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    Argon 18 Framesets

    Anyine ride an Argon 18 Gallium, Gallium Pro or Krypton? What can you tell me about it if you do? Thanks!

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    I don't ride one but here in Australia they're very popular and tend to be very good value. I see a lot of fast guys riding them.

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    Good to hear. Thanks!

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    I plan on ordering a Krypton frame soon, I will fill you in on how it is when I get it. The matte black looks boss

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    Good frames made by Martec of Taiwan. Very solid manufacturer. Martec also makes Kuota and Orbea, I believe.

    Funny story. I had a Kuota Kalibur. Same rear triangle as my friend's Argon 18 Mercury. On his Argon 18's rear triangle, we noticed "K.I.S.S." = Kuota Integrated Seat Stay.

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    Just finished building up a Gallium Pro for a friend of mine. I picked it up from a Canadian pro cycling team (sponsored by Argon) that was clearing out some gear. I wish I had picked out one for me too, but I really didn't need it. They are a sweet looking bike!

    Sizing. - The sizing tends to be a little different from other brands. The closest match to a standard 54cm frame was a 'small'. Other companies would normally call this a 'medium'.

    Weight - This frame was around 940g. Pretty light!

    I think that the 3D headtube is a very neat feature that allows you a lot of adjustability.

    The seat stays have enough clearance to allow for wider tires. I'm sure a 25x700c could fit in there without any issues.

    I wish I had had some time to get on the saddle, but I want to leave the maiden voyage up to my friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    Anyine ride an Argon 18 Gallium, Gallium Pro or Krypton? What can you tell me about it if you do? Thanks!
    I've had an Argon18 for nine years and it's been just perfect.
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    Thanks for the feedback. Ilove the look of the 2012s and I am going to get fit and take a test ride within the next week or so and if that all goes well, this might be love.

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    Any pictures guys?

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    Here is a photo of the one I recently built. I finished the the job for my good friend a couple of weeks ago. We were on a budget (<$700) and there are a fair bit of parts that I scrounged from my 'parts' bin. Despite this, the bike is still under 17 pounds fully built

    Last edited by beston; 02-28-2012 at 06:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beston View Post
    Here one about mid-way through the build process. I finished the the job for my good friend a couple of weeks ago. We were on a budget (<$700) and there are a fair bit of parts that I scrounged from my 'parts' bin. Despite this, the bike is still under 17 pounds fully built

    Here where?

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    Where the picture?

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    Sorry, I meant to say "Here is a photo of one..."

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    The photo shows up just fine for me. I've embedded the photo as I've normally done in the past. Perhaps you have a setting turned off that prevents you from seeing linked pics(?).

    Here's a direct link
    http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...br/file-12.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by beston View Post
    The photo shows up just fine for me. I've embedded the photo as I've normally done in the past. Perhaps you have a setting turned off that prevents you from seeing linked pics(?).

    Here's a direct link
    http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...br/file-12.jpg
    Strange I can see pictures with other threads.

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    Would anyone consider the Argon 18 Krypton a good century bike?

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