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July 14, 2009, 7:44 p.m.
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Hi all

about a year ago I saw a thread that had a site that has very resonable prices for building road bikes.

anyone know or remember what site it was??

I am upgrading from my cannondale six13! Riding from Manitoba to Victoria in Sept!

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July 14, 2009, 8:34 p.m.
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Hi all
about a year ago I saw a thread that had a site that has very resonable prices for building road bikes.

Pedal Force? A lot of the bigger roadie sites will give you options for choosing the build/group, if that's what you mean.

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July 15, 2009, 12:03 a.m.
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yea thanks, im looking for a option specifically with Trek or Speclized frames?

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July 15, 2009, 2:27 p.m.
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"Trek Bicycles are not currently available for sale anywhere on the internet. They have no on-line dealers, and Trek doesn't sell consumer-direct"

"Alongside Trek you can list Specialized, Cannondale, Giant, and Felt as companies that refuse to do business online."

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/road-bikes/whats-new/q-a-the-trek-edition.234.html

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July 15, 2009, 3:48 p.m.
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"Trek Bicycles are not currently available for sale anywhere on the internet. They have no on-line dealers, and Trek doesn't sell consumer-direct"

"Alongside Trek you can list Specialized, Cannondale, Giant, and Felt as companies that refuse to do business online."

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/road-bikes/whats-new/q-a-the-trek-edition.234.html

Interesting. I suspect that article is worded such that it gives the wrong impression. I know of many dealers in the UK who would LOVE to be able to sell Trek bikes on-line, but Trek UK threatened to stop supplying them if they do. The lack of on-line Trek dealers is due to Trek's policies, not those of the dealers.

July 15, 2009, 6:21 p.m.
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http://www.competitivecyclist.com/road-bikes/whats-new/q-a-the-trek-edition.234.html

I did not need to go play around on that site - now I want a blinged out Ridley.

July 16, 2009, 5:19 a.m.
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Pedalforce is great. I got two boxes, a fork and frame direct from Singapore and a UPS ground box from California with all my Ritchey WCS bits and SRAM Force group. The SRAM force was not brown box OEM packed but was in its shiny plastic encased retail packaging. That was back in late 2006.

Mine is the model now selling as the "RS" on their site. Stiff but comfortable frame. I believe the frame by itself with cable adjusters and bottom bracket cable guide, 58cm, was 1110g. Fork somewhere like 385g before cutting and it had a long steerer tube.

You can also email pedalforce and ask them to sell you just a groupset if you already have a frame. I do wonder whether the new 11-speed Campy Athena will ever be price competitive with Rival. Now the lineup goes like this if I'm not mistaken:

Super Record (11) -[HTML_REMOVED] Record (11) -[HTML_REMOVED] Chorus (11) -[HTML_REMOVED] Athena (11) -[HTML_REMOVED] Leftover Chorus and Centaur 10speed stuff -[HTML_REMOVED] Veloce (10).

They're not offering Veloce anymore, but it's still more expensive than the 2009 Rival which has the zero loss tech. from Red and Force…

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July 16, 2009, 1:32 p.m.
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pedalforce has a new very sexy looking road frame. full uni carbon with an ISP which can be cut away and allows use for a regular post ( travel ).

it has nice looking geometry and normal looking tubes.

for a good price, id consider it in the future.

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