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    Interloc

    Jeff, here is your old MTB-frame...

















    Cheers Stef
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    When in Interloc history is this? Looks neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    When in Interloc history is this? Looks neat.
    I don't know ...I bought it because it was cheap

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    you didnt go and peel my custom NERD decalling off now did you?

    Those were sold by Merry Sales, they had blown out a bunch of them and we had got that one from a dealer on eBay, IIRC 2002-2003 sticks out in my mind. I know we had it built and Don W rode it in 2005 so maybe it was only a year or two before that. I always thought it was dirt cheap for a fillet frame, if they had had them in my size I would have swooped one as well

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    Where were the Interloc branded frames produced at that point? It is nice looking. I picked up one of the CX frames not too long ago and other than the beat up paint it looks like a really well made bike. I think the cross bikes were 853 IIRC.

    You all had that frame on offer not too long ago, right?
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    I had that exact frame that I purchased from Jenson in 03 or maybe 04. It was nice light fillet frame that I raced on for 1 or 2 seasons. It was dirt cheap too, i beleive less than 200 for the frame...maybe less. After beating the crap out of it for awhile I decided to have re-coated, in order to save some money at the paint shop I decided to strip it myself with some airplane stripper...

    Well, there's not much brass in them fillets...mostly bondo (which the airplane stripper melted....)

    I beleive the frame was made in taiwan by the same folks making the soma stuff at the time. In fact I beleive Soma and IRD where one in the same during this time period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by On-One
    Well, there's not much brass in them fillets...mostly bondo (which the airplane stripper melted....)
    Yikes. Were there reasonably nice welds under the bondo at least?
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    I owned one of these frames back around 2002-2003. Looked great, loved the paint metallic red paint. Cheap too, for around $200 online, close-out directly from Inteloc. Reynolds "New 853" tubing.

    Built it up with donated M750ish XT, close-out 2001 Marzocchi X-Fly fork (kick ass fork by the way), Mavid disc wheels (X-Land I believe), and Avid cable disc brakes. I was pleased with the build, completed for less than $650.

    Unfortunately, I found the rear end WAY too flexy for my taste on a 22" frame. Also, the top was a bit short for me as well. I'm sure the frame would serve as a great frame for a smaller/lighter rider. Not so much for bigger guys.

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    Is that inherent with 853 or just that bike? The stays look really small so I'm guessing that bike. I haven't ridden 853 much to say and haven't really gotten out on the cross bike yet, but being tall and over 200lbs maybe it is something I should avoid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    Is that inherent with 853 or just that bike? The stays look really small so I'm guessing that bike. I haven't ridden 853 much to say and haven't really gotten out on the cross bike yet, but being tall and over 200lbs maybe it is something I should avoid?
    Definitely the bike!!! I am 6'4", roughly 210 lbs. I have ridden road & MTB frames made from both 853 and Prestige tubing that were plenty still, yet compliant. I have also ridden some sloppy wet noodles as well. All in the hands of the builder.....................

    On a side note, I am suspect regarding the "New 853" tubing used on the Interloc. Whatever the hell that is.....

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