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    To Build or Not to Build?

    So I've been thinking, would it be better to pimp out a 1981 Univega Viva Sport frame or build a new bike entirely?

    I don't know what kind of frame to buy. I'm looking for things on the cheap, but not something that completely sucks. I'm looking to spend around $300-$500 on the Univega (leaving the fork, frame, handlebars, seat, tires) and about $500-$700 if I build a new bike based on a new frame.

    The new bike would be some sort of multispeed bike. I might want to go fixed later, but not right off.

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    older bikes are much, much sexier

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    Can I build a multispeed bike on this frame?

    http://www.eighthinch.com/mm5/mercha...ry_Code=frames

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    No.

    And even if you could, I still wouldn't buy that piece of crap.
    Yan

    2013 True North custom touring; 2010 Novara Randonee; 2009 Unicycle.com Club 24"; 1989 Miele Tivoli; 1979 Colnago Sport

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    Why does it suck so bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuggetross View Post
    Why does it suck so bad?
    The heart of any bike is the frame. A good frame is worth renovating and spending money on- This is not a frame worth spending money on.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Is the Univega frame really that much better? And how exactly can you tell that frame is bad?

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