- Jan 23, 2011
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Absolutely, and a Rock Lobster is a frame built by a revered master (and great person), not some media-darling decorated duck like, say, Ritte (not that Ritte are terrible, just vastly over-valued imo).The custom steel frame is likely cheaper than a high end CF frame. A custom Rock Lobster is $1750-2050 depending on materials. My Look 595 frame was $2500 when I bought it on sale at half price.
Many of the smaller but life-time builders like Sadoff and similar represent great cost/value these days, for the attention, knowledge, skills and quality received. Hard to beat that even with non-custom off the peg. The "downside" is really needing to have enough fit experience to be able to communicate extremely clearly, concisely and 100% honestly one's custom desires and requirements, including knowing when not to press the builder.