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    If you want a Venge Frame at nearly half price - https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Specialized/S-Works-Venge-ViAS-Disc-Frameset-2018/GYD6
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    Oh - Boardman sells his best aero frame here at £1400 - https://www.boardmanbikes.com/gb_en/products/2309-air-frameset.html
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    I built up a bike with my lad last winter - as long as you're careful and methodical you will be able to do everything yourself.

    I was surprised at how many new tools I needed - but I just bought them as when I realised that I needed them.

    As Ibbo says cutting the steerer tube is very simple it's just about being very careful that you are cutting in the right place. I followed the GCN YouTube video and bought myself a Topeak Saw Guide tool. It all worked perfectly but it was a bit nerve wracking until I had put it all back together again and I could see that everything was OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    Good advice there Ibbo. Though despite measuring at least twice I managed to fit some curtains wrong the other day.

    Nick- Is the 883 frame beyond repair?

    Anti dumping... not heard of that in respect of carbon frames. Sounds like a tall story to me. You’d think they would supply one on a replacement basis.

    Merlin Cycles have an Argon18 Nitrogen frameset on offer for £900. That is a bargain...
    I really like the Nitrogen, as you may well remember after my countless offers to look after it for you, but it is probably just out of my range and would limit the spend on wheels. It is a good deal for an amazing looking frame though.

    The 883 may be repairable, and is something I will look at in the future. I'm not sure how much I'd trust a repaired frame, although I'm sure it would be fine as it's quite popular these days. I believe Rob Hayles does carbon frame repairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VLAD (the Friendly Vamp) View Post
    If you want a Venge Frame at nearly half price - https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Specialized/S-Works-Venge-ViAS-Disc-Frameset-2018/GYD6
    I could get that, but would have to forget the groupset, wheels and everything else. It's a classic trade-off

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    Your offers to look after my bike are very kind and always appreciated!

    There are a couple of places that repair carbon frames... defo worth getting a quote. I'm sure they would advise whether it was possible to make a reliable repair.

    How bad and where is the damage?
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    Thought about buying the 883 as a complete bike but with the cheapest options for groupset, wheels and kit. Then strip it down, and sell the groupset, wheels etc.

    The cheapest 883 sells for £1,599 and includes 105 R7000 and Mavic Aksium wheels.

    Would most probably make a loss, but whatever money I get goes straight towards new groupset and kit.

    Not the best, or smartest way to do things though...just want a new 883 frame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    Your offers to look after my bike are very kind and always appreciated!

    There are a couple of places that repair carbon frames... defo worth getting a quote. I'm sure they would advise whether it was possible to make a reliable repair.

    How bad and where is the damage?
    Top tube has a crack in it, the forks, seat stays and chainstay on the left side are damaged too, but not as bad.

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    Spotted this on the bottom of the Ribble warranty page... might be worth pressing your case.

    https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/warranty/

    "Crash / Out of Warranty Replacement Program
    If, for any reason, the repair or replacement of your Ribble frame or fork is not covered under our warranty we will offer preferential pricing on replacement frames, forks, and other components to get your bike back on the road. We’ll be happy to discuss the various options available to you."

    The anti-dumping bit just means that ex EU bike frames are subject to a 4.7% tariff + VAT.
    https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov...ies/8714911031
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    Spotted this on the bottom of the Ribble warranty page... might be worth pressing your case.

    https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/warranty/

    "Crash / Out of Warranty Replacement Program
    If, for any reason, the repair or replacement of your Ribble frame or fork is not covered under our warranty we will offer preferential pricing on replacement frames, forks, and other components to get your bike back on the road. We’ll be happy to discuss the various options available to you."

    The anti-dumping bit just means that ex EU bike frames are subject to a 4.7% tariff + VAT.
    https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov...ies/8714911031
    Nice one PRS, I'll definitely follow that up.

    Cheers

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