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? >> > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.