Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes: Cannondale T700s and a few others
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Check Craigslist, yard sales and Thrift stores. Personally I'd look for 80's asian frames since they are better standardized.
I have 3 different frames that I am mulling over that I have picked up recently. One is a reasonably light Schwinn World Sport 4130 CroMo frame that was manufactured by Giant. Nice investment case horizontal lugs. Minimal braze on's. I'm about to make it a hipster rat rod wannabe 21 speed with a skinny 700x23 and mountain bike drivetrain with thumb shifts on straight bars painted flat black with black anodized 700c and red pinstripes. Just the parts I happen to have laying around.
One is a 80's Puch. Ok lugged steel frame by Araya that is not too heavy nice patina trashed drive-train.
Also picked up a 70's Raleigh Grand prix with nice remarkably clean frame that has beautiful lug work but hosed up derailleurs. It is no crit bike but it is not a brick either once the steel wheels are off it. Thrift store and yard sale finds. It may get the Puch's alloy wheels and a set of light action derailleurs.
You in GA? I'd consider selling the Puch frame for sure. I may let the Schwinn go as a bare frame in a few weeks after I see how it rides with the mtb parts. Both are 25 inch frames.
Last edited by Grim; 07-12-09 at 08:22 PM.