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Obviously trying to shift older stock, but some good frames here. I bagged a carbon road frame reduced from £999 to £99 - they sold out in a heartbeat, but there's plenty of others. VITUS are a quality brand from the 70s that have recently relaunched and are producing some pretty well reviewed bikes.
Dunno if you'll like this deal and probably more for the cycle nut as its ideal for a build project. Mind you I've noticed a few fellow cyclists on here so you never know.
As always you get the excellent CRC service and returns up to 12 months after sale.
There's also some good bargains on the other makes of frames
Road
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Categories.aspx?CategoryID=626&SortBy=DiscountDESC
MTB Hardtail
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Categories.aspx?CategoryID=624&SortBy=DiscountDESC
MTB FS
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Categories.aspx?CategoryID=625&SortBy=DiscountDESC

Anyone know where I can get some cheap carbon forks just now?
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#1
Don't need one but hey if I did this looks to be a hot deal,heat added for a bargain & posting something different from all the usual crap!
#2
Wow hot, shame i've just bought one....
3 Likes #3
crc a great company as well, good customer service and fast dispatch
#4
There have been some bargain deals for Vitus frames and complete bikes over the last few years. The reviews for them have all been very positive. Unbelievable prices for some of the frames. Definitely a hit deal!
#5
do people seriously pay £699 for an 1/8 of a bike???

im in the wrong job
#6
is this even worth considering for a 'noob'? Wondering if worth getting something for the wife, who's quite small (just under 5 foot), any guidance on what frame size to get? Or should I forget this and just buy a whole bike!
#7
holy moley im definitely in the wrong job
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=62989
#8
PR1
is this even worth considering for a 'noob'? Wondering if worth getting something for the wife, who's quite small (just under 5 foot), any guidance on what frame size to get? Or should I forget this and just buy a whole bike!


id save yourself a few quid
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/radioflyer/34.jpg
#9
PR1
is this even worth considering for a 'noob'? Wondering if worth getting something for the wife, who's quite small (just under 5 foot), any guidance on what frame size to get? Or should I forget this and just buy a whole bike!


I would just buy a whole bike to be honest, you wouldn't believe how much stuff goes on to a bike..and it adds up quickly. Its mainly for people who've got everything already and want to transfer it from an old frame, but even then often half the things don't fit and the cables are too short etc,etc..

Cheers. Paul
1 Like #10
redrusty1
do people seriously pay £699 for an 1/8 of a bike???

im in the wrong job

If you understand what quality means then you will understand why different prices are commanded in every product and service available.
#11
ptdborth



I would just buy a whole bike to be honest, you wouldn't believe how much stuff goes on to a bike..and it adds up quickly. Its mainly for people who've got everything already and want to transfer it from an old frame, but even then often half the things don't fit and the cables are too short etc,etc..

Cheers. Paul


Yeah !! agree 100%

I was actually tempted and had one frame in my basket, then looked at the price of various components, bought individually. The cost, as you said would soon get out of control ... OK for a very keen cyclist with dosh to burn.

Specialist tools would also be needed, or the added expence of a local bike shop assembling it.

Decided to cancel my order and I now see the item I had, is now out of stock





Edited By: wbmkk on May 21, 2011 10:06
#12
Navigating the site is a real PITA as you can't tell what's in stock without clicking on the product then most of them show as discontinued unavailable.
#13
looks like no normal sizes, or i missed them..

edit: actually there are some hardtails at normal ish sizes, having trouble finding reviews of vitus frames though!


Edited By: Smiff on May 21, 2011 10:33: blah
#14
Verbal Kint
redrusty1
do people seriously pay £699 for an 1/8 of a bike???

im in the wrong job


If you understand what quality means then you will understand why different prices are commanded in every product and service available.


thanks for the input, do you have a website offering equally simplistic advice and titbits about the way the world works?
#15
Hmm my guess is that a lot of these frames are quite old, they all seem quite heavy, my 12 year old Giant peleton 8200 frame is lighter than all of those.
#16
There are some great deals on there, have some heat :)
#17
myOpinion2
Hmm my guess is that a lot of these frames are quite old, they all seem quite heavy, my 12 year old Giant peleton 8200 frame is lighter than all of those.


yeah from what i can tell they're 2004 frames.
with vbrake mounts etc.

mech hangars may not be included!

Edited By: Smiff on May 21, 2011 10:59: blah
#18
Chain Reaction Cycles do tend to deal with a lot of old stock products at good prices.
#19
was looking at the 45cm optium
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=48011
but if the tt is really 515mm that's awfully short?

edit: don't think the table is right cos if 55cm is 580 that's a huge gap..


Edited By: Smiff on May 21, 2011 11:08: blah
#20
Yea but then you add the wheels to it, and that brings it up by another 50cm. Add a saddle, im not sure what people are moaning about. What i wasnt to know is, where do you get rest to, if you want to make a cheap second bike.
As I just bought my self a mountain bike, getting back into biking. Thou a cheap road bike would be a bonus. So I woul need to buy a fork, wheels, adreelier brakes etc
So I wonder, with someone with a little know more, tell me how much i could put togthere a cheap road bike then please?
#21
redrusty1
Verbal Kint
redrusty1
do people seriously pay £699 for an 1/8 of a bike???

im in the wrong job


If you understand what quality means then you will understand why different prices are commanded in every product and service available.


thanks for the input, do you have a website offering equally simplistic advice and titbits about the way the world works?

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/
There you go, start there. Yes, I know it was rhetorical but if you're going to make stupid comments...
#22
Just wondering if any of these frames are suitable for a singlespeed? (specifically the Vitus Clearance Bomp?)

Edited By: Barry Garlow on May 21, 2011 11:44: additional info.
#23
Vitus was a world famous brand in the 70s and the company has changed hands a few times. It is currently owned by CRC I believe and their current range of bikes is pretty decent. I believe that just before CRC bought it it was Cyfac who owned it and the frames from around that time were budget Cyfacs and apparently really good.
I wouldn't recommend a noob buy a frame and build a bike - unless you specifically want to take on a build. Its not difficult.
I build my own wheels etc and have just about all the tools needed for a complete build so granted its more of a bargain for me. If you're patient though you can pick up the various different components at knockdown price over the course of a year in the various sales.
#24
Chain Reaction customers had problems with credit cards recently, a 'live hack' whatever that is.

It's recommended to use paypal with them, read this only the other day.

Placed an order with Chain Reaction Monday morning, could not use card again later that day. Contacted my credit card company, put onto fraud department and was told that anyone who uses their credit card with CR the card will automatically be cancelled and a new one will have to be issued, don't know how many other credit card companies are taking this kind of action? Use another means of payment.
#25
Heat added. Got myself a Scott S1 frame for £89 from £599. Have a Scott hybrid and wanted a road bike. Just need a cheap donor bike.
1 Like #26
Barry Garlow
Just wondering if any of these frames are suitable for a singlespeed? (specifically the Vitus Clearance Bomp?)


It's possible but not ideal, you'd need some kind of chain tensioner as the frame has a fixed wheelbase as opposed to dropout that allow adjustments to be made.
#27
hardly 99p though is it :D
#28
are there any 56cm frames listed? most seem to be 52 or 60 ie too small or too large.
im looking for a road bike or hybrid bike frame.
#29
B BOY
Heat added. Got myself a Scott S1 frame for £89 from £599. Have a Scott hybrid and wanted a road bike. Just need a cheap donor bike.


scott mtb hartail frames look better but can't see disc mounts? also 3x the price.
didn't know scott were on sale though thanks.
#30
So is it possiable to make up a road bike from here then? Cheap parts etc?
#31
part2
Barry Garlow
Just wondering if any of these frames are suitable for a singlespeed? (specifically the Vitus Clearance Bomp?)


It's possible but not ideal, you'd need some kind of chain tensioner as the frame has a fixed wheelbase as opposed to dropout that allow adjustments to be made.


Thanks for the advice. I am after a singlespeed for the winter commute. My mate is a bike mechanic and will help me build one if needs be. Think I'm gonna go for a ready built one now though!
#32
leeparsons
So is it possiable to make up a road bike from here then? Cheap parts etc?


Depends how patient you are willing to be and what level of quality you go for components wise as to whether you call it 'cheap' or not. There is a very, very big price difference in-between top and bottom spec components from all 3 major manufacturers.
Can pick up some nicely priced bits on ebay. But for all the hassle I doubt you would save much over just buying a basic second hand road bike.
#33
What are the frame made from? In the description it talks about carbon fibre and expensive alloys being used by the manufacturer, but that does not seem to relate to the product at all (isn't that deception?). The material of the frame is not stated.

That and the **** poor navigation make me think that this is just a waste of time.
#34
I really dislike the way Chain Reaction try and lure you in with offers of cheap prices though, and then when you click on the item you find the only one they have at that price is some obscure size or variant that no-one actually wants.

Just looked at the Kinesis Decade frame which I thought was reasonable at £239 but then when I went to view the options, the only one they have at that price is a single "shop soiled" one and the rest of the sizes / new stock are £345. It's just lame tactics and just makes me never want to buy stuff from them!
#35
chicaneuk
I really dislike the way Chain Reaction try and lure you in with offers of cheap prices though, and then when you click on the item you find the only one they have at that price is some obscure size or variant that no-one actually wants.

Just looked at the Kinesis Decade frame which I thought was reasonable at £239 but then when I went to view the options, the only one they have at that price is a single "shop soiled" one and the rest of the sizes / new stock are £345. It's just lame tactics and just makes me never want to buy stuff from them!

Their customer service is disgraceful as well. I returned something to them and they refused to believe i'd returned it, even though I sent them the post office signature of the person who signed for it. Add to that peoples credit cards have been scammed when using them i'd avoid.
banned 1 Like #36
Great company, use them all the time.
#37
I have recently being thinking about building a bike. But with all the components added on top of the price of one of these £29 frames the cost would balloon out of control.

frame, handlebar stem, handlebars, grips, breaking system, saddle grip, saddle stem, saddle, chain-ring, crank, chain, tyres, hubs the list goes on

But I have used chain reaction before and their service is good.
#38
Smiff
was looking at the 45cm optium
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=48011
but if the tt is really 515mm that's awfully short?

edit: don't think the table is right cos if 55cm is 580 that's a huge gap..


Well it equates to 21.7 inch....I'm 6ft and ride a 20inch hardtail....would go down and up by a couple of inches depending on use.....
#39
Some nice offers..heat for the OP
#40
HOT because it Chainreation and they do cracking deals at times. after care is also spot on. i bought my carbon fribre mtb from them with a couple fork issues. a bit f two and throw and hey presto 600 notes forks for free. very happy. as for the frames.. if i were into raod bikes id certaily be getting one from them.
nice find OP

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