.
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Old 03-01-13, 07:11 PM
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On a lighter note, look what I just got


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Old 03-01-13, 07:15 PM
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Nice. It's refreshing to see propr saddle/bar angle on a 725.
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Old 03-01-13, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Nice. It's refreshing to see propr saddle/bar angle on a 725.
It's probably not proper in real life. He probably photoshopped it so we didn't harass him.

The only 725 in existence with proper bar/saddle angle was yours.
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Old 03-02-13, 08:12 AM
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Old 03-02-13, 08:22 AM
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here is an idea, if you are worried about the structural integrity of a frame dont buy one that is LISTED as having cosmetic faults as how pretty the welds are.

a company as large as leader wouldnt sell the frame if they knew it could cause someone to be injured and they could be sued.
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Old 03-02-13, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ddeadserious View Post
It's probably not proper in real life. He probably photoshopped it so we didn't harass him.

The only 725 in existence with proper bar/saddle angle was yours.
I have been exposed for my evil plot , in reality the bullhorn bars are upside down and that stem is slammed...
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Old 03-08-13, 08:53 PM
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Finished my first fixie build.


Cool shot...
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Old 03-08-13, 09:03 PM
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Looks pretty cool actually. Wrap/plug your bars. Get some foot retention. Ditch the reflector.
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Old 03-18-13, 11:00 PM
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At this point I'm debating between a Gloss White 725, or a Matte Black 725. Spent the last hour or so going through all these pages looking at examples of them. But I still can't come to an answer for myself. Does anyone have suggestions?

I currently own a pearl white kilo tt
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Old 03-18-13, 11:01 PM
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Well, do you like white.... or black?
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Old 03-18-13, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Well, do you like white.... or black?
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Old 03-18-13, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Well, do you like white.... or black?
I like both to be honest. I guess in some way I wanted a black bike since it'd be the opposite of the kilo tt which would end up being my commuter/beater bike. But the white 725s are really nice. So I guess I may end up buying another white bike lol
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Old 03-18-13, 11:20 PM
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Black or white, it don't matter.

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Old 03-18-13, 11:53 PM
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Okay last question. I'm narrowing down the size of the frame. I'm currently riding a 47cm Kilo tt which has a standover height of about 29inches, if not slightly more, and I'm looking at the 51cm 725 frame which says that the standover height is 72cm or 28.34inches. So although the frames have a 4cm difference in name, the standover is the same, so I should be okay with a 51cm frame right?
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Originally Posted by kite991 View Post
Okay last question. I'm narrowing down the size of the frame. I'm currently riding a 47cm Kilo tt which has a standover height of about 29inches, if not slightly more, and I'm looking at the 51cm 725 frame which says that the standover height is 72cm or 28.34inches. So although the frames have a 4cm difference in name, the standover is the same, so I should be okay with a 51cm frame right?
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO
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Old 03-19-13, 12:26 AM
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Okay last question. I'm narrowing down the size of the frame. I'm currently riding a 47cm Kilo tt which has a standover height of about 29inches ...
Whether the 51cm frame will be alright for you shouldn't be based on the standover height. You should be focusing first and foremost on top tube length. Also, notice how the Leader's top tube lengths are 'size for size' significantly longer.

Oh, and as Nagrom has kindly linked for you, the best bet is to use a fit calculator. The most important number calculator'll spit out is the recommended top tube length (recommended stem length, etc.)
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Old 03-19-13, 12:28 AM
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Im not quite sure how to read and to check and compare the results to the leader chart
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So I'm posting it here hoping someone can help me figure this out. (sorry for being so bad at this, I haven't really measured myself before I got a bike. The first time i got a bike at my bikeshop the owner just said that it looked fine, and i went with that being my sizing for the kilo as well.)
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Old 03-19-13, 12:33 AM
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Based on those measurements you should be on a 55 cm. Make sure they're correct. Get someone to help you do them. It's a calculator, if you put junk in, you get junk out.

Do you have abnormally long arms for your height?
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