Alloy frame with carbon forks

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by geary, 20 Aug 2012.

  1. geary

    geary Regular

    I am going to buy a 57cm alloy frame with carbon forks, the frame was made by Dedacciai but there are no labels (see photo)

    Does this happen sometimes when a maker doesn't put on labels? The seller has this frame in different sizes and also a raw frame.

    Does the frame appear to be a Dedacciai frame? The price is around £140.
     

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  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Deda sell a lot of aftermarket frames - couldn't tell you if it was Deda or not. Try comparing it to some of Ribble's or Dolan's bikes
     
  3. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    Here's a Ribble Sportive - not quite the same but they do a lot of trade in own branded Deda frames.

    BB12RIBSPORTIVE7046C_1_zoom.jpg
     
  4. OP
    OP
    geary

    geary Regular

    Thanks. I'm 6ft should I choose as 55 cm or 57 cm frame, a lot of riders these days seem to use a smaller frame size?
     
  5. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    but is not that because the top tube is slopingon modern frames? it it the top tube, measured horizontally, that is the more important figure.
     
  6. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    Definitely compare the top tube with a bike you already know you fit.
    You can compensate for 2 cm either way height-wise, but if the top tube is so long that you need less than an 80mm long stem (or so short you need more than a 130mm) then you are f@cked.
     
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