I can't find a local frame to build a FG/SS (flipflop) to save my life. I'm not wanting to spend a fortune, so that really inlies the problem. Of course I could order a $500 frame from the LBS, but thats waaay over my head.
I'm wanting to have 2 bikes, a multi speed beater/commuter and a fun FG/SS bike which actually could definitely be my full time commuter if I really liked it. My commute is 6-8miles and not too bad at elevation changes, but I guess its going to be a while before I score a FG/SS frame to use. In the meantime, I want to go ahead and ride, but the only local one I've really come across is actually the cheapest and nicest one! Its a vintage (late 70's - early 80's) JC Penny road bike for $25. I know I know... department store but this thing is in incredibly nice condition, and a few extra goodies like fenders & etc. The only downside is that its a 54cm frame... and I need a 60cm.
I know there's got to be some beater/budget commuters out there that are rolling on the wrong sized frame. Is it worth the $25 to score a nice beater/commuter even if the frame is way small than what I need?