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    Experience With Voodo Rada

    Has anyone tried the Voodo rada steel frames?

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    Sorry misspelled it was voodoo rada

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    I almost bought one, if that counts! Fell in love with the looks of BMC, so went that way instead.
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    I have a Wazoo. It's steel?

    I guess the question is more like... do you want to know about the weld quality or did it explode on me.
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    I have one that I just got off of e-bay that I am building up with Campy Veloce and a steel fork. I just got it powder coated gloss black last week. It's very light for a steel frame. 853 is nice stuff.

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    I have a 2000 Rada that was built in the USA before Voodoo moved production to Asia. It has a number of small differences with the newer frames, but the geometry looks pretty much the same. It is a well made frame that I built up to 16.5lbs. Rides really nice as well.

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    Where did you find one? I have been looking

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    There's one seller on eBay that's a voodoo seller, they have a number of them, some raw not painted. I wanted one but they don't have any in my size, if anyone has a lead on them pass it on
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    I purchased one of these frames. Really beautiful frame. How much did the powdercoating cost?

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    Powdercoating was $100.00 for 2 coats of gloss black.

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    Thanks for the feedback so far.

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    the raw steel is so nice. Is there anyway to preserve that?

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    Shoot it with clearcoat. I have a Santana Stylus that is brushed bare aluminum w/clearcoat. Still looks awesome at 12 years old.

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    Smirob and skunkworm what fork brand and model are you using, with what rake? I am having a hard time finding a fork with the recommended 40mm rake.

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    Also, where did you get it? Thanks!

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    I took my frame to the LBS today for the build today. I got my frame from the e-bay seller selling the unfinished frames. I got a 55CM for $215.00. I will post pics next week.

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    Sorry, I missed the fork question. I got a generic dimension cromo fork off e-bay with a 43mm rake it was $28.00. Nashbar has a chrome fork with a 40mm rake, also the Reynolds Ouzo Carbon fork comes in 40mm. The Nashbar fork is heavy almost 1100 grams. The one I got is heavy also 900 grams but I have broken two forks this year. I decided to err on the side of strength. I weigh about 275lbs.

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    I am having a hard time finding a carbon fork with the recommended 40mm rake(outside of the $480 Enve). Did you find a Reynolds Ouzo with a 40 mm rake? I haven't seen any with a 40 mm rake currently for sale anywhere, saw a used one on eBay, but it was sold. I was looking at an Easton EC70, but it has a 43mm rake. Not sure how big of a difference the 3mm would make? What model forks did you break? Anyone have experience with the EC70?

    I also saw the Dimension forks but the site I saw them on did not list the rake or the weight. Where did you get yours? Yeah, I saw the Nashbar, if it wasn't an anchor I would go with that. A simple unicrown chromo around 650 grams would be good.

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    I broke A Cannondale Ultra Carbon fiber fork and an old Schwinn chromoly fork the Ultra brok I fell going about 3 MPH and I kind of bounced on my side. Anyway it cracked on the leg that hit the ground. The chromoly fork cracked in the head tube. I ride a MUP quite a bit that has lots of uneven concrete joints. Do a Google search for the Reynolds Ouzo it definitely comes in the 40mm rake. I don't think the 43mm will make much difference. I put the cracked Ultra on the frame to see how it would look and it seemed to work fine. Mind it was with no cranks or pedals installed. I coasted around outside my home and the handling was fine. I got the Dimension fork from an E-bay seller, It's all black and the rake is 43mm and 375mm axle to crown. I had to e-mail the seller for the specs.

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    The Kinesis Attack fork matches the specs for the frame try to find one of those. They are supposed to be pretty good and not to expensive. That's the fork I plan to get once I lose more weight. 40mm rake and 370mm axle to crown. It's only 365 grams.

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    Thanks for the info, I will have to look those up. I looked for the dimension fork, but the specs. are listing a rake of 50mm.

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    I am sorry it wasn't the Dimension fork I bought it was this one eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

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    Do you know if the bottom bracket is English?

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    on the ebay page it shows english
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    Any more experiences?

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