Well, here is the story. I spent over $500 in the last 6 months restoring my centurion, just finishing up the wheels. I put all 105 components accept the brifters(had to use SORA 7spd). As i'm adjusting the rear derailler I notice a small bend in the right seatstay. Take it to the local shop and the guy shows me how both my rear triangles are messed up beyond repair. I weigh 280lbs which means this bike won't last me long with that kind of damage.
I need to find a new frameset that doesn't cost more than $300, any ideas. My current frame is 60mm steel whith 126mm rear spacing and a 28.8mm seat tube. I don't mind changing the rear axle and putting spacers but a new front derailler and headset in addition to the frame will break the bank.
I need help in the NJ area. Does anyone know were I can get an old steel frame that is in decent condition or maybe a place that will replace both seatstays for under $150?