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    Disc compatible, steel or alu and bb30 frame?

    What options do I have? I'll need a shop or dealer to be able to ship overseas.

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    Likewise! Are you planning on turning that into an EBB30?

    Raleigh Furley is the best option, problem is that it's not available in Australia and MUST be purchased in store in the USA.
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    yeah, the roper and furley are spot on what i want but cant get it...

    may have to drop BB30 as a requirement and just run a threaded BB. i have a set of cannondale hollowgrams that I wanted to use (EBB would have been nice but not too fussed), but given there are a number of good options from surly, salsa, soma, etc i might have to bite the bullet.

    the chinese carbon frames look interesting though. supposedly hong fu has a new frame - FM089 that has all the boxes ticked, but no idea if its available yet.

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    looks like the specialized crux e5 disc might fit the bill...

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    As ridiculous as it sounds, I am actually considered flying to the US for a short holiday and picking up two Furleys (I want one for my wife too).

    I'm really hunting something steel and ideally with rack mounts. Wanting to build this bike as a simple - last forever kind of thing. Not keen on alloy let alone carbon.

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    jasevr4- I don't know which eccentric BB you're thinking about, but the current Furley and Roper use the BB30 bottom bracket standard. That won't work with the Problem Solvers PressFit 30 (PF30) eccentric, for example.

    I did read on Bike Rumor that Raleigh will be switching their BB30 frames to PF30 for 2013. 2013 Raleigh RXC Pro Carbon Disc Cyclocross Bike, Alloy Model, Too - Bike Rumor

    Edit: I see now that BEER Components has a BB30 eccentric. The Problem Solvers unit looks more robust to me - I'd wait for 2013 model year.
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    The Furley comes with a custom FSA BB30 EBB too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasevr4 View Post
    Likewise! Are you planning on turning that into an EBB30?

    Raleigh Furley is the best option, problem is that it's not available in Australia and MUST be purchased in store in the USA.
    I second the Raleigh. A little heavy but a really nice bike. The SS version still has the derailleur hanger and cable stops on it. Plus it comes in Orange not gross out gray. Good luck.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    The Furley is basically sold out everywhere.

    I tried tracking one down while on vacation in California with no luck whatsoever. Got the same response from each shop, sold out.

    Tried all the NW New York shops...same response.

    Raleigh didn't bring the Furley to Canada...this year at least.

    I wound up buying my Kona Major One instead.
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    Anyone know where the Furley / Roper is made? I've read China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasevr4 View Post
    Anyone know where the Furley / Roper is made? I've read China?
    Really, what bike frame isn't made in China? Even frames marked Taiwan are jobbed out to China.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    Really, what bike frame isn't made in China? Even frames marked Taiwan are jobbed out to China.
    Really? I thought many still came from Taiwan legitimately. I'm not concerned, I know they can make good stuff.

    I read this on RBR.. I don't know what frame they are referring to though..

    Raleigh sent skilled framebuilders to China to teach factor workers how to silver braze lugged framesets. There are many framebuilders in the US that can build those frames, but not at the numbers needed by Raleigh. The frame is a killer deal, around $1600 for a silver brazed 853 frame/fork. It's a full 853 tubeset, not just the main triangle.

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