I agree in part. A Roadeo is currently listed at $2600 for the frameset, 
although if you read the text, it is listed at $2250, so maybe the price 
increased.  However, they only have like a 63cm in stock and I'm not sure 
what their eta for new ones are.

So what else can you get for $2600?  Well the 2018 Trek Emonda SLR frameset 
price has actually gone down, I believe it is now made in Taiwan (Giant?) 
instead of Wisconsin, to about $3000:

https://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.com/product/trek-emonda-slr-frameset-305218-1.htm

However, there are other steel builders out there who are cheaper like 
Roland Della Santa who I believe charges between $2000-2500, but you get 
what he wants to build.

Anyways, Roadeo is a good choice for those who like it. Good Luck!

On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:41:39 PM UTC-8, Ryan Merrill wrote:
>
> You could get a vintage race bike, but then you are buying a used bike 
> that may or may not be in your size, or your preferred color, and have 
> wacky wheel spacing, or take weird sized seat posts, ect. 
>
> My Roadeo never rode like a vintage race bike. It wasn't near as 
> twitchy...that's really the best way I can describe the difference that 
> I've felt. It's quite a nice riding bike but I felt like it was unlike 
> other race bikes I've ridden. 
>
> I consider the Roadeo a high end road bike frameset, and if you compare it 
> price wise against other high end road bike framesets it's price, even the 
> current price, isn't that far off. What's the price of a new Trek Emonda 
> SLR frameset go for nowadays?  
>
> but still, since I purchased my Roadeo frame, which I did wind up selling 
> because I don't road ride anymore, the price has gone up six hundred bucks. 
>
> On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:12:57 PM UTC-6, Davey Two Shoes wrote:
>
>> I think the real problem here is the Roadeo is simply outclassed in it's 
>> price bracket. You could easily get a custom geo steel road bike with a 
>> carbon fork fork less. If the plan is a lightweight steel build I'd say 
>> there are way better choices for your money.  
>>
>> If lugs are the the desire, why not get a vintage race bike?
>>
>

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