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    J&L Titanium MTB/Mountain bike frames

    Whats the opinion of these ti frames advertised on e-bay? they want $850 and offer it in the size range I need of 20". I am 6'-3" 240 lbs

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    No warranty, the dropouts look like a crack ready to happen, no replaceable derailleur hanger... and no brace between the seatstays ? huh ?

    I would go with this and sell the fork if you don't need it, you can get about $400 for it. So in the end you'd be spending less $. They have XL in stock.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...TI_29_2010.htm

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    There is a cross brace on the seat stays?

    I am asking about the drop out - if replaceable is an option. The motobecane looks nice also, but would not like to deal with getting rid of the fork.

    Just curious if any other have actually purchased a frame from this guy and their actual experience.
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    Thats not the frame I saw listed for 850. That obviously does have a seatstay brace but the dropouts still look shady and theres no separate hanger. Anyway, I'd still take nice strong breezer style dropouts and a warranty.
    I don't like how the rear end of that frame is put together, not one bit. You're a big guy, you don't see an issue with your weight pushing on those spots where the seatstays meet the dropout plates ? I do. Look at the moto frame to see how they do it.

    I can't fathom how taking a few minutes to put a fork on ebay and ship it is so much trouble that you'd spend more money on a frame that is obviously lower quality with no after sale support. But hey, its your money.

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    Your feed back is greatly appreciated. Just wanted to make sure we were talking apples to apples and your points are very valid. I am not ready to pop just yet on a new frame and have time to shop, listen and learn the advantages and pit falls with the technologies out there.

    much a appreciated!

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