Mountain Biking - fixed
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Plan to build a fixed mountain bike, I am very old school, (hate that term...) I am looking for advice on what is a good frame from say the '80s to use to build a fixie....
thanks a ton for all the help
07-02-11, 10:07 PM
I'd probably go with something from the 80s with horizontal dropouts just to get around having to use eccentric BB/chain tensioner/magic ratio.
I think the Stumpjumpers went vertical in 1985. Diamondback Ascent was still running horizontal up to 1988 I think. Quite a few others to choose from from back then.
07-02-11, 10:16 PM
GT timberlines were horizontal for 86 and 87. My 88 Outpost was vertical so I reckon the Timberline was then also.
This one's for sale for $450. Unfortunately not triple triangle. But fortunately CHROME! Dropouts on the short side but give you a little wiggle room.
07-02-11, 10:19 PM
And damn if those hi-flange hubs aren't dead sexy!
probably weighs a metric ton if you're a weight weenie at all.
Hi all thanks for the info
Any good road frames that would make good mountain bike frames...?
07-03-11, 03:59 PM
I'd look to the cyclocross realm instead of road.
Ignore the 3d to the right.
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