New road bike

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Michael Keily, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. I am interested if anybody has heard of Flanders as a bike brand and if any opinions as to the
    quality of frames.

    Mike
     
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  2. David Nutter

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    michael keily <[email protected]> said:
    > I am interested if anybody has heard of Flanders as a bike brand and if any opinions as to the
    > quality of frames.

    I have a Flanders cyclo-cross frame (well, it says Crossline on it) which seems to be built well out
    of Easton 7005. It's feather light compared to my ancient steel road bike and has plenty of mounting
    points for things, loads of clearance for fat tyres, cantilever mounts and a replacable rear
    dropout. To my very inexperienced eye it seems totally decent but then I did get it for 110 quid
    with fork and headset. It doesn't seem to have downtube braze-ons for some reason; instead there's
    just mounting points for cable stops (a sort of threaded tube which the stop screws into) so if you
    have a craving to use downtube shifters this may not be the frame for you.

    However, I haven't yet ridden the thing as I'm waiting for a wheel build and some other parts to
    arrive before I can put the whole thing together. It will be a sort of fast touring/shopping lugging
    bike in the end.

    If you can stand Babblefish translating, their site is http://www.flandersfietsen.be/

    Regards,

    -david
     
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