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    Any downside to this frame? I'm tempted to pick one up as my emergency backup frame, just because it seems like such a great deal on a sexy, functional, fairly lightweight frame.

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    It is probably too new to tell. It is guaranteed for 2 years and is $799 at CC. How can you go wrong?

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    Bike purchased from EBAY. ETA in 2 days. I'll try and get some decent porn posted once it arrives.

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    Frame arrived in good shape

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatstroke
    Frame arrived in good shape
    Cool. What size? I'm glad to hear it went smoothly. I bought a frame on ebay a few years ago and it went great too.

    I have had two bad experiences in a row on ebay. I bought some chamois creme on 10-26 and haven't got it yet. I emailed the guy on 10/30, 11/3 and 11/6 asking if it had been shipped yet. I then started a PayPal claim on 11/07 and escalated it yesterday. I bought a light on ebay before that and told that seller 3 or 4 times to ship it to my brother. It was a birthday gift for him. I was hoping to avoid paying for shipping twice. I live in Az and he is in RI. Well, I got it and had to pay the extra shipping to get it to RI.

    So I think I'm through with ebay. It is too hard to deal with some sellers. If I leave negative feedback I'm sure I will get retaliatory negative even though I did nothing wrong.

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    Yeah, I've been lucky , I had over 100 (buying and selling) and all went very well. Only one did I feel that the description was not 100% accurate ( but I was still satisfied)

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    I liked the Modena so well that I bought it in the titanium version, the Solera. There will be a size 56 Modena for sale soon!
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    For my next trick I will now set myself on fire!

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    How many grams are you saving with the Solera frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vol245
    How many grams are you saving with the Solera frame?
    They weigh the same so zero. While the Modena is an excellent farme there is still the issue of delamination. While it won't take place for many years it will still happen. I'm not a big carbon fan and inspite of manufacturers claims I don't think it's a once in a lifetime purchase, notice the shorter warrany by Titus on the mixed material frames even though they have a bigger price tag over the straight titanium with the Modena being the exception. I do think that at the blowout pricing the Modena is a frame that should not be passed up on and I still love its ride and stiffness. Overall I just prefer titanium, although the Modena looks better with its big fat down tube, pretty lugs and sexy rear stays, I intend to keep the Solera for a long time just like my 10 year old Vortex. The Modena you crash it, damage it and you throw it away. The Solera can be repaired and is worth repairing.
    For my next trick I will now set myself on fire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    They weigh the same so zero. While the Modena is an excellent farme there is still the issue of delamination. While it won't take place for many years it will still happen. I'm not a big carbon fan and inspite of manufacturers claims I don't think it's a once in a lifetime purchase, notice the shorter warrany by Titus on the mixed material frames even though they have a bigger price tag over the straight titanium with the Modena being the exception. I do think that at the blowout pricing the Modena is a frame that should not be passed up on and I still love its ride and stiffness. Overall I just prefer titanium, although the Modena looks better with its big fat down tube, pretty lugs and sexy rear stays, I intend to keep the Solera for a long time just like my 10 year old Vortex. The Modena you crash it, damage it and you throw it away. The Solera can be repaired and is worth repairing.
    I figured this frame would last a few years. I would probably be bored with it by then and want another anyway. Not a big deal considering the price of the frame. My avg speed has gone up 1.5 to 2 mph since I went to this frame from a custom steel one. A guy I ride with occasionally has the Vuelo. His previous ride was a Litespeed Tuscany and he says the Titus is much faster and more responsive.

    How much is the Solera?

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