What do you guys think of Van Dessel

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by cycling_jedi, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. cycling_jedi

    cycling_jedi New Member

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    I have found a bike frame for sale and I think I can get a really good deal on it, but I was wondering if anyone might offer advice since I am new to cycling and dont know a lot about the industry yet.

    Has anyone heard of or had experience with Van Dessel? That is the maker of the frame and their website is http://www.vandesselsports.com The bikes seem really nice.

    I want start a project bike and this is one of the frames I am thining about buying. What do you guys think?

    Oh and I am buying the frame second hand, but the seller said that it has never been used and the back of the frame is still wrapped up.
     
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  2. PeterF

    PeterF New Member

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    I thought he was great in XXX...oh wait.. Van Dessel, not Vin Diesel. Serioulsy, they look fine. I would go with the Kermis. Nice looking bike and quality tubeset.
     
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    cycling_jedi New Member

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    XXX was actually his worst movie... Well maybe the pacifier but I didnt even bother watching that one.

    Knockaround Guys... his best yet.
     
  4. PeterF

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    I thought he was great in Saving Private Ryan and his best performance that I've seen was in the Boiler Room. I used XXX as just a reference point. Seriously, which model Van Dessel are you looking at? If I'm buying an Aluminum frame, I'm intested in ride quality and warranty. I have a $700 Pinarello aluminum frame that's way past the warranty. If I cracked it tomorrow I wouldn't lose sleep over it, but it still rides and looks perfectly fine as a second bike. Make sure the geometry is suitable for you as well, top tube length, head and seat angles etc.
     
  5. 3rensho

    3rensho New Member

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    I have a country road bob. It is a great bike. I use it mostly for hauling stuff with a BOB trailer or going in to town. I took it into the mountains a few times, but being a singlespeed I can't recommend it. It was murder on the knees.
    The frame is of excellent quality and the bike rides great.
     
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