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ZOMG! Crack in my carbon chain stay. Need a new frame. Tips!?

Old 01-08-10, 09:28 PM
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ZOMG! Crack in my carbon chain stay. Need a new frame. Tips!?

Long time no post. No news is good news.

There's a nice big gouge / crack in my carbon chainstay and the bike makes a lovely creaking when I ride it. I thought rather than die in an explosion, I should buy a new frame. Or should I buy a new bike? The components are pretty old and worn now (2005 105)

I'm kind of nervous to buy another bike with carbon fiber stays because if this happens again, it would be a huge pain in the ass.

My question is this:

Are there any manufacturers that do factory-made aluminum bikes with great components (Ultegra or higher)?

Or can I source a great aluminum frame myself, a new groupset and keep my existing wheels/accessories for relatively the same price?

Any thoughts? I've been out of the gear loop for about 2 years now. Oh yeah, and what's hot now, Shimano or SRAM?
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Old 01-08-10, 09:31 PM
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lol Fred.

Actually this is my real account. I haven't logged in for so long that a) I forgot I had two accounts and b) I forgot what b was
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Old 01-08-10, 09:42 PM
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Why not just send it to Calfee and get it fixed?
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Why not just send it to Calfee and get it fixed?
Because I've never liked the frame. I never trusted it and now that it's really broken I just want it gone.
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cough cough titanium cough

it looks much sexxier now and weighs much less
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and sram red
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Could you post pics? I'm a sick person.
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and sram red
If I were to buy a new bike, my maximum budget (including 10% California butt ****) is $3k. So that rules out Ti and SRAM red.
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$3K with Dura Ace. You'll be the envy of every budget racer in America... or at least me.

About half the price and just as capable with SRAM Rival is the CAAD9 4.
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wow thanks that looks like exactly what i want
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Also check out the spooky skeletor - www.spookybikes.com
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http://bikesoul.com/2009/index.php?o...d=28&Itemid=38

Another possibility. Not sure if there are any reviews out on it, since it's a newish frame. Worth a look perhaps. =)

But that CAAD9 1 looks pretty good also. =)

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Originally Posted by Zinn-X View Post
lol Fred.

Actually this is my real account. I haven't logged in for so long that a) I forgot I had two accounts and b) I forgot what b was
So you are saying you are a sock puppet of yourself?
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So you are saying you are a sock puppet of yourself?
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that frame was actually kinda cheap considering , its a habanero 900 bux the campy bits on it i sourced on ebay for around 400 the wheels are customs with the spare change i had left over and +1 on the spookycycles those guys seem to know whats up
just ym 2 cents , please post pics of the broken carbon wonderwhizz
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My name says it all, Dura-Ace 7900 is the only way to go!
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The Salsa Podio is an awesome frame. Get that
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My name says it all, Dura-Ace 7900 is the only way to go!
actually you can also go campy, SRAM, microshift....
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Originally Posted by DuraAce View Post
My name says it all, Dura-Ace 7900 is the only way to go!
To me it just says you have more money than me
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Originally Posted by DuraAce View Post
My name says it all, Dura-Ace 7900 is the only way to go!
or not.
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hmm I was thinking of getting SRAM Rival but now because of the guy in this thread whose forum name is DuraAce, I am considering spending twice as much... decisions, decisions.
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I've been a Shimano Dura-Ace lover for a long time.... until I tried the SRAM Red. It's really nice and I love how crisp the shifts are (especially the upshifts). Dura-Ace 7900 works well, especially with an FSA K-Force Light crankset. For some reason, the front derailleur shifts so much better with a 52/38 than it does with the 7900 53/39.
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Originally Posted by DuraAce View Post
My name says it all, Dura-Ace 7900 is the only way to go!
is that your birth name?
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what about the gunnar roadie frame ?
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