DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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$50 for a frame is fine, depends on the condition of the paint and decals. If they are in good to great shape, fine, if they are in so so shape, pass. Raleigh 502 tubing is nothing great, and building bikes can be a money losing proposition.
For me to build something, it has to be a really nice frame, and almost always a complete bike (I use the sale of the existing components to offset my build). So personally, I would rather spend a little more and get a lot better frame.
Last edited by wrk101; 07-15-11 at 08:33 AM.