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Old 03-03-08, 05:12 PM   #1
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What's a good cheap 20-21" frame?

I'm not going to be doing any hard trail riding, just bombing around town and campus.
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Old 03-03-08, 06:56 PM   #2
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How are these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Leader-Alumi...QQcmdZViewItem
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I bought a leader xc type frame and I can't fault it. Everything is great except for the paint which you can litterally scratch off with your fingernails. Its my beater so I am working on covering it with stickers.
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Everything I've just read indicated that leader makes VERY durable and good frames for cheap, and that the paint on them sucks ass.

I might go with one.. lol
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Any other input?
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I have a 21" Specialized Hardrock chromoly frame of late '90s vintage in the basement that I'd sell you for $25 plus the actual cost of shipping it. It has 4 or five little rust blisters up through the paint in the top tube (spent too much time in a bike rack in Bellingham, WA) but the rest of the paint is pretty good.

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Used early 90's steel MTB's are hard to beat for what you describe.
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Everything I've just read indicated that leader makes VERY durable and good frames for cheap, and that the paint on them sucks ass.

I might go with one.. lol
Yeah, the guys at ToyotaPrius.com said the Prius was a great car as well.
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actually Leader makes a pretty good frame. i know a few guys out here that ride them, and one has raced his with good results.
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